You must do anything you can to find out how you look and sound to your audience. NOT how people around you say you look and sound. Here is an example as shown in The Crown on Netflix.


Watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, made me appreciate The Crown even more.

I feel like I know the players.

I know the back stories better now of the women and men who were banned from marrying their loves – because they were divorced.

Have you seen any of the series? It’s on Netflix and follows Queen Elizabeth’s rise and rule.

In season 2, episode 5, Queen Elizabeth is criticized by a lord who’s the editor of a newspaper. He points out that her recent speech was tone-deaf.

Continue Reading Lessons from The Crown: When You Shouldn’t Listen to People Around You

The Think Tank of Three is back and we are thrilled to be kick starting this blog back to life.

Originally, this blog was created by three women who met at an LMA conference. We were all in roles that left us unsatisfied and were searching for personal and professional development. We were aiming to use this platform to find our way. And it worked! The original three found new roles and new levels of satisfaction. However, the newness meant that we also drifted from our original goals.

After some soul searching in our new roles and new industries this blog as it was didn’t make sense anymore. However, the changes in our lives brought new perspectives, new relationships and new goals. We are still three women strong but we’re in a different place two years later. And we are looking to empower and encourage women to grow moving forward. Continue Reading Brand New! Same As Ever!

It’s inevitable. If you spend enough time around successful attorneys, you’re going to hear it said, “I’m too busy for marketing. I can’t take on more work.” The problem with this statement is that it creates a false narrative and it slows down potential future work.

And just like that, they’re done putting in any extra thinking into business development. The need for business development doesn’t actually end, nor does your job (legal marketer) of helping attorneys bring in work.  Continue Reading Are Your Attorneys Too Busy for Marketing?

You heard me right! It’s the end of another year – time to reflect on what worked well, what didn’t work at all and what will work next time. I know the idea of creating plans for the coming year can be daunting.

I’m sure more than a few of you are audibly groaning while reading this… But I promise you, it’s time for business development planning.

Before you decide to stop reading, let me suggest a peace offering. This might be on the edge of appropriateness, but I love Flight of the Concords and their song Business Time is entirely unrelated to what we’re going to chat about here. Continue Reading It’s Business, It’s Business (Development) Time

We’ve all heard of that one group that talks about starting a blog, but just doesn’t know where to start.

They know they need to be making business development efforts, but there are so many options, so many choices and they still need to get their hours in.

As a marketer, you know that blog will help with business development, but you’ve got several additional demands for your time and focus.

I recently wrote a couple of posts over on LexBlog’s Please Advise blog that cover seeding a new blog and keeping it going. While you can’t write the content for your attorneys, you can offer some suggestions to get them started and keep them motivated.  Continue Reading My Attorneys Want A Blog. Now What?

According to a recent survey  by Thompson Reuters, the biggest challenge for small and solo attorneys is bringing in new business. (No shocker there!) Of the firms surveyed, 41% had yet determined how to address acquiring new clients. (Ok, 41% is actually pretty shocking.) 

The legal market has been trending down or flat in the past few years. For firms that are trying to keep afloat in this market, acquiring new clients and growing current clients is a major hurdle to address. However, it’s not their only challenge according to the survey. Continue Reading Is Business Development Your Law Firm’s Challenge?

It can be difficult for a small or medium sized firm to compete with the bigger firms. Large law firms are powerhouses of content and distribution machines. However, the recent Peer Monitor Index shows demand for legal services dropped for the first time since 2013.

What does this mean for small and mid-sized firms if the giants are seeing a loss in demand? Probably better things that you’d initially think! Continue Reading Slump in Demand: Bad News is Good News for Smaller Firms