Archive for the ‘Events & CLE’ Category

If in Madrid, Please Join Me at 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

For those of you in Madrid at the International Bar Association’s conference, please join me today at 3:00 pm for Reinventing Your Law Firm III:  Managing People, a panel discussion with Caroline Stroud and Jean-Francois Gerard of Freshfields, Jorge Nemur of Leite, Tosto e Barros and Ronaldo Veirano of  Veirano Advogados. We promise a highly interactive and energetic session!

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Outsmart the Economy

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Outsmart the Economy: Grow Business Globally”. Why not join me in Atlanta next Tuesday when I present this at the annual convention of Meeting Professionals International?  Even better, please come the day before to hear my presentation titled  “Create a Great Global Conference: How to Make Attendees from Other Cultures Feel Welcome and Included.” Hope to see you there.

Impact Audiences with Interactive, Interesting, International Insights

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

When speaking publicly, how do you make sure to impact your audience with interesting, international insights?

The Professional Convention Management Association hired me to speak yesterday at its annual convention in New Orleans. As usual, my talk was highly interactive and practical, covering client development issues in places as disparate as Buenos Aires, Boston and Beijing. Even though slated for the end of the day, the audience stayed engaged and the 1 1/2 hour program seemed to fly by…  Why? Something felt different about this program…

Well, the audience actively participated–REALLY participated–and shared lots off interesting, international insights. Some audience members shared insights gleaned during their work experience in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.  Others gave their perspectives as natives of Holland, Mexico, China or Turkey.

This highly interactive session gave me, as a speaker, an international insight: It really helps to make programs as interactive as possible–ESPECIALLY when discussing an international topic. The world may be flat, but it’s still big. In our global economy, select audience members will have interesting, international experiences that are different than the speaker’s–and sharing those benefits everyone. It also makes the audience feel really involved, as if the entire room is engaging in an interesting, international discussion.

So, whether you are speaking to prospective clients at an industry conference, or to fellow lawyers at a CLE program, solicit and encourage interactivity–and especially international insights– from the audience.

The Legal Profession Goes Global

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

…bit by bit. For more on the globalization of legal services, you can attend the upcoming free conference on this topic co-sponsored by Harvard Law School and the American Society of International Law. The Globalization of the Legal Profession takes place November 21st in Boston.

Thanks to Empirical Legal Studies and Dan Hull’s What About the Clients? for bringing this event to our attention.

Meet Me in Brussels…or Buenos Aires

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Please join me in Brussels this Friday, September 26 when I present and moderate a panel discussion on Working Effectively with American Clients, Colleagues and Co-Counsel to the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law meeting.  Or, if you prefer a south-bound jaunt, meet me in Buenos Aires October 12-17 for the International Bar Association’s annual meeting.