Thanks to the General Practice Solo Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, I attended my first legal tech seminar last week. On Day 1, the speakers talked about courtroom technology, e-discovery, social media and blog ethics, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Day 2 was mostly on practice management. There was also an interesting conference on social media discovery and jury selection. I learned a lot and met great attorneys and paralegals. For those who couldn’t make it, these are my favorite tips of the Wild Wild Tech Seminar:
The GPSSF Section will host another legal tech seminar next January. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to keep up with legal technology and trends.
Business cards are often overlooked by professionals. Some are printed on cheap paper, others are missing important information. When you give your business card to someone you just met, you want your card to stand out and leave a good impression. You want the person to remember you just by looking at your card a few months down the line. But how can you make your business card memorable?
Content is as important as design and paper quality. It will vary based on your target market and your employment situation. Basic contact information include:
Considering the growth of social media, you may want to add the address of your LinkedIn profile or Facebook page. You can also include a one-sentence description of what you do, your company’s tag line or a call to action. Some people like to put QR codes on their cards. The QR code can be associated with anything, from a YouTube video to a discount.
As for design, I personally like a clean look. Your logo should be there. You may also want to add a professionally taken picture of yourself. I know a lot of people don’t like to add their picture on their business card, but it’s a great way for your recipients to remember you. Another thing to consider is using both sides of your business card. As an example, you could use the other side to showcase your product or provide a useful tool to your recipient.
And don’t forget paper quality. You can pick different thickness, sheen, paper size and shape.
It’s easy and convenient to order business cards online. So far my favorite online business card provider is MOO. I often get nice comments about my cards during networking events. Other popular online providers include:
Check with local printing companies too. They often have good prices (no shipping necessary) for excellent quality business cards.
Which company do you like to use to design and print your business cards?
Disclaimer: The content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Your Paralegal Help Desk's blogger is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice. If you have a legal issue, you should immediately seek the advice of a licensed attorney in your state.