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Trey Ryder specializes in Education-Based Marketing for lawyers. He offers three free articles by e-mail: 11 Brochure Mistakes Lawyers Make, Marketing Moves Most Lawyers Miss, and 13 Marketing Misconceptions That Cost Lawyers a Fortune. To receive these articles, send your name and e-mail address to trey@treyryder.com and ask for his free packet of marketing articles.

Motivate Clients and Prospects with the Fear of Loss

Motivate Clients and Prospects with the Fear of Loss

One commonly overlooked motivator is the fear of loss. Remember this rule: The fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain. HERE’S AN EXAMPLE: To illustrate the desire for gain, let’s say I’ll give you $20 if you do something for me. Depending on how much you value $20, you may or may […]

How to Interview Prospective Clients. Focus on Their Problems and Your Credibility for Success.

How to Interview Prospective Clients. Focus on Their Problems and Your Credibility for Success.

IF you spend most of the interview telling prospects about your services, you’re going about it all wrong. Your prospect’s first priority is to understand his problem. Successful lawyers spend up to 70 percent of interview time educating prospects about the magnitude of their problem and the risks of allowing it to persist. You win […]

Phone Numbers can make Surprising Impressions

Phone Numbers can make Surprising Impressions

I’ve never been a fan of vanity numbers. 1-800-WHATEVER always raises my blood pressure when I have to figure out which number on the phone is a W, which is an H, and so on. I prefer something like this: Call 1-800-WHATEVER (1-800-942-8383). Still, one thing you can’t deny is that people often remember the […]

Keep These Documents Close At Hand For When Your Presentation Needs A Boost

Keep These Documents Close At Hand For When Your Presentation Needs A Boost

Your prospect is in your office. You’ve explained everything in detail.  Yet for some unknown reason, he hasn’t agreed to move forward. Here are tools you can use to turn your prospect’s hesitation into an enthusiastic yes! Credibility These tools help overcome your prospect’s hesitancy if it is due to his lack of trust in you […]

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity

Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need Lawyers spend thousands of dollars on complex marketing plans. But then, often, other priorities seize their attention and their marketing plans gather dust. Here’s the marketing plan I use for my clients. STEP #1: Identify the services you want to market and the niche you want to […]

17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes

17 Fatal Marketing Mistakes

Lawyers who rely on traditional marketing methods are fast discovering that many “time-proven methods” no longer work.  Lawyers could dramatically improve their marketing results by avoiding the following mistakes and heeding this updated advice. MISTAKE #1: Relying on referrals.  When you depend on referrals as your sole source of new business, you allow middlemen to […]

High-Pressure Selling VS. Dignified Marketing Depends On How You Use The Three Cons

High-Pressure Selling VS. Dignified Marketing Depends On How You Use The Three Cons

Lawyers often ask me to explain how selling-based marketing differs from Education-Based Marketing. I point out the standard differences about giving prospects what they want, information and advice –and removing what they don’t want, a sales pitch. But the fine points of Education-Based Marketing go much deeper. You and I, as consumers, want people to […]

What is Education-Based Marketing?

What is Education-Based Marketing?

You have two choices when you select a marketing message. You can choose selling-based marketing, in which you take on the role of a salesperson and deliver a sales message. Or you can choose Education-Based Marketing, in which you take on the role of a consultant and educate prospective clients about their problems and the […]

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