Probably one of the biggest reasons why law firm marketing efforts fall flat is the lack of a powerful follow-up system.
I realize that following up with prospects is probably the most difficult part of the entire marketing process for attorneys. But you won’t get to the finish line unless you do it.
If you’re like most people, you go to a networking event and probably meet anywhere from 10, 20, maybe even 30 people. You take their business cards, you have some interesting conversation, and then you don’t do a darn thing.
But to cross the finish line, this is where you’ve got to be different. You’ve got to think differently in terms of your marketing and, significantly, you have to act differently. And one of the best ways that you can set yourself apart is to commit to having a follow-up system.
Here’s a quick tip I use: after I get someone’s business card, I scribble
a quick note on the back – something like “hot prospect” or “referral source” so I remember and do the appropriate follow-up. My assistant then takes those cards, enters them into a spreadsheet, and I review it for follow-up.
Who do I need to call? Who do I need to email? And if they’re actually a prospect, if they’re a qualified prospect, I send them a card or a personal note and make sure I keep in touch.
Whatever kind of follow-up system that will help you cross that finish line, you need to implement it. It’s got to be easy to create, easy to follow, easy to implement or you just won’t do it.
But once you do, I promise you’ll see how following up makes a huge difference and a huge impact on your bottom line.© The Rainmaker Institute, All Rights Reserved