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Consultwebs’ Information-Packed Annual Team Training Conference

From discussing the nitty-gritty of link-building to sharing Michael Wice’s story of proposing to his wife at a past legal conference, our conference this year helped to further train our team while solidifying connections between team members on both a personal and professional level. See takeaway tweets, quotes, and photos below!

It was an information-packed conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina, the home of one of our offices. We opened on the right foot with VP Magnus Simonarson exhorting the team to craft personal mission statements. A lightning-fast Pecha Kucha overview of our processes was conducted by virtually all of the team’s members. Guest speaker Deanna Brocker, JD, formerly of the Assistant Ethics Counsel for the N.C. State Bar, answered ethics questions in the next session about hot legal marketing topics such as testimonials and Google reviews. Ken Hardison of the Hardison & Cochran  law firm and the PILMMA lawyer marketing association followed, giving the team insights into how to improve our clients’ marketing.

Tanner Jones and Dale Tincher kick-started day two by addressing issues of personal and professional development. Charles Ullman, a Raleigh, North Carolina family lawyer, spoke on client relationships.

JR Oakes, Director of Search Marketing, unpacked link-building strategies and tools that the team can use to better serve our clients. TJ Saye, Chief Operating Officer at Salvi, Schostok and Pritchard, a Chicago personal injury law firm, joined us on webcam to discuss how clients interact with law firms and how Consultwebs can position firms appropriately in today’s competitive legal marketing landscape.

We used Social Media to keep track of experiences and golden nuggets from our sessions. You can see all the action on Twitter, but here are a few of our favorites:

There were far too many great quotes to list, but some of our favorites are:

“I always want to have the case that I’ve never had.” – Charles Ullman
“Businesses don’t stay where they are. You are either expanding or contracting. Whatever your business is today will be either higher or lower tomorrow.” – Charles Ullman
“What you say about yourself is good, but what others say about you is gold.” – Ken Hardison
“A closed mouth never gets fed. If you don’t ask for it, you’ll never get it. You’re either doing something wrong or you’re just not asking.” – JR Oakes
“For the younger, upcoming generation, what’s on the computer screen is their reality.” – Charles Ullman
“I think lawyer reviews and videos are going to become more and more important in the intake process.” – TJ Saye
“People really need to get serious about taking some of their TV money and putting it on the Web.” – Ken Hardison
“[Consultwebs team members] have worked so well with us. Keep up the momentum, keep fighting for us. It is greatly appreciated.” – TJ Saye

As CEO, Dale Tincher said, “I have attended numerous conferences, including several when I was employed at Fortune 500 and other companies and legal conferences. This was the best planned, best executed, most informative and most enjoyable of any I have attended. We have a team of professionals! I’m proud to be on this team.”

Refueled with excitement, knowledge, and increased self-awareness, we are positioned to better serve our current and future clients! If you want a copy of any of the session notes, or are interested in partnering with us to connect with more clients, email us at or call at (800) 872-6590.


Patrick Steyer is a Marketing Strategist with He works closely with our clients to create Web marketing campaigns that will advance their goals. Follow Patrick on Google+

Tanner Jones says:

September 26, 2012 at 12:41pm

This was a phenomenal team conference. Tremendous learning experience and knowledge-share opportunity for our entire company! Thanks for the memories, LeAnna.

Magnus Simonarson says:

September 26, 2012 at 12:46pm

I second what Tanner said. This was a wonderful conference with our awesome team!

Derek Seymour says:

September 26, 2012 at 12:53pm

Such a wonderful experience and a great way to meet the entire team for the first time. Thanks to everyone who made this conference possible. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one!

Kevin Smith says:

September 26, 2012 at 1:26pm

Fantastic conference! I have never seen so many people excited to learn and collaborate. The ideas I heard during the conference gave me serious motivation to take back to my daily routine.

Michael Joseph says:

September 26, 2012 at 3:10pm

The whole time I was thinking to myself, ‘What an incredible group of people!’ The conference was packed with valuable content and generated so many great ideas that will help our clients succeed. A big thank you to the organizers, presenters and guest speakers!

Dale Tincher says:

September 27, 2012 at 10:11pm

I absolutely loved the conference and am so proud of our conference committee and team for making it so successful and enjoyable. The training and all aspects of the conference were superb. The conference survey comments were unanimously favorable. I look forward to adding a second conference in 2013.

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