Social Media for the Reticent Attorney

The Oklahoma Bar Journal is published every month and goes to all attorneys who are members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Journal is also available online. I was fortunate to have an article included in the November 2010 edition. The article is "Social Media for the Reticent Attorney"; it is a beginner's guide which should be helpful to attorneys and anyone else interested in getting in social media.

Can you believe that social media was THIS developed in 2010?!

The Oklahoma Bar Journal is published every month and goes out to all attorneys who are members of the Oklahoma Bar Association. It is also available online.  Way, way back, I was fortunate to have an article included in the November 2010 edition.  The article is “Social Media for the Reticent Attorney“; it is a beginner’s guide which should be helpful to attorneys and anyone else interested in getting in social media.

I believe much of material is relevant today. You can see an excerpt from the article below and find the full article here.

 

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

Getting Started in Social Media

Choose a few services that are a good fit for you. There are hundreds of services you could use and many that have gained a lot of traction. Pick out one or two that you are comfortable with. In general, for an attorney, I recommend starting with LinkedIn because it is business focused and Twitter because it is easy to get started.

Create your account and fill in your profile. After setting up your accounts, on most services, you are offered a chance to create your profile and a description of what you do. Do not miss out on this opportunity. A blank profile section is a signal to many people that the user does not understand the service and/or has not taken the time to learn it or invest in it. Describe what you do and how what you do can provide value to people who might want to work with you. Share some personal information; even mentioning you are married with three children gives other users comfort in approaching you.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

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