Sunday, June 7, 2009

Social networking

This is a big thing now. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter. But my question is how does this help the legal profession?
My daughter is the Marketing Director of a large law firm. She is a social networking genius. So, she gets the "old farts", like myself, to buy into the social networking thing. what happens? New clients come through the door.
Now, I'm not sure that it works for everyone, but I suspect there is something to this social networking thing. So, go to Facebook, set up an account and "friend" me!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Starting my blog

Ok, I have too much time on my hands, so it's time to start a blog. Was at the American Society of Trial Consultants conference this week. I presented on focus groups and how they can be used to frame your case. Anyways, listened in on a few of the other speakers and came across David Matsumoto. David is an expert on microexpressions. That is the science of reading emotions from very quick facial expressions, often 1/30th of a second. It was fascinating!
There are seven basic human emotions: fear, sadness, contempt, disgust, happiness, surprise and anger. After 3 hours of training, I was able to ascertain these emotions with amazing accuracy!
Well, my first attempt netted about 30% but after the training, it approached 80%.
Anyways, check David out, it is pretty cool.