Friday, February 3, 2012

Qualities of A Powerful Networker - Big Picture Thinker

During a speech for The South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association, I shared a list of 20 Qualities of a Powerful Networker. The list was quite well-received by those in attendance. Over the next several weeks, I will be taking several of the 20 I shared and expanding upon it.

One key quality of a powerful networker is they are A Big Picture Thinker. It is important someone sees the micro/macro view of what they do and how what they do fits in to that picture.

One of the most successful networkers who demonstrates this is Lori Williams, founder and president of Your Legal Resource. Her business is built on bringing together qualified, competent legal representation with individuals and companies who require such services.
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While public speaking and going to the dentist are the top of surveys for activities people dislike, dealing with lawyers would also be in many people's top 10.  She has taken steps to ensure the right fit of client and representation and does so professionally, with no out of pocket cost to the client.

Here is someone who saw a greater need and built a business around it. She could have continued upon a successful career as a lawyer, but chose to head in a different direction. The direction involved helping others to have the successful outcomes which they seek.

Williams has also been a champion to aid lawyers and their staffs in using networking and communications to assist them in removing the barriers between them and prospective clients. Her company stages training events and workshops to provide legal professionals an ability to embrace interpersonal skills as well as emerging technologies to get closer to those who need this support. She is an active member in her chamber as well as other groups, not just because it makes sense from a business point of view, but because she feels her service can make a different in an often times complex and litigious world. Her efforts were affirmed as she was named Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year in 2011.

As an experienced attorney herself with over 20 years in the legal field, Williams brings the skilled, intuitive counselor side of the legal profession to both client and attorney. She has made her success by understanding the needs of both sides and provided a format from which each can accomplish their objectives.
For more information, you can find Lori Williams online at or may call directly at 248-594-4470.

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