So I capped it for a meeting. My 2 uncles cap it. My grandfather caps it. His father before him capped it. So why did I cap it for my meeting with Lawyer number 1008?
I showed up on time for my 3:30 Pm meeting with lawyer #1008. As I was entering he was leaving; my first notion, I thought he was leaving to go to “court”. I said 1008, “We have a 3:30 meeting.”
He replied with, “Oh I will be back in 20 mins”. I dug deep, took a risk and asked the question with one word, “Mincha?” For all my Gentile followers, Mincha is the afternoon prayer service in Judaism, And for my Jewish followers, Mincha is the afternoon prayer service in Judaism, recited mostly by Religious Jews. 1008 responded with Yes. I’ll be back in 20 mins. I asked if I can join. He looked me up and down, then to my head, his eyes approved, he flipped me a Yarmulke and we were on our way. So here we were in a downtown high rise, somewhere on the 23rd or 24th floor, about to pray in the middle of the day. To my surprise there were approx 15 other lawyers in this room, and not to my surprise they were all talking business and not praying. I made a note to make this my next networking event.
So here I was capping it, talking about our Pay Per lead program for Criminal Defense lawyers and how it would help 1008 get more clients for his practice.He loved the idea; signed up, right in front of me, the other lawyers, and the All Mighty one and the prayer service began.
I felt a stronger connection to his Holiness that day, plus my Mother would be proud seeing her son taking in an afternoon service. In a twist of irony, 3 weeks later lawyer 1008 canceled the pay per lead service. Too many criminals were getting arrested on the weekend and he was receiving the leads on the Sabbath and couldn’t respond in a timely manner. Thanks God.
Granted I have a big nose. It comes with being you know.. part of my Eastern European Heritage. So why am I bringing this up? 1510 asked me if I wanted a nose job.
Like most meetings. I was there to assess this attorney’s internet presence. I should have been prepared for an off-color question, when he wanted to have a website similar to the famous Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. This particular video is one of my favorites.
1510 told me a story about a plastic surgeon in Florida that is using the internet and social media to promote his practice… and how he does good work.. and how he can help me…etc etc.
The video titled Jewcan Sam is a touching love story about a student finding love after fixing his beak. you can watch it here.
I agree with 1510. I think social media and the internet is a great way to promote your business, but I am obligated to say this because I do this for a living. “So do you want this guy to help you with your Nose? “Um, 1510 Do you want a new website?
This website has been set up to discuss my daily escapades selling internet marketing solutions to the attorneys of New York City.
I have been with a Legal Internet Marketing Company for almost 4 years. During that time I have met over 1500 lawyers. Each meeting has its own story. You can follow my journey and my stories here on my blog.
When given permission, I will share the names of these lawyers, otherwise instead of names, I will simply call them by their sequential number. My goal is to meet all 8,000 lawyers in NYC.
Here are some quick highlights of what you have missed.
#807 Witnessed a lawyer who also moon lighted as a bail bondsman slam, cuff, then arrest a suspect on the very same desk I had my notes. Of course this happened in Brooklyn.
#425 at 10:07 am Drank 5 shots of Russian Vodka with a Russian “Lawyer” who insisted we drink while eating sliced green apples. Also took place in Brooklyn.
# 401 Met with a 87 year old attorney at her home. A very nice lady. Sold her a profile on Lawyers.com. I was ok with it. I didn’t feel bad because she called down her 104 year old mother to approve the order! However, it did get a little dicey when she asked to pay in rocks….