Monthly Archives: April 2012

New April 2012 Lawyers Video Studio Newsletter is Here!

You're never going to believe what 2 new announcements are coming here in the Lawyers Video Studio. Really cool things for lawyers across the country. I'll give you a hint... (1) My new book with a really cool interactive feature and (2) A brand new program geared just for the do-it-yourself attorney. Continue reading

Are You Making These Mistakes on YouTube?

You upload your new video, but fail to set it to high-definition video. Hi-definition video is typically 720p or 1080p. You fail to compress your video in order to have a small manageable file you can upload quickly. Ever wonder why it takes you hours to upload your video? Because you have not compressed at in the proper format using the right compression program. You don't make use of spotlight annotations. Continue reading

Lawyer Marketing: How To Convince Your Friends They Need Video

Show them how video works.Take them to YouTube and type in their practice area and geographic area, i.e. New York Medical Malpractice attorney. Then filter the results by the upload date. Search for most recent videos first. Continue reading


Gerry, I've read your book and watched at least 100 of your videos, and follow your blog, so "I feel like I know you already!".

I wanted to introduce myself, I work for an attorney, David Aylor, in the Charleston, SC area. I do all his in house marketing, and most recently have focused on video marketing, using your approach.

We started exploring the strategy last July, started filming by September, and published the first video to YouTube Nov. 1. I am now publishing 2 videos per week and the response had been great.

I want to share with you how we have be utilizing the material on Facebook, to build a community of "friends" of the law firm. These are previous clients, referral sources, friends of the staff, other attorneys, new media (radio, TV, and print) as well as other prominent folks in the community.

I really was against the idea of Facebook marketing at first (because I think there's alot of hacks and snake oil salesmen in the "social media/SEO marketing" world). But I was very wrong, the content we are creating is being liked, shared, and commented on, and Facebook's strong community platform (and it's EdgeRank algorithm) is giving us a great way to keep our "inner circle" close to the office, and relevant in the minds of them and their friends.

This was the first video we posted to Facebook-
"Can My Facebook Profile Be Used As Evidence In Court?"
95 likes, 25 comments, 27 shares

The local NBC anchor actually saw it in his Facebook feed from a friend sharing it, and interviewed David Aylor for a 6 o'clock news story on Social Media and Privacy in the legal system. (you can see here if you'd like

I would love to show you more about how I'm strategizing these videos for YouTube use as well as Facebook now. I think there are definitely some areas of practice and law firms that it wouldn't work for, but I'm sure there are a bunch that would benefit from it.

Thanks for all you do, and I hope I get the pleasure of meeting you soon!

David Haskins