Zoom Tip of the Day-“Hide Myself”

Many of us are spending hours a day on Zoom.  While Zoom has been a great tool at a time when we can’t meet in person, most of us are experiencing at least some level of Zoom fatigue.

There are many reasons for this and a lot has been written on the subject (e.g. while Zoom is a visual medium, it is much harder to read body language on a screen; looking at a screen is hard on the eyes; having conversations on your computer can be distracting as alerts pop up in front of you; if you are with a group, you can’t keep multiple people in your peripheral vision while you focus on the person who is speaking; if you want the other person to think you are making eye contact, you have to look at your camera and not into their eyes).

One thing that is very distracting about Zoom is that most of us can see our own image on our screen.  While this can initially provide us with useful information about what the other person is seeing (Are we properly lit? Is our face large enough on the screen? Have we minimized the distractions in the background? Are we having a bad hair day?), it also creates an element of stress that doesn’t exist in the “real world”.

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It’s “Moving Day”; My E-mail Address is Changing After 23 Years!

After 23 years, I’ve finally decided to change my primary email address.  You can now reach me at stephen.seckler@counseltocounsel.com.

In 1997, when the web was really starting to take off, I acquired the domain Seckler.Com. Soon after, I set up the domain CounseltoCounsel.Com.  My email address became legal@seckler.com and despite the fact that I was using CounseltoCounsel.Com for my website (and eventually Counsel to Counsel became my blog and my podcast), I’ve never used the CounseltoCounsel domain for my email address.

In truth, I’ve never really liked legal@seckler.com.  But it took a pandemic to overcome the inertia.

Making change in your business always involves an initial investment of time and energy.  While I’m pretty busy with work right now, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  Most importantly, I really like the fact that my branding is now more consistent.

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A Career in Law Practice Management

The practice of law continues to evolve and law firm technology continues to improve.  As a result, the world needs more professionals who can help attorneys to incorporate good law practice management tools.  In the latest episode of Counsel to Counsel, I interview Heidi Alexander, Deputy Director of Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers about how she turned

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Belated Thoughts on LegalTech New York

I attended LegalTech in New York this past week and despite my best intentions, I am now just getting around to posting about the show (other than posting my interview with IncisiveMedia). I was invited by Law.com to attend as a blogger who is part of the law.com network. (By the way, I thought this … Read more