Panelists, what do you do when you are the LAST person to answer the same question all the other panelists answered already?
“I had the honor of sitting on an alumni panel recently where the moderator asked each of us what special skill-sets we had developed over our years of our practice. Since I had to go last and all the other good answers had been taken, I replied that I was uniquely qualified to survive a zombie apocalypse. Everybody tittered politely and eventually I conceded and said, ‘You need to be likable.’ Again everybody dutifully laughed, but I was being deadly serious. About that and surviving the zombie apocalypse.
Why be likable? Because it’s in your best interest and it’s amazing how many attorneys I meet who don’t bother to master this simple skill that should have been learned back in grade school.”
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