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Radius of Influence 2019

Thompson Nashville
Nashville, TN
Nashville skyline

Why attend this lawyer conference? Because you’re tired of the typical.

You’re tired of large conferences where you’re just a number. You’re fed up with the promises that this year will be the “greatest” conference you’ll ever attend.

We are NOT THAT.

ROI – Radius of Influence – is an intimate event that gives you real answers to real problems. That doesn’t talk “pie in the sky.” You get actionable solutions to your everyday issues.

Whether your firm is large or small, our event will give you that Return on Investment you’ve been looking for.

Schedule at a Glance

    • ROI2019 Kickoff Reception

      Ah, Nashville in late spring! Start off ROI2019 with us at an outdoor evening reception.

    • Business Development: Challenges, Growth & Staff Management

      Morning Session:

      Secrets from Silicon Valley: The Business Side of Law
      Mason Alley, Resolute Management

      For a generation, Silicon Valley has dominated the world in building companies that deliver unprecedented value to their customers and deliver incredible wealth to their shareholders. So what’s the secret? What do all of these organizations have in common?

      In this session, you’ll learn the proven processes that high-tech companies leverage to gain historic results, and – more importantly – how you can use these same practices to drive results for your firm. You’ll learn:

      Clients | How to Win the Right Clients

      • Understanding customer discovery and how design a thinking process
      • What does customer success look like and how to get there

      Operations | Drive Efficient and Effective Operations

      • Is your firm operating as efficiently as it could be?
      • Methods for getting “lean”

      Services | Deliver World-Class Services

      • Are you an effective leader? Methods for transforming your leadership style
      • Quality Management – Methods for bolstering continuous improvement

      Bringing it All Together

      • How do you take all of these methods and systems and put them together

      Afternoon Session:

      The People Side of Law
      Cheryl Pope, Carlton Human Capital

      Building alignment amongst your team – why defining firm values and having a clear mission matters

      • How they impact group culture, attract potential new clients and provide a common language around what’s important at the firm

      Creating an employee brand that results in employees being your firms best cheerleader and advocate

      Communication – How to most effectively communicate with the various stakeholders in your work life

      • Work styles
      • Generational differences
      • Feedback

      What do you do when things get tense?

      • Productive conflict and understanding your own personal triggers
      • How to handle conflict while maintaining a connection
    • The ROI “Speed Dating” Experience

      Want to get to know more lawyers? Build your network? Don’t miss this fast-moving experience through which you’ll get to meet up to 20 new faces. Guests will switch tables every 3-4 minutes.

      Be sure to bring your business cards and an open mind!

    • 9:00 PM

      ROI Night Out on the Town

      After grabbing dinner, join us in the heart of Honky Tonk Row at Rippy’s for live music and great friends!

    • IB Members Only: Mass Torts Case Generation

      Join us for this private, 60-minute meeting at which we’ll discuss initiatives geared toward generating mass tort cases for IB members. This is a closed meeting for members only.

    • Building & Executing on a Marketing Strategy

      Marketing to Humans: How Filmed Stories and Digital Distribution are Good for Business
      Drew Davis & Jim Nichols, Half Machine

      The Big Story: Thinking Like A Reporter To Win Cases And News Coverage
      Andrew Colton, Colton Legal Media

      All about Pay-Per-Click: Catching the Gold Fish
      Joe Devine, Cloud 8 Sixteen

      Looking around the corner, what’s coming, impacts and what’s really going to blow your doors off
      Buzz Bruggeman, ActiveWords


    • While the conference officially ends late Friday, we encourage you to stay in town for the night or the weekend. Nashville is an amazing town! Claris Marketing staff and others will be staying through Sunday!


  • Mason Alley

    Resolute Management

    Mason is a consultant specializing in organizational growth and leadership development. He trains and motivates leaders and organizations on best practices from proven and leading-edge methodologies used by the largest and fastest growing companies in the world.

  • Buzz Bruggeman


    Buzz is one of the co-founders of ActiveWords. He runs all of the outward facing aspects of ActiveWords and has been a longtime participant in the startup and blogging community. He routinely speaks and consults on using new media tools to market and evangelize software.

  • Andrew Colton

    Colton Legal Media

    Andrew is the premiere litigation media relations expert in North America. Attorneys retain Andrew to benefit from his storytelling and production expertise honed during years spent as an award-winning on-air national correspondent for ABC News and CBS Newspath.

  • Drew Davis

    Half Machine

    Drew is one of the founders of Half Machine. An analyst by trade, Drew brings both strategic vision and get-your-hands-dirty execution to help businesses build public trust.

  • Joe Devine

    Cloud 8 Sixteen

    Joe is Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc.’s strategic visionary and is responsible for the overall direction and growth of the company. Prior to founding The Search Engine Guys in 2007 and Ngage in 2008, Joe managed several business units within the legal services industry.

  • Jim Nichols

    Half Machine

    Jim is a co-founder of Half Machine. Passionate about creativity, Jim uses creative problem solving to partner with others to help take their dreams, business, organization, or brand to the next level.

  • Cheryl Pope

    Carlton Human Capital

    Cheryl is an organizational effectiveness consultant and executive coach. Simply put, she helps organizations and individuals maximize results through communication, goal setting and accountability.


Thompson Nashville Hotel

Thompson Nashville

401 11th Ave S, Nashville TN

Book your room at the Thompson Nashville before you miss out.

Choose from two options:
Call: 800-210-9602 and mention ROI2019
Online: Click here to book your room and use the code G-048A

Note: Cancellations for reservations within this group block must be made at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival or you will be charged a penalty fee of one night’s room & tax.