Dan Cotter: The Keys to Networking and Driving Customer Service

In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Dan Cotter discuss:

  • Associations as a great way to network.
  • Increasing engagement in networking meetings.
  • Networking as gardening – it’s a long term process that takes attention.
  • Setting appropriate expectations from the beginning.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can’t just show up to networking events and hope that it works. You will make more of an impact if you can demonstrate leadership, speak, or otherwise engage with others.
  • Have an agenda and be upfront about that being the goal of any meeting.
  • Networking opens doors, but you have to go in and seal the deal.
  • Accountability can help you to continue to improve your book of business.


“We have two ears and one mouth. In listening to clients, a big goal is to make sure I understand what their needs are and to be practical.” —  Dan Cotter


Connect with Dan Cotter:   

Email: dac@h2law.com

Text: 312-502-7480

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cotterdan/

Website: https://howardandhoward.com/


Connect with Steve Fretzin:

LinkedIn: Steve Fretzin

Twitter: @stevefretzin

Facebook: Fretzin, Inc.

Website: Fretzin.com

Email: Steve@Fretzin.com

Book: The Ambitious Attorney: Your Guide to Doubling or Even Tripling Your Book of Business and more!

YouTube: Steve Fretzin

Call Steve directly at 847-602-6911

Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

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