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Solo Practice University® Guest Lectures

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Rank #1: Building A 21st Century Practice – Guest Lecture with Ryan McKeen

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Ryan McKeen of the McKeen Law Firm shares his experiences building a 21st century practice. After seven years with his previous law firm, Ryan struck out to take on new challenges. While those seven years at his previous firm were great when it came to learning the law one thing struck Ryan. When he started […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jan 14 2013

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Rank #2: Landmark Cases, Technology and the Rise of the Solo. Guest Lecture – Carolyn Elefant

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Ever wonder how a solo can represent like the Big Dogs?  We asked Carolyn Elefant, a sole practitioner who is currently working on a potentially precedent setting case which even she admits would not have been possible just seven or eight years ago.  The reason it’s now doable is the ability of the solo to […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Nov 04 2013

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Rank #3: What’s New – Smart Marketing with Mark Merenda

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We are kicking off a new series of free audio guest lectures at Solo Practice University. These lectures will feature our faculty experts discussing what’s new in their own practice areas or their specific areas of business expertise. The audio series is simply called ‘What’s New?’ We’ll feature a new guest lecture approximately every other […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Feb 01 2011

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Rank #4: How To Get Started Creating a Virtual Law Practice – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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If you've wanted to create a virtual law practice, or 'virtualize' your law practice incrementally, this is the guest lecture for you. Learn how to get started (and the rationale why) in this nearly hour long podcast filled with invaluable information.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jul 11 2017

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Rank #5: Audio: Get Hired Using Social Networking – Amanda Ellis

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I have had the very good fortune of knowing Amanda (and finally meeting her this past November) for a few years now and all thanks to social media networking.  She has made it her mission to teach law students and new JDs how to use the three major social networking sites to help them get […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Feb 22 2011

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Rank #6: There’s No Way to Game the System – Demystifying SEO – Guest Lecture with Conrad Saam

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How do we create a web presence that actually works to bring in clients?  Well, this guest lecture may actually surprise you as no one is going to sell you a high-priced web site or bedazzle you with fancy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ‘tricks’.  Why?  Because you can create a good website on your own […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jul 21 2014

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Rank #7: How To Stop Worrying About Money. Guest Lecture with Karen Caffrey

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How do we stop worrying about money? In this guest lecture we focus on the particular emotional issues of solos and their relationship to money, those who are out on their own without a steady paycheck. There is also a psychology about money which is fascinating, how we live in judgment of others and how it impacts our actions and emotions day-to-day. Why do we worry when we are somewhat comfortable? Why will we share our most intimate feelings about various topics but feel the most vulnerable talking about money, feel the most shame if we don't seem to measure up. It's all in this great guest lecture with the incomparable Karen Caffrey. Join us!

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 04 2016

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Rank #8: Marketing Your Law Firm For Free – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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What if you had to market your law firm without using any money? Literally: no money, at all.

It turns out that you can develop a vibrant marketing plan without spending one cent. This guest lecture you will learn practical marketing tactics that you’ll be able to employ. Join us as we lay out specific networking and content marketing strategies to apply to your no-cost legal marketing. Learn how as Jared Correia and I discuss in this lively guest lecture.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Apr 17 2017

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Rank #9: Solo By Design – Guest Lecture with Professor Gary Bauer

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Going solo with intention and doing it the right way is going solo by design. Who better to present a jam-packed guest lecture on this subject than Gary Bauer, lawyer and Chairman of the General Practice Solo Concentration for twenty years at WMU Cooley Law School. Gary and I are kindred spirits. His information is purposeful, thoughtful and complete. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #10: The Ethics of Using Social Media As A Client Communications Tool – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. In Jared’s newest guest lecture, we follow up on his previous guest lecture, You Know Everything […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jan 28 2013

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Rank #11: You Know Everything There Is To Know About Social Media…Or Do You?

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Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before.  This time, it’s social media.  Yes, I know you think you know everything there IS to […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 01 2012

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Rank #12: Is Emotional and Physical Isolation As a Solo Killing You? Guest Lecture with Karen Caffrey

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Isolation will literally kill you. Yet many lawyers don't even realize they are isolated. They also don't realize there are many forms of isolation that are insidious and destructive. There is professional, personal and social isolation and you may not even understand you are isolated. Isolation is a mental health risk. Today we dig in to raise awareness in the legal community. These are very real and serious issues that have long term impact on your physical and mental health. And if this resonates with you at all, please seek out help. There are ways to manage this risk in a healthy and productive way. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Apr 05 2016

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Rank #13: Guest Lecture with Jared Correia – Tech for New (and Not So New) Lawyers

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Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what it is on lawyers’ minds and (no) surprise…it’s technology, cloud securiy, google, and law practice management software. However, you might be very surprised by what […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

May 08 2012

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Rank #14: How Career Counselors Can Help Law Students Go Solo

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On January 27th of this year I had the distinct privilege of educating more than (70)seventy (113) one hundred and thirteen career counselors on how they can help their law students and grads who either want to go solo or feel they have no option but to go solo.  I thank Amanda Ellis of Amanda […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Mar 05 2011

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Rank #15: Managing the Process of Change – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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Today’s guest lecture is all about change – managing the process of change. It is a grab bag of topics based upon the most frequently asked questions Jared has received these past months…and they all seem to revolve around how to make the necessary changes within one’s practice to compete effectively in the 21st century.  […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Mar 04 2014

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Rank #16: Are You Having Relations With Your Clients? – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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Well, it got your attention didn’t it? The broader question is how do you effectively communicate with your clients before, during and after representation.  This is a huge area to cover from a marketing perspective, your ethical obligations, and technological challenges.  It’s even bigger when you consider you are a solo/small firm practitioner. But Jared and […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

May 06 2013

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Rank #17: How Tech Efficiencies Can Help You Avoid Malpractice Claims – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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There is so much technology out there which can improve your practice.  However, what are the major technologies you should be investing in and why?  Jared and I talk about two types of technologies in this podcast: document automation and assembly software and case management software, not just a recitation of how they can improve […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Mar 29 2016

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Rank #18: Why You Should Be Content Marketing – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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How important is content marketing? It's actually incredibly important in today's marketing environment for new (and seasoned lawyers). Join us as we discuss what content marketing is, why it's important, what are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to get good quality content into the universe, and what you should be writing about. As always, it's highly informative. Join us!

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 17 2016

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Rank #19: Guest Lecture with Nora Bergman and Liz Lamar

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I have a confession.  When Nora Bergman and Liz Lamar first came on board as faculty teaching an in-depth Lean Six Sigma for Solos course at Solo Practice University, I thought I already knew what Lean Six Sigma was.  I was so very wrong.  The name is a little off-putting but since all major successful […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Mar 24 2014

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Rank #20: The Ever Evolving Law Firm Fee Structure – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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In the late 90's and definitely into the 21st century, the law firm fee structure is morphing and changing under tremendous pressure from clients and the economy. But where do new solos (and some not-so-new) lawyers go to learn about the what fee structures are out there? Jared and I discuss the pressures and those very fee structures. Join us!

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Feb 06 2017

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Is the Billable Hour Finally on Its Death Bed? Who Knows? Maybe Jared Correia Does! Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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Is the billable hour in its final death throes? If so, how do we deal with this while we build our practices? Of course, people have been saying this since last century. Listen and learn Jared's unique take on this perennially hot button issue.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jan 14 2020

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What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020 – Part 5 – Guest Lecture(s) with Jared Correia

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Jarred and I have recorded five free guest lectures covering the vast topic of What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020. It is nearly five hours of us discussing in depth how to be successful. Here is Part 5. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Dec 05 2019

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What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020 – Part 4 – Guest Lecture(s) with Jared Correia

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Jarred and I have recorded six free guest lectures covering the vast topic of What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020. Here is the 4th installation. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Nov 25 2019

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What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020 – Part 3 – Guest Lecture(s) with Jared Correia

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Jarred and I have recorded five free guest lectures covering the vast topic of What (Clients) Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020. This is a great 6 part lecture series. enjoy Part 3 - Listen and Learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Nov 13 2019

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What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020 – Part 2 – Guest Lecture(s) with Jared Correia

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(You can listen to Part 1 here.) Jarred and I have recorded five free guest lectures covering the vast topic of  What (Clients) Want: Managing  Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020.  It is nearly five hours of us discussing in depth: How Legal Consumers Find Law Firms What Legal Consumers Want Marketing Requirements for a Modern Law Firm […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Nov 06 2019

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What Clients Want: Managing Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020 – Guest Lecture(s) with Jared Correia

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Jarred and I have recorded five free guest lectures covering the vast topic of  What (Clients) Want: Managing  Legal Consumer Expectations in 2019-2020.  It is nearly five hours of us discussing in depth: How Legal Consumers Find Law Firms What Legal Consumers Want Marketing Requirements for a Modern Law Firm Intake Procedures/Forms How Modern Law […]

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 28 2019

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How Do You Navigate Growing Pains Within Your Law Firm? Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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There is a rhythm to growing a solo/small firm practice. Usually, around year three you finally feel comfortable and then it happens. You are swamped and you realize you need to grow. You are in a bit of a crisis. Listen and learn and we will share how to navigate the inevitable growing pains, not just in year three, but every other growth spurt you will experience.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 08 2019

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The Impact of the Current Boom in Legal Tech Investment on the Solo/Small Firm Lawyer – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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Today Jared and I discuss the multi-millions being invested in legal technology, all of which is aimed to change the practice of law. How does this investment impact your practice? Is the tail wagging the dog? Are investors telling you how to practice based upon the technology they create? Listen and then share your thoughts.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 01 2019

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Starting a Solo Practice in Rural America – Guest Lecture with Gary Bauer

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Do you want to start a solo practice in a rural America? Do you want to learn how to be successful, understand the way to do it right?Who better to present a jam-packed guest lecture on this subject than Gary Bauer, lawyer and Chairman of the General Practice Solo Concentration for twenty years at WMU Cooley Law School. Gary feels very strongly there is so much potential for young (and not so young) lawyers to lives quality lives serving the legal needs of those in rural areas. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

May 21 2019

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Are You Tech-Competent and Compliant With the New Rules? Guest Lecture with Jared Correia:

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Technology competence and compliance are more important than ever today and new rules have been put into place which you must observe. Who better to discuss how to fulfill your obligations than Jarred Correia. Listen and learn as we talk about the challenges and the solutions to this 21st century mandate for successful practice.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

May 09 2019

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Solo By Design – Guest Lecture with Professor Gary Bauer

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Going solo with intention and doing it the right way is going solo by design. Who better to present a jam-packed guest lecture on this subject than Gary Bauer, lawyer and Chairman of the General Practice Solo Concentration for twenty years at WMU Cooley Law School. Gary and I are kindred spirits. His information is purposeful, thoughtful and complete. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Apr 23 2019

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6 Steps to Client Mastery – Part 3 – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp

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We welcome back Cynthia Sharp, ABA/GP Solo Rock Star for her third and final podcast on The 6 Steps to Client Mastery which now walks us through the processes (and soft skills) necessary to handle difficult clients, get your fees, conclude the matter and turn your happy clients into lifetime referral sources. This is not to be missed.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Mar 25 2019

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6 Steps to Client Mastery – Part 2 – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp

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Our series of guest lectures with ABA/GP Solo Rockstars continues and the inimitable Cynthia Sharp continues sharing her brilliant 6 steps to client mastery. And she is THE master in combining those intangible soft skills with the critical processes needed for guaranteeing a uniform and successful relationship with your clients. Attorney Sharp details how this relationship starts from before your clients become clients right through to those same clients becoming an endless source of referrals. You will learn that process is the key to success. It is great to get the masters of the game sharing their wisdom with all of you.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Feb 26 2019

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The Rise of Grass Roots Online Lawyer Communities – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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While not too much in the main stream media, there is a grass roots movement of on line lawyer communities unaffiliated with traditional legal organizations. I bet you belong to one and don't even realize you are part of a movement! Why is this happening and where are they congregating online? Should you belong to one? Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Feb 12 2019

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6 Steps to Client Mastery Part I – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp

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And so begins our series of guest lectures with ABA/GP Solo Rockstars. First up is the inimitable Cynthia Sharp sharing her brilliant 6 steps to client mastery. And she is THE master in combining those intangible soft skills with the critical processes needed for guaranteeing a uniform and successful relationship with your clients. Attorney Sharp details how this relationship starts from before your clients become clients right through to those same clients becoming an endless source of referrals. You will learn that process is the key to success. Join us for Part 1 of this extraordinary guest lecture.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jan 29 2019

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The Virtue of Virtual Receptionists – Guest Lecture with Maddy Martin from Smith.ai

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Listen and learn about what potential clients and current clients are really looking for when they reach out to a lawyer for the first and every time thereafter. If you don't know what they want you can be losing business you never even knew you were losing; losing clients you never realized were vulnerable to leaving. I promise it is 43 minutes very well spent.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Nov 08 2018

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Starting a Solo Practice in 2018 vs 2008 – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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What is so different in starting a law firm in 2018 vs 2008? There are so many differences: not just in technology but the economy, marketing and financial management. Join us in this very interesting discussion. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Oct 09 2018

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21st Century Methods for Onboarding Clients – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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How do you onboard modern clients in the 21st Century? In today's podcast you will learn about what clients value. Do they want speed, responsiveness, mobile access? Do they want intake options such as online forms, chatbots, text messaging? How do you create and respond to the client's journey from finding you through resolution? You'll learn all this more today. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jun 25 2018

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Can Entrepreneurial Lawyers Fail and Survive…Even Become Successful? Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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We ask the single most important question - can lawyers fail and survive and go on to thrive? Our position, failure is not a bad thing. What matters is what you do after your failure. Listen and learn.

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Jan 23 2018

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Planning A Soft Relaunch of Your Firm is Great During Holidays – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

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While recorded over the summer, the sentiment remains the same over any stretch of downtime. It is great to plan soft relaunches of your firm during slow periods. Soft relaunches can include the announcement of a new employee, new website design, rebranding, any number of changes in your firm that give you a new marketing opportunity. So, listen and learn. (Oh, and enjoy Jared's heavy breathing. He gets excited for these podcasts!!)

Written by Susan Cartier Liebel

Dec 11 2017

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