Non-Disclosure Agreements - Issue Crying Out for Congressional Investigation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Often, both employees and gig workers are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs).   Another time, as part of a generous severance agreement during a mass layoff from a Fortune 100 corporation, I had to sign the NDA which prohibited sharing any information with the media.

Sample Agreement Documents

MY PROFILE EVENTS INSIDE NSA TOOLS MEMBER SERVICES CHAPTERS/GROUPS PUBLICATIONS BLOGS Related Topics CSP Application NSA Logos Request Form Sample Agreement Documents Sample Business Documents Sample Speaker Agreement Documents Writing an effective speaking agreement that fits the needs of both parties is a tricky process, but MyNSA has attempted to make this process as painless as possible.

Those Confidentiality Agreements We Have to Sign to Get Work - When Are They Illegal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This lawsuit by a Google product manager about the company's allegedly illegal required confidentiality agreement will be closely watched. on-demand-economy workers and joint-venture partners are being mandated to sign broad and detailed confidentiality agreements.

Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Seven Book Agreement reached with Five Rivers

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This morning I reached an agreement with Five Rivers to publish seven of my business and promotional writing and business of freelance writing books. In January 2009, Five Rivers released my How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. To date it has gone on to sell almost 700 copies in Canada, the US and [.].

Etiquette In Digital Era: What About Readers Pointing To A Typo, Missing Word, Agreement Error?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That's what some of the brandnames in digital media call those who make it their business to point to typos, a word missing although the meaning is clear, and lack of agreement between, say a plural subject and a singular verb. "Grammar Nazi."

Why did the BBC Director General keep nodding in agreement with himself?

Max Atkinson

My followers on Twitte r may have noticed that I became rather preoccupied (and seriously distracted) this morning with Mr Entwistle's obsession with nodding in agreement with what he'd just said (e.g.

Obama and Medvedev hopes to finalize the treaty that will replace the START agreement in early December

The Speechwriter

Russian and American presidents hope to conclude in early December, a "legal binding nature" of new nuclear disarmament agreement to replace the START, which expires on December 5, the Kremlin announced Saturday, quoted by AFP. Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama intends to develop a legal document with binding nature of the START agreement or early December," explains the Kremlin, in a press release issued after a telephone conversation held between the two heads of state. "To

Dialog vs. Divalog: Listening for greater impact as a speaker

Kate's Voice

When negotiating we assume agreement when we don’t have it. We often make the mistake of choosing the wrong communication approach. In conflict, we orate. When expressing a point of view, we need too much consent from the audience. We say we invite learning but we leave no opening for the other’s individual expression. We [.]. communication Expression listening vocal impact

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Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group. Make sure the group understands each point, and then go over each item asking for the group's explicit agreement.

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Forced Arbitration - Can Googler Power End That in the Workplace?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  From the get-go on hiring day, so many employees have to sign agreements surrendering their right to collective action such as a class action lawsuit for alleged abuses. In California there is one way to bypass those signed arbitration agreements.

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Master the relationship even when your only tool is email

SpeakerSue Says...

I’ll add it to the concessions in the agreement. Consider it done (and added to the agreement under inclusions). I was on the phone with a client and we were laughing and bonding. It was especially cool because mainly we talk by email.

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Superlawyer Charles Harder in Loop on Omarosa Conflict

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He is also representing Donald Trump in California about the Stormy Daniels' non-disclosure agreement.  He claims that was part of the confidentiality agreement that Newman had signed as part of our assignments during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

2018 52

Mandatory Arbitration for Employees - Jane Fonda Pushes Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those kinds of employee agreements usually prohibit class action lawsuits.   Specifically, Fonda is creating exposure for AB 3080 in California which would eliminate arbitration agreements for employees.

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What Happens in Courts of Public Opinion More Influential Than What Happens in Courts of Law - Tragic Saga of Woody Allen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amazon has backed out of its legal agreement with Allen to distribute the movie "A Rainy Day in New York" and another four movies. Here is a copy of that agreement. Is Woody Allen finished? He is if no entity will distribute his films. And, things could be shaping up that way.

2019 52

Bypassing Arbitratration - Former Law Partner Gender Discrimination Complaint

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A California appellate panel is permitting plaintiff Constance Ramos to bypass her law firm's arbitration agreement. Essentially the three-judge panel found the terms and conditions of the arbitration agreement "unconscionable."

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Forced Arbitration - Can Googler Power End That in the Workplace?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  From the get-go on hiring day, so many employees have to sign agreements surrendering their right to collective action such as a class action lawsuit for alleged abuses. In California there is one way to bypass those signed arbitration agreements. Googlers understand how to do political performance art. Their walkout over issues such as the $90 million payout to alleged sexual harasser Andy Rubin generated plenty of media coverage.

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Smart Move, Well-Timed - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Take on Superhero Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Yesterday afternoon, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff announced that it would no longer require any of its employees, including associates, to sign mandatory arbitration agreements."

2018 52

The Court of Public Opinion & Venable Law Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Harvard Law School the activist group PipeLine Parity Project (PPP) has been targeting law firms requiring employees (and summer associates) to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. So far PPP has gotten Kirkland & Ellis to stop that policy. As yet DLA Piper has been alerted that PPP is very concerned about the mandatory arbitration policy but as yet has not ended mandatory arbitration. However, the firm that could really be facing many nights of the many long knives is Venable.

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Book Review: 5 Steps To Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint'

Professionally Speaking...

So it won't surprise you that I am in violent agreement with author Eric Bergman when he states in his new book, Five Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint': Changing the world one conversation at a time , ".slides

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Your Visual Package: What The Audience Sees

Professionally Speaking...

Recognize the power of a smile to show agreement, empathy, enthusiasm and humanness. The brilliance of your message is only part of what an audience will focus on during your presentation. The other part is you. Specifically, the visual package you present.

Me. on national TV?

Speak Schmeak

I can't really say much about the calls; one was mostly exploratory and the other ended in a confidentiality agreement. In the last week, I've gotten calls from two national TV shows about possible appearances.

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Drudge Report - The Trumpettes Already Busy, With 50 Days Still to Go Before First 100 Days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Review and revise trade agreements. Negotiate directly with major corporations (there will probably be a lot more Carrier-like agreements concerning plans to outsource).

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First session of Outstanding Presentations Workshop off to a great start!

PowerPoint Tips

Those are the handshake to indicate agreement or the too-pretty models to indicate employees. Carmen Taran led off the 7-session, free series with an amazing presentation entitled, “How authentic are your presentations?

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A Prayer for Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A two-way Non-Disparagement Agreement.   Maybe one takeaway for Andy Lack from the Megyn Kelly disaster is this: Don't hire on-air talent who has a background as an attorney in BigLaw. What Megyn Kelly is doing, reports the Daily Mail , is being a tough negotiator.

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Immigration reform: Nancy’s hurling lemons – here’s how John can make lemonade

The Presenter's Blog

The next step would be invisible to the watching public, but John Boehner’s areas of agreement with Nancy Pelosi might go deeper than we think. John Boehner won’t be in agreement with points one and two, but point three could be quite interesting for him. by Peter Watts.

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Old-Line Superlawyer Ted Olson Representing Saudi Arabia

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Olson's law firm could expand the scope of this business agreement to other matters. Ted Olson is among those old-time superlawyers such as David Boies and Alan Dershowitz. He is "best known" for so many things, ranging from supporting gay marriage to being a U.S.

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Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

One consequence of this is that agreement and acceptance are easier alternatives and a natural outcome of many meetings. There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there?

You Got the Job! - Now, You Have to Understand What You're Really Getting Into

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Fortune warns: Don't allow the bliss to distract you from the legal realities that agreement entails. A Google employee has filed a lawsuit against that company because of the comprehensive scope of its mandatory terms and conditions of the non-disclosure agreement.

2017 52

Leaks - Standard Tactic from Power Playbooks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many members of the media know that the supposed leaked copy of Roger Ailes' severance agreement was posted on the Drudge Report for a brief time.

2016 60

Use abstract images to create backgrounds for slides and shapes

PowerPoint Tips

Find some images whose legal agreement allows you to use them the way you want (most are pretty liberal on that site) and download them. You can use abstract images to create interesting, textured backgrounds for slides or shapes.

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Improve with Improv – Improvisation for Speakers

Pro Humorist

The paramount improv rule, according to Gladwell, is the notion of agreement. There is a full commitment to agreement. I’m pleased and excited to announce that this week I have a guest author here at Angela DeFinis is an author, speaker and consultant.

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In Manhattan It Felt Like 100, In Arizona It Felt Like (and was) 104 - A society on edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When neighbors mouth platitudes, I nod my head in agreement. Yesterday, the added nuisance to life in Manhattan was the MTA power outage. That stopped or delayed subways. Today it was a temperature that felt like 100 degrees. Here in Arizona, it felt like and was 104 degrees.

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How to get “YES, of course!”

SpeakerSue Says...

In fact, her agreement with the association specifically prohibits her to accept such a deal. This is Us is an amazing show to watch. And the fall finale didn’t disappoint. More than the intrigue (hello Nickolas Pearson – OMG!), did you watch how Randall’s “sales” presentation went from boring to awesome? When he began, his presentation performance was dismal despite being fully prepared. He talked too much about things that didn’t matter to his “buyers.”.

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Do you fill your presentation with pointless phrases?

Speak Schmeak

at the ends of their sentences -- again, looking for agreement or validation, but really just annoying the heck out of the audience. Here's another good reason to videotape or audio record yourself. How many pointless or nonsense phrases do you insert into your everyday speech? Probably a lot.

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Is the End of the NBA Lockout Near? Mike Bako on Al Jazeera TV

TJ Walker Interactive

What are the chances that the owners and players will reach an agreement before any more games and fan interest is lost. Daily National Sports Editor Mike Bako appears on Al Jazeera TV to discuss the latest news on the NBA lockout. Analysis Press Room mike bako NBA

Prezi in PowerPoint? It’s called pptPlex!

PowerPoint Tips

Accept the agreement and click Install. Did you know that Microsoft has a product that is similar to Prezi — sort of? It’s more structured, but still lets you give an overview of the entire presentation and then zoom into specific slides. ( I wrote about Prezi here.

2013 273

Uber Price Cap = Good Public Relations, For Uber & NY AG Eric Sneiderman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It made that agreement with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. If that's what people have been thinking, they could be reconsidering after this agreement. In New York State, Uber will cap its taxi fare during emergencies and natural disasters.


Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually they have to sign the agreements the day they are hired. Employees outside the tech industry should feel emboldened to also push back against required private arbitration in general. Those tend to be comprehensive, covering matters ranging from compensation to inappropriate conduct. 

2018 52

3 Ways Your Emails May Damage Your Sales Results

SpeakerSue Says...

And we cannot reward points if the loyalty rewards number is not on the agreement. After reviewing your request with the hotel and verifying with corporate headquarters, reward points can be rewarded only when the Rewards number is included on the signed agreement.

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COP21 - Making World Economic Forum At Davos Seem Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The goal is to hammer out international agreements which will slow down climate change. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference or COP21 is where the movers and shakers want to be seen. Its influence could make the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos seem so yesterday.

2015 56

How Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders Can Capture More Leads, Make More Connections and Close More Sales

Succeed Speaking

If you’re nodding your head in frustrating agreement, do yourself a favor and watch this brand-new free video series from marketing technology guru, Mike Koenigs.).

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Stormy Daniels - Should She Be Scared of Big Bad Legal Wolf Charles Harder?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tacopino notes: "President Trump is reportedly seeking $20 million in damages from Stormy Daniels, claiming through his lawyer that the porn actress violated a nondisclosure agreement by speaking publicly about her alleged affair with the president."

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