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.

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.

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.

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 [.].

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

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. 

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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."

2018 52

Bypassing Those Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A way around the employment agreements requiring individual arbitration and prohibiting collective legal action (class action lawsuits) has been the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

“What do you do?” How to answer this question like an artist

More than PowerPoint...

I sometimes joke that I sign so many non-disclosure agreements, it’s a wonder I can talk about anything. What do you do? For years, I’ve read articles that tell me to never ask people what they do as an icebreaker. And yet, people I don’t know keep asking me what I do.

2018 52

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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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

Celebrity Dennis Rodman in North Korea Diplomacy Loop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The agreement about nuclear weapons, if not fake news, could turn out to be Donald Trump's legacy in history. It could neutralize the negatives associated with his presidential administration. It is as much a game-changer as Richard Nixon's re-opening a relationship with China.

2018 52

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.

The "School for Scandal" Ongoing Saga - Now, Lawsuit Filed Against Dalton

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The complaint states that the sexual misconduct grew out of the barter agreement established by Dunnan. Those not in those inner elite circles treasure scandals about what allegedly occurs within.

2018 52

Mandatory Arbitration for Employees, Consumers - Look to CA's PAGA for Radical Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"More than half of non-union private-sector employers now make their workers sign mandatory arbitration agreements, and 30 percent of those include class-action waivers. And, guess what, the state isn't a party to that mandatory arbitration agreement

2017 52

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.

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Student Loan Debt - Collateral Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In cases of divorce and child custody, though, the duty to pay can be part of the agreement.  The average student loan debt is $34,144. That comes to a total of $1.5 trillion student loan debt in the U.S. That financial burden has been good for divorce lawyers.

2018 52

Malpractice Lawsuits, Like Manhattan Suicides, Trigger Media Frenzy - Branding of Perkins Coie, Bracewell In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Litigation contending malpractice of any kind, just like a high-profile suicide in Manhattan, is a subject which catches fire in the media. Since the story has legs, the media will run for it until the traction lessens. In addition, the plaintiff claiming professional negligence is a tech one.

2018 52

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.


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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Joan Detz Speaker Services

The National Institute of Corrections (based in Washington, DC) has a solicitation for a cooperative agreement for someone to develop a quarterly publication for the organization. It will be called the “Corrections Mental Health Newsletter.&#. Know anyone who might be interested in applying for this? The deadline is Monday, August 29, 2011. Here’s a link for more information: [link]. Please feel free to forward the link to anyone who might be interested

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.

2014 60

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.).

2012 130

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?

Anticipate the next slide with transitional statements

PowerPoint Tips

Similarity/agreement: in the same way, similarly, by the same token, and so on. In writing, it’s good practice to create transitional statements between paragraphs or sections. For example: “Next, I’ll cover how you can implement the ideas I’ve discussed.”

2016 138

Drudge Report Captures World Frenzy Generated by "Pittsburgh, Not Paris"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The president contends the Paris agreement about the environment will result in loss of American jobs. With its sidebars on the left side of the news site, Drudge Report captures how unhinged the world is.

2017 52

Big Apple & New Year's Eve - Choose Between Uber Surge Pricing Or Cost of DUI Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many Uber riders know, they usually "click" the agreement to surrender the right to litigation. Right now in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, issues related to Uber's surge pricing are pending. The case is "Meyer v. Kalanick."

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