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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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

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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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.”

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Deloitte's Major Cyber Attack Involves Client Confidential Data - Branding in Crisis

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its chief of staff- David Noone-did not require that I sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). One of Deloitte's core competencies is providing clients with cyber security.

Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the SlideDocs

Duarte Blog

Amazon contends that memos better foster agreement and solidarity through well-informed conversations that a wide range of people can participate in. Presentations have long been a staple in meetings. And, like everything popular, they’re also getting some backlash.

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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.

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.

The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

An agreement? Portions originally in USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” – Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to 1Ž2 of their time, during working hours, in meetings.

How to Communicate with Teenagers, Pt.II

Matt Eventoff

What was surprising is that a Nielson study released a month earlier found that “teens read newspapers, listen to the radio and even like advertising more than most.&# One area where both were in agreement was that teens tend not to “tweet.&#. As a teenager, I still have vivid memories of rushing home from wherever I was to see if my latest crush had called and left a message. . Times have changed.

A public speaking lesson from NORAD

Speak Schmeak

The renewal of the NORAD Agreement in May 2006 added a maritime warning mission, which entails a shared awareness and understanding of the activities conducted in U.S. Have you heard of NORAD?

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Confidentiality agreements are standard when signing a contract with an interpreter or interpretation service, so sending the material should not be a problem. Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003.

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Stop interrupting women speakers: Another episode

The Eloquent Woman

I’m not sure if I imagined it, but I might have heard a few murmurs of agreement. Kathryn Presner of Get Speaking! encourages women to get started in public speaking, particularly in tech, with web resources and workshops.

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Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton answers a tough question

The Eloquent Woman

Answering need not mean agreement, even though many speakers assume that to answer means they must agree. Doing so with "I" statements avoids any hint of attempting to overstate agreement with her viewpoint, while subtly sharing the views of affected women via her observations.

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Build Rapport Rapidly

Executive Speech Coach

You’ll notice heads nodding in agreement and a keener interest in your message. If you want to persuade people you first need to establish rapport. The sooner you build rapport with your audience, the sooner they will listen to your ideas.

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Bullet Points Are Not Enough

Speak and Deliver

I looked for agreement. No, bullet points are not enough. Are you talkin'' to me? Or are you talkin'' AT me? It''s the big difference between speaking and lecturing. Between telling and teaching. Between preaching and inspiring. But it can be so easy to miss.

Beware the Latest Scam in Public Speaking!

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

A formal Letter of invitation and Contract agreement would be sent to you as soon as you honor our Invitation. If you will be available for our event, include your booking fees in your email so it can be included in your Contract Agreement.??Rachel I have regularly warned my blog readers about a long-running scam that preys on the hopes of public speakers, inviting them to speak (at a hefty fee) at a conference in the UK or somewhere else in the world. 

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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.

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.

Anthony Weiner - Most Americans Don't Understand Addiction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through his plea agreement he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. In court, in front of Manhattan federal judge Loretta Preska, Anthony Weiner admitted not only that he sent a sext message to a minor. He also embraced that he has "a sickness." " According to the medical community, Weiner is right. As an addict, he suffers from a brain disease. Since this represents a fall from grace for former brandname U.S.

5 Ways to help your prospects buy from you

SpeakerSue Says...

Listen for points of agreement. The American jackal, better known as a coyote, has survived for 1.8 million years. The name “ coyote ” is borrowed from Mexican Spanish, meaning “trickster.”

Instant Influence by Michael Pantalon - Book 21 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

While some books serve to just add padding around some basic principles, such as the two recently-reviewed books, The Go-Giver and The Four Agreements, ''Instant Influence'' makes itself invaluable as a whole, not just a process.

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Rhetorical Devices: Epizeuxis

Manner of Speaking

It is time to came together in a new international agreement that can be embraced by rich and poor nations alike.&#. This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device : Epizeuxis. Origin : From the Greek ??????????? epizeugnumi), meaning “to join together&# or “to fasten together&#. In plain English: Repetition of the same word or words in immediate succession, usually with great vehemence or emotion.

6 lessons for speakers from social media

Speak Schmeak

I don't remember which panelist said this, but it's safe to say there was agreement across the board. In my blog post, " Tweet like you mean it ," I equated Twitter with public speaking.

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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?

Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

Matt Eventoff

An agreement? For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to ½ of their time, during working hours, in meetings.

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5 Quick Ways to Organize a Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Get agreement on a next step 4.  Too many people structure their presentations by pulling together slides and then assembling them like a deck of cards, in what seems like an OK order.    That usually means that no one except the presenter can divine where the speech is headed.    That’s a bad idea.    At the heart of a successful presentation is a clear structure.    Which one should you use? 

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Conducting More Effective Meetings: 8 Steps

Matt Eventoff

An agreement? For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to ½ of their time, during working hours, in meetings.

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Juicero - Sometimes Manual Beats Out Tech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because of signing non-disclosure agreements, they cannot comment. Maybe, just maybe, manual is the way to just keep going. Forget about finding a tech "solution" for that process. For example, take turning a packet of fruit or vegetables into juice.

What shouldn’t you wear?

More than PowerPoint...

Since dress codes are all over the map, I’m adding the following checklist to my standard speaker agreement: Why “other”? “What should I wear?” I asked the event organizer. We just agreed that I would speak at her winter event. She glanced up and down at me. What you’re wearing now is fine.

When metaphors misfire: Tips for speakers from a master negotiator

The Eloquent Woman

In it, a Tufts University negotiation lawyer talks about some high-level discussions in which metaphors helped or hurt the eventual ability to reach an agreement. You want to connect with your audience, and use a shorthand you'll both understand--so you reach for a metaphor. But will it work?

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Presentation Tip: Presenting a recommendation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Get agreement from the decision makers that the criteria and weightings are reasonable for making this decision. Consider whether you want to get agreement from the decision makers that the options you considered are the correct ones to have analyzed. In most cases, there is more than one possible solution for a problem. When you have been asked to investigate possible solutions and present your recommendation, you want the decision makers to act on that recommendation.

Famous Speech Friday: Mary Ann Shadd Cary's 1858 "Break Every Yoke"

The Eloquent Woman

Not that controversial or original for the start of a sermon, maybe, but it's a strong, singular point of agreement with her audience that she then builds on throughout the rest of her speech.

The Best “San Francisco” Speakers at SXSW

DeFinis Communications

After many years, there now appears to be agreement — from traditional software vendors to web-based companies — that we are now shifting from the desktop to the cloud. Tomorrow begins the twenty-fifth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive media, film and music conference.