Non-Disclosure Agreements - The Elephant in the Room

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even contract workers like myself are being hit with pages and pages of Non-Disclosure Agreements - that is, NDAs. It's NDA time. Increasingly, they contain provisions which have little or actually nothing to do with the scope of the tasks. Or with protecting the client interests.

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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Gordon Caplan's Plea Agreement - But, Legally It's Not a Done Deal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, former Willkie Farr co-chairman Gordon Caplan was among those locking in an agreement. Yesterday, pleas were all the news. The subject was AdmissionsGate. Here is a copy of "United States v. Gordon Caplan.

Sample Agreement Documents

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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

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.

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 [.].

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

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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NBC - Latest Shoe to Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Both Ronan Farrow and Megyn Kelly had brought up this issue: Former NBC News employees couldn't speak up about alleged sexual harassment because they had signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Finally, The Harvey Weinstein Settlement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The agreement has to be approved by the court. It's the wonderful way settlements can work. Harvey Weinstein's  settlement, reports Complex , will provide $25 million to the more than 30 who accuse him of sexual misconduct.

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NDAs - Sometimes Even Required Before Job Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's accepted: NDAs (non-disclosure agreements new employees are mandated to sign) have a legitimate purpose. Given the agreement's terms and conditions, workers cannot go public with what they contend is misconduct in a variety of packages.

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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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NDAs - The Business & The Politics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the last 18 months or so, the Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) I have been signing have been taking on additional kinds of provisions. The prospect had gone to Rocket Lawyer to prepare the 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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David Boies Loses Round in Court for Client Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intends to Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

'The clear purpose of the trust agreement was to bring this lawsuit - with attorneys and investors as the primary beneficiaries,' Judge Darrien P. Superlawyer David Boies of Boies Flexner had set up a litigation trust to represent Petroleos de Venezuela, an energy company.

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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. 

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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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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

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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Woody Allen Belongs on "The View," Not in Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In it he alleged that Amazon illegally cancelled their agreement on four movies.   Essentially, the judge found the Allen must demonstrate legally that Amazon wrongly cancelled agreements for specific movies.

2019 52

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.

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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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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Has the Music Died? Steve Cohen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cohen had hired Superlawyer David Boies to negotiate an agreement with the SEC. Can one-time hedge fund genius Steve Cohen put together another act? Many recall the days he generated 35% ROI. That Next was supposed to be Point72.

2019 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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The Guardian Publishes Major Feature on Lead Poisoning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One strategy could be to cave to a settlement analogous to the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement of 1998?

2019 52

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

10 easy-peasy way to make more sales (45 second read)

SpeakerSue Says...

Please send the agreement.”. Don’t make me think. Make the next step easy. Reattach if you’re asking questions about something you previously attached. Provide phone numbers that I can tap. Hyperlink helpful information and resources. Limit/Eliminate attachments. Create a frictionless experience. Make the experience pleasant. Show you care. Do all the work for me so I can just say, “Yes, please!”. BONUS Right now, pull up the last three selling messages you sent.

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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.

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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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Megyn Kelly - Can She Pull Off a Roaring Comeback?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The targets ranged from anti-Trump liberals to NBC keeping alleged sexually abused employees bound to the non-disclosure agreement. Hollywood Reporter noted that sources said Shari Redstone has talked with Megyn Kelly.

2019 52

Felicity Huffman Could Do a Chuck Colson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, according to her April 4th plea agreement, the actual sentence will probably be closer to the lower number.  Lock her up. That's how AdmissionsGate is turning out for Felicity Huffman. There will be jail time.    Federal prosecutors want 4 to 8 months.

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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.

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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

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

Snowden's "Permanent Record" #1 on Amazon - Govt Civil Lawsuit Will Probably Keep It Brisk Seller

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

government contends that the book violates the non-disclosure agreement Snowden had signed with the CIA and NSA. Edward Snowden and his publisher Macmillan might have gotten very lucky today.    As The Wall Street Journal reports, the U.S.

2019 52

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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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.

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