Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

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Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike discuss speaker contracts in this podcast.

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). Burrell contracted my content-creation services several hours after I had replied to the help-wanted.

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).

Era of Resentment and Push-back: There are provisions in contracts for all that

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of our rage-filled, mean-spirited times, I just signed a contract with a new client which has this provision: "Both parties agree that for two years from the signing of this agreement they will not make disparaging remarks about each other to third parties."

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Carnage in Legal Sector/Loan Departments - JPMorgan's Contract Intelligence Eliminates 360,000 Hours Work Yearly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Bloomberg , Hugh Son reports: " [JPMorgan's] program, called COIN, for Contract Intelligence, does the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial-loan agreements that, until the project went online in June, consumed 360,000 hours of work by lawyers and loan officers."

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Public Speaking: Contract Marketing

Great Public Speaking

Contract marketing is one way to do it. The idea is to put a mention of other products or services in your contract / agreement after you have landed the speaking engagement. You would put this in a prominent place in your agreement. You might say, "Tom, why don't you just discuss additional product sales up front with the meeting planner and put the deal right in your contract?"

Public Speaking : Contract Marketing

Great Public Speaking

Contract marketing is one way to do it. The idea is to put a mention of other products or services in your contract / agreement after you have landed the speaking engagement. You would put this in a prominent place in your agreement. You might say, "Tom, why don't you just discuss additional product sales up front with the meeting planner and put the deal right in your contract?"

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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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 3, 2013: “Philadelphia, Mississippi: 1963 Black children not allowed in libraries -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2013 No school libraries”

Speaking Of...

Less than 48 hours after the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers'' contract expired, union brass met with the rank-and-file at Temple ''s University''s Liacouras Center for an update on negotiations with the Philadelphia School District. link] Key issue in Philly teachers'' contract dispute: Will old provisions remain in effect? Common Core Security Governor Corbett Charter Schools Cyber Schools Teacher Contracts Art and Music Programs

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 5, 2013: School Funding shouldn't depend upon how powerful your legislator is – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

Speaking Of...

link] School districts, teachers at a loss for solution to labor strikes Laws, tax limits hinder negotiations By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 5, 2013 12:27 am Gone are the days when teachers stayed on strike until their contracts were settled and school boards could raise taxes to fund the agreements. Common Core Privatization Keystone Exams Teacher Performance Teacher Contracts Teacher Strikes School Funding/Budgets

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

Speaking Of...

Their old contract expired on August 31, and talks are under way. and talking Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer LAST UPDATED: Sunday, September 8, 2013 , 1:09 AM POSTED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 , 8:10 PM Contract negotiations between the city''s teachers and the Philadelphia School District continued Saturday and were expected to go through the weekend and, possibly, into Monday, when students are scheduled to return to school. EITC Teacher Contracts School Funding/Budgets

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 2, 2013: Trombetta & Assocs. $88K to make the world friendlier for cybercharters

Speaking Of...

As deadline passes, Jordan says progress made, but still no settlement The notebook by Dale Mezzacappa on Sep 01 2013 Posted in Latest news Negotiators for the School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers reached the midnight deadline without reaching agreement on a new contract. Put teachers on annual contracts to make firing them easier. Common Core Charter Schools Cyber Schools Teacher Contracts

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

Speaking Of...

link] Teachers in Shaler Area approve new contract By Robert Zullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2013 11:31 pm The Shaler Area School District ''s teacher strike ended Wednesday, when the teachers union and the district reached an accord on health care contributions and workload and agreed to enter binding arbitration on the union''s request for salary scale increases.

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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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, bundled with that offer will probably be a formal employment contract. Fortune warns: Don't allow the bliss to distract you from the legal realities that agreement entails. Euphoria.

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Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually they have to sign the agreements the day they are hired. That's because the clause about that is buried in pages of a contract filled with legalese. Of course, they should take the time to read the contract.

2018 52

A Prayer for Andy Lack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That includes: All of the $69 million left on her contract. 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.

2018 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

The Influencer Era - How Corporations Can Protect the Brand from Scandal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Corporate Counsel , Kristen Rasmussen presents steps that are necessary to take before entering into a formal agreement with influencers. Once the influencer is selected, then there will be the push and pull about what is now determined to be necessary to include in the contract.

2019 52

NORWALK HOUR: Good newspaper news in CT

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  MEDIABISTRO.COM reports that at the NORWALK HOUR members of the Newspaper Guild and the newspaper have come to a tentative contract agreement.  Finally some good news on the newspaper front. 

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

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Essentially, Electron assumed the contract it entered into with Morgan Stanley was bulletproof in terms of limiting its legal liability and which allowed it to sue Morgan Stanley.

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Work - Socializing People to Let Go of All That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, the mission to end mandatory binding arbitration in employee contracts is still an uphill battle. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court tossed "Dukes v. WalMart" shade has been thrown on the class action. That was 2011.

2019 52

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For a brief time, before I resigned the account, I was a contract researcher/ghostwriter for the Deloitte Center for Government Insights. Its chief of staff- David Noone-did not require that I sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

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Richard Sybert: Line Between Personal/Professional Doesn't Exist In Social Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even we contract employees learn that from videos shown during orientation. Before we go about our business, we are usually mandated to sign an agreement that we will do no harm to the brand. Social media is just that: Social. Social is public.

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

There are companies that provide a complete interpretation service; i.e., they have the technical equipment and will contract the individual interpreters. Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003.

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Confidential Arbitration - That's elephant in the room associated with Gretchen Carlson's dispute with Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, if the defendant - Roger Ailes - has his lawyers prove that the contract she signed with Fox also applies to the Fox head Ailes. There are movements to end these must-sign contracts to get what you want.

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Your Wikipedia Page - Being on LinkedIn Not Enough

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So important is the presentation of self on Wikipedia that, Elder explains, the public relations community had to have a come-to-jesus agreement about what kind of content to post on it about their clients. "We don't see you on Wikipedia." 

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Lawsuit against J. Walter Thompson - Seeming setback for defendants in courts of public opinion and law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In CA and Massachusetts, Uber has tried to avoid that by settling with the contract drivers today. The agreement still has to be approved. "Lawyers for J.

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Push Is Back - Or Maybe It Was Always In Demand For Plum Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then the editor brought out there was a lack of agreement between subject and verb in the very line of the first paragraph. The contract came several hours later. It was a hold-over from the days of affluence, the time in which we Baby Boomers spent the lion's share of our careers.

2015 65

The Language of Friendship - Timeless

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I was not required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (even thought Strastas serves the government.). Spino and Burrell contend there was no written contract. I contend there was an implied contract. Nothing has changed about the intimate kinds of conversations we have with authentic friends. The language is usually shorthand. Trust is high. Emotional release is predictable. That's exactly why friendship remains important to human beings. Especially women.

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3 questions to never ask in email

SpeakerSue Says...

And when they say, “Please send a contract,” don’t ask them if it’s okay for you to call. Would you like me to put this into an agreement or what other details are needed? Why is it that so many emails get absolutely no response? Let me count the ways. The questions you ask might just be the reason. If you’re asking these, stop it. Do you prefer to communicate by email or phone? Once you ask, you have to do. If they say “email,” yay, you don’t have to talk to them.

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Contingency Business Model - The Great Rebranding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, unlike what myriad tort reformers argue, the contingency agreement imposes discipline on the filing of lawsuits. The blockchain feature-smart contracts-is only a small part of that.  It's obvious that BigLaw has not recovered from The Crash. Litigation is flat.

2017 52

When Client Is a Law Firm - 6 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Forget oral agreements on the phone. It takes getting fooled three times never to go for the contract-by-phone. Don't start working without a detailed contract. Non-lawyer vendors have grim war stories about dealing with law firms as clients.

2017 52

Dawn Kopecki Laid Off At Bloomberg News - What Every Working Stiff Better Get Down Cold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In fact, I smirk every time I sign one of the non-disclosure agreements when contracting with a new client. Dawn Kopecki, reports Kevin Dugan at the New York Post , "was among about a dozen staffers in Washington to get pink slips" at Bloomberg News.

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AOL: Judge tosses lawsuit filed by dummies who blogged for free

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That is as basic as contract law can be. But the dummies who entered into that agreement decided to sue.  "Tasini v. AOL" might go down in history as 1 of the silliest class action lawsuits. 

Winklevoss Twins Lose: Passing of the Old Order

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit didn't honor the sense of a gentlemen's agreement had been violated, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.    Instead it held to the legal notion of a contract

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Exhale: Can we hold onto the lessons from the dark days

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Others among us, like myself, have a backlog of contract assignments.    In the book "The Four Agreements," Don Miguel Ruiz describes that reality as "nothing is personal." Some of us, like Toby Bloomberg , have landed very good jobs. 

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Communication Strategies: Supportiveness

The Communication Blog

Control When you try to control the behavior of the other person, when you order the other person to do this or that, or when you make decisions without mutual discussion and agreement, defensiveness is a likely response. A superior attitude is a violation of the implicit equality contract that people in a close relationship have.

When and How to Break Rapport

Kuhnke Communication

Because the buyer may feel such rapport with the sales person, it is vital to break this rapport before signing the contract. Stop nodding your head in agreement. Tip: Learning how and when to break rapport, without giving offence, is an essential rapport skill.

Readers, give your input: should I give up my day job?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I have it in writing [picked up such tidbits about contract law at Harvard Law School] because of my assistance with the manuscript.   Or, should I not trust a contract in this capitalistic system where a cunning lawyer could throw talent and their little agreements housed in fire-proof boxes under the bus? Not that I really have a day job.    Few writers do. 

Fantasy Island: Nothing changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Mine was 2003, when I stopped chasing BigFoot Success and was tickled pink to be recognized by my superiors as I worked as a contract security guard in Sephora and Home Depot [ Download Geezerguts ].    That agreement allegedly was not honored. 

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