Work Addiction - Employers, Clients Feed It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or that a client will dump you. Or, worse, the rewards stop coming, that is, all that work isn't yielding the results employers or clients expect. "Work addiction has been called this century's cocaine." 

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Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

This is the time of year when I check-in with my past Executive Immersion clients to see how things are going with their presentation skills—what’s working and what still needs attention. I begin the calls by asking my clients how things are going with their presentation skills.

Professional Services - Clients' Make-Believe Emergencies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In brandname professional services, those big powerful clients are kings and queens. So, it's no surprise that Scott Flaherty at Law.com fingers client pressure as a major cause of mental health challenges at law firms.  A big client is a big client.

2018 52

Occupational Hazard: Clients Unhappy with Their Defense Lawyer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yeah, through substance abuse, overwork, hands in the cookie jar embezzling client funds, and actual suicide. What doesn't get enough attention are the threats they face from clients.  He was there defending a client.

2019 52

Vendors to Law Firms - The Millennial Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Baby boomer and silent gen law partners are resisting retirement. After all, funding decades of living without earned income from work is scary. Also, as is obvious, leaving the workforce turns professionals invisible. This is capitalism and human beings are their jobs.

Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients

Speak Schmeak

So please tell me: If all this rich, plentiful, easy-to-understand material is out there, how do we get our clients to adopt the better way ? And let me clarify: I'm talking about training clients, not PowerPoint design clients. My design clients totally get it!)

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The business of speechwriting: Client service

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Whether you write on staff or freelance, you want your speechwriting clients to feel like they’re in good hands. Think about the clients you served last week. The next time you work for these clients, find other […].

2017 52

Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

Presentation Guru

For many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating. How to determine how much your time is worth as a business can be incredibly difficult.

2016 85

Gifts Not to Send to Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, we in professional services will probably be generous in holiday gift-giving to our clients. The problem is that the client might never be able to use them due to a work emergency. The odds are clients don't want to relax.

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Public Speaking Best Practices from My Clients

DeFinis Communications

This is the time of year when I check-in with my past Executive Immersion clients to see how things are going with their presentation skills—what’s working and what still needs attention. I begin the calls by asking my clients how things are going with their presentation skills. I had several interesting calls this week which revealed tips to fit nicely into a “Best Practice” list. When I call people, I usually get the same response, “Thanks for reaching out.

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Law Firm Fires Client, Then Represents Opposition

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is unusual but not an aberration that a law firm will withdraw from representing a client. However, the issues involved in Quinn Emanuel's cutting ties with client Uber make that decision of interest to the legal and business communities because of 2 issues.

2017 52

Bookstores: Clients Don't Care

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What convinced me that bookstores are irrelevant is that clients don't care about their books being in them. There are many ways to read the tea leaves about the future of bookstores like Barnes & Noble.

Millennials as Your Clients - What They Expect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One more point: Even before I sought out Millennial clients, I was able to break through the silos among generations. Take a look Inside the Beltway. The impression you get is that the American economy is run by Baby Boomer white men, with some Generation Xers thrown in. 

Yes, You Learn Most from Your Clients, Including "In" Writing Style Guides

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reality is that we in communications learn the most working for clients.   Most clients will provide the fundamentals of AP style.   Clients don't want that as a link. The advantage of having assignments - versus not having any - is not simply money.

2019 56

4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients

Speaker Launcher

At our recent event in Dallas, the talented Michael Hoffman shared several ideas that speakers can use to go deeper with their corporate clients. Let’s examine a few ideas to becoming the “go to” content provider for your clients. The post 4 Tips on Going Deeper with Your Clients appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Imagine this scenario: Do you see how having a well thought out offering can allow you […].

Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients

Speak Schmeak

So please tell me: If all this rich, plentiful, easy-to-understand material is out there, how do we get our clients to adopt the better way ? And let me clarify: I'm talking about training clients, not PowerPoint design clients. My design clients totally get it!)

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The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client

Speaker Launcher

After all this time, I still need to sharpen my wrong fit client detector. The post The Cost of a Wrong Fit Client appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I just celebrated the 13 year anniversary of having my own business and what’s funny is that I’m still learning the lessons in year 13 that I learned in year one. What that means is that I need to recognize when […].

2018 48

Boss/Client Gave You Telecommuting Option - Not So Fast

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The topic of telecommuting seems to bring out the platitudes in the media. This Law.com article is the classic example. It introduces little new about the negatives of doing work remotely.

2018 52

How to Handle Difficult Situations YOU Create for your Client

SpeakerSue Says...

This includes the client. My flight was oversold and the gate agent needed travelers to give up their seats. She started by offering $250. In the end, she upped the offer to $750. Those who got the $750 looked like they won the lottery; the $250 takers, not-so-much. And many who didn’t give up their seats were distraught….I I even heard a couple moaning about their loss of $750! A few satisfied people. Lots more unhappy. It wasn’t an easy day for the “seller” either.

2019 48

Five ways writers can land clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Freelance writers can land new clients five ways: through referrals, from previous clients, through a well optimized website, by email, by mail or in person. Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services freelance writing marketing marketing writing services sales and marketing selling writing services

David Boies Loses Round in Court for Client Petroleos de Venezuela SA - Intends to Appeal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Superlawyer David Boies of Boies Flexner had set up a litigation trust to represent Petroleos de Venezuela, an energy company. That was to facilitate the recovery of funds allegedly stolen from it through hacking of computers and bribery.    There has been a setback.

2019 56

How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

SketchBubble

It can be difficult to create a presentation that fulfills all the criteria of good design, while at the same time matching the client’s goal and the expectations of the crowd. The post How Designers Screw up Client Presentations?

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White House Top Lawyer Don McGahn - Who Is His Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, the most important question is who is McGahn's client? The Washington Post broke the story yesterday that top White House lawyer Don McGahn, former Jones Day partner, allegedly knew of suspicions about Rob Porter's abuse of his two former spouses. That was as early as a year ago.

2018 52

Your Client Has Been Sued for Creating a Public Nuisance - 5 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the article I published today on Odwyerpr.com on how public relations firms have to manage clients' public nuisance litigation. Being sued for creating a public nuisance automatically brands defendants the bad guys. Litigation Communications.

2018 52

Court of Public Opinion - Lawyers Who Represent Celebrity Clients, e.g. Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Bezos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Packel speculates that's associated with the public relations risk of having celebrity clients. Will Jeff Bezos put in play "another Gawker?" " Watchers of the feud between Bezos and American Media ask that rhetorically.

2019 52

Flashpoints in PR Industry - The 5 Coolest Costumes for Attending/Hosting Client Halloween Parties

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the time/interactional burdens of being in professional services, such as public relations, is the requirement to attend or host so many client events. With their influencer sites and social media fast talk, they are dazzling clients.

2018 56

West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. The most recent fee of $7,045 was paid for editing his March 4th address to the Joint Session of Congress. Speculation is that Brown [.].

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West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. The most recent fee of $7,045 was paid for editing his March 4th address to the Joint Session of Congress. Speculation is that Brown [.].

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Beyond Client Confidentiality, Lawyers Can Be Wicked Gossips

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his best-seller "The Whistler," John Grisham observes that lawyers, yes, are bound to confidentiality on client business. Here is my review of that amazing book. 

2017 52

Your Client's LinkedIn Pulse Post Flopped - Delete

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Your client looks bad. The potential exposure provided by posting on LinkedIn Pulse can be as great as having an opinion-editorial (op-ed) published in The Wall Street Journal. The potential downside can be equally huge. There is little traffic. No likes. No comments. That data - or the lack of them - are made public on the Pulse site. The good news is that Pulse platform allows you to delete. And that's what I recommend. Products fail and are taken off the market.

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When Client Is a Law Firm - 6 Must-Dos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Non-lawyer vendors have grim war stories about dealing with law firms as clients. In fact, because lawyers consider themselves more cunning and brilliant than non-lawyers, they are unusually easy to manage as clients.

2017 52

PR Agencies - Beward How You Position/Packages Clients' Reward Programs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that's exactly why public relations firms come under scrutiny when a client's rewards program is slapped with a lawsuit, as with Staples. In the process both brands can be hurt - both that of the client and of the communications vendor.

Hybrids: Package services, giving clients/customers choices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 That is, provide a menu of options to clients/customers. WalMart has turned online grocery delivery into an interesting hybrid.   In Denver, reports Sarah Perez in Tech Crunch, the retailer is piloting a version through which customers can order groceries online.

The Stress Defense Didn't Pan Out - Convicted of Embezzling 17 Clients, Disbarred Lawyer Richard Merritt Now on the Run

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But the majority don't wind up being convicted of stealing from clients - or allegedly murdering their mother. Now on the run, he contended his embezzling funds from 17 clients resulted from his 18 years of stress and anxiety practicing law and abuse of alcohol.

2019 52

Narcissism. - That's Exactly What We Want in Bosses, Clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Job number-one when starting to work for our new boss or client is this: figuring out what makes that professional tick. In fact, we should seek them out as a future bosses and clients.

2016 56

Writer/Paralegal for Pro Se Clients, DC Metro Area - $70 per hour (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

The House That Jack Built - Do You Want GE on Your Resume, Or Listed as Client?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At one time it was  the  place to work or to proudly have as a client. Those professional services firms, ranging from public relations to law, can no longer boast about their association with Welch or continuing to have GE as a client

2018 52

"Entrepreneurial" - Not hot with all employers, clients

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 No client in the last 18 months has indicated that I should be entrepreneurial in my approach. The super hero in the new economy seems to be the entrepreneur.  That began even before "Social Network."

Those Student, Customer, Client Evaluations - High Angst Among Workforce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those are filled out by students, customers, and clients. Remember when our jobs and professional mobility primarily depended on what our superiors were thinking and the word of mouth of the powers that be? Sure, there were those annual performance evaluations.

2015 65

West Wing Writers’ dour Scottish client

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The left-of-center British newspaper The Guardian has broken the news that beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid Washington, DC based West Wing Writers fees totaling $40,000 for speechwriting services. The most recent fee of $7,045 was paid for editing his March 4th address to the Joint Session of Congress. Speculation is that Brown [.].

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Client Stink - Can Powerful Law Firms like Boies, Schiller and Jones Day Shake It Off?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's how, for a long time, David Boies, founder of Boies Schiller, could justify his representation of clients such as Harvey Weinstein.  The career of law seems to be more about power than practicing law. 

2018 52

Real-Life Legal Drama - Divorce Ending in Attorney's Murder, Suicide of Client's Former Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Therefore, divorce attorney Antonio Mari had reason to be fearful of his client's now ex-husband Walter Radford.   Many recall how lawyer Will Gardner, a character on "The Good Wife," was murdered in the courtroom by a client. Emotions run high in family law.

White House Lawyers, Jones Day, Clients Such as Sherwin-Williams

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The issue is that the time has gone by for them to continue to "assist and enable a client who does and says abhorrent things." In addition, there is the public affairs matter of the Jones Day brand-and those of its Fortune 100 clients. If Jones Day's brand equity blows up, will it be guilt by association for its clients. Reflecton: Will Jones Day clients distance themselves from a brand so closely associated with the Trump Administration?

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