Writing - The Deflation In Compensation, The Glut, The Five Solutions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The news that two Pulitzer winners have switched to PR touched off a slew of comments knocking journalism as a career." " - Jack O'Dwyer, "Journalism Is Satisfying Despite Low $$, Other Problems," in Odwyerpr.com, April 27, 2015. Here is the article.

Ghostwriting Firm - Compensation Starts At 4-Cents A Word - Ha-Ha-Ha

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That a ghostwriting firm would indicate that its compensation for professional ghostwriters of nonfiction begins at 4-cents a word. Amazing. Here you can read the details. careers Current Affairs Writing

Economy Just Climbing Out of Grave: Public Relations Society Boosts BigWigs' Compensation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, as the Public Relations Sociey's 990 IRS tax return for 2011 reports - data provided here - the compensation for some BigWigs was boosted. During   The data show that staff compensation was cut 8% to $5,083,323 in 2011. 

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit Steps Down, Is Well Paid For. What Exactly? Rolling Stone

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Citigroup (Organization)" CEO compensation Matt taibbi Paid rolling stone Steps Down Vikram Pandit

Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Earlier today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Manhattan. The content of the address has received fairly intense scrutiny, both positive and not so positive (including this comparison to the recent Alex Rodriguez mea culpa , courtesy of Jessica Pressler over at New York Magazine). From a communications perspective, there were definitely lessons to be learned.

Famous Speech Friday: Sarah Weddington's Roe v. Wade arguments

The Eloquent Woman

She cannot get unemployment compensation under our laws, because the laws hold that she is not eligible for employment, being pregnant, and therefore is eligible for no unemployment compensation. "In Texas, the woman is the victim."

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Post-Protestant Ethic of Work - Universal Basic Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those traditionalists even complain about unemployment compensation. Finland is the first nation to actually experiment with Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the U.S., Hawaii and Y Combinator Research will conduct formal studies. Mark Zuckerberg champions it.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

The best kind of speaking up: These videos from the American Bar Association will help you negotiate better compensation. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

"Bonner v. Point72" - Two New Developments in Cartoonish "Anatomy of a Comeback"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

District Judge Analisa Torres, lawyers for Point72 argued that the documents contain "highly confidential and sensitive allegations about third parties," including compensation data. 

Uber - Big Setback to Its Business Model in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As BusinessInsider notes: "Pires ordered Uber to pay the driver 80,000 reais ($25,000), including compensation for holidays, contribution to a severance fund and 50,000 reais in 'moral damages' related to attacks from taxi drivers upset with Uber's competitive pricing model."

Are you worth $40K an hour?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Three points about that apparently obscene compensation.  Are you worth $40,000 an hour?    How can you be worth $40K per hour?   That’s the question people often ask of the top public speakers, the keynoters, the ones who have written bestsellers and whose names you probably know.    In fact, celebrity speakers, like former presidents and prime ministers, make considerably more -- $100, 000 - $250,000 per speech. 

Influencers - The Tipping Point in Attracting Income

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And more than a doubling of my annual compensation. It isn't new that answering help-wanted is an inefficient way to find work. Way back in the 1970s, Dick Bolles hammered that in his then-breakthrough job-hunting guide What Color Is Your Parachute?

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Startups - What Communications Pros Can Learn Working For Them

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Grab your compensation on a regular basis. "In my experience, a startup is a roller-coaster ride that can offer you incredible career experiences and teach you some invaluable life lessons." 

Anna Alaburda: This jobless JD is bound to land a job

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  That is, the school did not provide accurate data about employment and compensation of its graduates. They say that opportunity comes from left field.    It may just do that for Anna Alaburda.    This honors 2008 graduate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law has not found a full-time position practicing law. 

Ghost Writing - Has It Really Come To This

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation is 15-cents per word. The help-wanted in the New York section of Craigslist requests a ghost writer for international subjects, preferably with a graduate degree. Here you can read and laugh. Content-provider Writing

When Facebook Changes Algorithm - Not Every Publisher Perishes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation mediocre or worse. The compensation is good and it gets lots better as we pile up a track record. Their tragic flaw was demanding way too much for too little compensation. Bad news sells.

21 Ways to Make Money Speaking: A Review

Speak and Deliver

I'm sure, and Felicia's sure, that you deserve to compensated, well!, For beginning speakers, the million dollar question is "How do I make money speaking?"

Drudge Report Must-To: Headline with with Gender Litigation in BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The latest gender lawsuit contending, among other grievances, discriminatory compensation has been filed by partner identified as Jane Doe. Essentially, Proskauer contends that the Doe had not commented on her compensation until her book of business began to decline.

Mental Health Days - What We Self-Employed Already Have Down Cold

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No worker's compensation. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that employers are paying attention to the mental health of their team. Mental health days or even a bit of time off to heal will supposedly carry less stigma. Maybe. Time will tell.

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Side Hustles - 4 Hacks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The compensation is good and I am treated well. A job is no longer enough. Not to make ends meet. That is particularly the situation for Millennials with student loan debt. A new survey by Jobvite found that a fourth of us now have side hustles. The typical ones include: Freelance work.

Caeerism - Radical Recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, lawyers, journalists, middle managers, retail clerks and communications players like myself are running into the perfect storm of too much supply, disruption from technology and downsized compensation. Sure, in the 20th century, careerism paid off.

The Making of Paris Jackson - 6 DIY Lessons about Becoming Famous

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a reason why the ambitious pay about 80% of their compensation for rent in metro areas like Manhattan and San Francisco. Paris Jackson, now a brandname celebrity, has been lucky.

"Criminal Minds Reruns" - Better Than Meditation for Calm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I was being offered additional compensation for what had been beyond the boundaries of the original assignment. No matter what the day brought, I can calm down as soon as I settle into a "Criminal Mind" re-run.

Accurately Pricing Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Use whatever words you are comfortable with, but make sure the client knows you are a professional who expects to be paid for the work you do, and that you will ask to be compensated for work that goes beyond the scope of the original project. [Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link]. Note : See companion post: Setting your corporate writing rate – [link]. Before you quote on a project, you need to define the scope of the project.

Ending Age Bias at Work - Is This $51+ Million Jury Award a Tipping Point

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That covered categories of compensation ranging from economic loss to punitive damages. The total award the jury unanimously granted to Robert Braden was $51.5 million. The case in federal court in New Jersey was about age discrimination in 2012 against Lockheed Martin engineer Braden.

Hitting the brakes: When you're a speedy speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Do you try to cram too much into your presentations and compensate with speed? Are you a fast talker? Or is it your nervousness that makes you race to the finish? No matter what reason you use to speed ahead, those of us listening will get more out of your talk if you slow down.

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Miracle on South Raccoon Road

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Not without hefty compensation. The window of opportunity was closing. I had about 45 minutes left before the snow on my car and around my car would freeze. Then, there would be no chance to dig out and be able to drive to a holiday party this evening. So, I bit the bullet.

Universal Basic Income (UBI) - Nothing New About It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Later, unemployment compensation, extended during the brutal recession in the mid 1970s, financed my start as a writer. In essence, Universal Basic Income (UBI) provides individuals funds without requiring any work.

How Did Josh Shipp Build an Empire of Impact as a Youth Motivational Speaker?

Succeed Speaking

NOTE: I am an affiliate of Josh’s training programs, so while this video series is free, I may be compensated if you choose to enroll in any of his paid programs. Josh Shipp is a young man who has done remarkable things.

Those With a Mission - We Ghostwriters and Lawyers Are Businesspeople

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The unfortunate development from that is this: Too many with a mission have come to assume that  ghostwriters and lawyers exist eager to take up the good fight on their behalf - with no or little compensation

The On-Call Economy - People Work Real Jobs But with No Guaranteed Hours, No Set Schedule

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, they have jobs with locked-in gross compensation and even benefits. The New York Times looks at the growing source of economic angst in what is supposed to be a recovery.

Public Relations Employment Continues to Grow, Surges in D.C.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most growth and the best compensation were location-based. Public relations is among the niches in professional services which continues to grow. Meanwhile the field of law is stagnant. In addition, both in Europe and the U.S.,

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

Good God, man, what the hell are you compensating for? On 12 June 2011, Conan O’Brien delivered the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Dartmouth College. In cold, windy weather and before a huge crowd, he took the stage and, for 24 minutes, wowed his audience. Conan’s onslaught of jokes, one-liners and funny anecdotes elicited a steady stream of laughter and applause.

12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

If you are asked to speak without compensation, is that consistent with what other speakers are offered? Mia Doornaert, speaking at the European Speechwriter Network conference In mass media, some tests have cropped up to help evaluate gender bias.

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"La La Land" - Over-50 Version As We Geographically Chase Dream of Finding Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After a year's experience he will have lots more options on location and compensation package. The film "La La Land" plays  out the classic meme of the young flocking to locations such as Hollywood to live out their dream.

Professional Services Providers - Sure, Accept Payment in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, professional services providers have to make progress on the learning curve about being compensated in cryptocurrencies. Some professional services firms are now facing this decision: Should they accept payment in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 

Jones Day - We all started wondering, "Who is this masked man?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  What also came to light was the dissatisfaction with the compensation.   However, those in the firm could compare their compensation with their colleagues at other firms. And some found that their compensation was below par.

Conde Nast - Future In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those of us who transitioned to ghostwriting/speechwriting or public relations have been enjoying better than average compensation and employment security. Already, that over-abundance of journalists has deflated compensation and sometimes made working conditions Dickensian.

For Tuesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter

The Eloquent Woman

Tomorrow, The Eloquent Woman's free monthly email newsletter, Step Up Your Speaking, will help you start the new year right by examining what to ask when you're asked to speak.

Share of Royalties, Only: Those "deals" still being offered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  As for compensation, what is offered is "share of royalties."  The odds of an author without a brandname publishing a book that makes any money are slim.    Yet, there are still help-wanteds on Craigslist which request writing assistance.