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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently they are scrambling to get jobs practicing law, then keeping them. "The news that two Pulitzer winners have switched to PR touched off a slew of comments knocking journalism as a career."

Why Your Unhappy Lawyer Is Still Practicing Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Check Craigslist and the low compensation keeps getting lower. The legal-sector manpower game has become increasingly brutal. Once knocked out of the box, it's more difficult to land another position or fairly-paid contract assignment associated with law.

2018 52

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Chairman Blankfein, Code Pink & Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Communications training is invaluable in curing this; that being said practice, self-awareness and preparation are very helpful in making sure “you&# show up when you speak. Earlier today, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed the Council of Institutional Investors conference in Manhattan.

2009 116

Public Relations in Age of Austerity: Messaging in the Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The usual messaging for cost-costing  among law firms is: Assertion that the firm is well-positioned in financials and practice areas, then the list of austerity measures, and the hope those will be sufficient to avoid layoffs. Its practice areas are well-balanced.

2020 52

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - That's How Congress Overturned U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Recall when SCOTUS essentially threw out Lilly Ledbetter's contention of unfair compensation practices because of gender. As if the new hire is even aware of the compensation system. For progressives in America, darkness fell. 

2018 52

How to Use Two Factor Theory to Improve Employee Engagement

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They feel motivated, they have faith in their managers, and they believe they are compensated fairly. Employees are compensated fairly. Lack of resources to properly compensate employees, and demanding jobs without sufficient respite can lead to this scenario.

2019 65

Troubled Enough to Kill Themselves: Veterinarians on the Brink

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The financial stress also comes from the reality that veterinarians aren't compensated at the rate of MDs. However, other lines of work, ranging from being a cop to manning an aircraft carrier to practicing law, are also experiencing an epidemic of suicides. 

2019 56

Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Setting up their own practice is difficult in the era of BigVet. There are fewer stand-along vet practices. There is a glut of graduates and, even those lucky enough to land a job, will be stuck for years in low-compensation hell.

2019 60

What They Don't Tell You in Outplacement: The Role of Voodoo in a Job Search

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Those who practice Voodoo believe there is a visible and invisible world, and that these worlds are interwoven." It was through Voodoo (partially) that a woman from the JD Class of 2008 landed a job practicing law in Manhattan. 

2020 56

Aaron Charney Opens a Door - Many Walk Through It Since, Suing Their Law Firms

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Charney went on to another good job practicing law.  Now there are seven plaintiffs contending discrimination in compensation and promotions following pregnancy and child birth.  These suing times were kicked off by Aaron Charney.

2019 52

Elite Branding v. Invisible Hand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those Brandnames at the top can do whatever they want in their business practices such as billing, recruiting, compensation for associates, and establishing the culture.  That's the way it is. And likely that's the way it will continue to be in the near future.

2018 52

Website Strategy/Content-Creation - GLUT!

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the other, 73, Part of the reason for this huge and rapid response was that the compensation was above-average, at least for Upwork.   But more of driver than just the compensation for the high-volume response was the reality that the website niche is glutted with service providers.

Professional Services Providers - Sure, Accept Payment in Bitcoin

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was back then that law firm Perkins Coie started its cryptocurrency practice. Obviously, professional services providers have to make progress on the learning curve about being compensated in cryptocurrencies.

2018 52

Law Firms, Advanced Degree Progams, Working in Finance, et al. - Those "Inner Terrorists"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Now, the ALM survey confirms that practicing law is often correlated with mental illness and substance abuse. More than 40% perceived what some label our "inner terrorists" as a genuine crisis in the profession of practicing law.

2020 52

Yes, Those Silicon Valley Folk Still Use Snail Mail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She is asking $30 million in lost compensation and $30 million in damages. She had practiced law for more than a decade before being hired at Mithril. The three lawsuits have all the bizarre twists and dramatic turns of a James Patterson mystery. The most recent is "McKellar v.

2019 52

Female Lawyers Way Underpaid - So,Why Do Best & Brightest Females Still Enroll in Law School?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surely, they are aware of the options in which there doesn't seem to be such a disparity in compensation. Also, lawsuits are a reality of practice. It's a much-touted stat: Female partners in BigLaw make about 44% less than their male counterparts.

2016 61

Ending Mandatory Arbitration - Progress Is Partial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those tend to be comprehensive, covering matters ranging from compensation to inappropriate conduct.  Beyond employee complaints there are those by consumers, such as against the practices of financial services corporations.

2018 52

The Morgan & Morgan Law Firm Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Morgan & Morgan was accused of not properly filing a lawsuit against the ob practice, nurse midwife, and hospital. This jury verdict hurts the brand and the pocketbook of law firm Morgan & Morgan. Its leadership says the law firm will appeal.

2018 52

TruConversion - It's Really Trying to Pull This (the business of Congress to investigate)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But no specific compensation is mentioned in the TruConversion help-wanted. Congress should make it its business to investigate these growing practices. Click on this help-wanted on ProBlogger - Jobs by TruConversion.

2016 68

Learning To Code - Gold Rush Of 2015

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you do make it through and feel like this is something you might want to do, then your next steps are practical. Entry-level compensation. Top compensation, including stock options.

2015 65

Presentation Barriers: Physical

Professionally Speaking...

I wrote here about best practices for using a teleprompter. If your presentations will include any of these three physical barriers, plan in advance how you can compensate for any disconnect they create between you and your audience.

2010 152

What’s my best presentation tip for the presentations that you do?

Speaking about Presenting

So, as trainers we have to compensate for the terrible format. If all this is new to you, here’s a small practical step you can make in your next conference presentation. Every type of presentation has its own challenges.

2010 210

The Amazing Anna Delvey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One, it factors into their total compensation.   The irony is that in the 21st century the practice of law had supposedly evolved into a brutal business. Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey may be the baby-faced version of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. 

2019 52

Communications Careers, Including Writing - The Apprenticeship Route, Intead of Academic Degrees, Internships

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To practice law, they do have to pass the state bar. They will have practical experience, build portfolios and make contacts. The compensation - ha-ha-ha.  To become a lawyer in America, it is possible to go the apprenticeship route. Yes, just like Abraham Lincoln had.

2014 56

Are you filling but flavorless?

Speak Schmeak

Average, but there's a lot of it. " (You haven't made an effort to create good content or practice your delivery, so you compensate by drowning the audience in information.) If someone were to describe your presentation, would they say: 1. Not bad. Not good, but not bad. " (You don't take the time to prepare or learn about your audience, so they aren't able to relate to you or your material. Your presentation is just okay.)

2009 100

2020 - Older Professionals Conjure Up Dreams of Career Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Career-shifters later in life may never be able to match their previous compensation.  Full Disclosure: In my early 40s, I tried a career change from corporate communications to practicing law. It's a new year.

2020 52

Those Confidentiality Agreements We Have to Sign to Get Work - When Are They Illegal?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means, if your compensation is not generally known, for example, you can't discuss that with another employee. Therefore, it has to impose such disclosure censorship to protect its proprietary technology and confidential business practices.

Standardized Testing - Big Changes Could Be Coming

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Passing the bar exam, which is necessary to be licensed to practice law.]. So, in practice, to comply with that letter of the "law" for accreditation, law schools would still likely mandate a test. The compensation was better than average.

2017 52

Beware Career Advice - Yet Another Industry In Trouble (at least right now)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After a year of experience, truckers could choose their routes and negotiate compensation. For example, during the golden age of practicing law, the career experts told college students not to worry about taking on six-figure debt by enrolling in law school.

2019 56

Ropes & Gray Makes a Move - 4 Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"About 100 lawyers and staffers are poised to leave Ropes & Gray within the next few months as the Boston-based Am Law 100 firm prepares to spin-off is patent prosecution practice into an independent firm."

2017 52

Higher Education, Lost Generations, and Death of Common Sense

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Average compensation for solo and small-firm attorneys decreased slightly in 2018 [going from $198k to $194k] and female attorneys reported earning 36% less than their male counterparts, according to a study released by Martindale-Avvo." 

2019 52

Resumes and Advanced Degrees - Not Always a Plus

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is that moment of clarity: Displaced lawyers realize they may never practice law again. That makes practical sense in the search for a way to make a living outside the practicing-law box. Advanced degrees of all kinds can increase the expectations about compensation

Branding & Magical Thinking - BigBeverage, BigTech, BigLaw

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More and more often that practice area represents transactional work, not litigation. Apple's chief executive officer Tim Cook got a haircut in compensation. The demand story in BigLaw has not gotten better since the Crash of 2007. 

2017 56

Presentation Barriers: The Speaker's Mindset

Professionally Speaking...

To somehow compensate for his feelings of inadequacy, the speaker: procrastinates preparing and practicing the presentation because of nervousness and anxiety. Last week I wrote about physical barriers to a presentation -- actual objects that get in between the speaker and the audience and block connection. But there are other barriers that, although invisible, are just as damaging. I'm speaking of attitudes, beliefs and perceptions inside the speaker's mind.

2010 117

The Pretzel Generation - Remembering the Cute Little Bow Ties We Baby Boomer Women Wore to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, will the recent filing of gender bias lawsuits by law firm partners be primarily a media event and no fundamental change be made in compensation, power, and influence?  She now practices law as a partner at Buchalter. The women of law are speaking - through the courts.

2018 52

Whistle-Blowing - Miscalculating the Risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the compensation was a project rate of $55 for editing each set of resume/cover letter. The $55 compensation might not turn out to be much.  Practically zero. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might not be likable. 

2019 52

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Prezi is by far better in motion, to pptplex compensates a bit: [link] [link] Scobleizer The problem is that still uses PowerPoint, which encourages you to do bad presentations.

2010 285

Write For Speaker Point!

The Speaker Point

The articles should: be short, concise, and well-written, be packed with useful information for the reader, entertaining, be roughly 400-600 words, include at least 2 striking and relevant images Compensation: Pay will be on a per-article basis, starting at $10 per article, and the number of articles will increase in frequency over time.

The World Order Post-COVID-19: Law Firms. et al. Have to Soften Branding Now

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

2) If so, what might be the emerging best practices? Through the latter, workers can collect government-funded unemployment compensation in the interim. Man the Political Animal has replaced Economic Man. At least in the corridors of power. And, much of the media and on Main Street.

2020 52

Over-40 - Why You're Not Seeing Those Help-Wanted Ads on Facebook, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, a "cute" wrinkle on this is placing a help wanted requesting an intern but paying attractive compensation. There is also the recruiting practice of focusing primarily on college campuses. A major lawsuit against PwC objects to that practice.

2018 52

Cover Lettters - Platform for Career Start-Overs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With practice, he's back on the top of his game. For example, we hunt for better kinds of work with better compensation. How can I start over?" " That's what an over-50 colleague asked his network last week.

Losing Big Job/Career Path - Yes, Ordeal Is THAT Bad

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is difficult for them to accept significantly lower compensation.   If they do land another good job practicing law, they may have trouble holding onto it. It represents one of the major career tragedies: A senior associate at a large law firm is forced out before partnership or being appointed as counsel. If there are several associates in that pickle at a particular law firm the process is termed a "stealth layoff."

2019 40

Salary - Never Really The Big Issue for Organization Man/Woman (unlike legal sector)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My gross annual compensation was even more than in corporate per se. In many cases, being the Organization Man/Woman lacks the extremely intellectually stimulating work of practicing law.

2018 52