Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

In my post, Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted , I neglected to mention a big red flag that you're sounding stilted and stiff: Missing contractions. As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions.

Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

In my post, Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted , I neglected to mention a big red flag that you're sounding stilted and stiff: Missing contractions. As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions.

[Podcast] Winning the Million Dollar Training Contract with Greg Schinkel

Speaker Launcher

As a professional speaker, you are constantly vying to win the contract that gets you on the stage and speaking. The post [Podcast] Winning the Million Dollar Training Contract with Greg Schinkel appeared first on Jane Atkinson. As a professional speaker, you are constantly vying to win the contract that gets you on the stage and speaking. How to price your contracts appropriately (and that doesn’t mean being the lowest bidder!). *

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). The state, rather than any individual, is the entity filing the complaint.

Upwork - Realities Of Global Contracting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

are competing in their bidding with contract workers in low-wage nations like the Philippines. Upwork is the global digital platform where those needing services of freelancers place help-wanted notices and freelancers bid on the project. In the process, freelancers create a formal pitch letter. Sometimes they also have to respond to other questions from the prospect. One attachment is allowed.

Arianna Huffington Contracted Until 2019 - Huge Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The president and editor-in-chief of the Web publication [HuffPost] announced in an internal memo on Thursday that she had just signed a new four-year contract to remain at the site she founded in 2005."

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Contract Drivers v. Uber - It's back to the drawing board

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Obviously, the next step for this lawsuit is being watched by the many companies which also use contract workers.   The current Uber contract drivers or if they became employees wouldn't be needed any more. No surprise, U.S.

Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

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

Nun's Nice Handwriting - If You Got It, Here's REMOTE Contract Assignment (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The contract opportunity is remote. It was back in the days when the Roman Catholic Church dominated the lives of urban-area immigrants, blue-collars, and upward-mobiles. There was a phenomenon known as "nun's handwriting." " The penmanship was perfect.

Writers as Contract Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We writers are no newbies at being contract workers.   In an oddball case, nine exotic dancers filed a lawsuit against their contract employer Penthouse Executive Club.    That means that other contract workers at that employer can piggyback on that legal complaint.  The defendant contends that as contract employees the plaintiffs are not covered by the protections of federal and state labor laws.

Romance at Work - Sure, Love Contracts Exist, But Human Heart Is Fragile Entity

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Erin Mulvaney reports in Corporate Counsel (reprinted in Law.com), more employers are adopting what's called the "love contract."  Romances in the office always had taken place. But, with increased time spent in the workplace, they are even more likely to develop. 

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Wonder Requires Date of Birth on Application for Contract Research/Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The contract assignment is to research and then write about a broad range of topics. Here is the help-wanted posted on Pro-Blogger Jobs by Wonder. In the help-wanted, Wonder positions and packages itself as a force field powered by the intellectually curious.

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Bad Writing Contracts website launched in Canada

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

November 4, 2009 – A coalition of more than a dozen Canadian writers’ organizations today launched a new website (BadWritingContracts.ca) to raise awareness about the unfair and damaging freelance contract from Transcontinental Media. Tags: Freelance Writing - General Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine bad wrting contracts

Passed Over: Happens to contract employees too

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But since more and more of us are contract workers, there has got to be additional coverage of when we get passed over for jobs and plum assignments. The worst part of being "passed over" for a professional opportunity is the surge of self-doubt. 

Deutsche Bank, Smart Contracts - The Beginning of the End of "Work," As Civilization Has Known It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To transact his purchase of property in the Ukraine, venture capitalist and founder of TechCrunch Michael Arrington used a smart contract. Sooner than many employees at Deutsche Bank anticipate, their new colleagues could be a robot.

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The Contract Worker - The Wall Street Journal Headlines We're Second-Class Citizens

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brand Contract Worker is taking it on the chin, again. GrubHub" is the most recent lawsuit arguing that the contract worker should have been classified as a traditional employee. The Wall Street Journal article by Lauren Weber positions and packages us as second-class citizens.

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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 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?" The reason is that the meeting planner doesn't always know how much budget that is available for this until all the top priorities are under contract.

State Law Firm, Akron, OH - Contract Public Relations (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

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 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?" The reason is that the meeting planner doesn't always know how much budget that is available for this until all the top priorities are under contract.

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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Only 88,000 Jobs Created in March: Think contract work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

With only 88,000 jobs created in March, it's time more professionals begin thinking about contract work as a career path.    Right now I have a job, an amazing accomplishment at age 67, after a quarter of a century of working contract

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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Book Contract: Do I owe it all to Buddha?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It was in the now that I snagged the contract to ghostwrite the book.  That a famous brandname chose me to ghostwrite a book was not entirely a surprise. 

SuperFreelancers: Contract work, with status, relatively good earnings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

SuperFreelancers are the marines of the communications industry.  We have the elite branding to be called to parachute in.  We are there to hit the ground running in both good times and bad times for organizations.

Ranking and Yanking: It's great to be a contract worker w/o performance reviews

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  At times like this I am grateful I am a contract worker. Yahoo has embraced Ranking and Yanking performance reviews.  Microsoft has ditched them.   Here's what THE ECONOMIST has to say about all that.

With New Fox Contract Ailes To Run GOP For Four More Years – Media Matters

TJ Walker Interactive

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Just-In-Time Track Records - How To Get New Business, Jobs, Contract Assignments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"You're [lawyers] only as good as your last trial, your last settlement. You are constantly looking for more clients." " -  Terry Robertson, Dean of Empire College School of Law, in interview with North Bay Business Journal. Here you can read that interview.

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Publishing Contract Advice

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Us Contract Writers: Time to exhale

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Believe me, I never thought that I would see the day when the writing market returned, at least for us freelancers.  A   A major assignment actually came in and interviews for others kept the phone busy.    Could the downsizing in full-time writing jobs be working in our favor?    Another positive sign:  Virtual is increasingly okay with prospects and clients.

Copywriter (Contract) For Atlanta Law Firm - Useful Experience For Professional Services Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most of professional services firms are struggling to differentiate themselves from the competition. That's why this is a good niche to specialize in if you are in marketing communications.  Here is an opportunity at an Atlanta law firm. Must know everything from ad copy to SEO.    Here are details and how to apply.   careers Selling

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New Normal = Low Growth: Happy days here again for contract communications folks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That means happy days are here again, perhaps for an extended period, for us contract or just-in-time communications folks.  The U.S. might be slouching toward bankruptcy and the experts such as Gary Shilling and the brainiacs at Goldman Sachs are predicting a recession. 

Full time, part time, contract - All the same, those w/o work remain w/o work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That is so much the situation that it extends beyond full time to part time and contract work.    When I was employed as a contract security guard in Home Depot I discovered that, thanks to my energy level and work ethic, I could succeed in any number of workplaces.

That was fun, now it's done: New career path of contract worker

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the 21st century, one of the project economy, contract-worker careers are becoming closer and closer to that of a migrant worker.    Since there are a growing number of contract workers, a good pitch, with terms and conditions favorable to the buyer, doesn't nail down the assignment so often.  In the 20th century, the career of a free agent was mostly stable. 

Being There

Manner of Speaking

In a previous post , I wrote that as speakers, we enter into a social contract with our audiences every time we take the stage. Tags: Delivery Preparation bananas eye contact David Bader Social Contract rest arrive early Being There cotton mouth David Bader has a wonderful quote that public speakers should take to heart: “Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?&#.

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New York Times Employees To Walk Out – Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized contract Media negotiations new out over staffers times walk york

Learn to cultivate 6-figure clients

Pivotal Public Speaking

He’s delineated four key components to large contracts. How to deliver executive briefings that increase chances of the big contract. • Tags: public speaking and business public speaking business public speaking contracts Cultivating $100,000/Year Clients™: How to Stop Chasing Single Speaking Events and Start Creating Wealth. Selling individual speaking events gets tiresome, and you can go broke on this model.

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 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

Speaking Of...

Read more: [link] Saucon Valley teachers urge board to settle contract after 438 days By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times September 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM Saucon Valley teachers have been working without a contract for 438 days and they want to reach a fair deal. The union has tried to avoid the strife and stress of the last contract, which resulted in two strikes , and take a new approach to negotiations, said Theresa Andreucci, association president.

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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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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013: PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. 23rd

Speaking Of...

Governor Corbett Keystone Exams Teacher Contracts School Funding/Budgets

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