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Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions. If it makes sense, don't contract.

Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

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Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike discuss speaker contracts in this podcast. Check it out! Titan Theme by The Theme Foundry. Array

Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

As writing is a more formal way to express ourselves, we tend to write without contractions. If it makes sense, don't contract.

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. One attachment is allowed. Upwork is efficient.

Arianna Huffington Contracted Until 2019 - Huge Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That could mean a continuing pruning of functions and actual employees and contract workers. Here is the article.

Job-Hiring Process, Even For Contract Work, Takes More Time

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The extended time the job-hiring process takes also applies to contract or on-demand-economy jobs. days it took to fill a job in mid-2009."

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.  Supreme Court?

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.

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. Earlier this summer, Transcontinental [.].

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?"

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?"

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. 

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. 

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. President. Let them.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now there is no social contract between those writing the check and those doing the work.  That was then.  Incivility is jolly okay.

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.

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 Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?&#. As speakers, we must provide value.

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."

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? 

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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.

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

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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. 

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.    I know. 

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. 

What’s your Laryngitis trying to tell you?

Kate's Voice

I did not have a cold, and it wasn’t clear to me how I had contracted laryngitis, but there was no doubt that my voice was gone. Years ago, I was performing a role in a show when I came down with a bad case of laryngitis. Since the show needed to go on and [.]. vocal health vocal power laryngitis postaweek2011

New York Times Employees To Walk Out – Huffpo

TJ Walker Interactive

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Storytelling advice from Akira Kurosawa

Presentation Zen

When I got my first book contract ten years ago, I wondered how I could finish the book in time. Writing is hard and can be lonely.

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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.

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

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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?

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The writing is also frequently contracted out. Google ads, banner ads, and landing pages : Coordinated by marketing, companies often contract out the writing of the short ads that appear on Google (and other search engines), banner ads that appear on websites, and the landing pages—the pages that readers are taken to when they click on ads.

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

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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. Literally.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

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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. Are you a member? Piece of cake. Will you sign the petition too? Now Ms.

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?

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Their old contract expired on August 31, and talks are under way. EITC Teacher Contracts School Funding/Budgets Are you a member? Mayor Michael Nutter and the city council remain at odds over his proposal for the city to borrow $50 million from capital markets and loan the proceeds to the district. Paper, for example. Nurses. Hite Jr.

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

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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. Are you a member? link] “Asked to give Gov.

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

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Sequestration Common Core School Violence Cyber Schools TFA Teacher Contracts School Funding/Budgets School Counselors Are you a member? Will you sign the petition too? Parents, teachers push for new Pa. Before I delve into Gates accounting, allow me to set the stage with a bit of CCSS background. link] Pittsburgh - Diane Ravitch. Monday.

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

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Governor Corbett Keystone Exams Teacher Contracts School Funding/Budgets Are you a member? Keystone State Education Coalition: Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 4, 2013 : PA One of Only Three States Without an Education Funding Formula – Join us in Harrisburg Sept. Pennsylvania does not. Pennsylvania does not. Corbett to go.

Governor Chris Christie: 8 Communication Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) was just named as the Keynote Speaker at the RNC Convention in a few weeks. What makes this speech effective?

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5 Tips on Presenting Like A Real Human

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Don’t Fear Contractions. “Good morning and welcome, ladies and gentlemen.&#. Pic Great Beyond. Open With A Story About Yourself.

Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Manner of Speaking

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. The scene takes place during one of the commercial.

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