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!). *

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Podcast: Speaker Contracts and Agreements | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.   For a contract job in sales I had to complete online multiple forms about background details.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

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. 

How to Manage Your Time Effectively During Your Next Presentation

SketchBubble

You may not have realized it, but when you agree to speak at a conference or other industry event, you have essentially signed a contract with your audience.

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.

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."

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.

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?&#.

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.

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.

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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.   careers Selling

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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.  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. 

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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Taking a blog and social media hiatus for June 2017

The Eloquent Woman

This post isn't about expanding that universe, but about letting it contract a tad. I'm waist-deep when it comes to the river of blogging and social media, with three blogs, the two oldest blogs turning 12 and 10 years old this year. That's a lot of blogging, and that's not all.

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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. Akira Kurosawa was one of the masters of cinema.

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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. 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”

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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? Common Core Security Governor Corbett Charter Schools Cyber Schools Teacher Contracts Art and Music Programs

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. The writing is often contracted out to an advertising agency. Since some ad agencies contract out writing, who might they contract it to?

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. Common Core Privatization Keystone Exams Teacher Performance Teacher Contracts Teacher Strikes School Funding/Budgets

Uber - Another Stunner

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its argument had been that, when hired, Levandowski has signed a contract agreeing to arbitration for any work dispute. It seems almost everything about Uber is off-center.

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. 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.

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

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