Tue.Sep 10, 2019

5 Keys to Scaling Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Getting your speaking business off the ground is one thing. You’ve worked hard to pick your lane and develop systems for getting booked—it likely hasn’t been easy. But the reality of scaling your speaking business is that what got you to your first $100K is NOT going to get you to $500K or beyond.

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Growth v. Profit Not Cutting It with Uber Investors - End of Gig Business Model Could Come with California AB-5

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As with WeWork, Uber investors are rising up.    For years, investors had bought into startups' pursuit of growth, at the expense of profit. After all, Jeff Bezos pulled that off at Amazon. That was then. Twice WeWork has dropped the valuation for its IPO.

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Target or Sexual Predator? The Lawsuit "Britney Taylor v. Antonio Brown"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Star athletes are warned all the time that they are the kinds of deep pockets with big brands to protect who are targets for lawsuits and more. In addition, there is the team's reputation which could be put in play by a scandal. 

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Fallout from Lawsuits - Latest Development in "JaneDoe1 et al. v. Morrison & Foerster"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nicknamed the "Mommy Track" lawsuit, "JaneDoe1, et al. Morrison & Foerster" has been high profile from the get-go. The plaintiffs for this class action contend discrimination against pregnant lawyers and lawyers who are mothers.

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To Be or Not to Be an English Major - That's for iGens/Their Parents, Not in Regret Box for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Majoring in English is taking it on the chin. William McGurn discusses that in The Wall Street Journal.    Alert parents and their college-age children have to factor in all the numbers against investing in an English major.

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Ghosts: Raj Rajaratnam, Rajat Gupta, Steve Cohen, Preet Baharara

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Baharara was having the best of times. He had pulled in a conviction for insider trading for head of the Galleon Group Raj Rajaratnam.

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Enjoying Yourself - Not Here, You Don't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Famous artist  David Hockney  is fleeing his life in Los Angeles and relocating to Normandy, France. His beef is that in the U.S. pleasure is verboten. He wants, for example, to be able to enjoy a cigarette in a restaurant when dining. 

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