U of Wisconsin at Stevens Point - It Can Ditch English Major, But Can It Guarantee Employability?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sliding scale fees. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is part of the state's 11-campus system. So, no, it's not a small liberal arts college in some rural area struggling to survive. Therefore, what it decides to do about what majors it will offer could have significant reach in higher education.

Want to be D.C. Power Player? - You Could Wind Up Bankrupt from Legal Fees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There's no guarantee where it will lead. Power is what Inside the Beltway is all about. Currently, the batch of conservative players, including former ones such as Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn, also had the wealth to go with that. However, in the Mueller investigation they could lose not only any access to future political power. They could wind up bankrupt or close to that, reports the Daily Beast.

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Alan Weiss the Million Dollar Consultant: Increase and Protect Fees

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Consulting Tips from the Million Dollar Consultant: Forty Methods to Increase and/or Protect Fees By  Alan Weiss  PhD and partner with Patricia Fripp in The Odd Couple Marketing Seminar. Fees remain a topic of unending interest according to my mail, so here is a compilation of tips and ideas. 2.Base fees on value, not on task. Fees are cumulative, not situational. 7.Never voluntarily offer options to reduce fees.

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Comfort Zone - So Pre-Bear Market

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somehow the notion was floating around out there that retirement was guaranteed.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Already in a bear market, the Dow opened today even more down. The last time I checked it had lost another almost 1700 points. 

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4 Tips to Succeed Speaking in 2017

Succeed Speaking

Have absolute confidence in the fee you’re asking for. The problem is, many of them don’t really believe they’re worth a higher fee. So then you can “own” that higher fee that you want to start quoting. How many of those 1200 do you need to say yes, at the fee you want to earn, to hit your goals for 2017? And like everything in life, nothing is guaranteed.

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Higher Education - COVID-19 Accelerates the Disruption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For the 2019 - 2020 academic year, Harvard College bills tuition at $47,730, the student service fee at $2,989, and the student activity fee at $200. Those also might not have terms and conditions or language referring to the guarantee of in-person education. " … do institutions of higher learning technically owe their students a so-called life experience? A wave of litigation sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic press the question." 

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9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Rick is one of the classiest guys in the business and backs up his event with this guarantee: If you feel that you haven’t received value worth many times your registration fee, just ask him for a full refund after the first day. Have you been thinking about writing a book — for years — but just can’t seem to make it happen? Are you writing a book right now and wondering how to get it published?

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Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

The Speaker Point

He openly shares how much money he makes per year, and how much of that comes from book royalties and speaking fees. (He He gets paid around 5k per talk, makes 100k a year, with 60% coming from speaking fees, and 40% from book royalties).

Glassdoor - According to Its Criteria I Wasn't Competitor to Your Edge for Success, Reinstated My Assesment of Interview

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Incidentally, those 15 hours were not guaranteed either. In addition, for editing a set of resume/cover letter the set project fee was $55. Let's cut to the chase: Yes, it's worth the agita, time, and loss of a night's sleep to push back - on whatever.    Especially if the 1st amendment might be involved.    My  whatever started with a half-hour phone interview with the owner of Your Edge For Success (YES) Katherine Metres Akbar.

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How to Advance in the Career Ladder by Eliminating what Holds You Back

SlideModel

While those mentioned above can help you in your career, it does not guarantee a highly paid job with good perks. Some job portals take a subscription fee for highlighting your profile before potential employers.

Madame Clairevoyant - She's a Free Read on New York Magazine, But Think Hard Before You Pony Up Money for Psychics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead they wanted the guarantee that their lives would return to "normal."  Sliding scale fees. Here are Madame Clairevoyant's predictions for this week. No surprise, her column has been popular on New York Magazine.

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The Unique Freedom of Aging Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The traditional formulas for success aren't guaranteeing anything, at least not for long. Sliding scale fees. The ferocious drive, which often can be an obstacle to success, tends to die down as we professionals age. In itself that could be one factor creating late bloomers. We're more detached. That might be thought of as "freedom." 

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Payment vs. exposure, part 2

Speak Schmeak

Regardless of the organizer's confidence about the attendees, there is no guarantee that any business will result from this event. There is no guarantee that the audience is actually my target market or that as many people will show up as promised. And there is no guarantee that anyone will even sign up on my mailing list. Of course, there's never a guarantee on these things, but if you're a professional speaker you can at least count on a check at the end.

Theranos - Will David Taylor Oversee Bankruptcy Process, Restructuring?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Whatever he does, Taylor has already created a resume that will likely guarantee him a partner position in BigLaw.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Ever since The Wall Street Journal broke the story that Theranos' breakthrough technology might not be all that it was touted to be, the story of the startup has been hot.

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9 Tips for Publishing Success — Expert Advice from Author 101 University

Succeed Speaking

Rick is one of the classiest guys in the business and backs up his event with this guarantee: If you feel that you haven’t received value worth many times your registration fee, just ask him for a full refund after the first day. Have you been thinking about writing a book — for years — but just can’t seem to make it happen? Are you writing a book right now and wondering how to get it published?

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How the Professionals Make Money

The Speaker Point

Is it through speaking fees from engagements? Someone like Scott Berkun , author of Confessions of a Public Speaker, makes an average of 5k per lecture, with 60% of his total income(about 60k a year) coming from speaking fees, and roughly 40% (about 40k) from book royalties from his 3 successful books. The very bottom line Professional speakers compliment their income through products, workshops, book sales, speaking fees and individual coaching or consulting.

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". self-publishing is the new business card," James Altucher, TECH CRUNCH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 Probably the most important thing he says is that the line has blurred between having one's book produced by a publishing house and self-published by a fee-for-service publisher.  However, self-publishing firms do frequently provide services for an added fee, ranging from copy editing to proofreading.    Guarantee.  With self-publishing there's the guarantee that there will be a book.

Making a Good Living in COVID-19 Times: Lawyers, Academics, and All Other Professionals Have to Let Go of Protecting Sunk Costs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" What they didn't get  back in 2008 -2009 and they don't get now is this: They are not the first generation whose academic education didn't guarantee employment security.   For individual coaching – sliding scale fees.

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Austerity Bumps Up Against Branding: Law Firm Hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law firms, given their high fee structure, has to be skilled in how they position and package every move. Also, it is not unusual for brandname lateral talent to require guaranteed compensation and have that locked in for a number of years.

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Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

The Speaker Point

No-Fee to $1,500 Who are your favorite speakers to watch and why? blog comments powered by Disqus Subscribe to The Speaker Point Its guaranteed to make you smarter! April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Speaker Profile: Seth Braun April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments Who are you? Seth Braun What do you do?

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Want to Do a FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early)? Stop Eating Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's almost a guaranteed feel-good. " That is, I wanted to be in the financial position that I could choose what work I wanted to do, for what kinds of clients, and at what fee I was willing to accept. You will get push-back on this one. People enjoy eating out with other people. Rarely can that particular social situation go wrong. So, when you inform your networks you no longer are eating out they will inform you that is  not good for you. 

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Payment vs. exposure, part 2

Speak Schmeak

Regardless of the organizer's confidence about the attendees, there is no guarantee that any business will result from this event. There is no guarantee that the audience is actually my target market or that as many people will show up as promised. And there is no guarantee that anyone will even sign up on my mailing list. Of course, there's never a guarantee on these things, but if you're a professional speaker you can at least count on a check at the end.

From Our Childhood, Nancy Sinatra Sr. - Fear We Too Might Live to 101

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After having endured The Great Depression they enjoyed settling into a brief time in their lives in which they have guaranteed income, didn't have to lose sleep over what happened on the job, and took full advantage of senior discounts.      For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The Sinatra phenomenon pulled in the Silent and Baby Boomer Generations. That might have been the one thing which bridged the generation gap.

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Walmart: Not Employer of Future for iGen, or the Over-40

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, there is a sliding scale fee schedule. The model guarantees that those without work or with low-paying work can still have the money to consume products and services. Sliding scale fees. Traditionally, the first "real" job for young people was in retail, part-time. Way back when it could right out of Norman Rockwell: That is, making sundaes at the drug store soda fountain. Or, more recently, checking out groceries at a supermarket. 

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You Thought You Were So Smart Relocating to Tucson, AZ - Financial Joke on You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the other hand, there are no guarantees of putting a ceiling on expenses through home ownership. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. Tucson, Arizona used to be  the affordable and desirable place to relocate for retirement and various versions of downsizing expenses. Back in April 2014, a large, that is 440 square foot, studio apartment at Tucson's Vista Montana complex went for $400 a month. But that bargain was short-lived.

M.B.A. - Brand in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

is no longer the guaranteed ticket to high-level professional success.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Everyone (at least the pragmatic kind) agrees: The basic BA/BS is necessary for a shot at sustained decent-paying employment over a lifetime. Yeah, the kid has to go to college.

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Glassdoor Banged Me in the Butt

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Had I continued with that hiring process I would have had to:  Submit to what I perceived to be a time-consuming test (that would be for 15 hours a week, the hours not guaranteed. The fee for service was $55 for editing a set of a resume/cover letter - not easy work). Glassdoor has become the default for assessing how employers manage the workforce, ranging from hiring interviews to culture. But itself may require some reviewing.

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It's just emotion

Speak Schmeak

On the other hand, her emotion can easily be felt by anyone who listens to her animated discussion about her topic, and I guarantee that the audience won't notice her nervousness or her hand gestures, because they'll be making an emotional connection with her. Bad customer service, clueless drivers, late fees on invoices? Download audio here.

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It's just emotion

Speak Schmeak

On the other hand, her emotion can easily be felt by anyone who listens to her animated discussion about her topic, and I guarantee that the audience won't notice her nervousness or her hand gestures, because they'll be making an emotional connection with her. Bad customer service, clueless drivers, late fees on invoices? Download audio here.

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The Gig Economy - Figuring Out the Plays

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also, of course, being an employee can bring benefits such an employer contribution to the cost of medical insurance, guaranteed employment at least as long as the job lasts, a retirement plan, paid time off, and outplacement when there's a reduction in force.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. "Vega v. Postmates" has been a closely watched case in the growth of what has been called the "gig economy."

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Witch Brew

Humor Power

If you can swallow the entire cauldron, Newt, I guarantee the primary voters will swallow anything. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Visit cartoonist Dan Rosandich who has an extensive and in-depth archive of categorized cartoons and cartoon pictures available for licensing at negotiable fees. Here are the results of the March Cartoon Caption Contest–Witch Brew. The top lines were selected by our panel of ten judges (speakers and improv players).

Freelance Writing: Pay to Play [it's worth it]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The yearly fee for American Independent Writers is $125.    With the latter, though, we have access to the help-wanted ads, including responding to them, without needing to pay the membership fee of about $50. "I was in Washington D.C. this past weekend and the freelancers like you who are based there pay to join organizations like the American Independent Writers.    They're getting plenty of assignments. 

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May Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

I’m gonna’ get a part on Jersey Shores. – Whaddya mean I gotta have good grades to get into clown college? – Grade School should come with a money-back guarantee. – I knew it wasn’t a good idea to go to the same school as you, Mom. – This report will be very damaging to my father’s self esteem. – We have an issue.

Andrew Altenburg - Getting Him Back to Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is no guarantee that the work will be there.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The documentary - "Aging Out" - by Huffington Post presents the soul-wrenching plight of Andrew Altenburg. Beyond young adulthood but, at 53, too young for government entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare, he is mired in financial difficulties. That's because he has been unemployed for a long period,  despite his persistent job-hunting.

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

” Visit cartoonist Dan Rosandich who has an extensive and in-depth archive of categorized cartoons and cartoon pictures available for licensing at negotiable fees. It’s time for the results of our July Cartoon Caption Contest. We feature the artwork of professional cartoonist Dan Rosandich. The top lines were selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

Cartoon Caption Contest Results — Blinders

Humor Power

Visit cartoonist Dan Rosandich who has an extensive and in depth archive of categorized cartoons and cartoon pictures available for licensing at negotiable fees. It’s time for the top captions in our July Cartoon Caption Contest featuring the artwork of Dan Rosandich. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months).

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Legal Nightmare - Eliminating the Legal Services Corporation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That function is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Its cost is covered by the fee already paid to have the court hear the case. Pop culture has made us familiar with public defenders. On television crime shows they parachute in to assist the low- or no-income with criminal defenses. Few, though, know about the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Started in 1974, it assists the poor with civil legal matters. Those range from preventing foreclosures to end of life issues.

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Ben Casnocha: The Blog: So You Want to Get on the Speaking Circuit.

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

In return for it all they take 15-25% commission off the speakers gross fee. (As Unlike literary agents (with whom you have a high likelihood of selling a book) with a speaking agent theres no guarantee youll be booked for anything. In return for it all they take 15-25% commission off the speakers gross fee. (As Unlike literary agents (with whom you have a high likelihood of selling a book) with a speaking agent theres no guarantee youll be booked for anything.

BIGBOARD: Are BBC PowerPoint-style news reports going from bad to worse?

Max Atkinson

But pictorial material on its own is no guarantee of success and can sometimes be just as distracting as slides made up of words and sentences as, for example, when the visuals don't illustrate or exemplify a point that's being made. At a time when the BBC is also having to prune its budget, here's a chance for them to save millions of pounds worth of licence fees a year - with the added bonus of making their news output easier to follow and less distracting than they are at present.

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Another look at 7 reasons I want you to talk more, speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I guarantee we'll both get more out of the experience. And if you subscribe to Step Up Your Speaking, the free monthly email newsletter from The Eloquent Woman, you'll get 25% off the workshop registration fee. (Editor's note: Today, I'm concluding a strategy retreat for my team so we can bring you more new products, services and information like this classic post, part of my plucked-from-the-vault series this week.

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When Applause Just Isn't Enough: How To Get More Clients From Giving Speeches

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

They either resign themselves to speak only to develop credibility or use the "speaking cant generate clients" argument to demand speaking fees (which they cant get for the reasons listed below). Program planners are depending more and more on experts who are willing to waive any speaking fees. Another reality check: a qualified audience doesnt guarantee sales. Example: A low fee, one-time only coaching or consulting session.

Six straightforward speeches then facing up to a problematic presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

That is never guaranteed and the best policy is to deliver the best talk you can on the day. The fee was a little higher than usual for this sort of engagement and, noting just how many branches this organisation has within easy travelling distance of my home town, it seemed that a quite a large new market was opening up for me, especially with repeat bookings. Ringwood Tuesday Club.

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Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

Head toward the “A” list and the sky’s the limit, but skilled manipulators can even get pretty well-known people to attend seminar events for fees way less than $10,000.00. In addition to the ridiculous entry price they even have the nerve to charge you a large monthly fee to maintain the garbage dump they helped you create. A stock market speaker virtually guaranteeing 30% returns. … Your guarantee started the day you bought.

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