Gig Economy - You Bet, Pareto Principle Applies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The stereotype of the gig economy is that contract workers grab whatever assignments they can. Unfortunately, for those gig economy participants who believe that there's little opportunity. Translated into gig economy concepts that means: Choose assignments wisely.

Gig 52

Selling Secrets for Booking More Gigs with David Avrin

Speaker Launcher

The post Selling Secrets for Booking More Gigs with David Avrin appeared first on Jane Atkinson. David Avrin will share some of his secrets about the systems and processes needed to book more speaking gigs. . Today David will share his step by step procedure to help you connect with the right people to book the gig! . The Wealthy Speaker Podcast book more gigs Book More Speaking Gigs David Avrin Jane Atkinson speaking business

Gig 44

The Gig Economy - Figuring Out the Plays

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Postmates" has been a closely watched case in the growth of what has been called the "gig economy." Many companies which use the gig economy business model contend workers like it since they have the option to work when they want as much or as little as they want.

Gig 52

Ghosting - Happening in Gig Economy, Also

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, ghosting has also become more common in the gig economy. As part of the application for a 20-hour content gig for retirement planning the prospective employer informed him that the good news was that he had made the first cut. So has the gig economy one. Liberal media outlets have gleefully covered an emerging stick-it-to-employers phenomenon. That's  ghosting.    The employer arranges an interview or even sets a start-to-work date.

Gig 40

Charity Gig Invite - Craig and Lois (1 night only)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Charity Gig! - Tags: Events Toastmasters charity gig john whiffen tuesday's child Hi Friends. You have been asking us when we are going to play next, so now you have an answer, next month! I hope that you will be able to join us (more details below the advert). Craig.

Gig 130

tuesday’s child perform charity gig

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Lois and Craig Strachan will be reviving their band tuesday’s child to perform a once-off gig to raise funds for The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. Tags: Toastmasters charity gig music tuesday's child FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Craig Strachan. Company Name: The John Whiffen Golden City Memorial Trust. Phone Number: 082 789 3899. FAX Number: 021 788 3884. Email Address: craig@johnwhiffen.co.za. Website URL: www.johnwhiffen.co.za.

Gig 100

Not on the Grid Yet - Global Power of Gig-Economy Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That union - Independent Workers Union of Great Britain- is the advocate of gig workers. This protection from unionization is a development gig workers around the world should research. However, unions could begin to scale again in the gig economy.

2018 52

To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing?

Speaker Launcher

A week or so ago I asked this question on Facebook about getting new speaking gigs: If you weren’t getting the bookings that you wanted, would you a) work on the speech or b) work on the marketing? The post To Get More Speaking Gigs Do You Fix the Speech or Marketing? Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy building your speech Epic Keynote getting more gigs improving your speech

Gig 45

Evolving Employer-Labor Relationship - Gig Economy on Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their class action lawsuits seek to be defined legally as "employees," not "gig economy players." Each time Postmates does that it bills the gig economy workers 15-cents.  Happy gig workers, except when being stiffed.

Gig 52

Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S.   Gig Work & Its Discontents.   Those motivate gig workers to engage in class action litigation to be legally labeled as "employee." Gig Economy Downside of Not Getting Paid.

Gig 52

"Lawson v. GrubHub" - $586.56 Lawsuit Could Bring Down Gig Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a contract worker or "gig economy" player is becoming as standard as the traditional full-time job with benefits used to be.    But, again, the legalities of the gig economy are being challenged in court.

Gig 52

12 ways to evaluate speaking gigs for gender bias

The Eloquent Woman

We''ll be talking about how women can get more speaking gigs and how they can better evaluate and seek offers to speak in my new workshop, Be The Eloquent Woman. But the reluctance was clear in the invitation, and eventually, her gig didn''t materialize.

2014 102

The Gig Economy - Avoiding getting stiffed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In business today, there is no one best answer. The volatility of the global economy, driven by tech, makes conventional wisdom about operating our business totally 20th century. So, we have to figure out on our own our smartest options when the client seems to have a cash-flow problem.

Gig 56

Gig Economy Workers/Families Between Jobs - Bypassing High Cost of Traditional Health Insurance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being without health insurance which isn't partially financed by employer contribution is one reason more don't opt for gig work or open their own businesses. Any change made in employment status brings up the literal life-and-death issue: What about health insurance?

2018 52

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs. https://www.bigmarker.com/PauLima/how-to-find-corporate-writing-gigs#. . For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. More information and to register: https://www.bigmarker.com/PauLima/how-to-find-corporate-writing-gigs#. Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT). .

2014 62

The Gig Economy Hack - Of Course, There Are Tradeoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The buzz-worthy example of this is the gig economy hack. Not everyone can navigate the gig economy. Disruption in itself is neither good nor bad. It just is. What matters is how we leverage it to our economic advantage. 

Gig 52

Why did you say yes to this speaking gig? Why the coach needs to know

The Eloquent Woman

I had just one hour by phone to coach this speaker, an academic professor, for a five-minute pitch to be delivered in a public competition for extra grant funding. We could have started anywhere: With my notes on her slides, questions about delivery and timing, the actual content.

2017 72

33,000 U.S. Jobs Lost in September - Gig Economy Players Have More Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For gig economy players, we have more control over whether we work, at what, when, where, and for how much.    Mindset: Gig work is no better and no worse than traditional full time work. Obviously, the job situation in the U.S. is volatile.

2017 52

Give a gig, get a gig

Speaker Launcher

Sam Silverstein gave us one during a recent edition of NSA’s Voices of Experience when he talked about a colleague of his dropping a gig in his lap. That said, if you are a recipient of a gig, I hope you will in turn, give a gig. Give a gig, get a gig.

Gig 52

How to find ‘corporate’ freelance writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But when it comes to landing ‘corporate’ (business or non-profit) writing gigs, it’s a whole other matter… Why is it that many of us find sales and marketing difficult to do? If you want to write for newspapers and magazines, the query letter is the best way to get started (see video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCt1I20Bdyc v=uCt1I20Bdyc ).

Gig 43

When you're tempted to turn down a speaking gig: For women

The Eloquent Woman

But there''s a shared situation here: Whether it''s distance or perceived qualifications, the calendar or child care, the press of other business at home and work, perceived good manners or impostor syndrome , some of us are turning down speaking gigs perhaps too quickly.

2013 99

How Does He Get So Many Speaking Gigs?

Great Public Speaking

Now I only accept the best a speaking gigs. Now the ball is in your court go out and book those gigs! Are you still looking for ways to grow as a professional speaker? I have a tip for you: SELL YOUR KNOWLEDGE! This is my overriding principle that came from years of hard knocks trying to get people to hire me to speak. I get more speaking engagements than I ever had before. I made a change that had a positive effect on my career.

2014 57

"So you liked my talk? Now what?" 8 ways to make the most of a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

To make the most of each speaking gig and get better invitations to speak in the future, here are the steps you should take after your speech or presentation is over: Look at and share the video: You don''t have to like it. You killed that keynote, iced the Ignite!

2014 103

The Secret to Making Your Way to the Decision Makers Short List and Getting the Gig

Speaker Launcher

If you want to book the gig, you need to make it to the decision maker's short list. Here's how: The post The Secret to Making Your Way to the Decision Makers Short List and Getting the Gig appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2 Webinars – Writing Query Letters & Finding Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs.

2014 51

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren - Patron Saint of the Gig Economy (along with Kathryn Rubino of Abovethelaw)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator Elizabeth Warren who is anointed the Patron Saint of the gig worker, like myself. She shared with other gig lawyers tips for financial  and emotional well being on Abovethelaw. It could be U.S.

2016 56

Wages Up 0.3% - That's what we in gig economy focus on

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But we in the gig economy are not focused on what's happening in the traditional job market. That means that if the project is billed at $100, we gig workers will only see $80 of that. No surprise, the growth in new job creation has fallen off in April. It was 160,000.

2016 56

Gig Economy Workers - 4 Tips on How to Get Work, Get Paid in Souring World Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, what should gig economy workers do to both empower us to keep getting assignments and to protect ourselves from getting stiffed. The year 2016 has been called The Time of Don't Know.

2016 56

The speaking gig from hell

Speaker Confessions

It’s a great story of what he calls a hell gig. As research for the book, I’ve been collecting stories of things going wrong. From hecklers, to equipment failures, to tough crowds. Today I’ve heard one of the best stories of things going wrong.

Gig 43

Do you turn down speaking gigs because you're not "the expert?"

The Eloquent Woman

I was exploring the suggestion I've heard that qualified women speakers refer invitations on to men or otherwise turn down speaking gigs they might have taken. I've often turned down speaking opportunities because I didn't believe I was enough of a subject matter expert to "wow" the audience, only to see a man with much less expertise take the same gig. In the recent post Do you talk yourself out of speaking--or say yes to opportunity?

Gig 67

7 times you should turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

It might seem counterproductive to turn down speaking requests--after all, they give you a chance to promote yourself, your cause, your company or your career. But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright.

Gig 81

From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

It might seem counterproductive to turn down speaking requests--after all, they give you a chance to promote yourself, your cause, your company or your career. But in these cases, I'd advise you to at least take a second look or turn down the opportunity outright.

Gig 90

For Wednesday: Step Up Your Speaking newsletter helps you get that gig

The Eloquent Woman

Trying to get that gig? Our theme this month is "get that gig," and this issues is packed with the steps, tactics, questions to ask, and promotional methods you need to secure a speaking engagement.

Gig 65

Katie Couric: GAWKER offers her blogging gig

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Depending on what circles you travel in, blogging at a brandname site such as GAWKER might carry more influence than a television job.    It positions you as youthful.  The pay, of course, isn't so hot.    And the site owners, fanatic about page views, are known to be demanding. Katie Couric will have to weigh those tradeoffs.    Tonight is her last on CBS.    Then she is between jobs. 

Gig 40

4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post 4 Marketing Essentials to Ensure Your Positioning Isn’t Costing You Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. I have clients who are successful not because of their marketing, but in spite of it. The crazy thing is that even though they are positioning themselves as speakers rather than experts, and they lack a strong promise statement on their website (which is cluttered and unclear) they still get business. Guess what. They are […].

2016 40

What can video do to help you get that speaking gig? An organizer's tips

The Eloquent Woman

(Editor's note: Sarah Milstein, co-author of The Twitter Book and general manager of the Web 2.0 Expo, is a reader of this blog who has prompted some of our most-read and useful posts. Over a recent lunch, I urged her to share why she uses videos to choose her program speakers.

Gig 78

The networked speaker: 10 ways to make the most of your next gig

The Eloquent Woman

Here's how to become a networked speaker who makes the most of each presentation gig: Business cards are a must--but your regular cards may not be just right. (Editor's note: This appeared earlier this week on my don't get caught blog, but it has obvious utility for Eloquent Woman readers.)

Gig 70

Speaking is a Numbers Game: 4 Tips to Boost Your Business and Get More Gigs

Speaker Launcher

The post Speaking is a Numbers Game: 4 Tips to Boost Your Business and Get More Gigs appeared first on Jane Atkinson. It’s true. Speaking is a numbers game. Think of it as a farmers field, you plant seeds, throw on some fertilizer (build the relationship) and after a period of time and enough seeds planted… Voila! You have a harvest. My client, Kindra Hall, understood this right out of the gate when she entered the speaking […].

2015 40

Secure More Repeat Business with These 4 Useful Tips

Speaker Launcher

Moreover, a multi-gig engagement, or repeat business from a client who books […]. Most Recent Post Speaker Marketing Speaking Business Strategy book more gigs business strategies how to book repeat business repeat business repeat speaking gigs speaking strategiesHopefully, as we enter the new year, you are evaluating new ways to find more speaking business.

2016 40

Conducted mini-seminar on finding corporate writing gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

This one was on finding corporate writing and editing gigs. Conducted another mini-seminar for several freelancers today. The writers worked together to book the date with me, find a suitable location, and to split the seminar fee. We did some serious work and even managed to have a few laughs. Of course we [.].

Gig 40

Want Gig in TV? Be a President's Daughter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After already proving herself as an author, she now takes on a gig as a correspondent on NBC's "Today."  Like Prince Hal from Shakespeare's history plays, Jenna Bush Hager grows up - and takes over.  "  Her beat will be education.    Every month she'll contribute a story on that.    Meanwhile she will also be a reading coordinator at a school.

Gig 40

How to develop a paid public speaking career – III: Where do you find gigs?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  As you’re making nice with the bureaus and creating demand (a strong platform) through social media and other methods, you’ll also want to explore a third way to get speaking gigs:  your existing network.    Next time I’ll talk more about each of these sources of gigs, and about what marketing materials you need to be ready to conquer the speaking world when it does come calling. 

Sent out my vacation notices; have two new gigs.

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I wasn’t looking for work, honest! That is why I delayed sending out my vacation notice until two weeks before my holidays began. I confess, there have been times when I’ve given clients, and past clients, four or five weeks notice. I’ve done that because I was looking for a little more work before heading [.].

Gig 40