Overcoming the Gross Out Factor

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Most of the hue and cry I read was about “the gross out factor”. Knowledge grosses people out. And we learn to outgrow, embrace, or at least accept all kinds of stuff that used to gross us out. Gross!

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They Went The Ph.D. Route - Now Grossing $20,000 To $25,000 Annually

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most adjuncts gross annually $20,000 to $25,000. Made by Brave New Films, "Professors in Poverty" captures the financial plight of adjunct professors. They went the Ph.D. route. Fell in love with teaching. But could only land contract adjunct positions.

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U.S. Growth Rate Picks Up to 2% – NYTimes

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Uncategorized "United States Economy" "Gross Domestic Product

2012 60

Glassdoor - Do Employee Observations Show Insight into Organization's Challenges?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There are the BigLaw firms still increasing their gross revenues (primarily through increasing fees billed clients). decline in gross revenue during the timeframe 2016-2017. Some assume that the legal sector has bifurcated.

2018 52

Through the Clients' Eyes - How Will Wachtell Lipton's Revenue Per Lawyer Play Out?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should the lawyers they contract work to be grossing so much money? Lawyers at Wachtell Lipton have something new to put on their resumes: Their law firm, according to AmLaw, had the highest revenue per lawyer among the top 100 firms in 2017. That says a message about lawyer productivity, right. As lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports in Abovethelaw , that revenue per lawyer was $3,135,000.    That may provide bragging rights for lawyers.

2018 40

Bloggingpro.com - Microsoft blocks access

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As of June, Upwork had upped its cut of the gross revenue action to 20% for all accounts under $500. Bloggingpro.com is on the list of a number of content-providers. Its jobs section is among the sites checked daily for possible fits with our skills.

How to Dress on Camera: Advice from Rachel Maddow

Green Room Speakers

Today on NPR's Fresh Air, Terri Gross interviewed Rachel Maddow , the popular MSNBC host of the Rachel Maddow show: About two thirds of the way through the interview, Terry Gross asks Maddow why she chooses to dress the way she does on TV. Maddow replies, "My idea about what I look like on television is essentially that I don't want you to not notice what I look like on television. I have this basic idea that what I am proud of.is

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Samantha Bee on presenting in a comfortable outfit

The Eloquent Woman

If you've ever found yourself on stage for a speaking gig, teetering in your uncomfortable high heels and an outfit you wouldn't normally wear, you'll find refreshing the advice of America's female late-night comedy host Samantha Bee.

2017 75

Women Who Don't Have Children - Hey, Wait A Minute, How Do You Define "Children"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Huffington Post , Dr. Gail Gross published an article on why women don't have children. For once, I'm not an outlier in my point of view. My comment received a lot of "likes."

2015 56

War for Talent - How That's Playing Out in Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Jones Day's gross revenue number is: $1,959,360,000. The  legal media story is the Milbank Bump. After it raised associate salaries - including entry level to $190k - journalists have been covering all angles.

2018 52

Ross Ulbricht, Rogue Lawyers & Silicon Valley Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He actually achieved operating outside any government's jurisdiction, peddling items ranging from drugs and firearms to forged passports and fake money, putting out hits on enemies and grossing annual revenue of about $1.2

2017 52

Trump's Remarks at Soap Opera - Fall-Out Is Real, Not Soap Opera

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among those may be Donald Trump's gross comments regarding women. In life as well as the professions of public relations and defense law, there are situations from which there are no comebacks. Those who place themselves in them or get caught in them are finished. And that's that.

2016 65

Upwork - Boosting Its Cut of the Action to 20%, for Small Assignments

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Traditionally, for providing that middleman role of bringing employers and freelancers together, it took 10% of the gross revenue. Upwork is among the digital platforms we on-demand-economy players turn to for assignments. Starting in June 2016, that will be increased to 20% of the first $500 billed on any one account. After than $500 is reached, then the fee falls back to 10%. That means, for example, that, say, we get an assignment for $200. Before we are paid, Upwork siphons off $40.

2016 43

Public Relations Industry (way) Ahead of Legal Sector In Recognizing Need for Change

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That would have only grossed him half his gross in law. In a top-down industry like the legal sector, change can only come from the leadership. At least, internally. What every business-minded player knows, though, is that change really comes from the marketplace.

2018 52

Connecticut - Taxes Driving Out Rich (and middle-class)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During 2015-2016, CT lost $6 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI).  In Connecticut, there is annual property tax on every auto you own. It's assessed according to the value of the car. So, if you buy a new one, for several years your tax will be high. Late in paying in?

2018 52

Rep. Scott Rigell (R) Of Virginia Actually Said Something Honest On The House Floor Monday Night

TJ Walker Interactive

Historically, we’ve been around 19 percent of expenses as a percent of our gross domestic product. “…I would say to my friends, who are Democrats, let’s consider this. Right now, we’re over 24.5 percent. This is putting America on a perilous course and I believe that it threatens our country in a fundamental way. “Now, [.]. Audio Government & Politics Politics democrats Republican Scott Rigell Virgina

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The Clio Healthcare Awards 2011: Inside Communications with Mike Bako

TJ Walker Interactive

gross national product. [.]. Karl Vontz joins Mike Bako to discuss this years Clio Healthcare awards. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009. Healthcare accounts for more than one-third of the U.S. Analysis blogging Body Language celebrities CEOs/Financial Video clio awards karl vontz mike bako

2011 40

Weinstein Culture of Silence - BigLaw Could Be Put "On Trial" (David Boies branding in play)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gross, Kleinhendler. A novel legal theory has been used in a complaint filed in New York yesterday against: Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein Co. Weinstein Co. board members  Miramax Film Corp, and. Others.

2017 52

Uber, Lyft - Cutting Prices, Angry Drivers (freelancers perceive sweatshop conditions)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But when they have to bill at a lower price they have to work longer hours to gross the same revenue. The on-demand-economy is not always sweet to its contract workers. Both ride-hailing services, Uber and Lyft, have cut pricing in myriad U.S. cities to increase demand.

2016 63

Brand Recovery: How is it doing?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 For example, law firm Quinn Emanuel which reconfigured itself as lean had double-digit gross revenue increases. After a good 2013 in terms of gross revenues and the acquisition of brandname clients, I had a slow January.

2014 56

"Retirement" - Term Fading from Financial, Cultural, and Social Use

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Likely it will gross between $50,000 and $75,000 annually. The emerging signature of the Baby Boomer generation is:  Never Retire.    Increasingly, how that 76 million born as the war to end all wars was wrapping up are pulling it off is through startups.

2018 52

Actress Margo Martindale on having a lower speaking voice

The Eloquent Woman

Host Terry Gross asks her to talk about her unusual vocalizing skills. From the transcript : GROSS: I think one of your great tools is your voice. GROSS: Why does it get in your way sometimes?

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Giving a keynote when you've just had bad news

The Eloquent Woman

GROSS: About breast cancer, no doubt. GROSS: Your life.

The Donald & The "P" Word - Youth Smirked

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Many of their male sexual partners perceive that kind of hair as "gross." The world knows that The Donald referred to the female private parts as "p y." " And, the youth among them probably just smirked. By using that term, Donald Trump sounded old.

2017 52

Looks Always Marketable Asset - SeekingArrangement.com Provides Platform for Those Transactions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And annual gross earnings of about $250,000. The digital platform bringing Sugar Daddies (and Momas) and Sugar Babies together is SeekingArrangement.com. The arrangement is open-ended.

Upwork & Other Outsourcing Digital Platforms - Tarnished brands, if Donald Trump wins?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 The site charges freelancers 10 percent of the gross revenue for its services. Those who lost jobs or had their wages lowered because of outsourcing could get Donald Trump elected. If he makes it to the White House brands associated with outsourcing could become tarnished. One of those brands is Upwork. It's a digital platform enabling American organizations and individuals to search for labor around the world. Their

2016 43

Tina Fey: Need to jump into a conversation? Use improv skills, not apologies

The Eloquent Woman

NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed Tina Fey last week about her new memoir, Bossypants, and the discussion turned to how women speak and interject--or don't--in their everyday interactions. Gross brought up the topic, noting: you describe some of the rules of improv.

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How much can you earn as a freelance writer?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Of course, if you write more articles or longer articles, or earn more per word, then your gross incomes goes up. Also, from your annual gross income, you deduct taxes, pension-plan contributions, and business expenses. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines.

2016 57

"Thank You" - Universal Term to Bypass Rage Response

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That sucks off 10% of the gross revenue a journalist will receive. An editor in chief proposed to me the "opportunity" to do a complex article involving legal services. For peanuts in compensation.

keeping your cool

The Eloquent Woman

She’s awesome at cocktail parties, she’s great at public speaking,’ ” Professor Gross said. Today's New York Times looks into the psychology behind seemingly cool customers --those who stay calm under tense circumstances like, oh, public speaking , for example.

2008 52

Big Star? Well prove it, otherwise you get a pay cut

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  His last film "Knight and Day" only grossed about $74 million. We all knew that The Tom Cruise show was getting long in the tooth.    Now we know that Hollywood also knows that.    NEW YORK Magazine reports on the pay cut Cruise has accepted.    He had to.      He can't prove - and that proof is now being demanded of all performers - that he's still a big star. 

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Virtual Eating Professional Services Firms Tethered to Offices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The firm it spun off from - FisherBroyles - predicts, in 2018, it will be listed in the Am Law 200, based on its annual gross revenue growth. Culhane Meadows is what should keep BigLaw partners up at night.

2017 52

Want to boost conference attendance? Add women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

McKinsey calculated that Canada alone could boost its gross domestic product by $150 billion by 2026 if gender equity were promoted across the board.

2017 76

Trumpism - Will It Be Death of Advertising

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is more gross revenue in that than my creating content for clients. Right now and throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has an amazing track record in earned media. 

Comfort and Kofi Boateng: Meme For Campaign 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Together they were grossing about $110,000 from work. Campaign 2016 has already begun for the GOP. Promoting their platforms and badmouthing track records of opponents, players like Donald Trump are testing the waters.

2015 56

Is 2016 your public speaking "year of yes?" Advice from Shonda Rhimes

The Eloquent Woman

Interviewer Terry Gross explored what she'd been saying "no" to, and public speaking is right on the list: GROSS: Your book is about your year of saying yes because your sister told you that you don't say yes to things. GROSS: Was it because you were too busy or too uncomfortable?

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Speaking Lesson from Elmo

Green Room Speakers

Listen to this NPR interview with Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo: About six minutes into the interview, Terry Gross asks Elmo what he has to do to remain invisible, especially when kids come into the studio. He responds: "They really don't look at me when they see Elmo. They run to Elmo because it's a friend of theirs that they've been talking to and communicating with and singing with for so many years. We've found that the delusion is not broken by seeing us puppeteers.

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English Majors - Research Blows Up Myth We Don't Earn Much Over Our Lifetimes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Within seven months the gross earnings were about 25% higher than my former corporate ones. English majors don't necessarily finish last in lifetime earnings. Actually those earnings can total nearly as much or even more than majors in business and STEM fields.

2017 52

Calmness -- innate or learned?

Speak Schmeak

She's awesome at cocktail parties, she's great at public speaking,'" Professor Gross said. According to a New York Times article , calmness in the face of stressful situations is linked to neuroticism levels and emotional regulation.

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Economically Confident Senior Citizens, But Not Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Through my communications boutique I gross about half what I had been before I was over-60. According to the way The Conference Board measures things, we senior citizens are more optimistic about the economy. Here are the details from The Wall Street Journal.