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Ten Common Mistakes When Hiring a Keynote Speaker

Manner of Speaking

Paul has identified ten common mistakes that people make when hiring keynote speakers. Hiring an entertaining after-dinner speaker to give a mid-morning keynote address might not be a great fit. Hiring an egocentric speaker. Hiring the cheapest speaker.

Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday. I have to say, it was really hard to make my lettering look as bad as his, and it doesn't.

The #1 thing employers want most in a new hire

PowerPoint Tips

Are presentation skills important to employers? Sometimes I think that employers speak out of two sides of their mouths. On one hand, they seem to let their employees give awful presentations without negative consequences. How can there be negative consequences when everyone is doing it?)

How to hire a freelance Annual Report writer

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There are a number of things to look for when hiring a freelance writer for any project. For a once-a-year event like an Annual Report the stakes are even higher.

Getting Hired to Speak: What's Their Why?

Speak and Deliver

But what happens when you actually get to the stage of convincing them to hire you? If you don't provide a good enough answer to this question, not only will you not get hired, you might actually create negative word of mouth about yourself.

Influence: Before hiring lobbyists, check their Klout, PROskore numbers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Of course, it will come to it that before we're hired as an influential, even to create content like I do instead of directly lobbying, the powers-that-be will check both our Klout and PROSkore scores.  That once elusive attribute - influence - now has become quantifiable. 

Roger Ailes: Should he hire Don Draper from "Mad Men?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media genius Roger Ailes had a high profile week.    Given that the empire he built - Fox News - is so successful, of course the media covered every bit and piece.    Those ranged from ferreting out the mole Joe Muto to doing a smackdown on Newt Gingrich.

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Mark Cuban Hints at Hiring Charlie Sheen For HDnet TV Network.

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Twitter hires Edelman to educate users

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise Twitter's Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo has hired public relations agency Edelman to educate, as a start, the U.S. Twitter is a complex digital tool.    That's why whole books are written about its capabilities. 

Uber Doing a 21st Century Fox: Hiring Law Firm to Investigate Alleged Sexual Harassment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Experts in crisis communications hammer: Move fast to gather the facts. And that's what Uber is doing in the scandal which has gripped it. That involves allegations of sexual harassment. The crisis has been kicked off by former employee Susan J. Fowler.


Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  There is good news on the hiring front.    Contract chipmaker TSMC, reports  Baker Li in PORTFOLIO, is going to hire 3000.  It's this hiring statistic which has the biggest effect on how just about everyone views the pace of the recovery. Good news, like bad news, can create its own momentum.    Most of them will be engineers.    In addition, chip designer Mediatek indicated it will boost headcount by 10%.

Small Business - Optimistic, But Not Hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, on the other hand, we are not confident enough to hire. It could be we small businesspeople will wind up having heart attacks in our offices rather than taking on the financial risk of hiring. Bloomberg  spells it out.

How Do You Choose a Speaking Coach?

Speak and Deliver

Posted by Rich Hopkins, Speaker, Author, Coach on Monday, September 21, 2009 Labels: Experience , Fees , Skype , Speaking Coach , Testimonials On Friday, I talked about the pros and cons of joining Toastmasters vs. hiring a Speech Coach.

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Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday. I have to say, it was really hard to make my lettering look as bad as his, and it doesn't.


Who hires a coach?

Speak Schmeak

I found a great post on Dr. Joan Curtis ' blog about why people hire coaches. Here's an excerpt: "You hire a coach because you know life offers more than you’re getting. You hire a coach because you know you cannot reach the peaks alone."

How To Hire a Media Trainer | Media Training

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Please Hire The Fox News Mole From Gawker

TJ Walker Interactive

The Fox News mole only made $5,000 from Gawker according to a report by Mediaite. Analysis Media media relations Media Training Politics Video fox news roger ailes

Displaced Professionals - 4 Tips on Being Hired for "Junk Job"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

How to do it effectively, that is, be hired and access the employer-funded medical insurance coverage? Hiring is a big burden on the team assigned to do that. As for the presentation of self, as every lawyer knows in managing a jury, don't dress better than those hiring.

Podcast: Social Media is NOT New | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Our 8-part audio program has shown to be one of the most effective ways you can improve your public speaking and communication skills without actually hiring a personal coach.

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Brad Pitt's Brand In Play - Hires Celebrity Lawyer Lance Spiegel

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, as LawNewz reports, Brad has hired lawyer to celebrities such as Charlie Sheen - Lance Spiegel. More and more becomes at stake in the Angelina-Brad split-up. At first, it just seemed like the legal issues would focus on the distribution of money.

No Shocker - Federal Reserve of SF Finds Bias in Hiring Aging & It's Hurting the Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has made it its business to investigate age bias in hiring for jobs. The aging who find it difficult to be hired for jobs could: Opt for enrolling in Social Security early - age 62.

Would You Hire This Writing Tutor for Your Child?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Would you hire this woman to tutor your child? The promotion of her writing tutoring services is placed in the help-wanted section of Craigslist. That's where those needing help put ads seeking vendors or even full-time employees.

[Podcast] Leveraging Your Content & Intellectual Property with Dan Miller

Speaker Launcher

Podcasts coaching Dan MIller Get Paid to Speak hiring a team Jane Atkinson podcastingDan Miller, author of the highly acclaimed book, 48 Days to the Work You Love, has built a successful business helping people achieve personal and business and success. Dan drops by to talk about how he was leveraged products, writing, seminars, and podcasting to have the business he’s always wanted. Listen Now! Show Notes: :20 […].

Who’s hiring?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

And, w ho’s hiring now? According to her newsletter: New Media ( Silicon Alley) – This is a list of companies that have hired people since June 2011: Tumblr, GroupMe, Kickstarter, MyCityWay, Tremor Video , Yodle, AppNexus, Yext, and FourSquare . Each month, I look forward to reading the newsletter from Beverly R. Daniel, of Career Growth Group in New York City, In her end-of-summer wrap up, she focuses on: Where are the bright spots in the economy?

SOCIAL MEDIA: KEY TO YOUR CAREER | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

70 percent check social media profiles at some point during the hiring process.* Because, the truth is, employers will use the internet as an inexpensive tool to research their hires. Another study found that 58 percent of business hired through social networks.*

Ghostbusters: Hiring them now mainstream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Or, at least it seems so if we want to hire a "ghostbuster," one of those experts who have the experience and now-high tech equipment to identify where the spirits are hanging out in our homes and getting them to leave. 

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. In addition, as I found out later, the hiring powers that be were assessing what they perceived to be my energy level.

Brand Boost: Hiring those over-50

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Hiring aging = sweet spot in branding. Last night I swung by Big Lots.    The fun of shopping there is not only the bargains but also the continuous change in merchandise.    You never know what you'll find. This time I did not luck out. 

Roger Ailes Hires Superlawyer Charles Harder for Possible Lawsuit against Journalist Gabriel Sherman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

LawNewz reports that Ailes has hired superlaywer, Charles Harder. It's well know that the odds for success in litigation and legal transactional matters are tilted toward who can afford to hire the most skilled lawyer.

Finding the Perfect Speaker Agent

Speaker Launcher

The key to hiring successfully, I believe, is on the front end. Timing: When you are losing business because you can’t handle all of the opportunities, that is the perfect time to hire. Hiring someone to help you is best done when your business is running smoothly to begin with.

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Etiquette for the newly hired

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If you're one of those who are hired for a job, then you better know how to comport yourself.    There's a new etiquette for how the newly hired have to comport themselves around those still unemployed.    Not on the job, that is.    Here are those rules as I discuss them on AOL Jobs.

Yahoo's $99 Million Quarterly Loss & Marissa Mayer: No one will hire glam again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When a woman is hired into tech again as a leader she will be the no-nonsense kind like Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg or IBM's Ginni Rometty.  It turned out worse than many of us expected. Yahoo had a $99 million loss for the quarter. 

Donald Trump - Should he yank the account from Jones Day (and hire Saul Goodman)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Yahoo , Michael Isikoff reports: "While Donald Trump publicly calls for mass deportations of all undocumented immigrants, his presidential campaign has hired a law firm [Jones Day] that is fighting against the deportation of thousands of undocumented refugees from Central America."

Enough DIY Already: Hire Professionals

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Consider Hiring Professionals, Even If You’ve Got the Tools On Your Laptop. Hire a presentation coach for a day. “Uggg… spiral text fly-ons! Nnnyyruurrghh!&#. After 3.0 days, the short life of iSnack 2.0 is over.

Communications Services: Among top 5 fields hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  No surprise, it's one of the top 5 fields hiring new graduates, reports PORTFOLIO.   The process is thorough because the organizations are cautious about hiring just the right person. 

Hire a Cheap, Fast Writer — and Repent in Leisure

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Class of 2012: Dollar Stores, Aldi hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A campaign issue, reports POLITICO , is the million members of the Class of 2012 without jobs.    Yet, there are jobs, not just in what those new graduates might have majored in or what they expected to do after four years of college.

Danbury, CT - Sherwin-Williams Hiring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Defendant in the Santa Clara, California lead paint public nuisance litigation, Sherwin-Williams is hiring here in Connecticut.    The job isn't legal but you could get to know the company, especially its weak links in employee practices, safety, and contracts with customers. Here you can apply for that sales position in Danbury.

Gretchen Carlson Isn't Playing - Hired Ripp Media (Ailes should have known better)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was everywhere. From the establishment The New York Times to offbeat Abovethelaw. Those of us who understand public relations had a hunch that plaintiff Gretchen Carlson had a media firm behind her. And, that she did.

Platiinum Hedge Hires Montieth for PR - Courts of Law/Public Opinion Intersect But Legal Outcomes Remain In Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of the times is that when there are legal problems there is the rush to hire a top public relations firm.