Navigating the Coronavirus as a public speaker with Mitch Jackson

In this special episode of World of Speakers (iTunes podcast), Mitch and Ryan Foland discuss COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, and what implications it can have for speakers, events, and attendees. They will explore what your rights are, what to do moving forward, and the importance of remaining human during such troubling times. Click here to listen.

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Related post: CORONAVIRUS, CONFERENCES, AND LIABILITY- Tips for Speakers, Event Holders, and Attendees

CORONAVIRUS, CONFERENCES, AND LIABILITY- Tips for Speakers, Event Holders, and Attendees

If you’re an individual or company that owns, manages, or controls a conference or event, you owe everyone involved, a legal duty of due care not to subject attendees, speakers, and those working at the event, to an unreasonable risk of harm. What this means is that you have an obligation to provide a safe conference environment and, to warn people of known or reasonably discoverable dangerous conditions.

I did a quick search in CaseText (AI based legal research service) and instantly found thousands of cases where conferences and events have been held liable for subjecting people to an unreasonable risks of harm. Full transparency, I’m a brand ambassador for CaseText because it’s awesome!

Just like the cases I found where conferences were held liable for exposing their attendees to dangerous conditions, I think the same argument applies to those conferences that create an environment that exposes people to unhealthy situations, including harm or death from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

And I’m not alone. For both legal, ethical and health safety reasons, thousands of small and large conferences around the world have been delayed or canceled because of the Coronavirus.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rescheduling of his Sports and Fitness Festival is a good example of what’s happening right now. Watch the video.

On Friday, the City of Austin cancelled the March SXSW event. Here’s a list from Thursday’s USA Today, sharing other canceled or rescheduled events.

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5 Steps To Closing Your Next Deal!

I use these 5 steps in trial (during opening statement, witness examination, and closing argument) to win million-dollar cases. You can use the same steps when promoting and selling your products and services.

See all steps on this Twitter thread

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“10 Legal Strategies to Protect Agencies and Social Media Managers”

This will be good. Join some of the top digital and social media experts for Social Success Summit 2.0!” I’ll be sharing, “10 Legal Strategies to Protect Agencies and Social Media Managers.”

It’s FREE and all sessions drop November 13th so you can binge-watch at your leisure! Grab your seat: https://agorapulse.heysummit.com

#AgorapulseSummit #digitalmarketing #attorney #lawyer

This Made Me Smile. Want Someone New For Your Audience?

I really enjoy sharing legal and biz tips, on platforms and with communities, that have nothing to do with the law. There’s so much we can all learn from each other. Want to book an interview? I’m right here! 

Social Media Day San Diego 2019

Social Media Day San Diego 2019

My son, Garrett, and I had a fantastic time last Friday at Social Media Day San Diego 2019. I’d like to extend a big thank you to Tyler Anderson, Bill Vieux and everyone at Casual Fridays for including me in this year’s event and allowing me to share social/legal/biz updates from the stage with Bill and Stef Cainto!

Garrett is a summer intern at Nimble and I’d like to thank Michaela Underdahl and CEO Jon Ferrara for allowing him to join me in San Diego at the event!

Click here for fun pics! #smdaysd