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Protecting Your Intellectual Property
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Introduction to Copyrights

Pro speakers are experts who make a living by teaching our expertise to others. This makes the protection of our intellectual property a vital concern for all pro speakers.

Although I keep stressing that professional speaking is a business like any other business, there’s one fundamental difference between professional speakers and many other business people —

We are experts who make a living by selling our expertise. The very core of our business is our expertise, and we generate income by conveying this expertise.

And this makes the protection of our intellectual property a vital concern for us.

Consequently, it is essential that you be aware of the importance of protecting your intellectual property, and that you protect your most valuable asset — the results of your creative endeavors. The contracts and agreements in the following sessions will help you do that. (As always, these documents are suggestions and should be used only as a general guide. I strongly advise you to seek the assistance of a legal professional in meeting your specific needs.)

Jim Barber
signed Jim

Jim Barber
Creator of Pro Speaker U and the Finders Speakers Marketing Center, and Head Barber of one of the web's longest-running sites, The Barber Shop

Here are Insights # 1 - 7 (of 7 total Insights)
in the focus Protecting Your Intellectual Property....
1: Introduction to Copyrights — Financial and identity theft are not the only ways to be robbed. Once you've crafted a speech, developed a training program, recorded a podcast, or...
2: Copyrights and Intellectual Property Protection — Don't lose your copyrights because of carelessness or ignorance. Cover your assets (your intellectual assets, that is)! Intellectual property...
3: Protecting Your Intellectual Property — When people consider their assets, they often think in terms of money or tangible objects. And if they're smart, they try to protect those monetary...
4: Copyright Works Both Ways! — Just as you don’t want other people to “steal” your material, you certainly should not use other people’s copyrighted material without their...
5: Unusual Things to Copyright — Speakers frequently think of copyrights as a way of protecting their recordings or their books. But there are other important applications of...
6: How to Obtain Copyright Protection — A copyright notice technically isn’t needed to establish your copyright on your work. Your original work is automatically “yours” from the moment you...
7: What's the Difference Between a Trademark and a Copyright? — Trademarks are another way of protecting intellectual property, and they're frequently used by pro speakers. In this session, you'll explore the two...