Today’s the final episode in the contract series! I’m doing things a little bit differently and will answer some questions I’ve gotten about contracts throughout the series. I offer explanations, give tips and examples, and highlight issues regarding signings, master service agreements, contract length, legalese, agreement revisions and updates, electronic signatures, and more. Then I wrap up the episode with some general suggestions to help you create or shore up your contracts.
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In this episode:
[01:38] – How should the names of the parties be entered into the agreement?
[02:50] – Danielle offers a crucial signing tip for agreements between businesses.
[03:06] – What is a Master Service Agreement (MSA) and when should you use it?
[03:56] – Danielle’s legal clients often ask her about shortening agreements.
[04:53] – Typically, clients really want a plain-language agreement and don’t care about contract length.
[05:46] – A little legalese is necessary for your plain-language contract especially regarding intellectual property ownership or boilerplate clauses.
[06:07] – If someone asks you to change your agreement, does it mean the contract is no good? Danielle discusses revisions.
[07:49] – How often should you update your contract? It depends.
[08:56] – Danielle answers a disclaimer question regarding the hire of a PR specialist.
[09:55] – Are electronic signatures valid, and what services does Danielle recommend?
[11:06] – To wrap up this series, Danielle recommends a few general action steps.