Happy Thanksgiving To You and Your Loved Ones

In celebrating Thanksgiving, we’d like to pay special tribute to Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, who influenced the professional and personal lives of thousands of people, and Maya Angelou, the author and poet whose magical words and expressions Fotolia_24795853_XS-300x3001always got to the heart of the human experience.

Joyce passed away in January 2017 after valiantly battling a very aggressive and treatment-resistant form of Multiple Myeloma for just over two years. She wanted nothing more than to continue living and loving life and to continue her work.

Maya passed away in 2014 but her sentiments, like Joyce’s, will continue to inspire generations to come. A favorite of Joyce’s that is often used in presentations is:
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

It’s so easy to toss off a stinging criticism or to ignore a job well done. We know it’s thoughtless but we make the excuse that we didn’t mean it or didn’t have time to extend a compliment.

Maya reminds us that our actions have lasting consequences. So let’s get into the holiday spirit with other inspirational quotes from this iconic woman: …Read more…

Oh My Gosh, I Hardly Recognized You on YouTube

Have you ever watched someone on a YouTube video and wondered what that person was thinking?YouTube They appeared so unkempt and unprofessional. You don’t want to be that person, because the only attention you’ll get is negative.

YouTube claims that 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute! With 1 billion users, YouTube can be an excellent marketing tool for you and your company. According to Nielsen, …Read more…

Optimize Your Presentations for SlideShare and Social Media Networks

If you’ve ever wished that you could extend the lifespan of a presentationslideshare_logowith that you spent hours creating, the good news is that by using social media you can insure that all your presentations will have a life beyond their initial audience.

In the “olden” days you would likely provide a copy of the presentation with a press release to the news media and leave handouts at the back of the room summarizing your key messages for …Read more…

How to Make the Camera Work for You in a Television Appearance

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When we’re coaching clients for a TV appearance, we always remind them that they are not the star of the show and should not expect “star” treatment.

Over the years we’ve had clients complain they didn’t get the best camera angle or lighting so we tell them the “best” is reserved for the host.

You’re On Your Own

It’s important to keep in mind the focus is on the host – how he looks, his best camera angles, and how he will grab the attention of his audience. No one is going to greet you at the door and treat you like a celebrity …Read more…