Venture Capital Firms Invest in the Deal…and the People

Venture capital investors were the silent partners in building several of the best-known companies in the world – including Apple, the #1 ranked global brand. Exam and quiz

Venture capitalists are private investors who seek new deals. Many companies are start-ups in the technology and biotech sectors that promise a high rate of return. If you’re seeking venture funding, you’ll be required to present your company’s vision for the future. …Read more…

Your Favorite Blog Posts from The Newman Group in 2013

Where did the past year go? It seems like yesterday that the President was re-elected and inaugurated for a second term. In January, we were looking ahead to this year.

Now 52 weeks and 52 blog posts later we decided to review the topics that generated the most traffic. We were curious to know the posts that got a big “thumbs up” from our readers.

The “Big Three”

The winning post – which had double the traffic of number two – was about the role of the moderator in a panel discussion. Power Words Our guest author, Denise Restauri, is founder and CEO of GirlQuake, and a columnist for Forbes.com.

The moderator may be the most important presenter on the panel, because it is her role, Denise said, to engage the audience and keep the panelists on topic. This is a post you will most definitely want to read …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…

Working the Stage and Staying “In the Moment” During a Presentation

Working the stage

Working the stage

Every presentation is also a performance. Like an actor you need to know your lines and stay “in the moment,” always in character and focusing on what you’re doing when you’re doing it.

Actors are trained to stay in the moment and not think about what they’re having for dinner after the show or lose their concentration if a cell phone goes off in the audience.

Staying in the moment – or mindfulness – is a skill that is getting a lot of attention these days as our busy lives and the Internet intrude on our ability to focus, as The New York Times recently reported. …Read more…