Joyce Newman

Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, was a leader in guiding professionals to improve their communications skills in presentations and media interviews. From helping executives prepare for the challenge of talking to a reporter during a business crisis to presenting to a group of investors during an IPO or keeping a celebrity on point for an endorsement appearance, Joyce’s skilled team has the expertise in media and presentation training to meet any business situation.

Joyce passed away in January 2017 after valiantly battling a very aggressive and treatment-resistant Multiple Myeloma for just over two years. She wanted nothing more than to continue living and loving life and continuing her work.  She significantly influenced the professional and personal lives of thousands of people.

An expert speaker, Joyce frequently addressed industry and association conferences throughout the United States on the subjects of Managing the Media, Powerful Presentations and Selling Yourself. She co-authored Selling Yourself: Be the Competent, Confident Person You Really Are!

Her clients included such diverse organizations as the American Diabetes Association; AXA; BBDO Worldwide; Biogen; Booz, Allen Hamilton; Brown-Forman; CARE; Coca-Cola Fountain; Ernst & Young; The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.; The Gillette Company; Hearst Corporation; Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group; Hologic, Inc.; McDonald’s Corporation; The Reader’s Digest Association; Sara Lee Corporation; Skadden, Arps and USA TODAY.

In addition, Joyce worked extensively with celebrities in the sports and entertainment industries. She served as Official Media Trainer for both the Virginia Slims Championships Series and the United States Figure Skating Association. Her credits for preparing spokespersons for national and worldwide media tours include work with Alabama, Tracy Austin, Matt Biondi, Chic Corea, Chris Evert, Fabio, Emerson Fittipaldi, Scott Hamilton, Richard Lewis, Mickey Mantle, Kathy Mattea, Gabriela Sabatini, and Danny Sullivan.

Joyce also worked with publishing companies including Ballantine Publishing Group, Fireside Books, Penguin/Putnam Books USA, Random House, Simon & Schuster, and St. Martin’s Press. She helped many best-selling authors prepare for national media tours, including Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, In Our Defense; Lorenzo Carceterra, Sleepers and Apaches; Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Journey to Justice; Shirley Conran, Lace; Nicholas Dodman, The Dog Who Loved Too Much; Janet Evanovich, Hard Eight; John Fairchild, Chic Savages; Marilyn French, Her Mother’s Daughter; Victoria Gotti, The Senator’s Daughter; Michael Korda, The Fortune, Curtain and The Immortals; Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, The Nanny Diaries: A Novel; Anne Perry, Traitor’s Gate and The Sins of the Wolf; Craig Robinson, A Game of Character; Katie Roiphe, The Morning After; and Edward Rutherfurd, Sarum.

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…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Who’s the Fairest…it’s My Selfie!

Instagram SelfiesThe selfie craze started with the growth in popularity of Instagram. This photo-sharing site enables you to choose a filter to transform the look and feel of a self-image posted from your smart phone to Instagram or other social media networks.

President Obama made headlines when he took a selfie of himself, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

Selfies can serve a purpose in presenting yourself to the public, but there are guidelines you should follow, like …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…