Don’t Let Your Accent Derail Your Career

Work in a foreign countryThese days business executives will likely work in a foreign country at least once in their careers. That can be a cause for celebration because a transfer might be a move up the corporate ladder.

But making your way in a different culture poses unique challenges when you are required to speak in a foreign language. Your accent may …Read more…

Visualize Yourself Going for the Gold in Your Next Presentation

In a post-Olympics story, The New York Times wrote about how elite athletes visualize a successful performance.

Visualizing in Action

Visualizing in Action

They see themselves navigating the turns in a downhill race, and mentally visualize the course over and over. Skiers and skaters plan every jump, turn and landing.

As one Olympian said, “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.” The visualization even extends to how they would handle themselves in a news conference to …Read more…

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 Newman

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…