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Giving Praise to Inspire Your Staff to Greatness

“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise” — Mary Kay Ash  Mary Kay Ash established the global Mary Kay® direct-sales cosmetic business in 1963 with $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son. Today it is a $3.5 billion company. Mary Kay built the foundation of her business on

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When You Learn Your Employee is an Alcoholic

It’s not only disheartening but also disruptive when you learn one of your staff members has a drinking problem. Just this past week, a business colleague had a very upsetting experience that almost lost her a client. She called us in frustration because she didn’t know what to say to her employee. Don’t Become an

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Did I Waste My Time Attending That “Mandatory” Staff Meeting?

“Another hour of my time wasted,” you think, as you’re leaving yet another meeting that went nowhere.” That’s very often what staff members think when their leader doesn’t take charge of a meeting (virtual or face-to-face) that he scheduled. If you are that leader, you need to set the agenda and give clear instructions before

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Without Communication Skills You Can’t be an Effective Manager

Many individuals are elevated to manager without knowing what it takes to be a manager. When organizations cut budgets they frequently consider alleged “soft skills,” like management and communications training, to be expendable. However, the truth is that this type of training could be more essential to the success of a manager and his organization

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If You Lack Communication Skills You Can’t be an Effective Manager

Many people are promoted to manager without knowing what it takes to be a manager. When companies cut budgets they often consider so-called “soft skills,” like management and communications training, to be expendable. However, the truth is that this type of training could be more important to the success of a manager and his company

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The Newman Group is a recognized leader in guiding business professionals, celebrities and authors to improve their communications skills in presentations and media interviews.

Our highly skilled and experienced professionals have the expertise in media and presentation training to meet any business situation — from helping an executive to prepare for the challenge of talking to a reporter during a business crisis to presenting a group of investors during an IPO or keeping a celebrity spokesperson on point.

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