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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 always got to the heart of the human experience. Joyce passed away in 2017 after

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Mentoring Creates a Lasting and Treasured Personal Bond

Possibly you’ve never had a formal mentor, but like many of us, you’ve been mentored and have mentored others. It just wasn’t called mentoring because you didn’t put a name tag on helping another person become better at her job and more skilled at building professional relationships. Why Be a Mentor? Mentoring means different things

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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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The Future Is Female

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

This post first appeared in SpinSucks, September 22, 2020 On Friday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. I’m not Jewish, but I grew up Mormon and I’ve always felt the two religions were fairly close in their beliefs, particularly in how they live their lives. The major difference, of course, is Mormons are Christian. Because it’s

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How Betty Friedan Made Being Assertive (Not Aggressive) OK

It hardly seems possible that 57 years have passed since the publication of Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book “The Feminine Mystique” in February, 1963. She made it OK for women to be more assertive in the workplace at a time when companies still ran separate employment ads for women and men. Sure, how things have changed

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Will Email and Social Media Ruin Your Post-COVID Vacation?

Be honest. Were you constantly checking your company email and social media accounts this resent holiday weekend? The summer vacation season “officially” started with the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. although it is likely to look very different in these post-pandemic days. Since the advent of the Internet, most of us find that we’re

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Have You Already Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Our hunch is that many of you are thinking, “Oh no! Not another blog on New Year’s Resolutions!”  We felt the same way but then decided to make our resolutions so we could join the conversations whether at the water cooler, on Facebook or Twitter. It’s hard to keep our New Year’s resolutions, especially if

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#MeToo #TimesUp #5050by2020 #WhatsUpNext #WomensHistoryMonth

Will Women’s History Month (March) 2018 once again be detached from the present? Or, will it recognize that we live in a country that feels deeply divided – by geography, race, class, religion, media, political worldview – and help solidify a Fourth Wave of Feminism? The intention of the #MeToo hashtag was to empower women

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Whatever Happened to Sunday? Welcome to a Life Without Downtime

You may remember when department stores were closed on Sunday and only opened one night a week for shoppers who worked. Or, you may recall how you enjoyed the luxury of life without email. Tuning Out Millions of people will observe two major religious holidays in about five weeks – Easter and Passover. If you

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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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