Media & Speech Training Expertise Combined with Practical Business Experience

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Joyce Newman, founder of The Newman Group, was a world-wide recognized 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. Over the past 35 years, C-level executives, officials in public office, best-selling authors, sports and entertainment celebrities, and business people from almost every industry have benefited from The Newman Group’s personalized, dynamic, and challenging media interview and business presentation training.

Dana Patton, Senior Associate, brings over 25 years experience as a corporate spokesperson, anchorwoman, teacher, and actress to the communications training field.She has prepared professionals from diverse sectors of the economy to meet the press and the public – from astronauts to authors, lawyers to labor leaders, doctors, nurses, engineers, teachers, sports figures, internet entrepreneurs, politicians and CEOs.

Among the organizations she has worked for are Accorda Therapeutics, AXA, Biogen, Booz Allen Hamilton, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Covidien, DuPont, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson, Hearst Magazines, KPMG, Merck & Company, Millward Brown Vermeer, Proctor & Gamble, Purdue Pharma, Skadden Arps, Sony Corporation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and USA TODAY.

Dana developed a specialized communications skills course for women in business which she has conducted for The New School and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has also conducted workshops for The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., the New York Women’s Bar Association, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Dana, who received her B.A. in Speech and Drama from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), traveled the country as the female lead in Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. She has appeared in national commercials and industry films for such clients as The American Red Cross, AT&T, Merrill Lynch, Pitney-Bowes, The Reader’s Digest, and Xerox. She also co-anchored DuPont’s Quality Leadership Journal, a video magazine devoted to all aspects of management, production and new product development.

A member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Dana is a native of Colorado residing in New York City. She enjoys hiking, skiing and tennis.

Eileen Winnick, Senior Associate, is a highly experienced presentation consultant and media trainer for authors, executives, physicians, sales personnel and TV personalities.She has prepared authors for national book tours and major TV, radio and print interviews for Clarkson-Potter Books, Metropolitan Books, Pantheon, Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Villard.

Eileen has worked with executives and authors to appear on such shows as CBS Good Morning, CBS Moneywatch, Bill Mahr, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Entertainment Tonight, Fox Entertainment News, Good Day New York, Good Morning America, The Larry King Show, Meet the Press, Nightline, Oprah, Sally Jesse Raphael, Squawk Box, 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, and The View. She has also prepped spokespersons for appearances on ABC News, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC, and NBC News.

She has worked with executives of and spokespersons for a diverse group of organizations including AT&T, Alliance Global Solutions, Astra Zeneca, Avon Inc., Bank of America, Berlez/Schering, BPN Paribas, Conde Nast, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, KPMG, Forbes, Greenlight Capital, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Mullen Advertising, New York City Transit System, Olgilvy & Mather, The National Osteoporosis Foundation, Novartis, Paramount, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Roche, Tweedy Browne LLC, Rodale Press, Syntel, United Distillers North American Inc., Wilton Re-Insurance, and Zimmer Holdings.

Formerly an on-camera TV personality and host for Turnstyles on Channel 13 Public Television New York, Eileen has been a corporate spokesman for Aetna Insurance, IBM Corporation, JC Penney, Merrill Lynch and Sony Corporation. She has appeared in numerous commercials, films and theater productions.

As a media analyst, Eileen has advised producers of TV reality pilots how to restructure new programs. She has also media trained reality Food Network TV hosts on The Barefoot Contessa, Trading Spaces, What Not to Wear, and While You Were Out.

A member of Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Eileen served on the Board of Cultural Access and is a member of Entrepreneurial Woman.

A Certified Speech and English teacher with a B.A. from Boston College, Eileen has a Master’s Degree from Fairfield University in Corporate and Political Communications. She lives in Westport CT in a beach house facing the water that adds serenity, impermanence and a sense of wonder that infuses her work.

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