Media & Speech Training Expertise Combined with Practical Business Experience

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.img-3She 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.