Leo Wells plopped on an office chair in a drab, Atlanta TV studio and prepared for his interview. There were television cameras and monitors, walls designed to absorb sound, a booth with all sorts of knobs and gadgets. But there were no reporters, no anchors and no show hosts to machine-gun questions at the president of Wells Real Estate Funds.

Instead there was Dan Sondhelm. The VP of public relations firm SunStar had flown from New York to this rented studio to train Kimbrell and her colleagues in the business of dealing with reporters, making TV appearances and getting their names in print.

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