Presenting your best self in life and in business with Frances Cole Jones

Frances Cole Jones is the author of How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation and The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World (Ballantine Books/Random House). She also has an app for the iPhone and iPad called “Interview Wow”.

Time Magazine said, “Jones’ shrewd book will give the nervously employed that requisite competitive edge.”

Her blog was voted one of the top 100 websites for women by

Frances appears frequently on ABC and Fox News, is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series, and a job interview expert for

Frances speaks frequently around the country on topics such as “10 Things You Can Do Today to Wow Tomorrow”, “Catch Your Customer’s Attention—Keep Their Trust”, and “The Art of Selling”.

In addition to writing and speaking, Frances is the President of Cole Media Management, a media training company focused on cultivating clients’ inherent strengths to develop more powerful communication skills.

Prior to founding Cole Media Management, Frances worked at St. Martin’s Press, Viking Penguin, and Doubleday as an editor of commercial nonfiction. The experience of helping authors translate their ideas into books that retain their unique voice is part of what makes her valuable to clients. “There’s no point in my writing a perfectly crafted sound bite that you have to strain to remember,” Frances says. “You need to sound like you. You on your best day.”


Wanna follow your curiosity?


  • Presenting your best self (2:45)
  • There is no magic in being a great speaker (6:02)
  • The Tiger Woods apology (9:45)
  • How to Wow (12:43)
  • You have to express a range of emotion (4:23)
  • Communication is talking AND listening (16:15)
  • What is looping (17:00)


Connect with Frances Cole Jones here

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Networking, empowering women, and hiring people better than you with Sporty Esquire Cecelia Townes

Cecelia Townes, the Sporty Esquire, is former student-athlete turned attorney, writer and entrepreneur.  She dedicates her time, talents and skills to improving on the experiences of student-athletes and to changing the public perception of athletes, especially that of female athletes and women in sports.  To learn more about Cecelia and her endeavors in sports, click here.

Wanna follow your curiosity? These are the notes from the show! Enjoy!

  • What is Cecelia’s purpose?
  • How did you go from athlete to lawyer to entrepreneur?
  • The role of coaches and administrators to make athletes think differently
  • Beyond the game and Gladiathers
  • Part of discovering your purpose is looking inward
  • Athletes in networking situations
  • Don’t go down the social media rabbit hole

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