Frances Cole Jones

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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 Forbes.com 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 About.com. 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.”

Stories by Frances Cole Jones

We all know we’re supposed to have our “elevator pitch” ready to go at a moment’s notice: you know, the one minute...
As we head into the dog days of August, it can be easy to slack off a bit . . . think to ourselves, “I’ve been working hard. I ...
I don’t know about you, but I loved show-and-tell as a kid. Unfortunately, however, the adult version of show-and-tell—the Power Point...
I’m guessing that many of you read the above title and thought this was going to be a post about my loathing for the slacker set’s faux...
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t let the grass grow under your feet,” as a way to tell someone to stop procrastinating and...
I’m guessing that many of you read the above title and thought this was going to be a post about my loathing for the slacker set’s faux...
As those of you who’ve read How to Wow know, I was a mad, crazy fan of The West Wing. If you were, too, you’ll remember that there was a...
I received the below letter from a frustrated job seeker—and it echoed the sentiments I’ve heard from a lot of you. She found my...
The morning after the Oscars, the biggest conversation was Melissa Leo’s use of what commentators appear to have settled on calling “the...
Whether it’s a new job, your current job, or a job hunt, it’s critical to set three day, three month, and three year goals. Why? Because...
“Timing: the alpha and omega of aerialists, jugglers, actors, diplomats, publicists, generals, prize fighters, revolutionists, financiers,...
While I can’t say for certain, I’m guessing you’ve all had the experience of asking someone a question about a person, situation,...
Real estate agents often tell sellers to have bread baking when potential buyers come calling—the idea being that this “grandmother...
I get frequent emails from moms who have been out of the workforce for a while and consequently have concerns about their ability to re-enter the...
Three Rules for Writing an Effective Cover Letter At the moment, college graduates nationwide are sending cover letters far and wide—many of...

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