Author of Getting the Blue Ribbon, co-author of the award-winning book, Juggling Elephants, successful educator, business owner, and speaker
Involve yourself in a presentation by Jones Loflin and you will quickly learn why he has become one of the most respected names in helping individuals and organizations deal with the challenges facing them today. His gift of communication combined with his wit and enthusiasm make for programs that are illuminating and unforgettable.
Clients are drawn to Jones because of his unique ability to develop and deliver practical programs that specifically address the complex needs of an organization. His strength is in providing simple strategies that enable individuals and organizations to pursue their goals with confidence and clarity. It’s no wonder that the most frequent comment heard by a meeting planner or a member of the Human Resources team after a presentation by Jones is “This is exactly what we needed!”
Drawing on skills honed as an educator, business owner, and speaker, Jones has created and conducted training programs for groups ranging from international corporations and trade associations to governmental agencies and educational institutions. Jones’ insightful programs make an impact instead of an impression because they regularly include the use of humor, powerful examples and frequent audience involvement and interaction. His client list includes Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Bayer Health Care, US Airways, Siemens International, Arrow Shirt, The Air Force and a host of other international business and education-related organizations.
In addition to his success as a speaker, Jones is an accomplished writer. His latest book, Getting the Blue Ribbon, offers a powerfully practical way to get better results in times of change. He is co-author of the award-winning book, Juggling Elephants, which is available in the US and in over 12 foreign countries. Jones’ first book, Prime Rib or Potted Meat?, is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of his ideas on getting more out of life. Jones is also a member of the American Society of Training and Development and National Speakers Association.
Jones also worked extensively as a speaker for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? In addition to delivering the program both nationally and internationally, he has trained individuals from over 14 different countries to take this powerful learning experience to their own organizations.
When asked about his approach to life, Jones responds by saying that “We should all be passionate about certain things in life, including our family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships.” Jones is active in his community and because of his commitment to improving the lives of others, Jones has been presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Charlotte Jaycees.
Jones is President of Helping Others Prepare for Excellence, a business meeting the training and development needs of individuals and organizations. He resides in North Carolina with his wonderful wife, their two perfect daughters and two hyperactive Labrador Retrievers.
Speech Topics Include:
Why Build A Birdhouse?
Dubbed by audiences as a “breath of fresh air” to teachers, administrators or others involved in the education process, this hilarious and thought-provoking message will refuel the audience’s enthusiasm for education and for life.
Topics addressed include:
? Affirming the impact of their efforts on students, colleagues and the community
? Recognizing the need to balance professional and personal roles
? Striving for excellence instead of mediocrity
A New Year Begins… So What?
Ah yes, shiny hallways, clean rooms and a new school year. Teachers are motivated and the students are eager to learn. Unfortunately, all that positive energy will disappear by the third or fourth day of school, if that long. In this humorous and engaging presentation, Jones provides simple strategies to:
? Maintain focus as the intensity of the school year increases
? Create a positive attitude that focuses on solutions instead of problems
? Develop relationships with others that serve as a source of strength in difficult times
? Keep their role as educator in perspective with other roles in their life
Avoiding Burnout/Stress Reduction
Has teaching become a necessary evil in the lives of your educators? Something that simply seems to conflict with their personal endeavors? Perhaps they have just given so much to teaching but feel like they get so little in return. Whatever their situation, this solution is for them. Expect participants to leave this program with improved professional and personal focus as they take a humorous and thought-provoking look at their own internal obstacles to being their best both in and out of the classroom. Excellent inservice activity for teachers who have been teaching 3 weeks or 30 years.