Author, Speaker, Creative
A self-described “professional storyteller,” author, speaker and creative Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes such respected household names as TJMaxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Pier 1, Walgreens, Carter’s, JCPenney, GEICO, Sears, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
Jones’ longstanding public quest for professional civility has landed him on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda Kotb, MARKETPLACE on Public Radio and CNBC.com. He has also been a regular contributor to Smart Business magazine and the Naples Daily News.
After Jones’ 2010 move from Washington, D.C., to affluent Naples, Florida, the award-winning writer and creative director approached the Naples Daily News and offered to write an independent newspaper column—a blend of personal and professional development. For the next few years, the ultra-inquisitive Jones personally arranged to conduct over 100 best-practices interviews. His subjects included Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, Carl Edwards, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Shirley Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Sue Monk Kidd, Hoda Kotb, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, General Barry McCaffrey, Cynthia Rhodes, Tommy Tune, Vanessa Williams and many more.
With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute) and an Introduction by Erin Brockovich, Jones’ subsequent book, ‘Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!’ was published in late 2016. ‘Show Me’ has been described by New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich as “a bit David Sedaris, a touch Dale Carnegie, a dash of Janet Evanovich….” Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ added: “Randy has created a literary ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Wickedly funny, yet profoundly touching! ‘Show Me’ is ‘Shark Tank’ meets NASCAR meets Broadway meets ‘The Partridge Family.’”
Having spent most of his life as an actor and improviser, funnyman Jones is happiest before an audience. His favorite stage roles include: The Monster/Young Frankenstein, Professor Callahan/Legally Blonde, Roger DeBris/The Producers, Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a wickedly gender-bending Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? For Jones, time on stage is a blissful extension of the creativity-fueled lifestyle he is so blessed to enjoy.
Whether he is writing, speaking, training, consulting or performing, Jones’ platform is unwavering. His ongoing mission supports: Positive Communication, Creative Thinking & Innovation and Authentic Self-Expression
A uniquely entertaining motivational speaker, Jones focuses his infotainment to appeal to a broad range of business and educational platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.