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Anthony Earl Jones

      Raised in an impoverished neighborhood in rural Thibodaux, LA, Anthony Jones began his academic career like most children curiously exploring his capabilities. Against the backdrop of the post civil right area, in a small Southern town Anthony was one of few African-American students attending a predominately White Catholic School. Surrounded by questions of inferiority he attempted to fit in, finding the quickest route through his ability to make people laugh. Funny yet intuitive, his antics were met with intolerance when in the third grade Anthony was tested and placed in reading recovery and ultimately made to repeat the fourth grade. Deemed slow and difficult to teach, two critical decisions changed his life. Anthony’s parent decided to allow him to repeat fourth grade in public school under the direction of a veteran teacher and family friend. With a doggish, never say die attitude; the skilled practitioner lifted the child’s level of expectation to one that demanded success. Also, Anthony decided that the distinction of being a slow learner was a stigma he didn’t want to bare.

      Through hard work, dedication and the support of caring teachers and administrators, Anthony was able to increase his grades to above average performance later graduating from Thibodaux High School after being voted Mr. Thibodaux High School and Louisiana Boys State Governor. He then attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN where he became student body president and representative to the Fisk University Board of Trustees. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, he obtained a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University, Peabody School of Education.

      Anthony continued to serve his alma mater as an Admissions Counselor and after several years at Fisk, was appointed to head his division as Director of Admissions. During his tenure Anthony oversaw tremendous growth in full-time enrollees, increasing freshmen enrollment by 45%. Knowledgeable in student retention, several of Anthony’s retention exercises were highlighted in US News and World Reports. He has appeared on the Fox Television Network and was quoted in the Los Angeles Times for his views on college and university affirmative action activity. While also a guest lecturer in Political Science at Fisk, he authored several papers, including Images and Perceptions of Fisk University in the African American Community. Anthony has spoken nationally to such groups as the American Council on Education, National Society of Black Engineers, General Electric African American Forum, Illinois Association of Educational Opportunities Program Personnel, University of California at Berkley, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

      Today, Anthony leads recruitment for INROADS, Inc. as the National Director for Recruitment Services and manages a 1.5 million dollar budget. INROADS is an international career development organization that recruits and trains talented minority students and places them in business and industry. His clients include Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, IBM and a host of other Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.

      In addition to his corporate activity and educational speaking, Anthony operates as an independent management and diversity consultant helping organizations and individuals advance through thought-provoking workshops, cutting edge technology and effective ideas.

      As a member of the board for the Men of Integrity Men’s Ministry, Anthony is very active in his church. He instructs youth bible study and is a leader in the Business Ministry. Anthony is also president of the Board for Youth Empowerment Seminars, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to motivate aspiring young people to reach their fullest potential. He is a member of Leadership Cincinnati and currently serves on its Steering Committee. He is on the Advisory Committee for the Cincinnati Black Expo and the fund-raising committee for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and the Darlene Bishop Home for Life. Anthony has been involved with the Louisiana Young Democrats, serving as the vice-president for Minority Affairs and class agent for his graduating class at Fisk University. He is the recipient of the Fisk University Outstanding Alumni Award and has had a scholarship listed in his honor by the Jr. NAACP of Thibodaux, LA.

      Anthony is married to Dr. Tonya LeVera Jones, a Covington, KY dentist. They have two children: Anthony II and Teralin.

Topics Include:

  • The Child That Wasn't Left Behind: A Personal Testimony
    • Raised in an impoverished neighborhood, deemed a slow learner and held back in the fourth grade, Anthony E. Jones discusses how he was able to overcome devastating obstacles to graduated from a prestigious college 5th in his class and become a successful Cincinnati businessman. A real story of tragedy and triumph.
      (Keynote Available) Grades K –12, K – 12 Administrators,
      Higher Education
      Students/Administrators,
      Business
  • Study Habits That Make A Difference
    • Regardless the test, let Anthony E. Jones show you proven study habits that have helped not only him become successful but many of his students as well. From repetition strategies to finding the right quiet place, the concepts shared in this enlightening seminar will surprise you.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available) Grades 6-12
      Higher Education Students
  • From Street Slang to Pronunciation: How To Be Inter-Culturally Bilingual
    • As an inner city African-American male, Anthony E. Jones learned early that to be successful his verbal communication in the classroom should be different than what he spoke on the street. Without losing his cultural connection, the development of this skill has led Anthony to the delivery of flawless boardroom presentations, keynote speeches and conference workshops. Now, rapped in a humorous approach, Anthony teaches these direction changing principles in a manner any person can understand.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available) Grades 6-12
      Higher Education Students
  • High School Survival 101: What Not To Do
    • Faced with the most challenging time of their lives, adolescent youth enter high school often delusional, fearful and discouraged. Though this thought-provoking workshop, Anthony E. Jones helps them understand the roadblocks to success they can anticipate and solutions to overcoming each barrier. Filled with timely experiences from a career working with young people, Anthony sheds light on what bothers youth about high school the most.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 8-12
  • College Survival 101: One Year At A Time
    • What’s unique about college is it’s a microcosm of society. What you find in the dark shadows of neighborhood corners at the end of University Boulevard, you typically find at its beginning on the bright steps of the main administration building. So how does one survive in an environment where anything goes and oversight is rare? One year at a time. Starting with the freshmen experience, former college administrator, Anthony E. Jones peels off the layers of each academic year and reveals the hidden secrets that make most parents perspire and students glad somebody finally said it.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grade 12
      Higher Education Students
  • Scaling The Ivory Tower: Strategic Application To The Right University
    • With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States, choosing the right institution can be difficult. As a former director of admissions at a prestigious university, Anthony E. Jones shares valuable insight into the complex application process. How early to start? Is the interview important? Should I apply online or use a paper application? These and other questions get answered in this informative and upbeat workshop.
      (Workshop, Keynote Avaliable)
      Grades 10-12
  • Bling! Bling!: Getting The Most From College Financial Aid
    • A recent newspaper article reported that over 3 billion dollars in financial aid went untouched by Americans applying for college. Most funds only took a short application but were unsought after. How do you find such opportunities? Where do they exist? Armed with a list of over 125 scholarships, which he shares with participants, Anthony E. Jones assist parent, students and school administrators to gain greater access to more funds for college.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 9 - 12
      9 - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
  • Sex, Lies and Videotapes: How To Manage Relationships Successfully
    • Focused primarily on young adults, this hip, upbeat and entertaining workshop looks at the joys and fears of dating. Does safe sex really exist? How far is too far? What about love? Just a few questions asked everyday by millions of young people involved in relationships everywhere. Anthony E. Jones shows participants how to evaluate their relationship and set-up the proper constructs to make a right decision.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 9 - 12
      Higher Education Students
  • 12 X 12 X 12 Theory: How To Make A Great First Impression
    • If the saying is true, “you only get one chance to make a good first impression”, then can one really afford not to know how? Amidst a blend of personal anecdote and timely information on professional dress, eye contact, handshaking and more, Anthony E. Jones explains how every person can retire the old gear and put on the new to make a powerful first impression. If you want to look and act the part, this funny and practical workshop cannot be beat.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 6 - 12
      K - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education
      Business
  • Principles of Positive Leadership
    • To its chagrin, society has offered few examples of positive leadership in recent years whether in business, government, religion, education, etc. Championing a revolutionary concept called Servant Leadership, Anthony E. Jones draws from over 15 years of success using this selfless and sacrificial method. Participants are motivated to place personal ambition aside for the betterment of the team. Riveting, challenging and in-your-face, Principles of Positive Leadership, is certain to bring out the greater person in you.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 9 - 12
      K - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • Celebrating Our Differences: Cultural Diversity Training
    • There is power in diversity. Understanding the perspective of others broadens paradigms and strengthens concepts. As the demographics of the world constantly change it is becoming increasingly more important to be culturally aware to achieve any measure of success. Anthony E. Jones has helped hundreds gain this necessary practice to become critical thinkers. Interaction, self-reflection and data are all apart of the workshop experience. On your way to the next level, then this is a stop you can’t afford to miss.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 6 - 12
      K - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • Corporate Survival 101: What Corporate America Expects From Employees
    • Corporations have cultures. Understanding these environments can be essential to success. The best employees seek to broaden their awareness of their company’s climate to position themselves for promotion. Anthony E. Jones shines the light on what obstacles could prohibit a successful ascent to the top. Whether a high school or college intern, graduating college senior looking for employment, new company employee or veteran worker, the principles Anthony shares will provide you with a road map to meet any employment goals.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 9 - 12
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • The Browning of America: Census 2000 Implications
    • The 2000 Census delivered striking revelation about the demographic future of the United States. Join Anthony E. Jones as he interprets the information’s population shifts, territorial diversity changes, and migration patterns to explain what businessmen, educators and government officials should know to make critical decisions. Colorful charts, grafts and PowerPoint slides help Anthony reveal the Browning of America.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      K - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • Understanding The Next Generation
    • Called The Millennial, the high school graduation class of 2000 marks the beginning of what researchers Neil Howe and William Strauss define as the next generation. No longer the edgy and turbulent Generation X, this sophisticated group exemplifies a list of characteristics similar to the Eisenhower era. What? Its true! Come and be amazed as you learn insight on what this new group thinks, how they interact and what they can be expected to do in the future. Want to increase your teaching effectiveness? Don’t miss this stimulating seminar on who Howe and Strauss term “the most protected generation ever”.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      K - 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business>
  • I Can't Make It Without You: Team Building Exercises
    • Hand in hand, arm over arm; good teams rely on each other for ultimate success. Interactive exercises, thoughtful discussion and personal goal setting are just a few of the methods that make this team-building seminar exciting for the entire group. Participants understand the value of communication, active listening, risk-taking and thinking outside the box. The bottom line for any institution is effective team interaction. Let Anthony E. Jones show your group how to make that happen.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Grades 9 - 12
      K- 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Students
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • Management 101: How To Get The Maximum From Your Staff
    • Repeatedly, one of the top reasons why employees leave an organization is because of poor management. Finding the balance between motivating staff and protecting the bottom line of the company can be a challenge for any manager but there are ways to be successful. Taken from actual case studies, including his own insight as a manager of a 1.5 million budget, Anthony E. Jones, shares proven strategies to produce capable management.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      K- 12 Administrators
      Higher Education Administrators
      Business
  • Secrets of Minority Talent Recruitment
    • As director of recruitment for a large minority career development company, Anthony E. Jones, shares secrets he has acquired from his fruitful years of experience. Allow him to assist your team to develop a winning plan to recruit the best and brightest minority talent available. Through a mixture of demographic research, cultural training and strategy design, Anthony can elevate the capability of your recruitment outreach significantly.
      (Workshop, Keynote Available)
      Business

To request information on Anthony Earl Jones, e-mail ajones@educationspeakersgroup.com

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