Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Jan Jones, CEO of Jan Jones Worldwide, aninternational speakers bureau, and the author of The CEO’s Secret Weapon: HowGreat Leaders And Their Assistants Maximize Productivity AndEffectiveness, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on WomenWorldwide. Throughout her career, Jan has surrounded herself withsuccessful business leaders and high profile executives being privyto the unique behind the scenes perspectives of how they functionwith their executive assistants.

On the show, Jan discusses working with CEOs, and what it takesto be an executive assistant, who is viewed as a business partnerand a trusted confidant. She explains there are no shortcuts;you’re working hard and it could be 24/7, managing many differentresponsibilities. Jan explains the role of the executive assistantto help executives understand how they serve as the ultimate PRperson. The assistant must always represent and be an extension ofhis/her boss, from the project work and fielding calls andquestions to interacting with others inside and outside of theorganization. Jan also shares advice on how to manage verydemanding responsibilities, and the best ways to relax in extremelystressful business situations.

A little more about Jan Jones … Prior to starting her business,Jan spent almost twenty years as executive assistant to successfulbusiness professionals, including personal development icon, TonyRobbins, and ten years as exclusive representative for smallbusiness guru and entrepreneurial visionary, Michael Gerber. Janremains a passionate advocate for the executive assistantprofession. She enjoys mentoring assistants and guiding executiveson how to get the most out of the relationships.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre isan author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure PerformanceCommunications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she isthe author of five Financial Times Press books including her latesttitles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting thePublic Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationallyand internationally on the topics of PR, social media andmarketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst,a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of#PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals,educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter andon her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.

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