Tony Jeary

Tony Jeary
Tony Jeary is an author, executive coach and presentation strategist. Jeary has published more than three dozen books about making presentations and strategic effectiveness. He coaches the world's top executives from companies such as Wal-Mart, Ford, New York Life and Texaco.

3 Quick Tips to Be a Better Reader

By Tony Jeary | September 22, 2015

The smartest people I’ve met love to learn. They thrive on new ideas and read many books and articles that change and challenge their thinking. These tips will help you reap more from reading: 1. Recap your reading. Highlight key information in what you read and type it into recaps that you can revisit and study.…

6 Ways to Motivate People to Step Up

By Tony Jeary | August 28, 2015

Q: How do you motivate your peers to take the initiative and have more accountability for their actions so you end up with the best results? —E.K. Smith, Kansas City, Mo. A: There must be a clear vision and expectation placed upon each individual in order to focus on the actions that need to be…

The Power of Asking Questions

By Tony Jeary | July 28, 2015

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who only responded in two- or three-word sentences, and you walked away feeling like you learned very little? The person might not have been intentionally giving you short answers; perhaps you could have phrased your questions better. A lot of people fail to understand the power of…

How to Stay Ahead of the Competition

By Tony Jeary | June 22, 2015

Do you understand your competition? High achievers need to know what’s going on with their competitors. It’s important to know how your competitors are talking to your existing clients or prospects. What are they saying about you? What are they saying about your business? Do they have an online footprint that you don’t have? Successful…


How to Make Others Feel Significant

By Tony Jeary | May 25, 2015

There’s a big difference between appreciating people and making them feel significant. Of course, you want to appreciate others. But even more than that, you need to make those important people in your life feel that they matter. Success—both personally and professionally—is hard to achieve without others who fill gaps for you and support you.…

What Do You Want Out of Life?

By Tony Jeary | April 25, 2015

Good things don’t usually come through happy accidents. The most successful people design their own lives and then live their lives with purpose. Their first step is attaining clarity. I define clarity as understanding and documenting your personal and professional goals, and determining the “why” behind reaching them. It’s vital to developing a clear vision,…

It Takes Intentionality to Create a Life You Love

By Tony Jeary | March 26, 2015

Hopefully your finances are in the black. If they’re in the red, then you better have a plan to get into the black. I  think those expressions relate to more than just finances. They relate to our whole lives. But a profitable life—one in the black—isn’t something that comes naturally. It takes intentionally implementing better…

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8 Ways to Effectively Prioritize the Things on Your To-Do List

By Tony Jeary | March 17, 2015

Priorities are things that are important—I know that, you know that. But a lot of us are guilty of the habit of reacting to the urgent things on—and off—our to-do list, rather than responding to the important ones. Think about this: Important activities should be of high priority because they are the things that contribute…

Can You Squeeze 100 Extra Minutes into Each Day?

By Tony Jeary | February 12, 2015

No one has enough time, yet everyone has all they’ll ever get. What we do with our 168 hours to spend each week determines what we do with our lives. When I was 35, I wrote a book called Finding 100 Extra Minutes a Day. Every week we (should) sleep 56 hours and perform body…

Be an Influencer

The Secret to Being an Influencer

By Tony Jeary | January 29, 2015

We have all known people who heavily influenced us and others to take action. What did they do differently than the leaders we’ve known who were not as influential? Influence matters above all else in business. Influencers have the ability to change people’s minds, get them to buy and convince others to see their point…