Randall Kenneth Jones
Author. Speaker. Podcaster. Creative.
Modern-day renaissance man Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes respected household names from the IT, healthcare, entertainment, publishing, retail and consumer products & services industries.
Though Jones wears many hats, his expertise in the art of storytelling has garnered the most notice. Every human being and every business has a story to tell — and an audience they need to hear that story. Jones helps individuals and businesses develop their most compelling stories for the online or traditional media best suited to deliver their message.
Jones continues to expand his personal media footprint. His longstanding public quest for “good” has landed him on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda Kotb, MARKETPLACE on Public Radio and CNBC.com.
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 public speaker and scribe arranged to conduct over 100 best-practices interviews.
And the stories just kept coming. Subjects included Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, 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.’”
In 2018, Jones and Susan C. Bennett (the original voice of Siri) teamed up to launch JONES.SHOW podcast, with Jones as host and Bennett as announcer. Described by recurring guest Erin Brockovich as “The best podcast and host ever,” JONES.SHOW focuses on looking for the BEST in people. Guests include Laura Benanti, Pat Benatar, Panache Desai, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sara Evans, Dr. Judy Ho, Stedman Graham, Rob Marciano, Erin Moriarty, Dr. David Perlmutter, Melissa Rivers, Nischelle Turner, Vanna White, Ginger Zee, the entire cast of HOT BENCH and many more.
In 2021, Jones joined human behaviorist Amilya Antonetti as a co-host for a regular segment on BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS, Clubhouse’s #1 morning show. Antonietti and Jones, along with their guests, have tackled topics as diverse as personality types, financial wellness, racism, mental health, and (literally) life vs. death.
In 2022, Jones released his first fiction book, Ruby: Magic Comes from the Heart, inspired by the lessons learned from his podcast guests. Published by Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for the Soul and endorsed by Janet Evanovich, Erin Brockovich, Peggy Post, Susan Bennett, and Hollywood insider Kevin Goetz, Ruby takes the vast benefits of the self-help genre into a magical fictional format.
Having spent most of his life as an actor and improviser, fearless 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 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 on appealing to a broad range of business and educational platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.