||"Thank you for providing such
a professional experience for our participants in our one-day workshop
on personal development."
--Marilynn J. Smith, Ph.D.,
Insightful and articulate, Dr. Jan Yager helps individuals, groups,
and companies to achieve their potential through her dynamic speeches,
seminars, consulting, and writings about work issues and relationships
including time management.
Jan has been interviewed on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE TODAY
SHOW, THE VIEW, GOOD MORNING, AMERICA, THE EARLY SHOW, NIGHTLINE,
NPR, BBC RADIO, and she is is regularly quoted in magazines, newspapers,
and online including the NEW YORK TIMES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL,
SELF, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, and USA TODAY. Her 25 highly-acclaimed
books have been translated into 18 languages.
--Doing more with less: How to manage your time more effectively
--Getting along at work: How to succeed by mastering work relationships
--Personality types you may encounter at work, and how to deal
with each one
--Write your way to the top
--Handling written and oral communications more powerfully
and efficiently: e-mail, business letters, and telephone
--Business Protocol: How Etiquette Helps you to Survive &
Succeed in Business
--The Healing Power of Friendship
--Dealing With Friends Who Disappoint or Wound
These topics can be adapted to a keynote, 1-1/2 hour workshop,
half-day, or all-day seminar format. (Jan's an in depth researcher
who can also explore issues unique to your company, agency, or
association for customized presentations.)
"Jan Yager provided a keynote presentation on "Who's
That Sitting at my Desk? How to Succeed by Mastering Work Relationships"
for the Military Librarian's Workshop. Approximately 250 individual
representatives of the military, Department of Defense civil servants,
contractors, and commercial vendor groups attended the conference.
The insights Jan shared provided a good start point for the conference
and the day. Her enthusiasm sparked others to consider how they
might incorporate some of the concepts into their own library
setting. The presentation also provided some specific experiences
that could be used and reflected upon by the librarians attending.
Jan was a a large factor in the success of the conference and
her presentation was mentioned many times in the evaluations as
one of the highlights of the conference. She has earned our gratitude
and appreciation."--Sandy Bradley, Workshop Host
"Dr. Yager presented a terrific and insightful time
management seminar to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The
audience was our Academic Affiliations office and they were all
impressed with the content and delivery of the program. In the
months since the program was delivered, I have checked with the
participants periodically to find out if the material has stayed
with them. Everyone to whom I have spoken has used a large portion
of the techniques they learned in Dr. Yager's presentation."
--Jim Pritchert, (former) VACO Education Service Representative/training
"Thank you for putting a 6 hour seminar into a 1 hour
presentation. Great job!"
--John Cardinal, Risk Manager, MTV Network
"I heard you speak [on friendship and friendshifts]
last spring at the Women's Awareness Day for the UJA-Metrowest
New Jersey. I was very impressed by your presentation. You are
a wonderful speaker....I found it to be a very meaningful day.
Ellen L., New Jersey
Dr. Jan Yager, who has a Ph.D. in sociology (City University
of New York), a masters in criminal justice from Goddard College,
and did graduate work in psychiatric art therapy at Hahnemann
Medical College, is a member of the National Speakers Association
and ASTD (American Society of Training and Development). A prolific
writer as well as a speaker and trainer whose presentations have
been described as a combination of "powerful" "great!"
and "funny." She completed the three-day train-the-trainer
certificate program sponsored by the American Society of Training
and Development in January 2006.
Dr. Yager's published books include: WHO'S THAT SITTING AT MY
DESK?, CREATIVE TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, WHEN FRIENDSHIP
HURTS, FRIENDSHIFTS: The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes
Our Lives, BUSINESS PROTOCOL: How to Survive & Succeed in
Business, EFFECTIVE BUSINESS AND NONFICTION WRITING, ROAD SIGNS
ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FILM INDUSTRY,
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY, VICTIMS, THE
HELP BOOK, and others.
To research her book, MAKING YOUR OFFICE WORK FOR YOU (Doubleday,
1989), Jan worked as an office temp in a variety of workplace
settings. Her latest work relationships book (WHO'S THAT SITTING
AT MY DESK?) is based on 400 extensive surveys (75 men, 325 women)and
100 in-person or phone interviews throughout the United States
and internationally. Her time management, business protocol, and
writing research is based on original surveys and interviews over
two decades including interviews and observations with top-earning
real estate agents, government employees, managers, students,
professionals, paralegal, business consultants, human resource
managers, and others.
She is a recipient of the 2006 Alumni Achievement Award from
The City University of New York, The Graduate School and University
Center. Jan’s third book on time management, Use Your Time
to Get Things Done, will be published by Sterling Publishing Company
on September 1, 2008.