Thomas Capone

TomCaponeThomas A. Capone is CEO of, one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies in the United States. Servicing over 300 of the Fortune 1000 companies in the United States Thomas Capone’s clients include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S secret service. Thomas Capone is also executive director of the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA).

His idea behind the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA) is that everything is now about distance learning, not just higher education. Everything is about remote work, tele-work, file sharing, virtual classrooms, virtual work. Even virtual play! Look at the world of video games and virtual reality technologies. The NYDLA brings not only the technology – but smart people – the subject matter experts to those who must master this new world of global distance learning to be successful. The future of our world is to be a global marketplace, and it only makes sense to master the technologies and the distance learning techniques of this new world.

There are several secrets to his long term success; first is to find what you would do for free – then figure out how to make money by doing it.  Secondly, listen twice as much as you speak. And by listen, he means all communications, especially the non-verbal.

Thomas says “The eyes tell everything; understanding facial expressions, stance, and body language is my secret weapon. It goes beyond just knowing if someone is telling the truth. It’s knowing if the person truly cares; it’s knowing if the person is truly interested in your product, your service, your solution. How many times will people be polite in business, saying one thing but then doing the complete opposite? The ability to read body language is such an asset to anyone in business. If you can understand peoples thoughts and motivations, the rest is just details.”

Thomas remains focused on expanding the NYDLA as the premiere distance learning organization in the USA. Every day there will be new technologies, new services, and people will be looking for help in navigating these uncharted waters.