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Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication.

Columbia Business School Alumni Club

Simply Said: Executive Presence and Communication Style

11-16-2016

On November 16, Jay Sullivan, managing partner, will present to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. During this event, he will share insights from Exec-Comm's new book on how to present with more impact, write more clearly, run more effective meetings, develop stronger relationships and grow as leaders. The advice is specific is tangible. The approach is straightforward. The message is simply said.

The way we communicate defines our relationships, sets precedents for our organization and establishes our workplace culture. Communicating well involves more than choosing the right words. It means adopting the right tone and bringing the right energy to the conversation. Most importantly, communicating with greater impact means refocusing one’s energy – from ourselves to our audience. In SIMPLY SAID: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond (Wiley; October 2016), award-wining author Jay Sullivan of Exec|Comm, LLC, provides the perfect mix of strategic and tactical advice to help professionals at all levels connect better with those around them.

  • Jay Sullivan

    Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm, and leads the firm’s Law Firm Group. He is an award-winning author and columnist, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center. His book, Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, was released by John Wiley & Sons in 2016.  As a contributing writer for Forbes.com, Jay brings relevant and timely advice on enhancing one’s communication skills to the business community.

    Whether working with groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements Jay helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences. Jay works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global law firms and financial services firms to customize communication skills solutions.

    Jay joined Exec-Comm after nine years as a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. As a Skadden Fellow, Jay acted as in-house legal counsel at Covenant House, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London.

    After graduating from Boston College in 1984, Jay spent two years in the Jesuit International Volunteer Corps, teaching English. His book about that experience, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was named the 2014 Best Book by a Small Publisher by the Catholic Press Association. Jay was a featured columnist on communication skills for the New York Law Journal, and has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.

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