Simply Said
Simply Said
Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication.

Princeton Club of New York

Simply Said Book Talk


Jay Sullivan will host a book talk with the Princeton Club of New York. He will answer questions and guide a thoughtful discussion of the concepts in the book, Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond.

Session Description
We’ve all adjusted quickly to communicating 100% remotely, but it won’t be this way forever. There are fundamental elements of being a good, effective communicator that apply regardless of whether we’re present in the room or participating in a meeting or conversation remotely. Author, communications expert, and long-time Princeton Club member, Jay Sullivan, will lead a conversation about a few of the basics on solid, impactful communicating. He’ll share key ideas on understanding your audience, crafting effective messages, and honing your delivery techniques that will help you appear more confident and powerful when sharing your ideas, whether through a phone call, a video call, or in person. Overall, you’ll learn to communicate more effectively by focusing less on yourself, and more on the other person.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)

Non-PCNY members: Please contact us to request an invitation.

  • 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 and Fordham University School of Law. His book, Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, was released by John Wiley & Sons in 2016, and has since been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Russian.  As a contributing writer for, 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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