Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond (Wiley) provides the perfect mix of strategic and tactical advice to help professionals at all levels connect better. You will learn how to present with greater impact, run more effective meetings, write more clearly, develop stronger relationships, and stand out as a leader. Increase your effectiveness by applying Exec|Comm’s core philosophy: we are all more effective communicators when we focus less on ourselves and more on others.
The advice is targeted and tangible. The approach is straightforward. The message is simply said.
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Sullivan highlights powerful ways that you can better connect with people. 'Simply Said' is a quick read that will help you improve the quality of your communications and become a more effective leader.Stephen R. Howe, Jr.
Effective communication is absolutely critical to successful leadership. Sullivan reminds us that when we‘re communicating, audiences are listening to hear one thing: what does this mean for me? 'Simply Said' is a candid guide to improve our ability to connect with others, and as a result, improve our impact as communicators and leaders.Tom Bradley
Jay Sullivan's approach to communication — and the virtues of this book — extend well beyond how to speak and write more clearly. Embedded within is a deeper philosophy of leadership rooted in attentiveness to others that is both appealing and compelling. This book is a valuable resource to those who are, or aspire to be, leaders.Eduardo M. Peñalver
Adhering to the mantra of the 'Simply Said' title, I have just one piece of advice: Read this book! You will learn how to communicate better by focusing less on yourself and more on others. The world would be a much better place if we would all talk less and listen more.Lorri Freifeld
'Simply Said' shows us how to communicate effectively by focusing, not on our own perspective, but on the perspective of our audience and their interests. It is clear and engaging, and it is an invaluable guide to anyone who needs to communicate successfully to achieve the goals that matter to them – which is all of us.William M. Treanor
'Simply Said' is an insightful and practical book that methodically outlines the keys to effective communication, and does so crisply and with style. With this book, Jay Sullivan has created a comprehensive resource for systematically enhancing your communication skills.Stephen P. Hills
From small talk to presentations to leadership, communications are key. 'Simply Said' provides practical advice (or reminders) to ensure your success. Practicing what they preach, it is written in straightforward, simple language that’s about you and your success.Russell Morris
I wish that everyone would read and absorb the clear and straightforward method of 'Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond.' Hours upon hours of time would be saved, we would all be spared speeches and talks that do not get to the point, and we would understand each other so much better! I highly recommend Jay Sullivan's superb techniques.Matthew Diller
Being an effective communicator is no longer a 'nice' skill for some to have, it is absolutely a required skill for everyone to possess. The ability to truly connect with others is the key to building relationships and improving performance. 'Simply Said' is a must read for anyone who aspires to lead and influence others.Michael A. Schweitzer
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their communication skills. As an experienced Human Resources executive, I have seen individuals' communication skills make (or break) their career. We can all stand to improve the way in which we connect with our audiences – pick up this book today!Susan Lovegren
'Simply Said' is a must read! It illustrates how effective communication positively impacts relationships, families and communities. Today's exemplary leaders can learn what works and what doesn‘t when they communicate.Lily Woo
Jay has helped me to improve my communication by focusing on the audience and simplifying my message. Communicating one's message is the completion of the process and, with my improved communication skills, I find that I am a better strategic thinker and leader. 'Simply Said' is a great resource tool for business and life.Kevin J. O'Donnell
'Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond' delivers a simple message and a powerful method. Reading this accessible book would permit anyone to vanquish the challenge of connecting with audiences large or small. This is essential reading for students, executives, and, generally, for anyone who wants to be understood by others.David Gautschi
In my more than 25 years in the business world and as a college professor, communication skills have consistently been the most important enabler for success and the skill that I still practice to this day. This book is the perfect communications ‘how to excel‘ guide for students and provides well-founded approaches and practical applications. This book will be my communications resource guide and I would recommend that all future leaders take the time to learn these skills and invest in their future.Ken Daly
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Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm LLC. 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. He works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global organizations to customize communication skills solutions for their teams.
Prior to joining Exec-Comm, Jay spent nine years as a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his BA in English from Boston College. After graduating from Boston College, Jay spent two years teaching English language and composition in Kingston, Jamaica. 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 for the New York Law Journal, where his column, The Art of Communication appeared regularly. His articles and poetry, both humorous and serious, have appeared in The New York Times, Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and Boston College Magazine. He lives in Pleasantville, New York, with his wife and four children.