Jay Sullivan, Managing Partner at Exec-Comm and leader of the firm’s Law Firm Group, will lead this professional development seminar. Join us to learn techniques on messaging -- how to have a clear, succinct message about your content and drive home key points to your audience of learners; and manner -- how to present with confidence, manage nerves and deliver complex content clearly when delivering from either slides or notes. Jay will incorporate hands-on exercises to help us practice and hone these skills.
This seminar is of interest and value to many others at our firms including professional development and human resources staff members. Please feel free to invite them to the April meeting with you.
Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm and leads the firm’s Law Firm Group. Jay works closely with the learning and development professionals at Citi, KPMG and many national law firms to create customized communication skills solutions for senior executives and partners. Jay is a featured columnist for the New York Law Journal, where his column, The Art of Communication appears regularly.
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 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. In addition, as a member of Covenant House’s Speakers Bureau, he was a frequent spokesman for the agency. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London.
After graduating from Boston College in 1984 with a B.A. in English, Jay spent two years in the Boston College International Volunteer Program teaching English language and composition and public speaking. His book about that experience, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was published by Apprentice House Publishing in 2013. As a freelance writer of both serious and humorous short essays, he has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.