Jay Sullivan, managing partner at Exec-Comm, a professional business training organization in NYC and San Francisco, will conduct this session, entitled “Putting your Best Foot Forward – the Obvious and Subtle Ways to Make a Good Impression.” Mr. Sullivan, a former practicing attorney for nine years and a Skadden Fellow, leads the company’s Law Firm Practice and teaches customized communication skills for senior executives and partners of many of the nation’s major companies. In the program, he will teach participants how to sell themselves to a potential employer by creating and supporting an effective message, highlighting experiences relating to their message and using engaging body language and eye contact. This will be a hands-on program, with members of the audience using workbooks to develop their own employer-targeted messages and goals for job search activities and networking.
Mr. Sullivan was a featured columnist in The New York Law Journal, where his column, "The Art of Communication," appeared regularly. He is also a freelance writer and has been published in many leading journals and newspapers. His book about teaching English for two years in an international volunteer program, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was published in 2013.