As a Public Speaker Jay Specializes in…

The Art of Storytelling  |  Creativity  |  The Craft of Writing  |  Building Brands |  The Art of the Pitch  |  Historical Writing  |  Dramatic Structure  |   Screenwriting |  Adaptation  |  The Book Business  |  Writing the Tie-In  | 
The Movie Business

Book Jay

As a speechwriter & creative director, Jay has worked for companies as diverse as International Trucks, Nestle Healthcare, Maytag, Kraft, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Federal Express, Panasonic, & Duracell, among many others. Jay also teaches creative writing at Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Radio, Television & Film as well as the University of Cincinnati's Digital Media Department.

“Wow!  I can’t thank you enough.  Jay, you were the high point in four years of university for these students.  It was the fastest eighty-five minutes we experienced in a long time… maybe ever.”
   - Dr. George Pollard, Carleton University Ontario

"You were a smash hit with our students and faculty.  They thought you were fun, well-spoken, entertaining, and relevant.  Several told me that you were their favorite presenter.”

    - Craig Schmidt, District 128, Libertyville

"May I say it again:  THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOURSELF AND YOUR CRAFT WITH US THIS WEEK!  We are still riding the wave!"

    - Dr. Catherine M. Finger, Superintendent of Schools, Grayslake, IL

“Don’t miss him!  Him reading is the best thing I’ve listened to in a long time.”

    - Desi Marie, Walking Dead fan, Twitter