Jay speaks!

Since 1997, Jay has been a member of Toastmasters International, a global organization that helps its members to hone their public speaking skills. He has given more than fifty speeches within Toastmasters groups, earning him the level of Advanced Toastmaster Gold. In the Toastmasters leadership track, he has reached the level of Competent Leader and is currently advancing along that track by serving as an Area Director within his local district. 


Most of Jay’s speaking was directed to parents and educators. Following were examples of his topics:

  • Easy ways to boost literacy in your family 
  • The need for greater parent involvement in education 
  • Creating a family mission statement 
  • Kindergarten readiness 
  • First-grade readiness 
  • Parent-school relations 
  • Developing a sense of responsibility in children 
  • Time management and organizing at home 
  • The organized classroom - presentation for elementary school teachers
  • Peace Corps  
  • World Travel and Cultures 

Comments from participants at Jay's workshops 


"Very inspirational and thought-provoking."

"What a magnificent teacher!"

"Clear presentation; an enthusiastic, caring speaker. I bet he is a great teacher - the kind we hope stay in the profession."

"Great insight, motivating."

"Well put-together - prepared with lots of thought and delivered with lots of heart."

Jay has made presentations to: 


California Reading Association

National Association of Professional Organizers,
​San Francisco Bay Area chapter

California Agricultural Teachers Association

The following school districts: San Francisco, San Mateo-Foster City,  Woodside Elementary, Sequoia Union High School, Palo Alto 

To contact Jay, write to him at teacher@jaydavidson.com