Since 1997, Jay has been a member of Toastmasters International, a global organization that helps its members to hone their public speaking and leadership skills.
Jay has served his club in the capacity of Treasurer and is currently its President. He has been an Area Director in District 4. In 2019, he was awarded the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), a distinction that is earned by 1% of all Toastmasters internationally.
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