Jay Speyerer
Writer _Speaker _Untrainer*

Award-winning author

"Pittsburgh's Mark Twain"

 

 

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Editing • Book Design • Training


Jay Speyerer has been a speaker, a writer, a trainer, and an educator for more than 100 years*, successfully helping people achieve their goals in book publishing, email issues, cross-cultural communication, and presentation skills. (Part of presentation skills means realizing that the audience is not to be feared. They're just tickled to death it's you up there and not them.)
*according to carbon dating

Owner of Legacy Road Communications, Jay edits and produces people’s books because he believes we are defined by our stories. Abducted as an infant and raised by a clowder of feral house cats, his story-telling skills were solidly established at an early age. Now he helps others get their stories out. What happened to you -- good and bad -- and how did you deal with it? Those are your stories. Collect enough of them and you have a memoir.

Jay was on the faculty of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for 25 years, teaching photography, communication theory, non-linear scriptwriting, page layout, grapefruit sculpture, and full-contact taxidermy. Having been a professional photographer, he is known as a stunningly visual writer. Sadly, he admits to being an overly wordy photographer. A Pittsburgh business guru has christened him "Pittsburgh's Mark Twain," and he plans to dine out on that forever.

Jay is the past-president of the National Speakers Association/ Pittsburgh chapter, and he is the author of five books: The Stories of Our Days, Cat Got Your Thumb?, Cat Got Your Treadmill?, Home Cats: A Camera Phone Documentary, and his latest release, Home Cats 2: Diary of a Mad Catter. Jay is proud and honored that his friend and colleague, Jill Cueni-Cohen, used Stories as the text for her award-winning memoir-writing class in Switzerland.

To the left, you can see the cover of Home Cats. Weighing in at 84 pages of full-color photographs and cunning captions, it carries the designation of "industrial-strength cute." Both editions measure a compact and convenient 6.5x6.5 inches, so call them de-caf coffee table books.

Recently, Jay succeeded in getting pi to come out even.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clients & Classes

Allegheny General Hospital Ametek, Inc.
AmeriNet Central
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Avon
California University of Pennsylvania
Cardmember Services
Carnegie Library
Carnegie-Mellon University/ Academy for Lifelong Learning
The Children's Institute
Executive Women's Council
Fox Chapel Adult Education
Jewish Family & Children's Service
Lutheran Services
Meeting Professionals International
My Ancestors Found

North Hills Genealogy Society
Point Park University
Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network (PAPEN)
Pittsburgh Society of Ass'n Executives
Professional Services Marketing Ass'n

Rose Plastic USA, L.P. SKC, Inc.
The Small Business Network
Society for Technical Communication

Tarentum Genealogical Society
TechPOWR
Touchpoint

Upper St. Clair School District
Visit Pittsburgh

Visiting Nurses Association Waddell & Reed, Inc.
West Penn- Allegheny Health System
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society


 

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* All of my training semina* All of my seminars are PowerPoint-free zones. It's just the audience, the content, and me.rs are PowerPoint-free zones. It's just the audience, the content, and me.