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Jay Cross helps people work and live smarter. Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. He wrote the book on it. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix.

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Jay speaks at conferences and in-house sessions around the globe, both in-person and virtually.

Jay’s stories will expand your thinking and enliven your meetings. He will inspire your team to accomplish more with less in record time. Jay distills lessons from cognitive science, business administration, how people learn, social computing, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and empower people to innovate. His speaking style is vibrant, humor-laden, energetic, and compelling.

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Mixing case studies, stories, and actionable recommendations together with humor, and easy-to-understand language, Jay provides much more than buzzwords and back-patting. He also writes books, blogs, and articles on business effectiveness.

He inspires action.

A Harvard MBA and Princeton undergrad, he has been improving business processes since developing the first business curriculum for the University of Phoenix three decades ago.

Jay covers topics from 50,000 feet to ground level, depending on audience and need.

He has spoken with executives, marketers, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, sales staff, instructional designers, HR directors, bankers, and academics.

He has keynoted conferences the U.S., Canada, Austria, U.K., Germany, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Monaco, India, and Abu Dhabi.

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Jay will tailor a presentation, intervention, or campaign to what you are trying to accomplish. Jay provides much more than buzzwords and back-patting. Often, he mixes and matches aspects of these topics:

Mixing case studies, stories, and actionable recommendations together with humor, and easy-to-understand language.

How to leverage the informal learning in your organization that is already taking place “under the radar. He also writes books, blogs, and articles on business effectiveness.

How to transform your organization with Tweets, blogs, wikis, and internet culture.

How to profit from your organization’s perspective on time and readiness.Recent discoveries in neuroscience and what they imply for business and learning.

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speaker bio

Jay Cross is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance, which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance.

Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to help people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He literally wrote the book on Informal Learning. He is also co-author of Implementing eLearning and The Working Smarter Fieldbook. His philosophies on the power of informal learning and net-work have fundamentally changed the world of learning in organizations.

He is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Jay and his wife Uta live with their miniature longhaired dachshund in the hills of Berkeley, California.

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I travel the world, but increasingly deliver presentations and events in real time over the web.

Jay Cross

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of a dozen years' presentations and webinars.

fees

Fees for onsite presentations start at $6,000. We also deliver online presentations and Q&A sessions for in-house groups, executive retreats, and sales meetings.