Ellis has been a guest speaker at The Wharton Club, the New Jersey MIS Network, The Financial Women’s Association, The New York Times Diversity Career Fair, and scores of other professional associations and media panels. He was an instructor and guest lecturer at New York University’s Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning for 19 years, and is currently a retained consultant with Columbia Business School. At Columbia, he works with both the fulltime and Executive MBA programs, as well as with Alumni Relations and the Program for Social Intelligence.
Click to view video highlights of a program delivered at Columbia Business School's Executive MBA program in the summer of 2008: Salary Negotiations (VIDEO)
“Thank you (again) for a wonderful, engaging, informative workshop today! I’ve already received very positive student feedback, as usual; they really appreciated your willingness to share from your own experience, and, of course, your depth of knowledge."
“I was thrilled to see a full room in attendance, and have had several students speak with me afterward to tell me how valuable they found your presentation. One said it was the best presentation we’ve ever offered; your real world approach clearly resonates with the full-time students.”
“Ellis, thanks again for another spectacular presentation.
You are the BEST. You are the most exuberant, 1-1 communicative
of all the speakers we have had in any of the chapters. Of all
speakers, the one whose style invites the most interaction and
participation. It’s a big group, but you make it so intimate,
like you’re around a table with 5 people. That’s
why you’re our favorite.”
“Ellis gave an excellent perspective on networking,
that had been a somewhat ambiguous concept. The techniques for
networking have already worked
for me in gaining access to the all important decision-maker.”
“Thank you so much for your presentation. You provided a lot of food for
thought – and
you were VERY funny.”
“Thanks again, Ellis, for delivering all the important messages and for doing so in a way that was interactive and fun (not to mention extremely credible). I think you really connected (no surprise there!)."
“You were FANTASTIC and the students were thrilled about how much were able to pack into two hours (and make it funny and interesting, too!!). It was great to work with you.”
“You are so hip and with it and involved in what’s going on in hiring, and open to hearing about the latest developments; you’re such a motivator and so energized and energizing.”
“As always, it is a pleasure listening to your wonderful insights and experiences. Personally, I love the horror stories you share; to me, they are great lessons about things to be avoided in your career.”
“I remember the first time we met, and when I stated what I wanted to do, you somewhat serenely replied that this would be a hell of a career transition - but that it could be done. Indeed, in that single moment, you gave me the hope to think it could be done, and from then on, you were nothing apart from a beacon of hope, all the way to the end. Yesterday marked precisely four months in my new position.”
“You really wowed the crowd, and I am already receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from our membership about your presentation. Everyone thought you were very informative and delivered the information in a fun and engaging way.”
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