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Jay Remer is on a quest to bring civility back to the world of business and to society in general. His approach is simple: emphasize the importance of using common sense and trusting one’s intuition.
Since his freshman year in high school, Jay has planned and managed hundreds of business and social events. He continues to enjoy event planning, but has taken that passion to a new level by showing others how to be the perfect host for every occasion. By teaching them the skill of careful planning and the importance of developing an eye for details, he empowers them to create events with unique purpose and definite style.
As a lifestyle coach and communications consultant specializing in good manners and etiquette, Jay’s goal is to guide people, providing them with new knowledge to help them sharpen their social skills. His unique approach is based on awareness, gratitude, compassion, responsibility, humility and encouragement.
Jay engages with others in an interactive way to help them increase their level of comfort and skill whether in the boardroom or at formal functions or the dinner table. He teaches them how to prepare for job interviews, host corporate meals and dress for success.
Jay allows his sense of humour and relaxed nature to set the tone for his workshops and seminars. His approach ranges from personal makeovers to corporate retreats, meeting the specific needs of whomever he’s working with.
Jay’s background is like a patchwork quilt with expensive experience in a variety of areas.
In the world of art, Jay was a collector from the age of eight. He received professional training as an art appraiser and auctioneer at Sotheby Parke Bernet immediately after graduating from Colorado College, and quickly began advising advanced collectors of fine arts and antiques.
As a philanthropic member of the duPont family, Jay has supported numerous museums, ballet companies and poverty reduction initiatives both financially and by contributing thousands of hours of his time. His various contributions toward compassionate care for people afflicted with AIDS were recognized by the New York Downtown Hospital where he designed a wing dedicated to their care.
With his former wife, Jay was a dedicated dog fancier, specializing in Bull Terriers. The couple bred notable champion show dogs and pioneered many initiatives to improve our understanding of canine genetics.
Jay is a well-regarded host and has learned many of his hospitality skills from an early age. He has travelled extensively and gained first-hand knowledge in working with different cultures. He was an award-winning innkeeper and restaurateur, with an eye trained to anticipate the needs of others.
Jay became an actively certified graduate of the prestigious Protocol School of Washington for Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol in 2007. The next year, he completed Speakers Boot Camp with world-renowned speech coach Sue Gaulke. In 2012, he became one of a burgeoning crop of certified tea and etiquette consultants under the tutelage of Bruce and Shelley Richardson, two of America’s foremost trusted tea authorities.
Jay began producing his own local Etiquette Guy television show in 2010. The program is now broadcast vial Bell TV to 1.6 million households across Canada. He began hosting a second TV show, Fundy Tidings, in 2012. In this show, Jay interviews experts on a number of “difficult subjects” ranging from bullying, poverty reduction and literacy to suicide and depression. He believes that by creating greater awareness about society’s weakest links and the things that can be done to make a difference, more people can become part of solutions to help maintain and improve a healthy, civil society.
Jay responds to the steady flow of etiquette questions he receives by e-mail, meting out advice to people around the globe. He hosts LinkedIn’s largest group for Etiquette and Image Consultants, on which he enjoys interacting with colleagues throughout the world, discussing a variety of closely related topics.
Jay has contributed to such office library references as Before You Say Yes by Doreen Pendracs, a must-read book for anyone considering joining a non-profit board for the first time; and Honor and Respect by Robert Hickey, the current go-to book on forms of address. He writes a weekly etiquette column for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and contributes regularly to such publications as Today’s Parent, Long Island Boating, Ignite, Restaurant News and Etiquette and Lifestyle.