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Bio

In my close to thirty years of association work I have NEVER seen a speaker as well received as you. Incentive Marketing Association

 SAMPLE INTRODUCTIONS / bios for:

Keynote Speaker – Humorous Motivational Speaker: Conor is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year
Keynote Speaker Foodservice and Restaurants: Conor is a former VP Marketing Unilever Foodservice
Keynote Speaker Cancer / Oncology: He’s a two time cancer survivor!
Keynote Speaker Sales Conference: Best performing sales team in Europe for five consecutive years
Keynote Speaker Marketing and Branding: He’s a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland
 Keynote Speaker Leadership and Strategy: Conor has worked in senior leadership roles in Ireland, UK and USA

(I apologize for some of the evident hyperbole, but it actually does help with Search Engine Optimization,e.g. if you have searched for something like “Motivational, Inspirational, Humorous, Irish, Business, Marketing Conference Keynote Speaker,” etc!)

Perfect intro for a corporate conference or association event where you want your audience to leave with a spring in their step and a smile on their face!

Email Conor  today or PHONE 630 718 1643

 

Introduction examples as a Humorous, Motivational Keynote Speaker

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville, where he says the Guinness is great, the natives are friendly and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland!

Folks we wanted to bring you an internationally recognized, sought after motivational keynote speaker and today we have achieved that!
In places as diverse as Canada, Spain, Portugal, France and USA, this Irishman has been recognized by his wife and kids. (PAUSE)
And as a sought after speaker, he has been sought after by speed cops in Ireland, UK and USA.  However, as a motivational speaker, Conor assures us these were all learning experiences!

This Chicago based motivational speaker is a two-time author. Note, he wants you to be clear, it is “two-time author,” NOT two-timing author, whose clients range from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Malaga, Spain.

A former VP Marketing, Unilever Foodservice, Conor has worked in senior positions in Ireland, UK and USA.
Conor is an award winning keynote speaker whose accolades include Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech—would you believe on— Customer Service in San Quentin Jail.

To give you an example of his sense of humor, Conor recently had surgery for prostate cancer. He went into hospital with a newly purchased pair of Monty Python pajamas, bearing the legend “It’s only a flesh wound.”

Please welcome the happily exiled, Guinness drinking, corned beef eating Conor Cunneen

Laugh and Learn as Conor speaks on The Potted Plant

Email Conor today or phone 630 718 1643 to chat with this Chicago based Irishman with a brogue that “would charm the mane off a donkey” and whose Brand Promise is”E4: to Energize, Educate, Entertain and Easy to work with”.

Sample Introductions as a Keynote Speaker to Restaurant and Foodservice Conference

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Chicago IL. where he says the natives are friendly and that, as part of his research as a foodservice and restaurant speaker, he has sampled some excellent Guinness and been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland.
Our keynote speaker today has worked in restaurant and foodservice marketing and sales roles in Ireland, UK and USA.
Conor is a former VP Marketing, Unilever Foodservice, who has presented as a speaker to restaurant and foodservice conferences in places as diverse as Spain, England, USA, Ireland, Scotland and Finland.
His writings on foodservice and restaurant strategy have been featured in publications in UK, Ireland, Australia and USA where his Nation’s Restaurant News article on Leadership Lessons from the McDonald’s Turnaround was described as “scarily accurate” by one senior McDonald’s executive.
Your keynote speaker for today’s (restaurant and foodservice) conference is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, a two time author, Note: he says two-time author NOT two timing. He is one of only 65 people in the history of Toastmasters to be awarded the designation of Accredited Speaker. He is also a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech would you believe on Customer Service in San Quentin Prison!
So, please give a warm welcome to  our speaker at today’s restaurant and foodservice conference, the Guinness drinking, corned beef eating Conor Cunneen

 

Sample introductions as a Keynote Speaker Cancer / Oncology / Healthcare and Nursing events.

Laugh and learn as Conor Speaks on Medical Records

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville, IL. where he says the Guinness is drinkable, the natives are friendly and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland!

This motivational humorous Irish speaker (with a brogue to prove it) is a two-time cancer survivor (note, he says two-time survivor, NOT two-timing) who has experienced the trauma of hearing, “You have thyroid cancer. You have prostate cancer.”Possibly only an Irishman with a devilish sense of humor could parlay those diagnoses into something humorous.He now states that that having “had a thyroidectomy and a prostatectomy I now have a unique Irish condition known as “There’s not much left-o-me.”

Your keynote speaker for today’s cancer and oncology conference is author of a number of books, is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, one of only 65 people in the history of Toastmasters to achieve Accredited Speaker designation and as I’m sure you might appreciate when you hear him speak, he is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech would you believe on Customer Service in San Quentin Prison! So, please welcome a speaker who went into hospital for prostate surgery with a newly purchased pair of Monty Python pajamas, bearing the legend “It’s only a flesh wound,” – Conor Cunneen

Introductions for Keynote Speaker Sales Conference

 Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville, IL. where he says the Guinness is great, the natives are friendly and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland!

This motivational sales and marketing speaker has worked in senior sales and marketing positions in Ireland, UK and USA. While in Ireland and UK, he achieved record results which saw him promoted to VP Marketing Unilever Foodservice USA. He has been published over 40 times in Ireland, Australia, UK and USA on sales, leadership and marketing topics including Leadership Lessons from the McDonald’s Turnaround.

He has opened sales and marketing conference as keynote speaker from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Malaga, Spain and many places in between.
Variously described as “James Joyce meets Tom Peters” and “Mark Twain with a brogue,” this motivational sales and marketing executive has lived his Brand Promise of E4: to Energize, Educate, Entertain and be Easy to work with, to sales, marketing and leadership conferences, both large and small.

Your keynote speaker for today’s sales conference is author of a number of books including an acclaimed business book with the truly unique title of ….. Why Ireland Never Invaded America. Conor is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and one of only 65 people in the history of Toastmasters to achieve Accredited Speaker designation. You will also soon see why he is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year.

So, please give a warm welcome to  our speaker at today’s sales conference, the Guinness drinking, corned beef eating marketing, sales and leadership speaker, Conor Cunneen.

 Introductions as keynote speaker for Marketing and Branding Conference

 Conor Cunneen – today’s keynote speaker, lives Marketing and Branding.  This man’s Brand and Branding as a keynote speaker is simple and descriptive – IrishmanSpeaks. When you hear him, you will know he is not a New Jersey or San Antonio Keynote Speaker.

As a Keynote Speaker on Branding and Marketing, the IrishmanSpeaks Brand Positioning statement is either “James Joyce meets Tom Peters” or “Mark Twain with a brogue.” (Conor positions himself slightly differently depending on the audience.)

And where would a keynote speaker on Marketing and Branding be without a Brand Promise? Struggling for keynote speaker engagements in the Marketing and Brand environment, I reckon, which is why Conor Cunneen’s Brand Promise is E4: Energize, Educate, Entertain AND Easy to work with. It is a Brand Promise he keeps.
Conor has kept his Brand Promise from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Malaga, Spain and many places in between. Formerly VP Marketing, Unilever Foodservice, he has worked in the retail, restaurant and foodservice environment on brands as diverse as Hellmann’s, Heineken, Andrex, Lipton, Knorr, Ben & Jerry’s, Murphy’s Irish Stout.

So here we have a Marketing and Branding keynote speaker who appears to walk the talk with a clear and differentiated Brand, a relevant Brand Positioning Statement and a Brand Promise that is memorable and implementable.

Conor has been published over 40 times in Ireland, Australia, UK and USA including Leadership Lessons from the McDonald’s Turnaround and is author of the acclaimed Why Ireland Never Invaded America.

Our keynote speaker is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and a Distinguished Toastmaster. He is also an award winning humorous motivational speaker whose accolades include Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech—would you believe, on Customer Service in San Quentin Jail.

Keynote Speaker Leadership, Change and Strategy Conference Intro

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville, IL. where he says the Guinness is drinkable, the natives are friendly and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland!

Clients who have seen this insightful speaker on leadership and strategy range from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Malaga, from Boeing to Birmingham, UK.
A former VP Marketing Unilever, Conor has worked in Ireland, UK and USA in sales and marketing leadership positions. His ability to lead and develop multi-cultural, diverse teams resulted in record-setting goal achievement in his various roles on brands as diverse as Hellmann’s, Heineken, Lipton, Ben & Jerry’s, Knorr and Murphy’s Irish Stout.

As a keynote speaker on leadership and strategy, this Irishman provides clear and powerful insights into successful companies and what can make your business grow. His ability to present Substance with Humor on leadership, growth and strategy has seen him referenced as “James Joyce meets Tom Peters,” and an “Irish Dilbert.”

Conor Cunneen has authored a number of acclaimed books including WHY IRELAND NEVER INVADED AMERICA: AN INSIGHTFUL UNIQUE LOOK AT CORPORATE STRATEGY. He has been published more than forty times including LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE McDONALD’S TURNAROUND.
Conor is a Fellow, Marketing Institute of Ireland and as you will see, an award-winning humorist whose accolades include Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech on CUSTOMER SERVICE IN SAN QUENTIN JAIL.

He is author of Why Ireland Never Invaded America – An Insightful Unique Look at Corporate Strategy, which has been described by Sir Anthony (Tony) O’Reilly, former Chairman / CEO Heinz as:  “(A)n enchanting mélange of good business sense wrapped in a mixture of Irish situation comedy and straightforward whimsy.” The book title (and contents) provide material for one of Conor’s most in-demand keynotes where he provides great business lessons interspersed with a little Irish blarney.

Conor is an award winning humorist and a winner of the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the Year title. His winning speech was “Customer Service in San Quentin Jail.” Listen to it here.