Substance + Humor to IMPROVE People, IMPROVE Performance, IMPROVE Productivity ENJOYABLY

Keynotes

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

“As the person who coordinates all of our speakers year after year, I want to tell you that you offered a very welcome breath of fresh air in booking and executing our keynote speech. Getting information from you was easy, you followed through on your commitments every time and you were an inspiration to our customers.” Major Insurance Corporation

 

The Conor Cunneen Brand Promise: E4 – Energize, Educate, Entertain AND Easy to work with.

KEYNOTES to GROW your Business and your people include:

 

Why Ireland Never Invaded America (and other lessons to BEAT the recession)     The Gift of GAB: How Goals, Attitude, Behavior (Brand) provide a top o’ the morning feeling AND help you BEAT the recession.       SHEIFGAB the World: 8 Building Blocks to Teamwork, Collaboration, Employee Engagement and Productivity         The Gift of GAB II: The Art of Good Communication and Presentation     Adden Humur two You’re Presentashun!     The Brand Strategerist! (includes Customer Service in San Quentin Jail!)     Leadership Lessons from the McDonald’s Turnaround

 

Click these links to see Conor speak on Cool VISION Laughing CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE Embarassed JUST A LITTLE GOOFY Wink SECRET TO CONOR’S BROGUE Wink CHANGE featuring BAAAD POETRY!

SmileCUSTOMER SERVICE in SAN QUENTIN JAIL! Laughing Audio of Conor’s Humorous Speaker of Year speech. WARNING: Excessive laughter may result in tears running down your face!

 

 

CONTACT Conor Cunneen today by email or PHONE 630 718 1643 to chat with this Chicago based Irishman with a brogue that “would charm the mane of a donkey” and who will Energize, Enterain and Educate your audience.

 

 

 

KEYNOTES include

Why Ireland Never Invaded America (and other lessons to BEAT the recession)     The Gift of GAB: How Goals, Attitude, Behavior provide a top o’ the morning feeling AND help you BEAT the recession.       SHEIFGAB the World: 8 Building Blocks to Teamwork, Collaboration, Employee Engagement and Productivity         The Gift of GAB II: The Art of Good Communication and Presentation     Adden Humur two You’re Presentashun!     The Brand Strategerist! (includes Customer Service in San Quentin Jail!)     Leadership Lessons from the McDonald’s Turnaround

 

 

“I have never heard a speaker with the double whammy combination of humor and substance which I heard from you today”. MHM

 

Conor Cunneen is a Chicago based Irish business keynote speaker, humorous keynote speaker and motivational humorist who will have your audiences laughing and learning AND your boss saying “What an insightful and professional event planner you are for booking this humorous keynote speaker with an Irish brogue and great insights. I am not surprised he has been called an Irish Dilbert.”

Conor is an award winning humorist, former VP Marketing Unilever Foodservice and business keynote speaker with a strong motivational message who Entertains, Educates and Energizes audiences around the globe on topics ranging through Marketing, Strategy, Communications, Leadership and Teamwork.

The following are some keynotes which Conor presents on. All presentations are tailored to the clients business.

 

“He goes the extra mile to invest the time to know his audience and their business processes and challenges”. – Aerospace Parts International

 

 

“The fact that you take the time to research the market and our delegate needs prior to preparing your presentation was much appreciated” – Marketing Week UK

 

 

 

KEYNOTES ARE SEGMENTED AS FOLLOWS:

– KEYNOTES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

– KEYNOTES TO MOTIVATE YOUR BUSINESS

– KEYNOTES TO BRING HUMOUR TO YOUR BUSINESS

 

KEYNOTES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

 

Why Ireland Never Invaded America and other Lessons to BEAT the Recession

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

This compelling, fun-packed, thought-provoking presentation provides business lessons in a memorable, humorous and implementable manner. Conor combines his experience as a former VP Marketing with his award winning humorous material to present a keynote that will have your audience laughing AND learning. Business case studies woven through mystical Irish imagery, humorous impish anecdotes and just plain common sense ensures a memorable AND implementable learning experience. As a keynote speaker who is humorous, insightful and thought-provoking, Conor’s material ranges through current business case studies and some relevant historical material also. In this keynote, people and brands featured include Lexus, Bono, Lyndon Johnson, McDonald’s, Willie Nelson, Starbucks, FDR. This keynote will have your audiences laughing and learning, learning and laughing.

Following his presentation of this keynote at tne annual conference Incentive Marketing Association, Executive Director Karen Renk wrote, “”In my close to thirty years of association work, I have never seen a speaker as well received as you.”

Target Market: Leadership conferences, Corporate Conferences, Strategy retreats, In house seminars, Marketing / Strategy events.

Length: 35-60 minutes. Also available in seminar and workshop format

“I have never heard a speaker with the double whammy combination of humor and substance which I heard from you today”. Timothy Malloy, McAndrew Held & Malloy.

 

The ER Factor – Drivers of Corporate Health™

E (Execution) of a R (Relevant) strategy – the ER Factor is critical for business growth and health. This well-researched, lively presentation shows there is little plain sailing in the business world. Learn from the pains and successes of McDonald’s, Wendy’s, JetBlue, Dell, Ryanair, Toyota and many others. Maybe not the material you might expect from a humorous, keynote business speaker, but you will leave this program thinking about how you can improve your corporate health. Conor will leave you with a large smile on your face but also an uneasy feeling that maybe, just maybe, there is more you can do to ensure the health of your business.

Target Market: Leadership conferences, Corporate events, Strategy retreats, In house seminars

Length: 35-60 minutes.

Also available in workshop / seminar format

 

“Our objective was a substantive business message but with an injection of humor. Conor hit the perfect balance to ensure a lasting memory” Abbott

The Gift of GAB – The 7 P’s of GREAT Communication and Presentation

As an award winning keynote speaker and business humorist, Conor is a keen (and never ending) student of the communication process. In this program, Conor will take you through the 7 P’s of Great Communication and Presentation: Payoff, Preparation, EmPathy, Practice, Passion, Pacing and Performance.

Featuring material presented during Conor’s award winning speeches. You will see that even Communication Superstars had to work at their craft. Learn from Martin Luther King, Kris Kristofferson, Winston Churchill, Bruce Springsteen, Howard Schultz, George W. Bush. (Bush is a good communicator. He is just not a good speaker. Don’t get them mixed up. Contact Conor to discuss). Good solid substance interspersed with great humor.

Target Market: Corporate events, In house seminars, Sales conferences, Communication programs, Appreciation events

Length: 35-60 minutes

 

Adden Humur Two You’re Presentashun

(The program is much better than the spelling – honust!)

As an award winning humorist (Listen to Customer Service in San Quentin Jail) and Motivational Humorist (Watch Attitude) Chicago based keynote speaker Conor Cunneen has had audiences Learning and Laughing, Laughing and Learning from Memphis to Malaga and for clients as diverse as Harley-Davidson, Siemens, Abbott, Finland Food & Drink Federation and many more. (Read The Brand Experience.)This invigorating, energetic presentation will show you how to add greater impact to your presentation by adding humur (oops sorry, humor) and levity to even the most difficult of topics. Contact Conor now.

A Failure of Imagination

This hard hitting program suggests that many of the problems corporations run into are due to A Failure of Imagination. The creation of a sustainable compelling Vision is critical for business growth. References include GM, United Airlines, Iraq, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Lexus, Harley – Davidson.

 

Target Market: Leadership conferences, Corporate events, Strategy retreats, In house seminars

Length: 35-60 minutes

KEYNOTES TO MOTIVATE YOUR BUSINESS

 

Dancing on Mushrooms!

 

The opening paragraph from Conor’s book Why Ireland Never Invaded America summarizes the content of this inspirational, fun-packed keynote.

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Ireland is a warm, welcoming, magical, mystical land—a land of legends and leprechauns. One legend has it, that at the end of every rainbow,you will find a leprechaun and a pot of gold.

Leprechauns are fairy-like creatures that bring good luck, well-being and happiness. Locals claim that at dusk, if you are very quiet and very lucky, you might see leprechauns dancing on mushrooms. When Irish people feel upbeat—this is normal—and believe they can achieve anything, it is not unusual to hear them proclaim they could ‘dance on mushrooms.’

 

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This keynote will have your audience believing they too can dance on mushrooms when they reach out and go the extra yard. Conor weaves mystical Irish imagery, humor and motivation into a funny, interactive, emotional, uplifting presentation.

Target Market: Corporate conferences, In house seminars, Appreciation events.

Length: 35-50 minutes

“Truly your gift is to help motivate people through serious business stories coupled with an Irish twist of humor.” – Jim Fergle, IETC

 

SHEIFGAB™ the World

Eight Building Blocks to better Teamwork, Motivation and Productivity

“Sound business practices wrapped in Irish wit. Conor Cunneen’s delivery may be from the Emerald Isle but his Sheifgab message is as practical in today’s business environment as if delivered from Wall Street itself (just a lot less stuffy!). We want to hear more!” – Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Conor tells his audience that SHEIFGAB is the Irish word* for “Do It” or “Make it Happen,” hence SHEIFGAB the World. This is a highly relevant, commonsense program featuring Substance and Humor. Each building block reinforced by a ‘dumb’ country song title and self-deprecatory anecdotes. Very strong motivational / emotional material which has lasting impact. You will hear SHEIFGAB the World consistently around your offices after this fun packed program with a great message.

Target Market: Corporate conferences, Leadership events, In house seminars, Motivation programs, Team building events.

Length: 45 – 120 minutes.

Extremely effective as half day program

* Conor also tells his audience that SHEIFGAB is an Irish word because he – a good living honest Irishman who endevors to earn his living as a humorous keynote speaker – created the word as an acronym. Thus it is an Irish word! Gaelic scholars – Forgive him!

 

The Gift of GAB

How Goals, Attitudes and Behavior (GAB) can give you that ‘Top o’ the Morning’ feeling.

A Powerful, Energetic program featuring featuring Substance, compelling anecdotes and a large dollop of Conor’s Irish Humor.. Each building block reinforced by a ‘dumb’ country song title and self deprecatory anecdotes. Very strong motivational / emotional material.

Target Market: Leadership conferences, Corporate events, In house seminars / events, Appreciation events,

Length: 45 – 120 minutes

 

 

The “Motspirational” Man

In a wonderful spoof on motivation speakers, Conor uses every worn out and over used cliché in the motivational speaker’s book. As many marketing gurus (Conor included) suggest you should create your own niche, here Conor positions himself as a unique combination of motivation and inspirational speaker – The “Motspirational” Man. Despite (or maybe because of) the humor, this program also contains very strong motivational messaging.

Target Market: Corporate events, Appreciation days, Customer satisfaction events, In house seminars.

Length: 35-60 minutes.

Capturing the Guest

This speech expands on the speech which Conor delivered to win the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the Year Award for a speech on Customer Service in San Quentin Jail. Sometimes humorous, always thought provoking, this keynote will motivate your team to ‘capture the guest.’

Target Market: Corporate events, Appreciation days, Customer satisfaction events, In house seminars.

Length: 35-60 minutes.

 

 

 

“Sound business practices wrapped in Irish wit. Conor Cunneen’s delivery may be from the Emerald Isle but his message is as practical in today’s business environment as if delivered from Wall Street itself (just a lot less stuffy!). We want to hear more!” Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

 

 

Are you a conference organizer and event planners who is looking for a fun, inspirational keynote speaker in

* Foodservice

* Financial Services

* Pharmaceutical

* Hospitality

* Employee Engagement

* Leadership

 

Contact Conor Cunneen today by email or phone this Irishman with a brogue that “would charm the mane of a donkey!” at 630 718 1643