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What do I want to be famous for?

Leadership Speaker Chicago on the power of ‘What do I want to be famous for?”


As a Leadership speaker Chicago to Healthcare, Manufacturing and Corporate clients, I’ve spent many years exploring the importance of clear Goals and Vision with a lot of very smart people.

Developing clear vision is not an easy exercise, but I now boil this exercise down to one “simple” question –

“What do I want to be famous for?”  



I don’t mean famous as in TV / Media fame but “What do I want to be famous for with my work colleagues / customers / stakeholders.” What do I want them to say about me / my business / my Brand when I am not in the room? 


Positive Upbeat Attributes

I’m presuming you want them to make positive, upbeat, complimentary comments about your behavior and work practices – comments that suggest they appreciate your efforts and that they look forward to you being on their team for the next project.  

Are you famous for being collaborative, proactive, innovative, compassionate, trustworthy, a go getter, someone who can be relied on, who keeps their promises and commitments? 


What is the Headline?

In crafting your answer to “What do I want to be famous for?” – envision the end of year conference when you win employee of the year or you are profiled in the industry magazine. What is the headline? 

You almost certainly will answer with positive qualities and attributes. The challenge for you is to live those qualities, but the first step is to ask and answer the question – “What do I want to be famous for?” Try it. 


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IrishmanSpeaks- Conor Cunneen speaking in Manitoba, Canada. Note the Manitoba Jets hockey shirt!


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Inspirational Fun Speaker for Admin Professionals Day / Week

Choose Your Attitude!

As a speaker who once relied on Administrative Professionals to keep me someway on the right track, and now as a speaker for Administrative Professionals Day / Week, I often think about what makes the difference in a workplace environment.

As you will see from this short video clip, I truly believe that Attitude is critical in any environment.

This is a fun clip where I had a chat with a Chicago cop! I had to ask myself the question “What do I want my Attitude to be?”

FUN Video: Choose Your Attitude from Motivational Administrative Professionals Day Speaker

Chicago Administrative Professionals Motivational Speaker says:

Complement Your Colleagues

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People Performance & Productivity – with a smile!

Testimonials for Conor Cunneen

Motivational Humorous Speaker Administrative Professionals 

Conor, the evaluations for your program on the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior) were fabulous.

Here are just some of the comments.
• Wonderful. Would recommend to anyone.
• The whole world should go through it to learn how to be a better person.
• Loved the potted plant story – brought tears to my eyes.
• He was great
• In depth look into myself instead of looking at others
• Positive, funny and impactful. I can relate to the stories

More testimonials for your Humorous Administrative Professionals Motivational Speaker

More Testimonials for Conor as a Funny Administrative Professionals Motivational Speaker

* Humorous approach to often times difficult situations
• Great Presentation. Loved all of it.
• Lively presenter. Add humor to sensitive topics
• The content of the presentation and Conor’s stories – They were great.
• He was full of energy and had wonderful stories
• Thought-provoking. Fun with great information
• Great Stories to relate to everyday life



Things Bosses Do To Drive Administrative Professionals / Assistants Mad!

Great Fun Speaking at Association of Registered Nurses – PEI

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Inspirational Funny Motivational Speaker for Nurses Week

When Audrey Fraser of the Association of Registered Nurses, Prince Edward Island contacted me to say she was seeking an “Inspirational Funny Motivational Speaker” for her nurses conference, I have to say I was intrigued because it is one part of Canada I had never visited.

The quaint town of Charlottetown is a wonderful bike ride, although I was sometimes asking “What do I want my Attitude to be?” when cycling up hill against really strong winds!! I love telling this Attitude story whether it is presenting as a funny motivational speaker to nurses or as a motivational leadership to the c-suite, the message about choosing your attitude is powerful.

Conor Cunneen-IrishmanSpeaks – Your Inspirational Funny Motivational Speaker for Nurses Week and Nurse Leadership 



I had an absolute blast speaking to the Association and was delighted to receive this wonderful testimonial from Audrey.

“Conor Cunneen was fantastic when he spoke to our 235 nurses. He nailed it on all levels: Learning, laughter, leadership, and always reminding us to keep the patient at the centre of our care.

We were absolutely delighted with this Irishman and his pragmatic approach to life and business. Thank you so much Conor. Thanks to you, 235 nurses are now planning their goals, thinking about what their brand will look like, what their attitudes should be and so much more.

You’re the best!!!!!”

The Irishman! Inspirational Funny Motivational Speaker for Nurses Week and Nurse Leadership

Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks with a brogue to prove it!

I love my work and I love speaking to nurse groups. If you like what you see here, give me a shout. You’ll find the brogue is real!!

PHONE CONOR at 630 718 1643

Funny Inspirational Speaker for Nursing Leadership and Nurses week on The Gift of GAB

 Conor, I want to thank you very much for providing your excellent presentation at our event on Sunday.    You were a hit with the audience!!    I knew you would be.    Based on the comments and evaluations, our guests felt the program was OUTSTANDING!!!   We had about 175 turned in at the event. At first glance at the evaluation scores, about 95% rated the program a “5 – excellent’.


The cycling Inspirational Funny Motivational Speaker for Nurses Week and Nurse Leadership

Getting ready to cycle Prince Edward Island

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Mark Twain on Congress and Vultures

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Mark Twain on Congress and Vultures

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain, a Biography: Albert Bigelow Paine

Mark Twain on Congress and Vultures

I am often asked by readers of Suppose You Were an Idiot… Mark Twain on Politics and Polticians, what would the great humorist (and acerbic commentator) say of the current set of  geniuses we have in Congress.

Would he repeat what he wrote in The Gilded Age about the “vultures that now infest the filthy den called Congress?”

As a man who had a decidedly jaundiced view of politicians, he likely would not be surprised at the shenanigans that we see today. One thing is certain. His comments are as appropriate now as they were when he made them many years ago.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. 

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