Humorous Motivational Keynote Speaker

What Mark Twain Can Learn You ’bout Public Speakin’ !

This presentation and communications program by award-winning humorist Conor Cunneen is based around an acronym spelling MARK TWAIN, an acronym you are unlikely to forget. but you will surely remember with a smile as you make your next compelling presentation or speech.


Learn the secrets behind the MARK TWAIN acronym to help you become a better speaker and presenter

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    M = Message

    A =  Audience

    R =  Relate

    K =  Knowledge


 Mark Twain standing small

    T =  Titter

    W = Wait (Pause)

    A =  Anecdote

    I =   Inspire

    N =  Narration



Mark Twain is recognized as probably the finest Humorous Motivational Speaker ever. In his lifetime, he was also recognized as THE finest motivational, humorous speaker who engaged audiences from Berlin to Boston, from Nevada to New York.

But even Twain had difficulties including stage fright!

“I recall the occasion of my first appearance. San Francisco knew me then only as a reporter, and I was to make my bow to San Francisco as a lecturer. I knew that nothing short of compulsion would get me to the theatre. So I bound myself by a hard-and-fast contract so that I could not escape. I got to the theatre forty-five minutes before the hour set for the lecture. My knees were shaking so that I didn’t know whether I could stand up. If there is an awful, horrible malady in the world, it is stage-fright-and seasickness.”  (On October 5, 1906, Mr. Clemens, following a musical recital by  his daughter in Norfolk, Conn., addressed her audience on the subject of stage-fright.)

In this compelling, often hilarious program, Chicago-based humorous, motivational speaker Conor Cunneen will show you tips, tricks and techniques used  by Mark Twain to get his message across. The program is based around an acronym, coincidentally titled MARK TWAIN. Each letter provides a powerful speech and communication lesson based on the novels, speeches and letters of the finest humorous, motivational speaker the world has seen.

Your audience will LEARN and LAUGH and LEAVE with the  knowledge to  craft better and more compelling  presentations to connect and inform their audience, put a smile on their face and get the message across.


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Other Keynotes / Seminars / Workshops from Conor Cunneen include:

The Gift of GAB: Goals, Attitude, Behavior (Details)

☘  What Mark Twain Learned Me’ bout Public Speakin’ (Details)

☘  Adden Humur Two You’re Presentashun! (Program is much better than the spelling. Honust!) (Details)

☘ How I Grew my Business via YouTube and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) (Details)

☘  Leadership Lessons from McDonald’s, Starbucks and Ford Turnarounds (Details)

☘  SHEIFGAB! 8 Building Blocks to Improved Teamwork, Collaboration and Productivity! (Details)


NEW KEYNOTE on Stress Reduction and Work Environment:

 ☘  Reduce the STRESS to Reduce disSTRESS


All programs are suitable for Association, Corporate, Healthcare and non-profit events and are customized for each client.



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