MC for The Ireland Funds

 Master of Ceremonies – IrishmanSpeaks

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What They Say!

iBAM Gala Awards Dinner

“Conor, you did a great job at our Awards Gala. Guests have provided nothing but positive feedback about your humor, professionalism, and ability to keep the evening moving. Providing a limerick for each of our honorees was a great idea! Looking forward to you doing it again next year!


What They Say!

SIMA (Snow & Ice Manufacturing Association)

“Serving as the emcee of an awards banquet is not easy, but Conor was able to liven up the crowd, get everyone to laugh, told great stories, and kept it professional to honor the award winners. We would recommend Conor with full confidence! “

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MC for Voices of Impact 2022 

Having Fun with the Audience

What They Say!

Org Community writes:

“Working with Conor Cunneen is everything he promises – he energizes, educates, entertains, and is easy to work with. From the initial planning to the day of our event, Conor ensured he understood our audience and program flow. As our master of ceremonies, he went above and beyond to research speakers and topics to share additional anecdotes and special tips throughout the day. I highly recommend Conor as a speaker or presenter!”


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 Limericks for EVERY Speaker

What They Say!

“Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks is a Rockstar! His talent for writing personalized limericks on the spot about the presentation and speaker is the coolest talent! He personalizes “personalize!” He’s a fabulous MC and Wonderful Speaker! Thanks, Conor for sharing your talents with us and for us! Thanks again for my Limerick, too!”


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I was MC for National Speaker Association

Speaker Academy Virtual Graduation (Don’t I dress up well?)

Background is a pub in Cork featuring murals of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore

What They Say!

American Express writes:

“Thanks again for your fabulous MC skills!  I was very happy with the program and am so thankful and appreciative of your skills and attention to the details as well.  And – thank you for the balance of humor you added to the program. 


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My Process to Ensure Client Satisfaction

  1. Detailed Client Briefing

  2. Own research to understand client / industry / competitors / key thought leaders

  3. Research each speaker and content

  4. Develop script in conjunction with client

  5. Write “spontaneous” quips / comments in advance of event

  6. Develop outline limericks for each speaker which can be used / not used / adapted as necessary

  7. During the event, I may actually Google something the current speaker references to see if I can make some appropriate comment / quote / follow up when following the speaker

  8. Stay sober! In other words always professional

  9. Live my E4 Brand Promise: Energize, Engage, Entertain, Easy to work with.


 Draft Bio

Conor Cunneen is happily exiled in Chicago where he says the Guinness is good, the natives are friendly and he has been force fed more corned beef and green beer than he ever had in Ireland.

This proud Corkman has been working on his Chicago accent for 21 years – to no avail.

He is a former Vice-President Marketing with multinational giant Unilever, a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and as an Irish immigrant is a proud recipient of the Presidents Gold Medal for Volunteer Service for the work he does with the unemployed.

He is author of five books including two on Mark Twain. As a keynote speaker and business humorist, his clients range from Harley-Davidson to Helsinke, from Memphis to Madrid. He bleeds Manchester United red and likes to play Metallica very loud, much to the dismay of his long-suffering lovely wife!




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