"In thirty years of association work, I have never seen a speaker as well received as you."

—Incentive Marketing Association

"Conor was awesome at our presentation. He provided a great presentation; provided great business tips with great humor and worked overtime to customize to our needs and and our audience. Fantastic and definitely worth having with us."


"We don't often invite speakers back for two years in a row...They gave you THE highest ratings of all the speakers."

—Centaur Conferences, UK


“Conor, You made us laugh and you made us cry. They LOVED you.”

 Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Choosing your Attitude. LAUGH and LEARN with Prostate Cancer Survivor  Speaker Conor Cunneen







“With over 400 cancer survivors, their supporters and medical professionals in the audience, “laughter was the best medicine”. Conor Cunneen through the Gift of GAB, Irish wit, wisdom as a two time cancer survivor and as a gifted inspirational speaker, had them laughing for joy and longing for more.” 
The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute








It’s Just a Flesh Wound’ Says Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker

Dual cancer survivor and keynote speaker finds humor in recovery situation. Chicago-based Irish keynote speaker and business humorist develops new conference keynote inspired by Monty Python — “It’s Just a Flesh Wound.”

Cancer is not funny, but keynote speaker and business humorist Conor Cunneen has developed an inspirational, fun-packed keynote speech about his prostate cancer experience. It is probably only a Chicago-based Irishman who could develop a keynote titled “It’s Just a Flesh Wound” about the experience of prostate cancer.

On his prostate cancer diagnosis, this inspirational speaker says, “There are a number of treatment options available ranging from radiation to prostatectomy, in other words the removal of the prostate,” he said in his light lyrical brogue.

Prostate cancer develops slowly so the former Marketing VP had time to consider his options. “I did a lot of research on the topic, spoke to a lot of people and ultimately opted for the prostatectomy. My information systems, i.e., my wife, advised I had to purchase new pajamas for the hospital, so that is why I entered Northwestern Memorial Hospital with pajamas bearing the Monty Python legend ‘It’s Just a Flesh Wound.’

Motivational Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker - Chicago

These are the actual Monty Python pajamas Inspirational dual cancer survivor Conor Cunneen purchased prior to surgery!


I’ve been blessed with a great attitude and I believe every cloud does have a silver lining. As a result, I created a keynote of the same title. It is perfect for all conferences and events or when someone is seeking a cancer survivor speaker where an uplifting feel-good message is appropriate, which is basically everywhere.”

The National Cancer Institute estimates up to 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. While prostate cancer does not have to be life-threatening, almost 30,000 men die from the disease each year.

Learn about Leprechauns DANCING on mushrooms from this inspirational humorous Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker and dual cancer survivor speaker!




This is Cunneen’s second bout with cancer. “I had thyroid cancer some years ago when living back in Ireland. The whipped that out as well. I tell my audiences when I keynote that having had a prostatectomy and a thyroidectomy, I now have a unique Irish condition called ‘there’s not much left-o-me.'”

This ebullient Irishman’s communication style has been likened to an “Irish Dilbert,” and “James Joyce meets Tom Peters.” His keynotes combine business experienced garnered in Ireland, UK and USA with a truly impish sense of humor. “As a keynote speaker and business humorist, I endeavor to provide Substance with Humor. I often develop purely humorous business material which I can then weave into serious business messages. That is when it becomes a real win-win.”

He has the pedigree to back it up. A native of County Cork, his proudest moment was when he won the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the Year award for a speech on Customer Service in San Quentin jail. “That was a blast and a great career catalyst also. Since then I have spoken internationally in places as diverse as Helsinki, Madrid, London, Malaga and Glasgow.”







“You were a hit with the audience!! I knew you would be. Based on the comments and evaluations, our guests felt our program was OUTSTANDING.”
Adventist Midwest Health







Laugh as Humorous Motivational Speaker Conor Cunneen speaks about Medical Records!






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







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






PHONE Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks at 630 661 1220 to book your next event. Conor flies from Chicago. If you prefer, you may connect with this humorous, motivational keynote speaker via this form.

PHONE Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks at 630 661 1220, hear a genuine Irish brogue and discuss your next event. Conor flies from Chicago.



Conor Cunneen is also an in-demand, humorous motivational EMCEE and MASTER OF CEREMONIES who works exceptionally hard to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.


Conor, 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. I hope you enjoyed yourself and our people!”

American Express


Thank you so much for the great job you did emceeing our recent awards gala for the second time. We take great pride in our program, so it was wonderful to be able to relax and know the program was in excellent hands.






Illinois State Crime Commission 







PHONE  630 661 1220 to book Conor Cunneen as your professional, humorous emcee or Master of Ceremonies for your next event. Conor flies from Chicago.   



Brief bio for Conor Cunneen Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker

Speaker for Nurses Week, Nurses Leadership, Nurse In Service days, Continuing Education for Nurses and Healthcare


Conor Cunneen is an Irishman, happily exiled in Chicago where he says the natives are friendly, the winters are chilly and he has been force fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland.

Conor is an award winning Humorous Motivational Speaker to Healthcare, Nursing and Oncology events. He is a two time cancer survivor who feels sheepish when people say “Well done and Congratulations on beating prostate and thyroid cancer.” Conor states, “The people who deserve the credit are nurses, doctors and healthcare providers and my darling wife. I would not be a speaker talking about being a cancer survivor if I did not have those great support networks.”

Conor is a multiple author who has worked in Ireland, UK and USA. Conor is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year.



Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaker Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks at 630 661 1220 to book your next event.


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