Conor Cunneen 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. He has been called he "an Irish Dilbert.”
Conor is an Irishman happily exiled in Chicago where he says the natives are friendly, the sports fans are hopeless optimists and he has been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland! Conor's Brand Promise to you as event planner is E4: Energize, Educate, Entertain, Easy to work with.
He keeps that promise as he provides Substance with Humor to corporate, association, healthcare and non-profit groups. Presenting in a lyrical brogue, he combines the wit that won Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year with leadership and people skills working in Ireland, UK and USA. "My objective is to have audiences learning and laughing, and leaving with a smile on their face, a spring in their step and down to earth, implementable ideas to take back to the work place."
Conor is a two-time cancer survivor (Note: he says 'two-time' not 'two-timing!') whose inventive, customized keynotes for corporations, associations and healthcare organizations have been likened to "Mark Twain with a brogue" and "James Joyce meets Tom Peters."
Conor hosted JobTalk on Chicago radio for 5 years. He is a recipient of the National Speaker Association Nick Carter Award for Commitment to the Speaking Profession. He is a board NSA-IL and the Community Career Center, Naperville.
- The Gift of GAB: Goals, Attitude, Behavior: provide a top o’ the morning feeling AND help you BEAT the recession.
- What Mark Twain Learned Me 'bout Public Speakin'
- Adden Humur Two You're Presentashun! (Program is better than the spelling. Honust!)
- How I Grew My Business via YouTube and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Leadership Lessons from McDonald's, Starbucks and Ford Turnarounds
- Laugh at Stress! Are you KIDDIN' Me?
- SHEIFGAB! 8 Building Blocks to Improved Teamwork, Collaboration and Productivity
- Emcee/Event Host
- Reduce the STRESS to Reduce disSTRESS
- Why Ireland Never Invaded America (and other lessons to BEAT the recession)
Attitude, Branding, Change, Business, Communication, Customer Service, Health, Humor, Leadership, Marketing, Motivation, Team Building
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"Conor was the perfect closing keynote speaker for our conference in Málaga, Spain. Frequently very funny, sometimes irreverent, but always with a serious message, he kept our delegates well entertained. His quirky take, even on mundane matters such as leaving your room before checking out of a hotel, showed us a completely different perspective, and many of us were dancing on mushrooms the next morning as we left the hotel. As our delegates put it, - Fantastic! Very clever and certainly got message across - Excellent speaker - Fabulous! – compelling, entertaining and memorable" - Society of Incentive Travel Executives
"Thank you so much for participating in our event. You have inspired so many to continue their acts of kindness every day. I thought the content was appropriate and inspirational. You have a special gift of expressing gratitude. And more importantly you teach and inspire others how to share in expressing their own gratitude to others. You are warm, kind, generous and funny! I truly appreciate you." Marketing Event Coordinator
"Fantastic speaker on the Gift of GAB - much appreciated and taken to heart to be used when times can be difficult at home and at work. Thank you. I wish more of our staff nurses could experience it. We will have to take the message back." - Edward Hospital
"Conor Cunneen served as our MC and Keynote speaker this year and was an instant hit. Conor added a personal touch sharing his own life experiences with nurses followed by a wonderful and humor filled message titled “What Do I Want My Attitude To Be”. After the event I was approached by many of our sponsors telling me Conor was a great selection and asking “Where did you find him?” I would recommend Conor for any event that needs a dose of Professionalism, Class, Inspiration, and plain fun. We look forward to working with him again." Sales Manager - Star Media