Conor Cunneen is an acclaimed and award winning
speaker on Strategy, Marketing, Leadership and Motivation. He is
current holder of the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker
of the Year.
His new book Why Ireland Never Invaded America – An Insightful
Humorous Look at Corporate Strategy has been described as “James
Joyce meets Tom Peters.”
Conor offers a Brand Promise for all speaking engagements –
Quality in all his dealings with client
Content which is well researched and well rehearsed
Easy to work with
Recent testimonials include:
"Conor -You did a terrific job at the conference on Tuesday.
I just wanted you to know you were the outstanding speaker on
the day - and received rave reviews". -Steve Warshal.
"I have never heard a speaker with the double whammy
combination of humor and substance which I heard from you today
" -Timothy Malloy.
Conor stresses that these types of accolades do not just happen.
He has studied the communication process in some depth and as part
of his Brand Promise of QCHE, each of the above presentations would
have been fully rehearsed at least eight times following numerous
hours of development.
Why Ireland Never Invaded America
• A humorous, penetrating look at corporate strategy and
business development. This keynotes features penetrating insights
and observations on the success of Starbucks, JetBlue, McDonald’s,
Ryanair, Harley-Davidson. Conor’s new book featuring much
of this detail Why Ireland Never Invaded America – An Insightful
Humorous Look at Corporate Strategy will be published early 2005
and is expected to be a publishing phenomenon. It has already
been described as “James Joyce meets Tom Peters.”
Capturing the Guest
• This speech expands on the speech which Conor delivered
to win the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the
Year Award. This looks at customer service and the guest experience
including of all places San Quentin Penitentiary
The ER Factor: Drivers of Corporate Health
• E (Execution) of a R (Relevant) strategy is critical for
business growth and health. This well researched presentation
shows how you can learn from such companies as McDonald’s,
Wendy’s, JetBlue, Dell, Ryanair and many others
The Gift of the GAB - 1
• A humorous thought provoking keynote on Goals, Attitude,
The Gift of the GAB - 2
• The art of communication - Painting Pictures with Words
Get out of that Bed and SHEIFGAB the World
• Eight building blocks to GET and KEEP you motivated during
good times and bad
- Conor Cunneen
"Conor Cunneen's energy is contagious! He is
very real and down to earth; his presentation is speckled
with with humor and war stories, not to mention his jolly Irish
Diane Kubal, President, Fulcrum Network, Inc.
"Would love to attend an all day seminar of yours" -
S Whisensell, Chicago
"Fantastic program - thank you"
- D Deth, Deerfield
"You were absolutely outstanding and are an excellent communicator"
- R Reshew, Lombard
"Wow! Excellent. Powerful with humor. Eye-opener"
- G Parish, Lombard
"You light up a room"
- J Dooley, Presenter JobTalk AM1530 Chicago
"Conor was outstanding. Everyone raved about him....
a dynamic speaker with a warm, friendly and humorous approach
to delivering a solid message"
- N Wajler, College of Dupage
" In my 19 years with Toastmasters, that was the best
ice-breaker (speech) I’ve heard. Best presented and organized.
An advantage the Irish seem to possess, a natural facility with
Distinguished Toastmaster Naperville Chapter
"Conor, as you know I am no stranger to public speaking.
I have been studying and working in the area for years. I am a
student of Zig Ziglar and Denis Waitley to name two. They both
like you are informative and entertaining....It is fair to say
that your presentation is on a par with Zig Ziglar's. Do you realize
that even with the tornado sirens going off, no one moved until
you were done speaking. True."
Thomas F Cunningham, General Manager, Exodus Technology Services,
Background includes General Management Ireland, Marketing Director
UK, Vice-President Marketing USA. Conor has worked with Heineken,
Nokia (disposable products) and Unilever Bestfoods. He has a demonstrated
ability to build high performing teams across different cultures,
which have generated record results and been referenced in internal
company case study material. He has worked in general management
and senior marketing positions in Ireland, UK and United States.
Research has indicated that how you communicate with people is
based on 3 elements.
Content is 7%
Voice Tone and Projection is 39%
Body Language is 55%
And the reason we tell you this??
Content: Having spent more than 20 years working for Blue chip companies
– Heineken, Nokia and Unilever Bestfoods, you can be sure
Conor’s material and knowledge is top class – So the
7% is covered.
Voice Tone and Projection: Conor has been told that he has an Irish
brogue that "would charm the mane of a donkey", (he is
still trying to figure that line out), so he scores good marks on
Body language – How many Irishmen do you know who hide behind
a bushel. Conor’s warm open style has engaged audiences –
large and small – in the United States and many countries
And for those you wondering why his math is so poor, the 101% you
get when you plus 7+39+55 (you did notice that didn’t you)
is based on a comment from erstwhile Scandinavian Airlines boss
Jan Carlzon who believed that it wasn’t essential to be 100%
better than competitors on one thing, but it was important to be
1% better than your competition on 100 criteria, the ‘moments
of truth’ or touch points between you and your customers.
Conor’s speaking engagements provide that extra per cent.
"You are a natural public speaker" (It is easier
to be ‘natural’ when every presentation is rehearsed
at least half-dozen times – Conor Cunneen)