Winning Attention & Inspiring Action
Founder The Reluctant Speakers Club – Author of ‘How to make Powerful Speeches’ – Speaking Coach – Former President of Professional Speaking Association Ireland – Award winning Blogger and Podcaster
All speaking topics are tailor made for your company, topic or event and are available as a keynote speech or delivered in master classes, half day or full day workshop formats.
See Eamonn In Action:
“Eamonn’s passion for his subject matter, his insights and very effective way of challenging an audience makes him one of the foremost public speakers in Ireland today”
Noel Davidson, Director, QED Training
How to Make Powerful Speeches
We’re all challenged with information overload and attention spans that have fallen to seconds. How do you break from the clutter and win the attention you need for your business or ideas?
In this entertaining and insightful talk, you’ll discover:
- What it takes to create a compelling speech, every time
- How you can make complex or even dull topics seem bright and entertaining
- Why you need to let your personality and passion shine through
- How to establish credibility with any audience
- What you should learn from the pros about when and how to use humour
- Pitfalls you simply must avoid when at the podium
- What audiences actually remember and care about
- And more
Take Your Storytelling to the Next Level
“Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best—and change—from hearing stories that strike a chord within us… Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for their companies and for themselves.”
John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor, and author, Leading Change
It’s a fact. Speakers who use stories to add meaning to their talks can literally turn ordinary speeches into good ones, and good speeches into outstanding ones. And in this talk, Eamonn O’Brien will share with you exactly what it takes to create stories that will enthral your audiences.
- Three things every corporate storyteller must crave
- What you should learn from best-selling author Stephen King
- The Power of humility and vulnerability
- How to enlist your audience to share your stories again and again
- Where to find humour your audiences will love
- The secrets to making your stories truly memorable
- And more
Over his 25 plus years in senior international sales and marketing roles, Eamonn O’Brien has run countless training courses on developing communication skills in the USA and in Ireland. He is a frequent speaker at international marketing events in North America, the UK, France, and other European countries.
As an experienced orator he is passionate in his belief that that everyone can learn to speak in public. It doesn’t have to be a hard skill to learn. It doesn’t have to take years to master and it can even be fun.
In his first book ‘How to make Powerful Speeches’ and through his experiences as founder of the Reluctant Speakers Club, he has coached thousands to banish fears of the podium forever. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a BSc (Management) from Trinity College Dublin. He is also a long time member of ESOMAR, the world association of market research professionals.
Prior to forming The Reluctant Speaker’s Club, Eamonn held senior management positions with several corporations including Prudential and MCI, where he helped the telecom giant double their international calling business.
Mr. O’Brien was also Vice President of sales for Nowtel, a telecom company that went from £15 million in sales in 2005 to £100 million in 2010. As a marketing consultant, Eamonn has worked with more than 50 clients including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, Citibank, Harvard Business Review, and the Smithsonian.
“We have had the pleasure of working with Eamonn O’Brien on numerous projects/programmes in his capacity as an experienced & popular public speaker and coach. Eamonn has the unique ability as a public speaker to inspire, educate, motivate, captivate and entertain an audience. At a recent business boot camp, Eamonn spoke to business owners about ways to be authentic when communicating to clients, customers, etc. and got an amazing reaction from the audience.
His passion for his subject matter, his insights and his very effective way of challenging an audience makes him one of the foremost public speakers in Ireland today. I would have no hesitation in recommending Eamonn as a keynote speaker at any event.”
Noel Davidson Director, QED Training
“The National Stammering Awareness Day had the pleasure of having Eamonn as a guest speaker this year, we decided to give Eamonn fifteen minutes to speak which was a big mistake! Eamonn had us in the palm of his hand as we listened intently to his advice on how to be an effective verbal communicator. We were so impressed that we have asked Eamonn back next year where he will explain in detail how to reduce our fear and anxiety by focusing less on perfection. We will definitely give Eamonn more than fifteen minutes next time as his message is so important. Looking forward to it already”
Michael O Shea. In association with Irish Stammering Association; Irish McGuire Programme; National Stammering Awareness Day; Speak Soon Communications.
“Thank you again’ for your presentation in Belfast, last night. It was excellent and well appreciated. If those present last evening do end-up only remembering 10% of what they heard (as you suggest), I feel sure there will be many better presentations – as a direct result of it. “
Leonard Brown, CIMA Ireland and CEO, Profit Analytics Ltd.
“Eamonn is an engaging and entertaining speaker who uses the power of storytelling to hold the attention of an audience. Well worth engaging.”
Sean Weafer, President of Professional Speakers Association Ireland. Award winning international keynote speaker, business development coach and author of ‘High Trust Advisors’.
“We all dread the speaker that goes on and on, but in Eamonn’s case there is always a desire for more. Watching an audience Eamonn addressed recently left us in awe. Eamonn has a way of entertaining and educating whilst captivating his audience. A real storyteller who manages to get such emotion into his speeches that you can actually imagine yourself in the scenarios he talks about.”
Debbie Harper, Co-Founder of SME Community & Director of Tus Nua Designs