Cyndi Maxey
Veteran speaker, facilitator and coach in presentation and communication

Cyndi Maxey, MA, CSP, specializes in presentation skills and communication that drives profitable performance.


Maxey Creative’s presentations, seminars, and learning tools are designed to produce successful speaking and fine tune communication during change, all the while creatively approaching workplace learning and leadership. Whether speaking to groups or encouraging them to speak, Cyndi is a master communicator and facilitator.


Certified Speaking Professional (an extremely distinguished recognition), Cyndi speakers to conferences and corporate groups (often to healthcare, pharmaceutical, women’s, consumer, foodservice, insurance, and technical audiances) and is co-author of six books on communication and change. Her book, Speakr UP1 A Woman’s guide to Presenting Like a Pro, (St. Matin’s Press), focuses on power presentations and influence skills for women. Also with co-author Kevin O’Connor, Cyndi wrote Present Like a Pro: The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business and Professional Speaking (St. Martin’s Press). Based on work with over 382 physicians, engineers, and technical professionals, PRESENT LIKE A PRO demystifies public and professional speaking.


Owner of Maxey Creative Inc. since 1989 and a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Speech, she finds the right blend of  interaction, facts and fun to encourage learning and retention. Having acted in over 30 professional plays as well as many voice-overs and commercials, she brings a strong performance background to her coaching and presentations – which means she’s not afraid to express or finesse.


Past President of National Speakers Association – Illinois Chapter and former Board member of three other associations, Cyndi is a strong advocate for volunteerism and will encourage your volunteer leaders and trainers as well.


Cyndi’s two “twenty-something” children and Labrador Retriever, “Max” Maxey provide both balance and chaos in her life.

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Speak Up!
A Woman's Guide to Presenting Like a Pro
St. Martin's Griffin

The insider’s guide for women who want to master the art of business, professional, and public speaking Whether speaking one-on-one or one to one thousand,...

Trade Paperback
Present Like a Pro
The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking
St. Martin's Griffin

Sales calls. Weddings. Business conferences. Weekly meetings. We’re all called on to speak in public. Often, professional success and advancement depend on it....

How to Present Like a Pro: Presentations that Connect Learn how the pro’s demystify the art of business and public speaking.
Speak Up and Stand Out! Find your Female Presentation Power Avoid the presentation and communication traps women fall into and discover your real influence.
It’s Your Move: How to Manage the Time and Stress of Your Work and Life Take action to manage your worries and maximize your time.
Fearless Facilitation: How to Engage and Involve your Audience Be inspired to incorporate audience and learner interaction in every meeting you lead
Stellar Communication That Drives Team Performance How the best teams listen, contribute, and collaborate to reach their goals.

Praise for Present Like a Pro

“A must-read for aspiring speakers as well as the experienced professional. . . . [A] masterpiece for every speaker.” 
—Les Brown, author of Live Your Dreams


Present Like a Pro . . . will definitely help you deliver more powerful presentations!” 
—Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of The Platinum Rule and Charisma