Kevin E. O'Connor
Speaking and Communications Specialist

Kevin E. O’Connor is a Certified Speaking Professional and one of less than 570 people in the world who hold this honor for speaking and presenting excellence. A renowned expert in his field, he specializes in technical professionals charged with leading teams of their former peers. These include scientists, engineers, pharmaceutical leaders, physician executives, and healthcare professionals as well as any executive who needs to lead teams and present complicated data in an interesting and engaging manner for action and impact. He holds three masters degrees, and also teaches at Chicago’s Loyola University and Columbia College, Chicago’s performing arts school.

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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,...

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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....

I Know You Can’t Read This But: Kevin's presentation on how to make a greater impact (much greater) when you speak (no matter the topic or audience).
Living and Working with (Sometimes) Difficult People: Kevin looks at cooperation and conflict on working teams, and how to resolve conflict with communication.
The New Art of Leadership: It’s You! A discussion of how great communications skills are at the heart of great leadership skills.
Speak Up! How Men Evaluate Female Presenters…And What to Do About It: A look at the perceived differences in communication between men and women, and how to to navigate these waters in the workplace.

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