Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 117) – Conor Neill

Conor Neill on how to start a speech

Conor Neill – Irish Entrepreneur, Author and Teacher at IESE Business School

“Start strong with a ‘grabber’. A personal story, a quote from an expert or a shocking statistic —  something that takes a hold of your audience and gets them hooked and opens their mind to your message. Give the audience a chance to see your personal connection to the topic.”

— Conor Neill


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3 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 117) – Conor Neill

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  2. Conor Neill says:

    I thought you had to be dead for a while before people start quoting you… 😉

    Thanks John, kind of you to share.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Well, Conor, after your last performance I thought … 😉

      No, seriously, it is always a pleasure to read your stuff. Great insights shared from the heart – the best kind. I encourage everyone to visit Conor’s blog.

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