“Dr. Andi O’Conor is the rock star of speaker coaches.”
— Sharon Glassman, Huffington Post Writer, Gracie Award Winner for Outstanding Comedy Radio Series
“I just had my first session with speaker coach Andi O’Conor. Well, I have to say I was blown away by how much I learned! Let me add that I worked in the speaking and training industry for two years, and that I wrote a workbook entitled, ‘How to Give Presentations that Win Approval.’ So, I thought I knew this stuff. But, reading a dozen books on the topic is one thing, and getting Andi’s 25 years of experience in a one-on-one session is another.I learned:
- How to connect with your audience (and what NOT to do)
- How to organize your talk (Andi’s clarity on this is going
to save me hours of prep time)
- How to remember what you’re going to say
(it’s not about memorization!)
Frankly, the insights I learned from Andi apply not just to speaking but organizing my writing as well. I highly recommend working with Andi!”
— Andrea Meyer, President, Working Knowledge, Inc.
“She Knows Her Stuff…Andi O’Conor is a speaker coach who knows her stuff. If you are new to speaking, she will help you develop skills, craft speaking programs, and become comfortable with yourself as a speaker. If you are already a seasoned speaker, you will become a better one, thanks to her help with honing your message and sharpening your delivery. And you will have fun in the process. Step up to the podium and into your dream of professional speaking with Andi’s help.”
— Melanie Mulhall, Author and Speaker, Author of the EVVY Award winning book, “Living The Dream — A Guidebook For Job Seekers And Career Explorers”
Better Radio Interviews…
After months of procrastination, I finally worked with Andi, and she has changed my life! Yes it’s true– she actually knows the structure of a good interview. Andi is very easy to work with and has some incredible knowledge about public speaking and, it turns out, radio interviewing. I recommend Andi without reservation. Hire her and you’ll sound more professional at your next speech or book reading. Good speaking skills impress everyone! Thanks for your help Andi!
—Marilyn Sweet, Author “A Fearless Guide to Starting a Profitable 5K Business: Create Immediate Income by Investing $5,000 or Less”
An Attorney Wins a Unanimous Decision…
“Faced with a looming argument before the state Supreme Court I asked Andi to help me prepare my case. After working with Andi my presentation was relaxed, I was even enjoying myself and the justices could tell. It worked! We won the day, and the Court’s opinion in our favor was unanimous. Thanks Andi.”
— Alan Thompson, Attorney, Lohf Shaiman Jacobs Hyman Feiger PC
Immediately Brought My Skills to a Higher Level…
I recently had the pleasure of doing a coaching session with Andi O’Conor, and I wanted to let everyone know what a marvelous experience it was. She immediately put me at ease during our coaching session – she actually makes it FUN to practice public speaking! And she gave me easy-to-implement tips that immediately brought my speaking skills to a higher level. In my opinion, coaching sessions with Andi are absolutely invaluable.
— Beth Hayden, Owner, Blogging With Beth
I gave my talk the other day, and everyone there mentioned what a wonderful presentation it was. One person (a former radio personality) asked if I spoke professionally. She specifically commented on the “paced, relaxed delivery” that still had plenty of “emotion and humor.” I bragged that I was working with you. Thanks!
— Matte Simmons, Edward Jones Financial
The Best Money I Have Ever Spent…
I’ve read many self help books on public speaking but you really walked me through the preparation process and made it click. Working with you was definitely the best money I have ever spent.
— Keith Myers, Regional Sales Manager, OnCore Manufacturing Services
Andi has helped me tremendously. I’m interviewing book authors for podcasting for DeliciousLiving and Andi has given me a number of techniques I can use to give more of a conversational feel to the interviews. I think my podcasts are sounding better and I’m more confident. Andi also has a great way of sharing information and critiquing your work. I’ve really enjoyed working with her.
— Mandy Walker, Podcaster, Blogger, Author “Since My Divorce”
Speaker Coaching Saved Habitat for Humanity Over $100,000…With Andi’s help, I was able to give a presentation to a local government board that saved us over $100,000 in local fees. One board member even thanked me for the tone of my presentation. Andi has been instrumental in helping not only with that presentation but other presentations that I have given and interviews on local television. She has been a tremendous help to me and to my staff. I highly recommend her.
— Kathleen O’Leary, Executive Director, Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, Evergreen, CO
I spent a jam-packed, fun, and informative session with Andi learning how to construct a speech that flows and wows! I have tried her techniques and am delighted with the results.— Cindy Morris, MSW, Priestess Entrepreneur, IgniteYourSoulPotential.com
A Huge Spike in Website Visits Since My Talk…
My speech went better than I ever expected. Thank you, Andi, for helping me with the content, pacing, and style of my talk. I’ve had a huge spike in website visits in the two days since my talk.
— Irv Green, Co-Founder, Legacy Prose, Inc.
More Comprehensive Than Other Speaker Trainers…
In working with Andi, I found her very specific input to be more comprehensive than other experienced speaker trainers. From subtle grammar to the technicalities of power points, Andi does it all. Most of all, what she has personally taught me about connecting with my audience has been invaluable. Thanks Andi!
— Dana Harden, UFirst Financial Agent