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Press & Testimonials

"Steve’s presentation was so powerful that not only did he engage everyone, he helped them understand and remember the message, which to a marketer, is your mission and goal.  My audience was from all walks of life, a mix of conservative and liberal, and they all related to him and all gave him a standing ovation.  I would not only recommend Steve, I would say if you don’t consider him, you are missing an opportunity to knock it out of the park.”

Antonia Madunic

Vice President of Marketing, North American Corporation

“The reason we have brought Steve back again and again and again is because he now is seen as somebody who people A) can connect with and B) when he speaks people listen in a corporate context. They're not listening for entertainment anymore, they are listening for the message that they're going to take and embrace. On an intellectual level he gets in there and touches your head, but he also reaches in there and grabs your heart, and he does it better than anybody I've ever seen.”

Bryan Murphy

President of Business Insurance, Farmers Insurance



"YOU were so amazing!  I am so thrilled that it worked out to have you perform at our event!  Everyone kept saying it was the top highlight of the day. Thinking back I can’t even imagine now the event without you there. I am so grateful to you for coming all the way to Washington to share with us. It was just phenomenal!!

I am a huge fan now and always. "

Mara Vanderslice Kelly

Coordinator, President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships & Senior Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services

"Steve is a brilliant speaker, poet, and entertainer that takes the time to understand the audience and tailor his magic to them. He kicked off our recent CMO Innovation Summit and had the group begging for more.”  

Pete Krainik

Founder and CEO, The CMO Club

"Steve has the unique gift to impact an audience…any audience in a way that makes each person feel as if he is specking directly to them. He is hands down my greatest find of 2013. I have brought him in on some of my biggest clients, and he has never failed to amaze."

David Fischette

CEO/Owner, GoWest Creative Group

“I am awed by your ability to merge mission and humor, insight and irony, humility and undeniable force.”

Allison Friedman

Deputy Director, US Dept of State

“Sure Fire! You can't say that about many performers. STEVE CONNELL is sure fire. He'll match his poetry and performance to the occasion. You want him poignant, biting, on target, hilarious -- and I do mean hilarious! -- he's got it, or he'll create it. Grab him while you can. "

Norman Lear

TV Legend

“We’ve never seen a performer connect so well. We wholeheartedly recommend Steve Connell and will definitely be working with him again in the future (if he’s available that is).”

Jennifer Heflin

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

“He far exceeded our expectations in terms of content and performance. Don’t miss an opportunity to hire Steven Connell to create an original piece of spoken performance art for your organization or event, he comes with my highest recommendation!”

Angela Rose

Founder and Executive Director of the international nonprofit PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment

“Steve brought a level of energy and electricity to the room we’ve never witnessed before”

Matt Peterson

Former CEO, Global Green