“Steve turns the mundane into something meaningful and the meaningful into something communal...”
- US Dept of State
"Steve is a brilliant speaker, poet, and entertainer that takes the time to understand the audience and tailor his magic to them...” - The CMO Club
Steve Connell is a new breed of presenter: a multi-faceted hybrid, fusing poetry, comedy, motivational speaking, acting and storytelling into a transformative and original experience that has been captivating audiences around the world for the past several years. Having honed his distinct performance and presentation style in clubs and on campuses, in theatres and in concert halls, as well as in boardrooms and ballrooms all over the world, he has evolved into a powerful and compelling messenger for companies, organizations and non-profit groups looking to fully engage their audiences and elevate their message with original, customized presentations that will be the undisputed highlight of their meeting, event or gathering.
A National Poetry Champion, an accomplished playwright, a sought after speaker, as well as a gifted actor, it would not be uncommon to find Steve hosting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Gala, featuring at the US Embassy in China, giving an intimate performance for President Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard, or giving a powerful presentation at a Farmers Insurance executive gathering in Puerto Rico. His work has been featured on ABC, PBS, MSNBC, HBO, SHOWTIME, BET and MTV. In addition, he has created and delivered presentations for such prestigious organizations as TEDMED, Amnesty International, Global Green, X-Prize, American Cancer Society and the NCAA, as well as major companies as diverse as Nike, Farmers Insurance, Banana Republic, Pioneer, Sony/Universal, to name a few.
He has racked up an impressive list of celebrated appearances at renowned festivals around the globe such as PEN World Voices, the Bookworm Literary Festival of China, Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival, Sundance Film Festival, the Summit Series, and HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Whether kicking off MLK Day at Ebenezer Baptist church, or bringing in the 4th of July fireworks on the USS Midway; from the boardrooms of major corporations, to an intimate gathering in Quincy Jones’ living room, this internationally-acclaimed writer and performer is quickly becoming the creative voice for companies, organizations and non-profits looking for an unforgettable way to their event’s message or theme. Transformative and wildly original, Steve Connell is an anything but typical speaker, with a passion for providing a different kind of POWER for your POINT!
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