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- YouTube Partner’s 125K Subscriber Silver Play Button
- Pod-O-Matic’s Movers and Shakers Award
- FeedSpot’s Top 3 Communication Blogs on the Planet designation, and
- Amazon’s average customer review average of 4.75 out of 5 stars for all Dan’s products, which placed his products in the Amazon 4 Star+ category.
Internationally acclaimed author, trainer, and keynote speaker Dan O’Connor has been leading the communication training industry for more than 20 years.
Through his bestselling books Say This —Not That and Energy Vampire Slaying: 101; his #1 rated YouTube channel, Communication Training Videos with Dan O’Connor; his popular online course OnlineCommunicationTraining.com; and his breakthrough proprietary tactical communication learning system, Step Out of the Shadows and Speak; Dan has been setting new benchmarks in training, and transforming the lives of millions of people as well as countless organizations all around the world.
Before launching Dan O’Connor Training, Dan’s professional development was laser-focused, helping the customer service divisions of some of the nation’s top companies, such as Equitable Financial, JCPenney, and Wells Fargo overcome some of their toughest communication challenges by using simple, effective scripting strategies.
However, being a big believer in listening to what the world is telling you to do rather than telling the world what you’d like to do, once he received enough “suggestions” to get into teaching, Dan started teaching on the elementary level at Harland Johnson Del Bosque before becoming a professor at Autonoma University Guadalajara, and ultimately taking his unique teaching style to the world with Dan O’Connor Training.
Why is Dan’s training so different? Dan has always been known for his ability to do what many others seem to overlook in communication training courses—he gives you the words.
Once you experience Dan’s training, you’ll see how his unique danger phrase and power phrase lists, free-style scripts, step-by-step communication strategies, and tactical verbal patterns can can help you, your whole family at home, or your entire team at work project a polished, competent, confident image, and overcome even the most difficult communication and customer service challenges.
Dan, however, maintains that while his communication training tends to be of a professional nature, the result is inevitably surprisingly personal. “Powerful communication training,” says Dan, “eventually comes down to this: It helps you see the best in others even during the most difficult moments when people can’t even see it in themselves. Once you start doing that, you see that it’s not about professional communication skills or personal communication skills at all, but in the end, it’s ultimately about transforming every relationship in your life.”
Dan divides his time between the United States and Mexico, where he lives just outside of Guadalajara, in San Antonio Tlayacapan, a lakeside village nestled in the Sierra Madres. It is there that Dan lives to spoil his two Springer Spaniels—Maggie Mae, his material girl (If you have watched Dan’s videos on the 5 languages of love, appreciation, and respect you’ll know), and the four-legged relationship hero that’s changing the course of communication history—Buddy the Dog.
“I didn’t feel like I had anywhere else to grow.” Dan explains.
“I was at a National Speaker Convention, and I received more awards than any other speaker—not just at the convention, but more than any other speaker had ever won at this event, including number one in sales with 100% customer satisfaction.
I think I won 13 awards total, competing against about 350 other speakers. So, I heard the voice of my mother telling me to quit while I was ahead, and that’s exactly what I did. I announced I was venturing out on my own, and immediately called my mother to tell her what I had done. Of course, she told me I was crazy, and to go back and beg for my job back (she liked the security she thought I had working with the big training companies.) But I convinced her to trust me. Of course she didn’t, and decided instead to manage me, and the rest is history.
I think we make a pretty good team.”
What do audience members say they enjoy most about Dan’s presentations?
It seems as though his customers agree with him. His recent satisfied clients include Apple, The USDA, The US Air Force, The New York Public Library, Applebee’s, and The European Conference on the Future of the Internet, to name a few.
Here’s a summary of the number one answers participants gave when asked to describe Dan’s training and keynote presentations.
After reading them, you can decide if Communication Expert Dan O’Connor is a title Dan has earned.
Q: What did you enjoy most?
A: Dan’s energy.
Q: What is the biggest takeaway?
A: Specific scripts & phrases.
Q: Did you experience any changes as a result?
A: Yes, immediate, and life-changing.
Q: On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, how would you rate Dan’s presentation?
Q: How likely would you be to recommend Dan’s training to others:
What does Dan say is the key to his training and keynote speaking success?
“Well, I think we’re at a place where the collective consciousness has really come to a tipping point. We are all starving for a change in the Relationship—and I mean Relationship with a capital R—that we all have. And people come to me asking so many different questions. I mean every question, every person is so different and multi-faceted, but in essence, those who follow me—or what I teach—start to see a pattern. I mean, we all might seem to have different goals, or we’re trying to meet specific objectives, but what is effective communication? It’s really about demonstrating respect, gratitude, contrition, or appreciation, while getting our own needs met at the same time. And, by the way, doing all of this in a way that your mom would be proud of if she were watching. For me, I have no choice—mine is.”