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Paul McNeive

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Customer Service Expert and Motivational Speaker

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Keynote speaker Paul McNeive is a highly sought-after motivational speaker worldwide. With admirable strength he has faced and overcome severe difficulties in life and inspires his audiences by sharing his secrets of motivation. Authentic and smart messages make his talks lively and unforgettable.

Intelligent, authentic and motivating

Paul McNeive is a successful business man, who started his career as a trainee and worked his way up to lead over 250 people at Hamilton Osborne King. Not even the loss of his legs in a fire prevented him from building an astonishing career.

Now, Paul McNevie is a famous motivational speaker. Aside from his speaking, he published an autobiographical book on business and motivation. “Small Steps” is a bestseller.

Paul McNeive passes on the lessons in positivity, motivation and goal-setting which he learned in rehabilitation hospital, and which he has used to prove that “Everything is Possible” – for example, becoming the first double amputee in the world to gain a helicopter pilots license.

Paul McNeive also works as a journalist and writes a weekly Opinion Column for the Irish Independent. and works as a singer and in comedy. He has written No. 1 songs and sung on TV and radio.

His experience in entertainment makes him a great after dinner speaker, combining top level business ingenuity with the ability to entertain. Paul McNeive is furthermore an expert on business development and gives enhancing speeches about how to foster innovation and development.

One of Paul McNeive’s favorite topics is customer service. He conveys any strategy easily and can draw from over 30 years of experience in speaking. Paul McNeive is an entertaining speaker, who makes an unforgettable impact on his audiences. He is passionate and has a unique ability to make people remember his vivid messages.

Paul McNeive is also an experienced seminar host. He enjoys to work with with senior management in strategy meetings, where his wide experience allows him to challenge the status quo, and stimulate new thinking.

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    Speaker Paul McNeive Keynote Topics

    • Business Development
    • Leadership
    • Customer Service
    • Sales
    • After Dinner
    • Entertainment
04.24.2015

Interview with Paul McNeive

What gave you the strength to overcome the twist of fate that caused you losing your legs in a fire?

I was very motivated to prove to myself, and others, that I could get back to being the same person I was before the accident.Also I wanted to do as well as possible for the sake of my family.I also found it very motivating when people felt sorry for me or “wrote me off” and assumed that I wouldn’t be able to do many things.

Can you provide 3 tips for motivating oneself?

  • Pick just one Goal-the most important one, the “game changer” and focus your effort on achieving that.
  • You must have a Plan-what you are going to do, and when. It must be written down-that alone gives you a new sense of purpose.But keep your Plan simple-not more than one page.
  • Visualise yourself when you have achieved this great Goal. What will you be doing? What will you look like? Where will you be?These are all lessons I learned in Rehabilitation Hospital on how to achieve things.

If you would have to define one main personal message of your talks which one would it be?

“Everything is Possible”! The irony of my story is that I would not have achieved most of the things I have done, if I hadn’t lost my legs.For example, becoming the first double amputee helicopter pilot in the world. Or leading a company with 275 staff. The Rehabilitation showed gave me tools for achieving things and I discovered that they work in every area of life. Anyone can achieve whatever they wish for.

How do audiences gain from your keynote presentations?

The feedback I get is that people feel inspired, uplifted and motivated to reassess their own lives-both their personal and business lives.I am just an ordinary person from an ordinary background. Audiences say that my stories and experiences, whilst unusual, are believable and people connect with them emotionally.

Do you have a favorite experience from your professional speaking career?

Where appropriate, I sometimes finish my talks by singing a song and playing the guitar. This is a good, fun way to close any session. I’ve already found myself singing on stage with “backing singers” like Deepak Chopra and space station commander, Chris Hadfield, which was great fun.

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