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Cyndi A. Maxey  

With a unique background in performance and communication, Cyndi is a veteran speaker who develops customized learning solutions that are energetic, entertaining, and inventive.

With a unique background in performance and communication, Cyndi is a veteran speaker who develops customized learning solutions that are energetic, entertaining, and inventive. She is a skilled facilitator who gets people interacting while inspiring change. Her programs are immediately relevant to attendees because she makes them an integral part of the learning.

SPEAKER

Cyndi practices what she preaches – communication that connects. A Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation of National Speakers Association, she speaks on average 75-90 times a year (most often to healthcare, pharmaceutical, women’s, consumer, foodservice, insurance, and technical audiences) and is author of over 75 published articles and four books with major publishers.

AUTHOR

Her latest book, SPEAK UP! A Woman’s Guide to Presenting Like a Pro, on power presentations and influence skills for women, will be released OCTOBER 2008 by St. Martin’s Press.  Also with coauthor Kevin O’Connor, Cyndi wrote the top-selling book, Present Like a Pro: The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking (St. Martin’s Press, NYC 2006). Based on work with over 500 physicians, engineers, and technical professionals, Present like a Pro demystifies public and professional speaking.

FACILITATOR

Owner of Maxey Creative Inc. since 1989 and graduate of Northwestern University in Communication Studies, she finds the right blend of INTERACTION, FACTS AND FUN to encourage learning and retention. Having acted in over 30 professional plays and many voice-overs and commercials, she brings a strong performance background to her coaching and presentations - which means she’s not afraid to express or finesse.

VOLUNTEER LEADER

Past President of National Speakers Association - Illinois Chapter and former NSA National CSP Council member, Cyndi is a strong advocate for volunteerism and will encourage your volunteer leaders and trainers as well. Her program, “What You’ve Got in Your Pocket: Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers,” will inspire your volunteers to excellence. She frequently works with volunteer professionals who train others at conferences in, “Present Like a Pro: Leadership Presentations that Connect.”

PERSONAL

Cyndi lives in Chicago with an active family and a four-year old Labrador Retriever, Max Maxey, who provide both balance and chaos in her life.

CAREER CREDENTIALS • Has coached executives to peak performance in presentations, leadership and 

  management for clients such as Uniqema, Quest, Bank One, Mechanical

  Contractors Association, Exelon, Wyeth and Panduit Corporation.

• Serves clients such as Calvin Klein, Allstate, Hilton, Crane Carton, Discover Card, 

  Eli Lilly, Federal Reserve, Gillette, Wendy’s, Bituminous Insurance, American Bar

  Association, Helene Curtis, Integramed, Kimberly Clark, Kohler, Nestle Foods, 

  Joint Commission Serta, Spiegel, Tellabs, Whirlpool, Serono, Ketchum PR and

  Colony Group.

• Coauthor of five books:

• Author of over 75 published in major journals and internet publications

• Quoted as a communication expert in The Seattle Times (11/27/03), Atlanta

  Journal (12/14/03), The Denver Post  (1/04/04), Las Vegas Sun (3/16/04), The

  Chicago Tribune (6/06/04) and Crain’s Chicago Business (1/10/05).

• Holds an M.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 

  Chicago. Graduated with honors.

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