How Motivational Speaker
Eileen McDargh Works

Powerful Presentations REQUIRE Powerful Preparation

I don’t think you hire me to speak. You hire me to prepare. It’s the attention to detail and the research that makes the difference. Sure it takes time. But—you’re giving me yours.

Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh on Stage

Here are just some of the ways I’ll create a meaningful connection with your audience:

ON-SITE preparation includes:

Schedule permitting, I’ll arrive in time to meet with you, attend earlier sessions, take photos, talk with participants, and get an up-to-the-minute feel that is impossible with just a phone conversation.

Weave your theme into my message and, as appropriate, tie in the comments of other presenters.

I’ve been know to be an anonymous registrar, to hand out programs, and to re-arrange furniture.

Time permitting; I’ll meet with anyone who wants to talk more about my presentation. (Sometimes, people just need the 1:1 attention. Some folks want to share their story. And some people want advice. I am YOURS until travel demands that I leave)

PRE-EVENT research includes, based upon your needs:

Conduct conference calls with key personnel, customers, and/or employees.

Read all materials you send me in order to understand your background, challenges, triumphs and concerns.

Work with production crews to insure a seamless transition, music cues (if appropriate) and optimum audio visual preparation.

Consult, as requested, in the program design and flow as well as in the verbiage used to market the event. Having worn the hat of meeting planner and also consulted to a wide variety of clients, I have a wealth of ideas and expertise that is yours for the asking.

OTHER FREE Bonuses could be:

Articles for use in your newsletter or sent directly to participants

The Best Way To Use Eileen is:

As an insightful, experienced keynoter and seminar leader: “Your perspective on human capital successfully combined humor with incredible insight. You energized and captivated our audience! Global Payroll Management Conference.”

—Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

As a provocative yet humorous moderator: “You helped structure an audience-centered panel of high-powered executives, and kept the panel moving, stimulated our thinking with your summaries, and provided the finest example of what difference a professional brings. Thanks!”

—Women’s Foodservice Forum at the annual National Restaurant Association convention.

As a strategic and compassionate facilitator: “As a result of your work, the senior leadership team walked away as a cohesive unit, re-energized, more hopeful, AND committed to a new future which we now own. You helped us learn how to be resilient change masters.”

—Claudia Krausnick, Deputy Executive Office, Stanislaus County, CA

As an Executive Communications Coach: “Even though ‘communication’ is an over-used cliché, your focus on the right context for the communication was very, very accurate and gave our managers the following to take home:

An understanding of the change process and what we can do to impact it.
Our need to understand ourselves in a change process. Clarity as to what we can do to create a resilient, focused staff. An awareness of the hard issues we have yet to talk about.”

—Bill Lansing, President and CEO, Menasha

Clients say it makes ALL the difference in the world! How great it was to work with you and how impressive it was that you tailored your keynote session for our program. I am so glad you were able to join us a day earlier and that you used your time wisely while you were in Louisville… sitting in on the Friday morning keynote speaker, visiting with our members, staff, committee and sponsors, and joining us for the Comedy Hour. Many speakers remain in their guest rooms, but certainly you see the value in networking with our attendees and immersing yourself in our program. Your hard work and dedication certainly paid off in your presentation to our members. How clever you were to include the “B&B” joke which fit our industry well. I also appreciate your recognizing our premier sponsor NOVALIS as a part of your session. I am thankful to have worked with you professionally and glad to get to know you personally.

—American Nursery & Landscape Association

Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh at Choices

  • From our first telephone conversation, I knew you would do an outstanding job and you lived up to our expectations! I was most impressed by the amount of homework you did in order to customize your program to our needs. You showed great flexibility when the topic shifted and changed as we approached the meeting. It was not easy to come up with a program that would please both employees and their spouses, but you managed to do so beautifully. Most importantly, the spouses left feeling that they had been included in the World Savings “family”.
    — World Savings
"I nearly cried during her talk. It was like her talk was just for me."
- Alan Yue, PMP

Recent Awards!

Ignite, Engage & Transform!

As a Resiliency Motivational SpeakerEileen loves working with all groups. She has found great synergy with health care audiences and long term care (from personal experience), educators ( As an award-winning educator, she went from teaching kids to grown-ups—who are still like kids), and women’s leadership groups(because she is one!).