Exceptional Communication Mastery


(8 ratings)


5 Days


Cohort-based Course

Learn to connect, convince and lead for an authentic communication edge in our Human+AI age.

Keynote speaker on leadership and sales


Course overview

An actionable framework (+GenAI session) for being an exceptional communicator

In our hyper-paced, attention challenged world, being an exceptional communicator can be a game-changer. It's not just about creating more content to be communicated; generative AI already creates content at scale. It’s about forging authentic connections, and leaving a lasting impact.

Now more than perhaps ever before, our audiences crave realness, not generic facades. In this fast-paced course, you'll learn practical insights and actionable strategies to:

/building: rapport in the most challenging of circumstances by learning how to read the audience and stay on message.

/cultivating: self-awareness by embracing your imperfections and unleash the power of your genuine self.

/expressing: yourself confidently by articulating your ideas and perspectives with confidence, earning attention and having your voice heard in any setting.

/moving: from ideas to execution by benchmarking with exceptional Founder/CEO's who created successful companies. Starting out, many were "industry outsiders."

Join me and discover a simple yet powerful framework that unlocks your true communication potential.


"Attention is (almost) all you need!" 

The emergence of generative AI-powered large language models and their impact upon how we consume, create and communicate is spectacular.

To contextualise our understanding of emergent generative AI and human communications, I've partnered with Brian Hanly, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightbeam* to bring you three decades of experience blending the best of human intelligence and expertise with data-driven deep tech applications.

Acknowledging Google Research's seminal 2017 AI paper, "Attention is All You Need", this new bonus session demystifies generative AI in an "attention" context, uplifting you to communicate with influence, impact and authentic connection.

In this fast-paced bonus session, Brian will give us a timely overview of generative AI by:

/simplifying: AI's alphabet soup-like terminology in layperson terms

/explaining: how generative AI large language models work (logical, not magical). 

/demystifying: the much-promised hype versus grounded reality.

/presenting: current and near-future AI-powered use cases.

/considering: ethical, regulatory & governance implications.

Promises to be a fun inspiring session.

* Brightbeam, an AI Advisory firm, helps enterprises transform how humans and technology collaborate to deliver superior customer experiences, innovative market differentiation and significant productivity.

Who is this course for


Emerging career professionals who are eager to enhance their communication skills to stand out in their respective industries


Entrepreneurs who understand that exceptional communication is essential for building strong teams, attracting investors and partners.


Managers who value clear and impactful communication to motivate team performance.

What you’ll get out of this course

Understand the defining characteristics of exceptional communicators.

It's time to dispel the well-trodden myths holding you back from being an exceptional communicator.

Awaken self-awareness to get clarity on your values for the best version of who you are.

Knowing what you stand for communicates an enhanced presence and confidence valuable in all types of interactions.

Learn how to make customers and peers love you in an attention deficit environment.

Appreciate the power of attention and how to leverage it, building trust and engagement.

Pitch like a pro with the power of narrative story.

Learn how to make your message 22 times more impactful with a story.

Act with intention to realise the possible and [im]possible dreams.

Benchmark off Xceptional CEO's/ thought leaders from around the world who dared to dream and execute on the 'impossible .'

An evergreen toolkit of actionable tactics and skills.

Build rapport, earn trust and drive meaningful impact across varying contexts where you’re called upon to lead.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

4 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Week 1

    Mar 25—Mar 29

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone


    • Mar


      Live Session #1: The Exceptional Communicator Framework - Awareness

      Mon, Mar 25, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Live Session #2: The Exceptional Communicator Framework - Attention

      Wed, Mar 27, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Live Session: #3 (Bonus): Attention is (Almost) All You Need!

      Wed, Mar 27, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM UTC

    • Mar


      Live Session #4: The Exceptional Communicator Framework - Action

      Fri, Mar 29, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM UTC

  • Post-Course


    • The Exceptional Communicator Framework : Awareness

    • The Exceptional Communicator Framework : Attention

    • The Exceptional Communicator Framework: Action

  • Bonus


    • Bonus Session: Attention is (almost) all you need!


(8 ratings)

What students are saying

What people are saying

        He managed to increase the energy level in the room after a long day of information. Personally I like the fast change between storytelling and engaging the audience.
Helen Bager

Helen Bager

General Manager, Commercial Excellence & Business Operations EMEA, GE Healthcare IT
        We commissioned Kevin to help craft a compelling story for the business. This story would be used across platforms and help improve our impact at an upcoming World Furniture Show in Shanghai. His presentations to the team were not only consistently detailed and on-point, they were energetic, entertaining and inspirational.
Mark Gannon

Mark Gannon

Managing Director, Sofa Source International
        Working with Kevin on our Xceptional Execution video series was a fantastic experience. He is passionate, committed, creative and co-operative. Meanwhile, his 92.5% speaker satisfaction rating at the World Conference speaks for itself.
Margie Gradwohl

Margie Gradwohl

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
        It was great to go through the review process driven by you in the talk. We have ten times forgotten what we should be doing due to being immersed in our daily routine. I am very much inspired by your high energy, people sensitivity and drive to be Xceptionalized.
Yvonne Y Y Chan

Yvonne Y Y Chan

Head of HR, Hang Seng Bank, China
        Kevin gave the audience an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and practical take away messagings that our members can immediately apply to their lives.
Anthony Germade

Anthony Germade

Executive Producer, Million Dollar Round Table
        We invited Kevin to speak at one of our senior management sessions in New Yorkto help us engage and focus on the year ahead. Kevin has to be one of the most enthusiastic professionals I have had the pleasure to work with. He exudes passion for his subject and has the ability to engage his audience from the monent he steps into the room.
Sally Humphrey

Sally Humphrey

Vice President HR, ICON Plc

Meet your instructor

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Aged six years young, I discovered an affinity for observing and understanding human behavior when serving customers in our rural roadside family gas station. It set the stage for my diverse career in sales. leadership and communications across industries and cultures. 


From advising the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Community on 'Xceptional Selling’ or marketing construction equipment across Europe, to helping fundraising teams raise millions for charitable projects in Ireland and abroad, I draw upon a multitude of experience in the lessons I share here.


I have had the honour of addressing audiences throughout

Europe, North and South America and Asia.  Nothing inspires

me more than captivating their attention and embolding them to take meaningful action.

Past clients include Million Dollar Round Table, GE, PMI, SAS, HSBC, KPMG, IMEX, Stryker, Scania and Globant.


I've honed my storytelling craft weaving tales from my 'normal' experiences around the globe both inside and outside corporate corridors. From begging on the streets of Melbourne, to breaking sales records, to a bomb left in a Buenos Aires auditorium, I have an extensive anthology to draw upon.


With five published books sharing my message, including the best-selling How? When you don't know how, and Do! The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution, my passion lies in transforming lives through exceptional communication.

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Course schedule

~ 6 hours per week
  • Module 1: Awareness

    Monday, 2.30 - 4.00 pm GMT

    Live session, discussion and Q&A.

    Recording will be available.

  • Module 2: Attention

    Wednesday, 2.30 - 4.00 pm GMT

    Live session, discussion and Q&A.

    Recording will be available.

  • Module 3: Attention is (Almost) All You Need!

    Wednesday, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Live session with Brian Hanly, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightbeam. An AI transformation firm helping enterprises transform how humans and technology collaborate to deliver superior customer experiences, innovative market differentiation and significant productivity gains.

  • Module 3: Action

    Friday, 2.30 - 4.00 pm GMT

    Live session, discussion and Q&A.

    Recording will be available.

  • Weekly projects

    <1 hour per week

    Each live session will be a fast-paced interactive conversation featuring instructional stories, content walkthrough and participant exercise discussions. There will be optional resources to continue exploring outside of class.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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One-week interactive course combining a simple actionable framework (+ bonus generativeAI overview session) to master connecting, convincing and leading as an exceptional communicator in our Human+AI age.