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Ira Koretsky | Chief Storyteller ® | Communication

Motivational Speaker from Washington, DC Will travel up to 3000 miles

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  • Member Since 2016
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Ira improves your individual and organizational performance through better communication. He is known around the world as a storytelling expert. Search on Google for "Storytelling Coach" and you'll see Ira's name first. He speaks internationally to front line professionals to Fortune 50 executives to association champions to SES's in government. He has inspired over 35,000 professionals, in more than 100 cities, in nearly a dozen countries. INSPIRING. EDUCATIONAL. ACTIONABLE. Wherever and to whomever, in-person and virtually, Ira creates a safe and fun learning experience. He combines his business acumen, public speaking experience, facilitation expertise, training skills, improvisational comedy background, and storytelling prowess to customize an experience your participants will talk about for years to come. Ira encourages you to put your ideas into action with his passionate speaking style. He fosters enthusiastic participation with fun, inspiring "Smart Exercises," and relevant examples tailored to your goals. He performed improvisational humor professionally with ComedySportz in a career spanning 12 years and more than 1,000 shows. He puts to good use these skills as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, where he teaches public speaking and storytelling. He is also a veteran, serving as a PAO and CIO in Army Healthcare. Ira's keynotes, workshops, and webinars are educational, inspirational, and most importantly, actionable. Your participants will have clear takeaway actions and compelling insights to apply back in the workplace. Together, we define these actionable takeaways. CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS Ira is easy to work with and generous with his time and ideas. He spends time with your planning team and executive leadership to ensure EVERYTHING is aligned to your talent development goals. He conducts pre-interviews with participants and research to gain insights into your organization, your culture, and your goals. Please visit The Chief Storyteller website for video samples, testimonials, clients, and a complete list of topics. He is happy to blend programs together as well as customize content to suit your needs. He has accelerated success for fast-growing companies to the Fortune 50, associations, and government agencies. Examples: American Bar Association, Amadeus, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, American Society of Association Executives, CDC, Charles Schwab, Countries of Georgia and Mexico, DAI, Deutsche Telekom, DOE, DOJ, DOT, Fonteva, IBM, Library of Congress, Lockheed Martin, Nassal, NIST, Meeting Planners International, Selling Power, University of California, USAID, Warner Bros., and Yum! Brands. Ira's most requested topics include. YOU TO THE POWER OF STORY: AWAKEN THE STORYTELLING GIANT IN YOU We are our stories. They define us. They define our relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. We live through our and their stories. Leaders of all levels lead by action and inspire with words. The most powerful words are those shared through stories. Great leaders balance personal and professional stories to inspire, mentor, educate, and build great teams. Ira shares proven ways for you to build stronger and more profitable relationships through business storytelling. LEADERS TO THE POWER OF STORY: HOW TO USE STORIES TO ENGAGE, PERSUADE, AND INSPIRE What if the right story inspired the right action from your team? What if the right story landed you that top recruit? What if the right story gained board approval? What difference could that "right story" mean to you? The Chief Storyteller® shows you how to turn your experiences into powerful stories that engage and inspire your stakeholders. Join Ira for a transformative experience. "YES AND:" HOW TO USE IMPROVISATIONAL HUMOR TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR INFLUENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS Join Ira for a unique business program applying improvisational comedy principles to help accelerate leadership effectiveness, communication effectiveness, and sales success. "Thinking Improv" is a different way of thinking. It helps you naturally become more creative and more spontaneous - two elements critical to improving the effectiveness of your communication. This program is high energy and a lot of fun as it is filled with relevant and insightful business exercises. SPEAK LIKE TED: 5 STRATEGIES TO BECOME AS INSPIRING AND MEMORABLE AS THE WORLD'S TOP SPEAKERS Great presenters transform ideas into action. They put their messages, supporting points, facts, and personal stories into a meaningful context for their audiences. Great presenters do not just tell us what we should know, they tell us what we should do, and why we should do it. Learn 5 strategies to become as inspiring and memorable as the world's top TED and TEDx presenters. Note: Whether you are a seasoned presenter/trainer or looking to become one, there is something for all skill levels. Ira can also tailor to a specific skill set.


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Review by Stephen C.

Hotel EventReviewed on August 21, 2018From Ellicott City, MD

Great preparation for a group Ira has never worked with. A lot of positive feedback afterwards. Overall Great speaker.

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September 21, 2018 • Corporate Function
Fri3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Washington, DC
August 21, 2018 • Hotel Event
Tue7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ellicott City, MD
June 13, 2016 • Corporate Function
Mon12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pottstown, PA

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