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It was more than a keynote, it was a kickoff. Ira excited our group with new ways of looking at our industry. I loved that he engaged our members quickly and fully. It's rare for us to have the entire audience participating. Ira had us out of our seats with relevant and fun exercises. Our members were talking about Ira's keynote throughout the conference and have continued to do so. It was a great start to our event.

— Brent McClendon
Executive Vice President
International Wood Products Association

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Inspiring Audiences Internationally for More than 26 Years
Services Keynote   Ira Koretsky, looks at the world of communications and storytelling differently than most people. Within minutes, he will forever change the way you communicate.

He has delighted audiences around the world with his mantra, “Think deliberately.” He is a sought-after international keynote speaker, consultant, columnist, and trainer.

He shares fresh perspectives on communications, messaging, membership, development, storytelling, and leadership.

Ira invests the time needed to get to know your association's mission, members, and goals. He then blends this information into a customized experience. Your attendees will be talking about this high-energy, thought-provoking session for years to come.

Your keynote is...

Customized   Ira customizes your program through collaboration with executives and planning committee, participant pre-interviews, and association/industry research.
Engaging   He encourages participation with well-paced interactions based on a library of more than 100 thought-provoking exercises and visual media.
Entertaining   Ira fills your program with relevant personal and professional stories. His presentation is packed with insightful visual and video examples.

Ira's five most requested keynote topics include:

  • Engines of Leadership Success:  Members, engagement, and stories
  • Be Unforgettable:  Turning your personal experiences into inspiring, message-driven stories
  • The Way of the Story:  Why you must become a storytelling organization
  • “What Do You Do?”  The four most important words for associations today. Period
  • Poke Your “I” Out:  The 10 must-follow communications pillars to ensure your future success


We are happy to customize programs to meet the needs of your association, non-profit, or charity.
Contact us today and learn how we will inspire, entertain, and educate your audiences