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You eat the lunches of the other presentation training firms. I learned more hands-on and immediately applicable techniques than with the other guys—and I have been to several of them. Working with you has made a huge difference.

— Wayne Jackson
Senior Advisor
Charles Schwab

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Your "Personal Trainer" for Public Speaking

What if? What if your next presentation closed that big deal, secured agency funding, inspired your organization to new heights, engaged conference audiences, and so forth? What difference could that “right presentation” mean to you?

When they come to us, speakers, trainers, and professionals alike ask, "How can I make a bigger impact?" "How can I be more memorable?" "How can I truly inspire action?"

The Chief Storyteller® has identified 3 keys to master public speaking:
   1.  Compelling Stories:  Use personal experience stories to engage hearts and minds
   2.  Engaging Visuals:  Ensure your audiences immediately grasp the message in your graphics
   3.  Dynamic Delivery:  Hold the audience’s attention, from beginning to end

Based on more than 25 years of consulting and coaching professionals, speakers, and trainers from around the world (success stories and testimonials), the Inspire Action™ system (see below for details) helps you become the type of presenter you want to be. And become the type of presenter audiences want to see. Email or call for your Presentation Effectiveness Review, a no-obligation 15-minute call/Skype to answer your most important questions.

Whether you are a "New and Dreading the Event" Speaker or a Seasoned Pro, we can help.

Examples include Sales Meeting; Capabilities Presentation (Government); In-Process Review; Executive Team Briefing; Conference Session; Board Meeting; Training Workshop; Investor Roadshow Pitch; Moderator and Panelist; All-hands Team Meeting; and more.

Your Coach, Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller®

For over 25 years, I have trained and coached thousands of professionals around the world (customers). Currently, I also teach public speaking at the University of Maryland Business School in the Honors Program. Audience sizes range from intimate groups of less than 10 to keynotes above 1,200 attendees (view clips of Ira speaking).

I will be your personal trainer for public speaking and take you or your career to the next level. I will help you become the best public speaker you can be.

During our meetings, I provide BOTH advice and hands-on support. Together, we will select the modules, tools, and exercises customized to your background and preferences.

My Inspire ActionTM system focuses on a variety of public speaking areas including storytelling, message development, storyboarding, building confidence, vocal variety, executive presence, body language, opening, and closing.

Certain levels of engagement include a variety of tools, templates, and skill-building exercises I have developed for you to hone and expand your skills (see below for details).

The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System

The system spans five categories and more than 35 modules. The categories include 1) Speaking & Presenting; 2) Building Relationships; 3) Persuasion & Influence; 4) Communication; and 5) Workplace Storytelling.

Example modules include Better Tomorrow MessageTM; Executive Presence; Effective Body Language; Building Confidence; Today Stories; Signature Stories; Vocal Variety; Powerful Openings; and Inspiring Closings.

Example tools include Storytelling Framework; Verb List; Fountain of Knowledge; Analysis of Audience; and Speaker Evaluation.

Example exercises include Story-on-the-Spot; 1-2-5-10; In A [Blank], With a [Blank; Yes And; and Noun Engine.

Email or call for your Public Speaking Effectiveness Review, a no-obligation 15-minute call/Skype to answer your most important questions (success stories,testimonials, and customers). You can view clips of Ira speaking here).