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If You Always Tell the Truth, You Will Never Have to Remember What You Said

By September 10, 2008March 3rd, 2019No Comments
large group of executives standing, with many holding folders or notebooks, reminding everyone of the importance of team work, integrity, and always tell the truth

Today, was part two of a workshop series on messaging, communication, and storytelling for the Entrepreneur Center @NVTC (Northern Virginia Technology Council). Part one was a week ago.

I co-presented with I.J. Hudson. We shared insights into developing compelling messages. Examples included:  How to answer the ubiquitous “what do you do?”, delivering the five-minute investor pitch, the always-ready message points for media, and message points for getting the word out.

I.J. has a rich career in broadcast media spanning more than 30 years. He offered a variety of practical advice on working with print and broadcast media. One of his suggestions resonated with me…he shared his Dad’s words of wisdom: “If You Always Tell the Truth, You Will Never Have to Remember What You Said.” It resonated with me because I am a huge advocate of speaking from your heart. It’s all about packaging your passion into a compelling business message.

“If You Always Tell the Truth, You Will Never Have to Remember What You Said.”

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Ira Koretsky

About Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky has built The Chief Storyteller® into one of the most recognized names in communication, especially business storytelling. He has delivered over 500 keynote presentations and workshops in nearly a dozen countries, in more than one hundred cities, across 30 plus industries. His specialties are simplifying the complex and communicating when the stakes are high. He is also an adjunct professor in public speaking and storytelling at the University of Maryland's Business School. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after storytelling coach, global speaker, trainer, consultant, communication coach, and public speaking coach.