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[Invite] Workshop – Deliberate Networker

By March 9, 2017January 7th, 2019No Comments
picture of Ira Koretsky, the chief storyteller, presenting to the members of the Society of International Development

Looking forward to my workshop with the Society for International Development (SID) Washington, DC Chapter, which is the “largest and most active chapter of SID” (See below). My program will be, “The Deliberate Networker: Build Stronger & More Valuable Relationships” (see more training and speaking topics).

My speaking and training programs are always hands-on, and this one, in particular, was especially so.  Networking and building relationships are by their very nature, person-to-person. As such I will have the participants:

  1. Share their elevator pitch
  2. Demonstrate a few executive-level and confidence-building body language techniques
  3. Learn the art and science of business storytelling
  4. Gain (new) insights into human behavior with our “Treat Everyone Like a CEOTM

The three key concepts to tie everything together will include:  1) Be self-aware; 2) Make me care; and 3) Think Deliberately.


If you are not a member of SID, they welcome interested persons. Send an email to and mention me.

The Deliberate Networker: Build Stronger & More Valuable Relationships


The best networkers are relationship builders. They are deliberate with the people they spend time with, and at the events they attend. As an art, networking blends human behavior, storytelling, and trust. As a science, it requires you to act like a chess grandmaster. Join us for a fun and hands-on program as we explore proven ways to make the right “next moves” that can get you noticed by recruiters, accelerate career success, and promote your brand to establish yourself in your field.

Following the program, there will be an optional networking session with fellow participants in addition to a Happy Hour at Cities Restaurant & Lounge (1212 18th St NW, Washington D.C.).


* Young Professionals in Development Network (YPN) events are open to SID-W members only ($45 for young professionals). However, we welcome all first-time SID-W YPN Event attendees to participate in this “free preview” event. For more information on membership, please click here or contact us at

SID-Washington is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social and political development. Through the locally-driven programs of our member organizations and individuals, the majority of whom work on the front lines of development, we are uniquely positioned to inform and promote more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable international development.  Our network is spread across more than 30 chapters and 3,000 members in more than 50 countries. The Secretariat has offices in Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), and Rome (Italy).

Our individual and institutional members include development practitioners from NGOs, the private sector, bilateral and multilateral institutions, think tanks, embassies, and universities. Our expansive membership contributes to the dynamic exchange of ideas and information that lies at the heart of SID-Washington.

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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.