YOUR “PERSONAL TRAINER” FOR PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

My name is Ira Koretsky, and I started The Chief Storyteller® in 2002 (testimonials, bio). I did workshops and webinars here and there. I never thought of myself as a professional speaker. As I did more and more, I realized just how little I knew about the ins and outs of speaking.

Over time, and mostly by accident, I figured everything out. Fast forward to today. I have delivered over 500 keynote presentations, workshops, and webinars to more than 36,100 people in nearly a dozen countries (success stories). Currently, I also am an adjunct professor, teaching public speaking, storytelling, and communication at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (customers).

When they contact me, 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?” I designed the Speaker Coaching Learning Modules to answer these and many more questions. The modules are based on The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System.  The system helps you become the type of speaker you want to be. AND become the type of speaker audiences want to see.

In the two windows/drop downs [+] below, you’ll find more detailed information on the goals I help you achieve and the types of public speaking I can help you with. Press [+] to read the information and [-] to close the windows/accordions.

ACHIEVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING GOALS

Here are the typical professional speaking goals I can help you achieve. If there is something not listed and important to you, let’s discuss it in our initial call.

ASPIRING SPEAKERS

  • Transition from speaking inside your organization to speaking publicly
  • Learn the ins and outs of professional speaking
  • Reduce the learning curve substantially
  • Start receiving fees for your speaking
  • Seek proven and practical coaching and hands-on help complemented with tools and templates
  • Address your fears and anxieties

NEW TO SPEAKING

  • Learn the business of professional speaking
  • Desire hands-on coach to get you to the next level and levels beyond
  • Develop your signature stories and exercises
  • Create a powerful public speaking package (e.g., bio, titles, topics, and handouts)
  • Improve your delivery skills from body language to vocal variety
  • Increase your speaking fees

SEASONED SPEAKERS

  • Improve substantially your storytelling skills
  • Improve substantially your presentation visuals
  • Develop engaging audience interactions and exercises
  • Expand your program topics
  • Prepare for that BIG speaking opportunity (e.g., main stage and keynote)
  • Improve your public speaking package materials (e.g., bio, titles, topics, and handouts)
  • Seek accountability to help you meet your personal and professional goals

TYPES OF PUBLIC SPEAKING IRA KORETSKY CAN HELP WITH

As mentioned above, I will be using The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System  throughout our coaching. The system was designed around a structured and flexible process. Structured in the sense of providing specific coaching advice, hands-on help, and skill-building exercises. Flexible in the sense of offering more than 30 learning modules customized to your goals. During our initial call, I can learn more about your goals and share more about the learning modules.

CONFERENCES

  • Keynote presentations
  • General sessions
  • Plenary sessions
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Panelist & Moderator
  • TED Talks & TEDx Talks
  • City and Regional conferences
  • Local associations

TRAINING & FACILITATING

  • Training programs
  • Workshops
  • Webinars
  • Board Meetings
  • Emcee
  • Facilitation / Facilitator
  • Retreats

EVENT-BASED

  • Holiday parties
  • Emcee / Event Host
  • School events
  • Fund raiser / Charity event
  • Radio interviews
  • Banquet / Gala
  • Business networking groups
  • Media interviews (the friendly kind)

I know this is an important investment for you. Let’s schedule a free, initial call and see if we are a good mutual fit.

Before we talk, please ensure your answer to each question is an enthusiastic “Yes.”

  1. I am ready to try new things… that may be uncomfortable
  2. I will diligently try to complete the exercises, practice drills, and preparation on time
  3. I want to invest in my future success

VIDEO CLIPS OF IRA KORETSKY SPEAKING

COACHING SUCCESS STORIES / PAST PERFORMANCE

Collaborating for Success

Collaborating for Success

More Confidence. More Viewers.

More Confidence. More Viewers.

“You Saved the Day!”

“You Saved the Day!”

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

“The presentation went very, very … very well”

“The presentation went very, very … very well”

“Simplify and tell better stories… Those were my big take-aways”

“Simplify and tell better stories… Those were my big take-aways”

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