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INSPIRING.  ENTERTAINING.  ACTIONABLE.

Based on more than 25 years of experience, Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller® (bio), developed his keynote presentations, and training workshops to improve individual and organizational performance through better communication. He works with meeting planners, learning and development teams, and leadership when developing your program.

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Within minutes of every program, he forever changes the way audiences approach communication (yes, a bold statement). Ira…

  • Is an in-demand speaker and coach, inspiring audiences around the world (success stories/past performance)
  • Encourages you to put your ideas into action with his passionate speaking style
  • Fosters enthusiastic participation with fun, relevant Smart Exercises and examples
  • Customizes every program to your event theme and participant talent development goals
  • Has worked with growing firms to Fortune 50 companies, non-profits, charities, universities, and government agencies globally (customers, testimonials)
  • Creates a memorable event by blending improvisational humor techniques and inspiring stories into your program

Running The Chief Storyteller ® since 2002, he understands the needs and goals of meeting planners. He is easy to work with. Generous with his time and ideas, Ira spends time with your planning team and executive leadership to ensure the concepts, Smart Exercises, and takeaways are aligned to your goals.

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EVERY PROGRAM IS CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR CULTURE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

When you talk with Ira, be sure to cover these important areas:

YOUR PROGRAM CUSTOMIZED TO MEET YOUR GOALS
Content Balance education, entertainment, and engagement
Skill Level Provide content, examples, exercises, etc. for basic/fundamental to advanced/expert audiences
Interactions Interact with the audience a little to a lot, from fun to serious
Exercises Offer verbal, written, and physical exercises for individuals, teams, groups, and/or whole audience
Handouts Provide PDF and digital files with examples, exercises, tools, and templates
Examples Tailor examples based on pre-interviews, research, and planning meetings
Tools Select written and digital tools and templates to match your learning objectives
Let's talk about your workforce and talent development goals

WHY THE CHIEF STORYTELLER® FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT?

THE DIFFERENCE YOUR WORKSHOP
Customized Your program is ~80% standard and ~20% customized. Your facilitator customizes your workshop to your culture, event theme, and talent development goals. No two programs are ever the same
Actionable We work with meeting planners to ensure our keynote programs and workshops are educational, aspirational, inspirational, and most importantly, actionable. Your participants will have clear takeaway actions and compelling insights to apply back in the workplace. Together, we define these actionable takeaways
Interactive Facilitators interact with your audience from a little to a lot, from fun to serious
Engaging Hear tailored stories and practical examples shared from personal experiences and from other people and organizations from around the world through video and rich media
Experiential All of our workshops are hands-on. Together, we will collaborate with the meeting planners on the exercises and their respective goals. We have over 100 Smart Exercises TM and interactions offered as paper-based or verbal. Exercises can be completed by an individual, in pairs, in small groups, or the entire audience
Flexible Our facilitators can tailor the length of your program from 30-minute workshops to half-day to multi-day training
Integrated For maximum long-term retention and real-world application, The Chief Storyteller ® can develop an integrated plan for workshops/training, mentoring, and coaching
Experienced The Chief Storyteller ® trainers have delivered more than 500 keynote presentations, workshops, and webinars to more than 37,250 people in nearly a dozen countries (customers, testimonials, success stories, video clips). Ira Koretsky, our CEO, is an adjunct professor of public speaking and storytelling at the University of Maryland, since 2015
Talk to Ira about your upcoming conference, event, retreat, or off-site