Ira improves your individual and organizational performance through better communications. You're sure to be inspired by his mantra, "Think deliberately." He is a sought-after speaker inspiring over 30,000 people globally. He is an in-demand consultant, presentation and communications coach, and has had over 40 articles published.
He performed improvisational humor professionally with ComedySportz in a career spanning 12 years and more than 1,000 shows. He put to good use these skills as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and has continued to guest lecture at Maryland along with George Washington and Georgetown universities.
He is happy to blend programs together as well as customize content to suit your needs. Your program is tailored to the theme of your event and your talent development goals. Ask about the Communications Assessment. Ira will use the results to further customize your workshops, training, and coaching.
Ira is easy to work with. Generous with his time and ideas, Ira spends time with the planning team and executive leadership to ensure the concepts, exercises, and take-aways are aligned to your goals. Please visit The Chief Storyteller website for video samples, testimonials, clients, and a complete list of topics for your keynote, webinar, and workshop.
He has accelerated success for fast growing companies to the Fortune 50, associations, and government agencies. Examples: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Charles Schwab, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Chinese Association of Science & Technology (CAST), IBM, Library of Congress, Lockheed Martin, Mexico Ministry of Tourism, Meeting Planners International (MPI), National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), Selling Power, SmartCEO Magazine, Turkish American Business Group, University of California, University of Maryland, Warner Bros., and Yum! Brands.
For a complete list of keynote and workshops, please visit his website. Ira's most requested topics include.
CATAPULT YOUR SUCCESS: HOW TO AWAKEN THE STORYTELLING GIANT IN YOU
We are our stories. They define us. They define our relationships with friends, family, and colleagues. We live through our and their stories. Leaders of all levels lead by action and inspire with words. The most powerful words are those shared through stories. Great leaders balance personal and professional stories to inspire, mentor, educate, and build great teams. Ira shares proven ways for you to build stronger and more profitable relationships through business storytelling.
EXECUTIVE STORYTELLING: HOW TO USE STORIES TO ENGAGE, PERSUADE, AND INSPIRE
What if the right story inspired the right action from your team? What if the right story landed you that top recruit? What if the right story gained board approval? What difference could that "right story" mean to you? The Chief Storyteller® shows you how to turn your experiences into powerful stories that engage and inspire your stakeholders. Join Ira for a transformative experience where you will:
- Come away with concrete techniques to develop high-impact leadership stories
- Start developing your own "Story Library"
- Learn how to use your voice and body to be a more effective communicator
- Become more confident in delivering your messages to any audience
"YES AND:" HOW TO USE IMPROVISATIONAL HUMOR TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR INFLUENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS
Join Ira for a unique business program applying improvisational comedy principles to help accelerate leadership, communications, and sales success. "Thinking Improv" is a different way of thinking. It helps you naturally become more creative and more spontaneous - two elements critical to improving the effectiveness of your communications.
Your Program Is...
- Rich with hands-on exercises simulating real-world business scenarios
- Engaging and energizing where you apply new skills while having fun-a lot of fun
SPEAK LIKE TED: 8 STRATEGIES TO BECOME AS INSPIRING AND MEMORABLE AS THE WORLD'S TOP SPEAKERS
Great presenters transform ideas into action. They put their messages, supporting points, facts, and personal stories into a meaningful context for their audiences. Great presenters do not just tell us what we should know, they tell us what we should do, and why we should do it. Learn 8 strategies to become as inspiring and memorable as the world's top TED and TEDx presenters.
In a "learning laboratory" environment, you'll have an opportunity to work on one of your own stories in small groups. Bring your elevator speech, investor presentation, sales presentation, development pitch deck, etc. Become that confident and persuasive presenter you want to be.
(Note: Whether you are a seasoned presenter/trainer or looking to become one, there is something for all skill levels. Ira can also tailor to a specific skill set)