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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Invite] Workshop - Deliberate Networker

Written by Ira Koretsky
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, "The Deliberate Networker: Build Stronger & More Valuable Relationships," is always hands-on. We'll be doing my "Treat Everyone Like a CEO" Exercise (watch example on YouTube).  If you are not a member of SID, they welcome interested persons. Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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…
Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Written by Ira Koretsky
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my Irish friends around the world...And to everyone, as today you are Irish (smile). I look forward to St. Paddy's Day as it is always festive. I wore my green tie and shamrock lapel pin. It also is a day that starts with a fantastic breakfast event hosted by the Northern Ireland Bureau with Invest NI and Visit Ireland.  Having done some workshop programs in Belfast, Northern Ireland, NI holds a special place in my heart. I included a few pictures from the breakfast. Here I am with  Norman Houston, Director of the Northern…
Monday, December 19, 2016

Create Your Emergency Presentation Kit

Written by Ira Koretsky
All too often, I have witnessed less than successful presentations due to unplanned problems and issues. Most, if not all, of the impact from an unplanned circumstance, can be minimized or eliminated with your own emergency presentation kit. Here are some pre-event suggestions to ensure your presentation goes smoothly. In next week's tip, I’ll cover some suggestions for you when you arrive on-site.   EMERGENCY PRESENTATION KIT - Bring a flash drive with your presentation, workbook, video, and audio files. Test it from the flash drive- Print your presentation with your delivery notes- Bring a six-foot USB extension cord. You…
Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day 2016

Written by Ira Koretsky
                              Wishing all of the active duty service members and veterans a happy and healthy Veterans Day. It all started in college in ROTC. Great experiences that then lead me to active duty in the US Army. I spent five excellent years supporting military health.
Thank you to Mr. Vera and Mr. Canada from the USAID OSDBU Office for inviting me to keynote at the third annual USAID Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference (VISBOC) yesterday. I very much enjoyed spending the day with fellow veterans across all of the services. (Of course, I poked a little fun at them as well) My topic was "Awaken the Storytelling Giant in You." Description: What if the right story inspired government offiicals (both USAID and international), prime contractors, partners, and country managers to invite you to hear your ideas and your company's capabilities? What if the right…
I'm back! Back to kickoff the 2016 Business EXCELerator Series for Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. I had honor of kicking off the 2015 series, with my elevator speech program. MCCC is an awesome organization that I'm proud to be a member of for years. They do so much for the community... My topic is "Executive Storytelling:  How Leaders Use Stories to Engage, Persuade, and Inspire." Brief Description:  Learn how to turn your personal experiences into powerful workplace stories that engage and inspire your stakeholders. Follow a proven framework complemented by practical training aides to develop your high-impact stories that…
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