Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Montgomery County
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street

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 helped close that big opportunity? What difference could that “right story” mean to you? Through a lively and insightful program, Ira will challenge you to “think deliberately” about how you communicate your stories. Enjoy practical, hands-on exercises where you will learn how to turn your experiences into stories that engage, persuade and inspire your stakeholders with an easy-to-use framework taught around the world.

Our TPN series is an event designed to provide a setting for you to connect and foster relationships with like-minded, collaborative industry professionals in your area. Each program features a keynote speaker followed by industry networking and refreshments. Learn from peers in your industry in this exclusive, unique setting! BYO business cards-breakfast will be provided.

This workshop is perfect for those in senior leadership, as well as those who are technical-minded and in technology-focused businesses or industries. Space is limited to the first 45 registrants - if you're interested in building relationships, having fun and learning something-reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce!

***See below for speaker bio!


Alumni Association Members: $10
Non-members: $15


For Questions:
Aubrey McLaughlin

Speaker Bio:
Ira KoretskyIt all began some 30 years ago, at a high school science fair. Ira Koretsky had presented his computer program on the heart and the circulatory system. One by one, the prizes were announced... third...second...first place. After nearly 100 hours of programming evenings and weekends, he slumped his shoulders and thought to himself, “I lost.” Then...Ira heard the chairwoman announce, “We are awarding the grand prize to a young man who could sell me my own pair of shoes!” And his name was called...In hindsight, this event helped put him on the path to a career in communications.

He was a US Army Captain in the Medical Service Corps serving as both a public affairs officer (PAO) and chief information officer (CIO) in the military health system. He designed presentations for himself and over 40 military and civilian executives in technology and healthcare. At just 21 years of age, he gained invaluable insights into messaging, communications, and storytelling.

Ira has held various leadership roles in marketing and product management. After earning his MBA from the University of Maryland, Ira entered into the world of leading edge technology in the Silicon Valley area. It is there he started The Chief Storyteller® in 2002. In 2014, he started ExpandUSA, helping global companies and executives accelerate their success in the United States.

Like all good communicators, Ira loves the stage. He performed improvisational humor professionally with ComedySportz in a career spanning 12 years and more than 1,000 shows. He puts to good use these skills as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business where he teaches public speaking, storytelling, and communication.

Ira improves your individual and organizational performance, accelerating revenue and improving organizational effectiveness. He is a sought-after speaker inspiring over 36,100 people globally. He is an in-demand consultant, presentation and communication coach, and has had over 40 articles published.

He has accelerated success for government agencies, corporations, associations, and charities around the world such as ASAE, Charles Schwab, CDC, Chinese Association of Science & Technology, Engineers Canada, EPA, DOE, Government of Georgia, Government of Mexico, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Northern Virginia Technology Council, SmartCEO Magazine, TiE-DC, and Yum! Brands. He helped the Library of Congress become the Federal government’s procurement executive agent for over $515M in information products and a technology company win a $94M contract with a better story and better presentation.

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