- Professional Speaker
- Strength In Numbers
- Change Is Inevitable - Growth
Is Optional (Change)
- Brand-Building for Your
Future (Brands & Branding)
- Myths and Misses In Marketing
Ira Blumenthal is an international business
development expert . . . a highly respected consultant to world class
clients . . . a university instructor . . . a celebrated writer . . . and an
incredibly energetic and dynamic public speaker.
Ira Blumenthal, is truly a modern day business "Renaissance Man."
Ira counseled clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Exxon, Wal-Mart,
McDonald's, United Artists, Delta Airlines, Kroger, Home Depot, and others
... a celebrated writer and the recipient of the coveted "George Washington
Honor Medal" for literary excellence ... a high-content public speaker who
annually delivers over 100 keynotes around the world on topics related to
business development, such as
Brands & Branding
Ira is also a visiting instructor at Michigan State
University and the University of Notre Dame ... a published ... and a
tireless community activist who is a leader in the national fight against
hunger as an advisory board member of Foodchain (the national food-rescue
network) and an energetic youth sports coach.
Due to his international reputation as a visionary business
leader and expert in growth strategies, Ira has been featured and
interviewed in a wide range of media sources, such as The Wall Street
Journal, People Magazine, BrandWeek, Entrepreneur,
USA Today, CNN and others.
And so, consultant ... writer ... university instructor ...
public speaker ... author ... community activist ... and energetic visionary
business expert ... Ira Blumenthal is truly a modern-day business
Strength In Numbers
- Call it business development synergies, joint ventures,
partnering, or strategic alliances...there is truly
strength-in-numbers! This highly
interactive keynote educates and motivates companies of all sizes
(entrepreneurial, second tier, mid-size, multi-national) on the
importance, power and viability of alliances. After all, we are
fast-moving into "The Age of Collaboration."
Change Is Inevitable - Growth Is Optional
- There is one constant in life (and business)...change! Yet, change
is not new. What is new is the incredible speed
of change. Industries, companies and careers have gone from
"distinction" to "extinction" because of their inability
to adapt, adjust and master change. This session offers a
high-content, high-energy, "hands on" approach to embracing as well as
capitalizing on change in business building.
Brand-Building for Your Future
- Products are consumed. Brands are purchased. In our
branded world, we make Xerox copies, blow
our nose in Kleenex, snack on Jell-O, relax in the Jacuzzi and cover
wounds with Band Aids. From Nike on our hats to Tommy on our shirts to
Swatch on our watches and Starbucks in our cups, branding is critical
to business development. This session focuses on the philosophy,
strategy, guiding principles and "best practices" to create, build,
maintain, and manage brand success.
Myths and Misses In Marketing
This energetic speech
(and workshop) focuses on
challenging conventional wisdom.
Targeting the fourteen greatest "myths" in marketing (i.e., "Bigger
Is Better!", "Close Enough Is Good Enough," "The First One In Wins,"
"It Won't Happen Here!," etc.), participants learn from history (the
"misses") and gain a well-defined understanding of "the compelling
imperatives" for success in a complex, highly competitive business
|"Ira has a unique knack for engaging an audience.
And while the audience is engaged, he educates them. One thing you can
be guaranteed with Ira is that you never know what he's going to do
next. He is an incredibly dynamic and knowledgeable speaker."
|"Ira Blumenthal is a man from the future. Some
people recommend out-of-the-box thinking and positioning. Ira lives
out-of-the-box and is an expert in challenging conventional wisdom in
both his counseling and presenting . . ."
Ira C. Herbert
Former President-North American Business Sector
The Coca-Cola Company
|"You have single-handedly given this course a
distinctive image on campus. 'Is Ira coming this year?', is the familiar
phrase. You belong in the classroom. As a business executive, you play
an extraordinary role in bridging the gap between the campus and the
world of work."
Dr. John W. Allen, Professor
Michigan State University