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A high-content public speaker that annually delivers over 100 keynotes around the world, Ira Blumenthal speaks on topics related to business development, such as strategic alliances, branding, and capitalizing on change. Considered a business "Renaissance Man," Ira Blumenthal is a consultant to world-class clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Exxon, Wal-Mart, United Artists, and others. He is a visiting instructor at Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame and the author of Ready, Blame, Fire! Myths & Misses in Marketing, a book focusing on the myths and misses in marketing.
Ira Blumenthal is also the recipient of the coveted "George Washington Honor Medal For Literary Excellence" (Freedoms Foundation). He has written and published over 100 magazine articles on business development, and has also received numerous business and civic awards and honors, including The Educational Foundation's highest honor for his contributions to "...spirited, innovative business education."
Due to his international reputation as a visionary business leader and expert in growth strategies, Ira Blumenthal 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.
Blending ideas, information, solutions, and purposeful humor in a format he calls "edu-tainment," Ira Blumenthal's messages are focused on building success through alliances, branding, and capitalizing on change, in business and in life. Walking and working the room, he never uses a podium and is a master at fostering audiences' excitement and interaction. Ira Blumenthal often uses creative props, music, and handouts, and diligently studies each speaking client in order to develop a customized signature speech for each event.
The former host of a popular radio talk show "SuccessTalk," Ira Blumenthal has interviewed guests such as General Colin Powell, Mario Andretti, Tommy Lasorda and other notables. Guest lecturing at many institutions, Ira Blumenthal also delivered the commencement program at the University of Houston's Conrad Hilton School of Business.
Ira Blumenthal has served as the opener for leaders such as President George Bush (Sr.), General Colin Powell, Tommy Lasorda, Bob Dole, Lech Walesa, Henry Kissinger and others...and has lectured on four continents. Ira Blumenthal was also honored being named the first Executive-In-Residence at Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business where he oversees the prestigious hospitality industry executive council.
Ira Blumenthal is a committed leader in the fight against hunger, is a tireless community activist and youth coach, and in his own youth, was a World Cup athlete, as well as a collegiate Football and Lacrosse coach.
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