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Ira Blumenthal

5 out of 5

Author; Branding & Marketing Expert

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 Ira Blumenthal Biography

Ira Blumenthal collects quotations. One of his favorites is “The true measure of a man is how many lives he can jam into one lifetime…” Ira has certainly jammed many lives into his productive, successful life. From college football and lacrosse coach to business executive… from consultant to talk show host… from university professor to public speaker… from author to philanthropist… and more… lots of lives here… diverse, distinctive and dynamic.

He is respected as a subject matter expert on helping corporations, associations and individuals create a brighter future in the midst of changes, challenges, even chaos. His customizable speech title says it all…Your Best is Next!

After serving as the CMO of a division of Sara Lee, then the President of a $300-million food company, Ira founded and presided over CO-OPPORTUNITIES, an Atlanta based consulting company that advised companies such as Nestle, Tyson, Kroger, Harrah’s, American Airlines, Disney, United Artists, Exxon, Walmart and more. Noteworthy, Ira is the single longest continually retained consultant in the 134-year history of the Coca-Cola Company as a lead consultant for 26 years. He is the recipient of the highest honor in the food industry, “The Key Person Award.” His expertise? Branding, Change Management, Strategic Alliances and Business Development.

Having published over 200 magazine articles and three books, “Ready, Blame, Fire!” (Myths and Misses in Marketing)…“Managing Brand You” (best seller)… and “Your Best Is Next”… Ira is a respected author who received “The George Washington Honor Medal for Literary Excellence” (Freedoms Foundation). Ira has been featured and quoted in media such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, BrandWeek, USA Today and more.

He has hosted a radio talk show (“Success Talk”)… served as a visiting professor (Michigan State University, the University of Notre Dame, Kennesaw State University, etc.)… was the “Executive In Residence” at Georgia State University… presided over a foundation (Ted Turner’s “Captain Planet Foundation”)… is on the board of Blaze, The Legacy Paralympic Organization… and with his friend, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), co-founded and serves on the Executive Council of Janie’s Fund, an organization that raises money for programs for “at risk” and “abused” girls.”

Delivering over 2500 speeches on 5 continents as well as serving as the “opener” for the likes of both President Bushes, General Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev, Henry Kissinger, Lech Walesa, Cal Ripken Jr., Tommy Lasorda and others… Ira is a high-energy, high-content, passionate public speaker with a motivational flair. He customizes his speeches which are both onstage (live) and online (virtual). As well as serving as a speaker, Ira is a dynamic emcee and panel moderator. From Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, England, France and throughout the U.S., Ira is a respected, profound thought leader.

On a personal note, Ira is a tireless community activist and youth sports coach (with a state and national championship to his credit). Ira was both a member of a collegiate national championship team and a “World Cup” athlete as well as a college Football and Lacrosse Coach (1974 US “Coach of the Year”). Originally from New York, Ira lives in Atlanta with his bride of 39 years, Kim. He is the father of 5 children and has 10 grandchildren. Another of Ira’s favorite quotations is Mark Twain’s “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you found out why…” Renaissance Man, Ira Blumenthal, surely found out his why.

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Books
Your Best Is Next: How to Live Your Fullest Life During Your

Your Best Is Next: How to Live Your Fullest Life During Your "Gun Lap"

Managing Brand You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Most Successful Self

Managing Brand You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Most Successful Self

Ready, Blame, Fire!: Myths & Misses in Marketing

Ready, Blame, Fire!: Myths & Misses in Marketing

Speaking Topics
  • Strength In Numbers (Strategic Alliances)

    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. Collaborative advantage leads to competitive advantage.

  • Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional. (Change, Re-invention)

    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. After all, change is to business what oxygen is to life.

  • Brand-Building For Your Future (Branding)

    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. After all, regardless of what your title is, everyones a brand manager Great examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor make this a great session, especially when customized for the industry, client and event. Everyones a brand manager!

  • Myths and Misses in Marketing (Marketing, Business Development)

    Based on Iras book, Ready, Blame, Fire!, this energetic speech (or 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 Wont 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 climate. The focus of this session is on business development, quantum leap growth, alternative channels of distribution and marketing success.

  • The DNA of Success (Success)

    In business and in life, success (and fulfillment) is not an accident. Using dynamic messages on success from his talk show interviews with success stories such as Colin Powell, Mario Andretti, Debbi Fields, Tommy Lasorda and others, as well as his diverse business career, Ira provides audiences with the compelling imperatives for success, fulfillment and peak performance. Filled with best practice examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor, this is a high-appeal speech with great content. The company (and career) on top of the mountain didnt fall there!

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Ira Blumenthal?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ira Blumenthal for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ira Blumenthal, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ira Blumenthal or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ira Blumenthal?

    Booking fees for Ira Blumenthal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ira Blumenthal, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ira Blumenthal?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ira Blumenthal for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ira Blumenthal for your next private or corporate function.
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Ira Blumenthal

5 out of 5

Author; Branding & Marketing Expert

Travels From:
Atlanta, GA, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $5,000 - $10,000  
Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

Ira Blumenthal Biography

Ira Blumenthal collects quotations. One of his favorites is “The true measure of a man is how many lives he can jam into one lifetime…” Ira has certainly jammed many lives into his productive, successful life. From college football and lacrosse coach to business executive… from consultant to talk show host… from university professor to public speaker… from author to philanthropist… and more… lots of lives here… diverse, distinctive and dynamic.

He is respected as a subject matter expert on helping corporations, associations and individuals create a brighter future in the midst of changes, challenges, even chaos. His customizable speech title says it all…Your Best is Next!

After serving as the CMO of a division of Sara Lee, then the President of a $300-million food company, Ira founded and presided over CO-OPPORTUNITIES, an Atlanta based consulting company that advised companies such as Nestle, Tyson, Kroger, Harrah’s, American Airlines, Disney, United Artists, Exxon, Walmart and more. Noteworthy, Ira is the single longest continually retained consultant in the 134-year history of the Coca-Cola Company as a lead consultant for 26 years. He is the recipient of the highest honor in the food industry, “The Key Person Award.” His expertise? Branding, Change Management, Strategic Alliances and Business Development.

Having published over 200 magazine articles and three books, “Ready, Blame, Fire!” (Myths and Misses in Marketing)…“Managing Brand You” (best seller)… and “Your Best Is Next”… Ira is a respected author who received “The George Washington Honor Medal for Literary Excellence” (Freedoms Foundation). Ira has been featured and quoted in media such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, BrandWeek, USA Today and more.

He has hosted a radio talk show (“Success Talk”)… served as a visiting professor (Michigan State University, the University of Notre Dame, Kennesaw State University, etc.)… was the “Executive In Residence” at Georgia State University… presided over a foundation (Ted Turner’s “Captain Planet Foundation”)… is on the board of Blaze, The Legacy Paralympic Organization… and with his friend, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), co-founded and serves on the Executive Council of Janie’s Fund, an organization that raises money for programs for “at risk” and “abused” girls.”

Delivering over 2500 speeches on 5 continents as well as serving as the “opener” for the likes of both President Bushes, General Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev, Henry Kissinger, Lech Walesa, Cal Ripken Jr., Tommy Lasorda and others… Ira is a high-energy, high-content, passionate public speaker with a motivational flair. He customizes his speeches which are both onstage (live) and online (virtual). As well as serving as a speaker, Ira is a dynamic emcee and panel moderator. From Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, England, France and throughout the U.S., Ira is a respected, profound thought leader.

On a personal note, Ira is a tireless community activist and youth sports coach (with a state and national championship to his credit). Ira was both a member of a collegiate national championship team and a “World Cup” athlete as well as a college Football and Lacrosse Coach (1974 US “Coach of the Year”). Originally from New York, Ira lives in Atlanta with his bride of 39 years, Kim. He is the father of 5 children and has 10 grandchildren. Another of Ira’s favorite quotations is Mark Twain’s “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you found out why…” Renaissance Man, Ira Blumenthal, surely found out his why.

Ira Blumenthal Videos

  • BEST IS NEXT SHORT DEMO

Ira Blumenthal Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Ira Blumenthal

Ira Blumenthal Speaking Topics

  • Strength In Numbers (Strategic Alliances)

    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. Collaborative advantage leads to competitive advantage.

  • Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional. (Change, Re-invention)

    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. After all, change is to business what oxygen is to life.

  • Brand-Building For Your Future (Branding)

    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. After all, regardless of what your title is, everyones a brand manager Great examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor make this a great session, especially when customized for the industry, client and event. Everyones a brand manager!

  • Myths and Misses in Marketing (Marketing, Business Development)

    Based on Iras book, Ready, Blame, Fire!, this energetic speech (or 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 Wont 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 climate. The focus of this session is on business development, quantum leap growth, alternative channels of distribution and marketing success.

  • The DNA of Success (Success)

    In business and in life, success (and fulfillment) is not an accident. Using dynamic messages on success from his talk show interviews with success stories such as Colin Powell, Mario Andretti, Debbi Fields, Tommy Lasorda and others, as well as his diverse business career, Ira provides audiences with the compelling imperatives for success, fulfillment and peak performance. Filled with best practice examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor, this is a high-appeal speech with great content. The company (and career) on top of the mountain didnt fall there!

FAQs on booking Ira Blumenthal

  • How to book Ira Blumenthal?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ira Blumenthal for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ira Blumenthal, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ira Blumenthal or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ira Blumenthal?

    Booking fees for Ira Blumenthal, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ira Blumenthal, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ira Blumenthal?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ira Blumenthal for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ira Blumenthal for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ira Blumenthal or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ira Blumenthal or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ira Blumenthal is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Strength In Numbers (Strategic Alliances), Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional. (Change, Re-invention), Brand-Building For Your Future (Branding), Myths and Misses in Marketing (Marketing, Business Development) and The DNA of Success (Success). The estimated speaking fee range to book Ira Blumenthal for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ira Blumenthal generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Don Peppers, Sam Geist, Tim Sanders, Dr. Kevin Freiberg and Rick Barrera. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ira Blumenthal for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ira Blumenthal Speaker Videos

  • BEST IS NEXT SHORT DEMO

Ira Blumenthal Speaking Topics

  • Strength In Numbers (Strategic Alliances)

    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. Collaborative advantage leads to competitive advantage.

  • Change Is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional. (Change, Re-invention)

    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. After all, change is to business what oxygen is to life.

  • Brand-Building For Your Future (Branding)

    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. After all, regardless of what your title is, everyones a brand manager Great examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor make this a great session, especially when customized for the industry, client and event. Everyones a brand manager!

  • Myths and Misses in Marketing (Marketing, Business Development)

    Based on Iras book, Ready, Blame, Fire!, this energetic speech (or 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 Wont 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 climate. The focus of this session is on business development, quantum leap growth, alternative channels of distribution and marketing success.

  • The DNA of Success (Success)

    In business and in life, success (and fulfillment) is not an accident. Using dynamic messages on success from his talk show interviews with success stories such as Colin Powell, Mario Andretti, Debbi Fields, Tommy Lasorda and others, as well as his diverse business career, Ira provides audiences with the compelling imperatives for success, fulfillment and peak performance. Filled with best practice examples, provocative anecdotes and purposeful humor, this is a high-appeal speech with great content. The company (and career) on top of the mountain didnt fall there!

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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