What’s Getting In The Way of You Standing On Stage?












Your Story Has Value.
Let’s Make Sure It Gets Heard.

If you want to:
Speak to build your business,
Speak to raise your profile,
Speak to share your story,
you’re in the right place.

If you’ve been experiencing public speaking fear,

or you’re struggling to craft an irresistible speech,

or you’re wondering how to get booked to speak,

I’m glad you’re here.



Hi! I’m Colin Ryan, Professional Speaker & Presenter Coach. 

I’m Placing My 10+ Years of Professional Speaking & Storytelling Experience In Service to Your Presenter Goals.

I’d love to help you overcome

Forgettable Presenter Syndrome™,

stand out in a sea of experts,

and go from overlooked to overbooked!


Which challenge is most important to you right now?

Click either link for a free video training designed to get you past your challenge and closer to your goals!

A Paid Presenter:

gets paid to speak by either the organizer or the audience

communicates so memorably they’re rarely overlooked

informs, inspires and motivates you to take action

benefits from being among the successful minority of people who have overcome the fear of public speaking


Colin truly hears and sees the people he works with. He helps you to show up powerfully on stage and open doors for more speaking opportunities. Colin reminds me that people need to hear my unique voice, and helps me remove the barriers in my way. I always leave our conversations feeling more confident in my abilities and more empowered to share my message.

Cordelia Gaffar

Author and Founder, Replenish Me

Colin’s approach to coaching, like his own speaking, is powerful because of its emphasis on authenticity. He promotes no formula. He has no “shtick.” He focuses instead on discerning, drawing out, and fully developing a client’s voice and message so that it can be heard. It is what makes Colin a terrific resource for seasoned speakers and for those terrified of an audience.

Tiff Bluemle

Executive Director, Change the Story & Vermont Works for Women

I got further on my speech in one conversation with Colin than I’ve gotten in the last 6 months. Colin’s feedback has been invaluable. He helped me sit in the audience and understand what I would want to learn from me.

Greg Kettner

Team Culture Expert, Greg Kettner Speaks

I speak a lot for events within my industry, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and accepted a speaking gig for a female entrepreneur group. They asked me to come in and speak as an expert on social media storytelling. I was so nervous--but I'm proud to say I knocked it out of the park and got incredible feedback! It was mainly thanks to Colin's tips, especially the tip to describe "a scene rather than a movie.” It translated SO well--I built my entire talk around that concept! I wouldn't have had these tools, or felt as equipped as I did, without Colin's guidance! And bonus win--they've already talked about bringing me back on for future topics!

Claire Flores

Network Marketer and Team Leader

If you had told me 7 years ago that speaking and presenting would be a regular part of my business, I would have said you're crazy. Except that I'm married to Colin. He took me from panic attacks to confidence in a few months time. I never thought I'd get over the butterflies, or know how to shape my message in an impactful way, but here I am getting hired to speak! When he says he can help, he really means it.

Lindsey Lathrop

Negotiation & Self-Promotion Coach

Colin's energy and humor are contagious and one can easily see why he is so in demand as a speaking coach!

Colin was an energetic and altogether encouraging speaker. His inclusion of the two case study speakers was a very generous gesture that also helped demonstrate Colin’s storytelling techniques.

Phenomenal session. Content was specific, clear and concise. Tangible, applicable steps. Awesome case studies. Colin was a superb speaker and I love that his content is so easily to apply.

Classy Collaborative 2020

Various Attendees of "Nail Your Organization's Story"

About Colin

Yup, both me.

Featured everywhere from NPR to Moth Radio Hour and Reader’s Digest, Colin Ryan is a nationally in-demand, award-winning speaker, author, and educator with the background of a professional comedian and storyteller. To date Colin has spoken to over 500,000 students and adults across North America, and was named one of the top 10 college presenters in the U.S.


Colin is the author of “A Comedic Guide to Money,” a practical gateway guide to personal finance and our relationship to money, and “Unforgettable” a guide to making your next presentation one your audience can’t stop thinking about. 


Colin is a speakers’ mentor, dedicated to helping talented experts become unforgettable ambassadors, finding their voice and sharing their message. Colin grew up in California, then New York, and currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Lindsey Lathrop and his puppy Remy.