Hi! I’m Colin Ryan.
Professional Speaker & Presenter Coach
Some Work I’m Proud To Share With You
Colin's Story on PBS
Colin Speaking at BGSU
I really love the process of taking an important but challenging message and connecting it to the audience who needs to hear it. Think of me as a publicist for good advice.
I know exactly how to help you make a boring subject engaging, a depressing subject hopeful, a dry subject funny, or solve pretty much any other presenting challenge you can think of. I’ve been there, and I want to put my experience to use in service to your goals for your speaking opportunities (whether they are in person, virtual, or via video). Schedule a call here.
I’m proud to have spent 10 years speaking on the subject of personal finance. I invented my own job title, Comedic Financial Speaker. Because ultimately, I talk to people about their relationship to money, but do so using humor, honesty and storytelling. To date I have spoken in 44 states to 500,000+ people.
I still do this, mainly through virtual sessions now due to COVID-19. If you work for an organization or university that could use support in this area, or you have an educational organization that would like to create more connection through your education, check out my speaking page here..
About Your Coach
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, New York, and currently lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Lindsey Lathrop and his puppy Remy.
The ground we’re covering:
This Challenge includes 5 days of audio training, complete with clear action steps for you to follow.
Day 1: Choose What They Do Next Great stories don’t come out of nowhere. Great stories are shaped, edited, and rehearsed. More importantly, they are designed to influence the exact action you want your listener/audience to take.
Day 2: Write a Draft The most important data point in your whole message is you, and the most influential argument you can make is to share why you care about the work you do. By getting your listener to connect to you, you get them to connect to your message.
Day 3: Shape Your Story Every story has a Beginning, a Middle, and an End. But to get more value from these familiar terms, let’s think of them as a Hook, a Scene, and a Point. Shaping your story based on these 3 parts will make your story more motivating and memorable to others.
Day 4: Test and Edit The simple truth is: you can’t think your way to a good story. You have to tell it and see how people react. Not only can you get the benefit of feedback - you can edit your story in advance by including the 4 key elements of a great story.
Day 5: Practice and Share You’ve spent time editing and incorporating feedback. Now it’s time to practice in front of live audiences. I’m not talking about going to open mics. I’m talking about using your new story at your next presentation, in your next conversation, or sharing it with me!