Keynote Training:

The Presence Of A Leader


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Keynote speaker and author Colin Ryan teaches the same skills of connection that turned his unique approach on a taboo topic into an international message that has empowered more than 500,000 people.

The Art of Presence for Leaders combines hilarious true stories with cutting-edge neuroscience research and practical takeaways to show you how to use humor, project confidence, listen influentially, harness authenticity, and tell great stories. Become an unforgettable leader and ambassador and watch your impact grow exponentially.

Perfect for: Educators and Professionals, Marketers and Entrepreneurs. Colin has shared this training at Duke University, The New School, University of Virginia, and many other universities and financial institutions. He has also served as keynote for the National Jumpstart Conference, the Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit, the Association of Financial Counselors and Peer Educators National Symposium, the Classy Collaborative, and many others.


Our attendees scored Colin as one of their favorite speakers at our Annual Convention. I attribute that to Colin’s approachability, his ability to engage our large audience, and his courage in telling his own authentic story. Colin’s speech helped people see exactly how they can connect and gain common ground with the people they serve, building the kind of relationships that last a lifetime.

Jennifer Esser

Director of Education, Wisconsin Credit Union League

In our first seminar since Colin’s training, our new personal stories and stronger visuals created a much more relaxed atmosphere. We not only got more follow-up requests than we’d expected, but the audience clapped at the end, which I’d not seen happen before. 

Annie McGurn

Mortgage Loan Officer, New England Federal Credit Union

Colin’s style of speaking is very engaging and interesting – lots of great humor and stories. I loved how much I could relate to Colin’s perspective. It felt like a motivational talk without trying:not preachy at all and really memorable. Our team was inspired and new ideas are already flowing!

Rae Gagari

Director of Events, Simple

People went crazy for Colin’s wonderful session at The Collaborative, which was not surprising for those of us who chose him as speaker. We appreciated how much value he provided for our attendees.

Monica Finch

PR Director, Classy

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"