PRESS & REVIEWS
“I honestly didn’t know you could have 500 students that engaged and connected for that long.”
-David, College Pathways Coordinator
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.
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.
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!
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.
“We were super impressed with how engaged our students were in Colin’s message, and how willing they were to share. Colin brings that out in people with his authentic and relatable way of talking to the crowd.”
– Mary, Director of Career Services, University of Vermont
“I could not get over how inspired I felt after Colin’s speech. Going to this event completely changed my view about my career path. Now I want to one day find a career where I feel as confident and comfortable as Colin does.”
– Will, Student, University of Vermont
“Colin’s take on life, money, and our careers was amazing. I honestly never thought about my future in that way before. I now understand that if I save my money I won’t be giving up the joy that buying things gets me, but instead I’ll be receiving time and opportunities. For me this is a big thing, because I love to shop and spend all the money I have. Colin talked about something he was passionate about, and it made his message much more interesting and real. I believe that Colin is the best speaker I have ever listened to.”
– K.T., Duke University
“Saved By The Belle” by Colin Ryan [in Reader’s Digest’s ‘Best Stories in America’ August 2016]
Governor appoints Colin Ryan to Vermont Commission on Women [Vermont Business Magazine]
A Chat With 3 Comedic Storytellers [The Dooryard]
Time Well-Spent [Penn College Today]
Funny With Money [Seven Days]
Comedy Tonight! Ropes In Young Adults to Workshop [Credit Union Times]
CAP COM FCU Hires Comedian to Teach Young Adults [Credit Union Times]
Comedian to talk finances at credit union workshop [Times Union]
Funny Money [Kids VT]
The Joke’s on You [Seven Days]
Practical advice about personal finance [The Saratogian]
Colin Ryan – Financial Literacy Comedian [Her Campus]
When It Comes to Money, What’s Your Score? [Alaska Public Radio]