I am a Communication Catalyst. I deliver Humor with a Purpose. At a time when we really need to find ways to connect and laugh, I have performed and continued to be available for VIRTUAL EVENTS, which have been extremely successful. I have full technological capabilities to deliver a terrific experience to any size audience, whether it be a small gathering or conference.
I am a humorous and inspirational storyteller, keynote speaker and author, and my. material is smart, fun, inspirational, and inclusive. I have an engaging, approachable style that promotes calm and productive communications. and reduces conflict with quirky humor that keeps you smiling.
I focus on communications and connecting people through applied storytelling and use other creative tools like simple, memorable visuals. I deliver my message in a relatable humorous matter that is insightful and engaging.
My sessions are designed to be a communication "bridge builders" and I show my audience how they up their communication game by meeting each other on their "virtual front stoop (A NYC word for front steeps!) and use the power of small interactions to make important changes. I draw on the funny ironies of life and draw on our digital communications challenges, my life growing up in multi-cultural New York City (and Queens!), my professional experiences as a Human Resources professional, as executive director of a professional association, an educator, and my marriage.to a Dublin Irishman who never met a sentence he couldn't make longer! (See the link to my book at the end!)
I have presented at national, regional, and virtual events and conferences across the country. I am available for Live Events of all kinds: and give keynote addresses and facilitate panel discussions as well as small and large group motivational and learning experiences. The session client types include corporate, educational institutions, non-profits, professional, educational, and leadership associations.
The event categories: Gala Keynotes, Award Ceremonies, Alumni Events, Motivational and Professional Development Events. Lunch & Learns, Corporate Wellness Events, Faculty Retreats, Story Sharing Events, Memorable Moments Experiences, Employee Retreats, New Hire On-Boardings, Fundraisers, Private Parties: Birthdays, Graduations, Retirements, as well as Adult Living Events.
Topics: communications, digital communication challenges, meetings (virtual and in-person) interpersonal skills, building trust and inter-personal connection, team building, the world of work, mentorship, relationship building,.leadership, active listening, employee engagement, overcoming challenges, developing strong relationships, leadership, careers, and diversity and inclusion.
Most recently, I've used these experiences to publish a humorous book about our digital communications. My book, “The Learned-It-In Queens Communication Playbook – Winning Against Digital Distraction”, is out on Amazon! It's a humorous book about how we deal with our digital communications and what will help. https://www.google.com/search?
What's important to know about my presentations?
1.Whether it is a small group setting or a conference, I work with you the organizer to create a memorable experience for your attendees. Presentations and interactions can be of any scale and duration, and each is carefully designed to meet the expectations and needs of the client.
2. I partner with you and approach the events as an entertainer but also as one who has organized events and selected talent. So I know what it takes to create a memorable event and experience. I am professional, reliable, and have a reputation for building engaging and productive rapport with event attendees, organizers, and fellow entertainers.
3. While I live in Westchester County, New York, I am open to national and international travel.
Here are a few client quotes!
"She is a presenter who engages, stimulates, and provokes thought and laughter. She manages to strike the perfect balance when pivoting between serious and humorous moments, keeping the session light, airy, and inspirational."
"She has a unique way of engaging diverse audiences and facilitating interactions and group conversations. she doesn't just talk the talk- She walks the walk- and in a way that makes you want to jump in right alongside her. Always exhibiting a great sense of humor, her energy is tireless, enthusiasm infectious and effectiveness bar none."
"Julienne Ryan has extensive expertise in the Edu-entertainment, community building, team building, and facilitation. In addition to providing high-quality talent for your event, she works as a partner with each client to customize the presentation to fit your event's goal and target audience."