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It is important that people share what they do first before getting into the details of how they do what they do. -- Ryan Foland

Executive Summary
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Public Speaker
  • Business & Tech Pundit
  • Radio & TV Interviews
  • Writer, Essayist
Communication Strategist

My name is Ryan Foland .

I am a problem solver by nature. My personal experiences as an entrepreneur has helped me grow into a writer and professional speaker.

What makes me an interesting speaker?

I think it's the unique background, a blend of opposing forces.

I hold two BA degrees from UC Santa Barbara: Business Economics and Dramatic Arts; and an MBA from the University of Pheonix.

In other words, my macro-to-micro systems analysis and business acumen are rivaled only by my theatrical ability to engage and delight audiences.

Most of all I have a passion for people and a love for innovation.

In 2013, UC Irvine invited me to spearhead Blackstone LaunchPad, a nationally-recognized program to educate startups. During this time, I consulted and mentored hundreds of startup businesses.

Doing this, I learned a ton of messy, complicated, and fascinating things about people, innovation, business, marketing, and life. I enjoy sharing this info with audiences in a way that's simple, clear, entertaining, inspiring, and informative.

Why should I emcee your event?

Riveting success stories. Enlightening failure stories. Critical business lessons and valuable life lessons. Narratives that connect with a broad range of demographics but feel deeply personal.

Through storytelling and rapport building, I break down complex topics into bite-sized pieces. Readers and audiences come away with info they can apply and share.

My pervasive theme is that the quality of your messaging, both verbal and written, can make or break careers, businesses, even industries.

Through the lens of a master communicator, I cover startup issues, social media strategies, and personal branding techniques.

I also focus on mastery in general. How to become a master communicator / entrepreneur / leader / writer / speaker / manager / team player / etc.

I enjoy direct access to a network of influential people who I often tap for valuable insights, interviews, and company profiles. I'm always on the lookout to make relevant introductions within my network. Join it!

If you're a journalist, media /event producer, please download my Electronic Press Kit.

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Bio

Most presentations and pitches have too much information, leaving the audience feeling bored, overwhelmed and wanting it to be over. My advice is to keep it simple and make it powerful. - Ryan Foland

Ryan Foland

is an entertaining speaker, toastmaster, and emcee, he serves as a public speaking mentor for a variety of thought leaders. He is master communicator and coach in the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact.

Media Appearances:

Besides the experience of keynoting speaking and emceeing at numerous events, Ryan has also been featured in Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post and more influential publications. Ryan is available for media appearances on issues surrounding social media, public speaking, personal branding, communication hacks, and digital marketing topics. For on camera opportunities, he’s available out of Los Angeles and Orange County.

Popular Presentations:

The 3-1-3: Ryan is the inventor of The 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words.

Face Dancing: Everyone has fears they must encounter when they go outside of their comfort zone and try something new. Ryan shares how to overcome these fears using communication strategy.

The Iceberg Theory. When you answer a “what” question with a “how” answer, you run the risk of having the person you talk to never want to talk to you again. Ryan helps you learn how to say more with less.

Ryan Foland Testimonials:

Robert J Butler, National Program Director, Green Festival Ryan Foland is one of the best speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and I have been in the business for over 20 years.

Daniel Egan - Startup Evangelist at Microsoft, Author, Speaker I have seen Ryan speak in front of both large and small crowds. No matter the size of his audience, he commands the stage with energy that is contagious.

Shawn Chhaba - Host and Creator of Winning the Game of Life Podcast I had Ryan as a guest for my podcast, and he was great. Not only was he high energy and entertaining, but he shared valuable information to my listeners.

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Simply sharing with people what is needed has more potential to spark a conversation. - Ryan Foland

Based in California, USA
Available Internationally

Office: (949) 385-3770