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Ryan Williams is the author of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World and Thrive in the Digital Age (Ryno Lab). Both Inc. Magazine and Business Insider named his Stories From Influencers the #7 podcast that will make you Smarter, Better, and Wiser. Ryan has written for Success Magazine, Huffington Post, The Observer, Social Media Examiner, and USA Today.

Ryan has presented and lectured at at SXSW, VidCon, TiECon Canada, and Google HQ. His relatable presentation style is complete with actions and lessons for the audience to learn from. His authentic storytelling framework helps brands, leaders, and companies anchor their brand stories, grow their influence, and thrive in the digital age.

Google Author Talk: How to Launch, Share and Thrive in The Influencer Economy

These are a few sample topics, feel free to contact us directly for more information and speaking materials.

Authentic Storytelling for Leaders

Ryan Williams, the author of The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age, has built an actionable framework for telling better business and personal stories. His storytelling structure is a new approach for crafting and scripting your 3 anchor stories to tell in any room, anytime, to anyone.

Ryan’s Authentic Storytelling for Leaders program will help you formulate and share your brand stories to connect emotionally, as an authority, and as an expert to create a thriving workplace environment.The program was developed for consultants, entrepreneurs, or any leaders working in a corporate environment who want to gain more business influence and brand themselves effectively.

Ryan will go through his proven framework for you to script your key anchor stories on how to:

  • Create greater connection with prospects by sharing obstacles you’ve overcome
  • Display your expertise and authority in your specific business field
  • Hone and craft your compelling business case studies to show what problems you’re solving in the world
  • Create a dialogue with key influencers by pitching your big vision

Building Your Brand in the Digital Age

In the digital economy, it has become more and more difficult to be seen, heard, and followed above the fray. Finding success in the online space is extremely challenging. Many professionals have the hard skills to succeed, yet lack the brand storytelling capabilities to connect and lead people. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to build your professional brand and manage the stories you tell. You’ll learn how to:

  • Leverage the common brand storytelling techniques of world-class influencers & digital leaders
  • Practical steps to crafting a winning pitch, telling your brand story, and leading with your authority
  • How to brand yourself as a thought-leader in your industry
  • Master your 5-minute brand pitch

Grow Your Influence Through Radical Collaboration

Influencer collaboration is an optimal way to accelerate your own professional growth. You have to give before you get and connect with influencers in your field. Radical collaboration is helping others to succeed without expecting anything in return. To make a dent in the world collaborating with industry influencers and your early adopter customers is the best business model for success.

  • Build your platform to connect with influential business leaders
  • Learn why celebrities don’t move the needle in marketing
  • Grow your power network through influencer collaborations
  • Learn the giving model how making introductions can turbocharge your network
  • How to brand yourself as the best in the world at your expertise

10 Steps to Influence and Grow Your Brand

Speaker Testimonials

What people have said about Ryan:

“The Loyola Marymount MBA Alumni Association hosted Ryan Williams on a panel for an in depth discussion around influencers and technology disrupting the entertainment industry.  Ryan deeply understands the role of building a media business in the modern digital age and was a very engaging presenter.  He delivered great value to our alum and current students.  We would welcome him back again to share his knowledge and expertise any time.”

- Amy Wiedemann, Board Member and Part-Time Faculty at Loyola Marymount Business School

“Ryan presented to an energetic group of Vanderbilt undergraduate students interested in entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, and careers. Audience feedback was fantastic, as students found him to be engaging, informative, and able to bring ideas to life. It was a treat to have him on campus and I would welcome him back at any time!”

- Gary Kimball, Director, Managerial Studies Program, Vanderbilt University

We were thrilled to host Ryan at our American Underground tech hub in Durham, NC. He gave a fantastic presentation on his book “The Influencer Economy” before a standing room only crowd.”

- Adam Klein, Chief Strategist, American Underground

Influencer Economy by Ryan Williams
Influencer Economy by Ryan Williams

What people are saying about The Influencer Economy book:

“Millions have sought their big break online. Ryan Williams has hunted down the few who succeeded, and distilled their inspiring stories into lessons that we can all put to use. It’s an engaging, actionable read for anyone looking to gain fans, followers, or customers in the digital age.”
– Adam Grant, Wharton professor and NewYork Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE

“In an age when a big idea can be launched – and a big industry shaken up — with nothing more than a laptop, The Influencer Economy offers a blueprint for how to do it. If you want to understand the way the world works now, this is a must read.”
– Willie Geist, host NBC’s TODAY and MSNBC’s Morning Joe

“Full of actionable insights, this book is pure gold for anyone wanting to make it in the Influencer Economy.”
– Nir Eyal, author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products