Presentations coach

Keynote speaker

Improviser & storyteller

Writer & editor


Writer Ryan Millar writes a lot. Plays, features, scripts, short stories, comedy sketches, rap songs and an improv book. There’s also his blog, which contains 15+ years’ worth of thoughts and musings. He divides his writing time between passion projects and freelance work.

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Trainer Ryan Millar has been in the workshop and facilitation game for 20+ years. Drawing heavily on his improv background (and his work as a storyteller and writer), he specializes in helping individuals and businesses find creative ways to improve how they think, interact and perform.

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Coach Ryan Millar loves helping people make progress. Whether that’s helping people prepare for presentations or become better public speakers. Or sitting across from someone and unpacking their life goals, the challenges they face, and the attitudes holding them back.

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Upcoming workshops and performances

12 April: A Writing Process That Works (Online)
Writing is so simple, yet it’s also so fricking hard! This session will help participants get themselves, centered, focused, and writing. Productively, and enjoyably.

18 April: Supercharge your Charisma (Online)
Increase your ability to lead, influence, and make a lasting impression on others and on the world around you

9 May: Introduction to Storytelling (Online)
Get a handle on how stories work, some hallmarks of effective stories, and how we can use stories to communicate more effectively

1 June: Learn to Love Public Speaking, Amsterdam
This one-day workshop will give you the tools to actually learn to enjoy presenting — and deliver with greater impact

4 June: Improv(e) Yourself, Amsterdam
Supercharge your ability to connect, create and contribute, using the magic of an improvisational mindset

13 June: Unlocking Storytelling (Online)
This two-hour session will show you the power of stories and give you a framework so you can be a better storyteller immediately

28 June: Writing Matters (Online)
Learn how and why writing creates more robust thinking, preserves our ideas and memories, and strengthens our imagination. Get some tips and strategies for harnessing the power of writing and putting it to work for you.


Ryan Millar’s TAKE IT EASY™ isn’t about a new way of doing improv, nor is it meant to replace your own style or approach. Instead it’s a mindset that can inform your performance and approach to improvisation.

Latest thoughts

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Pitching Tips: Text vs Subtext (Video)

I've been developing a workshop on pitching. I decided to do that because pitching is something that we all have to do in some ways, and it's a clear application for public speaking skills.

Teaching improv, old and new

What a great past few days I've had! Full of grown-up playtime, using improv exercises to help participants connect, have fun and be more effective presenters and performers. So far, that’s pretty usual. In the