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

1 June: The Spitfire Session (Amsterdam)
Get ready to level up your freestyle game. Get more swagger, flow and rhyme in your improvised raps. It’s time to spit fire.

10 July: 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 July: Write More Funny (Online)
Get a grab bag of tricks and tips for exploring topics and generating material. Useful for writing comedy, but also for just being a more prolific (and funnier) writer.

21 July: One Man’s Marbles (Boom Chicago Comedy Fest)
I’m on the bill of what’s called “The Comedy Experiment”, so it should get weird. My solo improv show isn’t weird, but it’s definitely unexpected. BY the audience, but also by me. Expect anarchy.

10 September: 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.

18 September: 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.

9 October: Unlocking Storytelling (Online)
This two-hour session will show you the power of stories and give you a framework to be a better storyteller immediately.

The Confident Presenter

Ryan Millar’s latest book The Confident Presenter: Ditch your fears of public speaking and embrace the stage is a no-nonsense, easy-to-read and highly actionable book for anyone who wants to become a better presenter. And get more comfortable in the role.

Latest thoughts

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The Push-up challenge

I'm gearing up to do an Australian push-up challenge. It's technically called "The Push-up Challenge". This is with my friend and ex-colleague Robbert. He moved to Australia and has gone full Aussie. He and I

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On doing some things and not everything

  “You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen This David Allen guy wrote a book called Getting Things Done, so I figure he really knows lots about getting things done. Which is

Representing at Impro EM

I had the joy and delight of being in Munich for the Impro EM Tournament of Improv Masters (I know: it sounds great. And it was). I represented Ireland (that's another story). And the cool

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On Connected Conversations for Creatives

I recently had the pleasure of guesting on Jennifer Carr's excellent podcast Connected Conversations with Creatives. In the episode, I talk a lot about my book The Confident Presenter and how I ended up writing