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Ryan Jenkins, keynote speaker

Ryan Jenkins

    • Next Generation Catalyst
    • Millennial & Generation Trends & Buying Behavior
Full Bio
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

Georgia

Why Effortless Experiences Matter to Generation Z and Millennials

Why Effortless Experiences Matter to Generation Z and Millennials

2018 Demo

2018 Demo

Ryan Jenkins began work as a sales professional in the technology industry after graduating from Miami University (OH) with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. As a Millennial himself, it didn’t take long for him to notice and experience first-hand the friction between generations in the workplace.

To better understand this workplace issue, Ryan began extensively researching, collaborating with industry experts, and interviewing hundreds of Millennials and Generation Zers to better understand their behavior, strengths, employer expectations, and career desires.

This led Ryan to launch a blog in 2012 and a podcast in 2013 focused on helping leaders and organizations to better understand the emerging generations so they can better lead, engage, and sell to Millennials and Generation Z. Today, Ryan’s content reaches 1,000s of people every week.

In 2015, Ryan became a columnist for Inc.com. His column, Next Generation Insights, reaches 100,000s of people every month.

In 2016, Ryan launched 21Mill, the first ever micro-learning platform designed specifically to develop Millennials and Generation Z. 21Mill offers a proven and effective way to develop any company’s Millennial and Generation Z workforce.

In 2017, Ryan wrote The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.

As a keynote speaker, Ryan is a proud member of the National Speakers Association.

When Ryan is not speaking or writing you can find him sampling craft beers from around the world or religiously cheering on the Denver Broncos with his wife Ashley, daughter Ella, sons Landon and Meyer, and yellow Labrador Bauer from their home in Atlanta, GA.

Selling to Millennials

THE PROBLEM:

Now that 73% of Millennial workers are involved in decisions to purchase products or services for their companies, they are rewriting the rules of B2B sales.

THE SOLUTION:

Millennials buy differently than previous generations. Mobile technology, ubiquitous connectivity, and the social web have forever changed the buying expectations of Millennials. As more Millennials step into decision-making roles, it becomes critical to learn how to effectively connect and sell to this emerging demographic.

Ryan shares how organizations, leaders, and sales producers can adapt in order to win with Millennials. This program is packed with relevant solutions to sell, communicate, market, and build relationships with Millennials.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

- Insights into Millennial buyer behaviors and expectations
- Insights into the benefits of selling to Millennials
- Perspectives of how each generation approaches B2B buying
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to sell, message, and market to Millennials
- Techniques for positioning products/services with and communicating to Millennials
- Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully selling to Millennials
- Ability to drive Millennial leads, sales, and satisfaction

 

Lead & Work Across Generations

THE PROBLEM:

52% of workers say they’re least likely to get along with someone from another generation. And 62% of Generation Z (the generation after Millennials) anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X.

THE SOLUTION:

A generationally diverse workforce is better equipped to respond to today’s high-flux and disruption-prone marketplace. Since Millennials and Generation Z became a majority of the labor force, generational differences have never been wider as each generation has a varying perspective of work, leadership, communication, success, and technology.

A multigenerational workforce can create stifling challenges or bottom line-boosting advantages. Ryan will share his expert insights into how leaders and organizations can harness the advantages of a generationally diverse team.

ATTENDEES GAIN:

- Insights into the generational gap and why it exists
- Insights into each generation’s values, behaviors, and expectations
- Perspectives of each generation’s varying views of work, leadership, communication, and technology
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to close the generational gap at work
- Techniques for optimizing a multigenerational workforce
- Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully closing the generational gap
- Ability to work, communicate, and lead across generations

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half-day workshop, or a full-day workshop.

 

ATTRACT, LEAD, & ENGAGE MILLENNIALS

THE PROBLEM:

Millennials are highly disengaged at work and are leaving companies because of it. Only 29% of employed Millennials are engaged at work and only 50% of Millennials plan to be working at their company 1 year from now.

THE SOLUTION

Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce. While they bring valuable skills, insights, and ambition to the workplace, they are often a source of tension among experienced leaders and managers. Ryan shares relevant data and innovative insights to better understand what drives Millennial employee performance. This program provides tactical strategies to dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of your Millennials.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into Millennial employee values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations
- Perspectives of the key workplace and leadership preferences of Millennials
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to lead, retain, recruit, and engage Millennials
- Techniques for communicating and connecting with Millennials
- Best-in-class examples of organizations and leaders successfully leading and engaging Millennials
- Ability to lead, retain, recruit, and engage Millennials

This program is available as a customized keynote presentation, a half-day workshop, or a full-day workshop.

 

UNDERSTAND, RECRUIT, & LEAD GENERATION Z

THE PROBLEM:

62% of Generation Z anticipate challenges working with Baby Boomers and Generation X, and only 5% anticipate challenges working with Millennials. To ensure a cohesive cross-generational team, educators and employers need to understand and integrate Generation Z.


THE SOLUTION

Generation Z—born after 1998—is pouring into university classrooms and the workforce. They have an entirely different approach to learning, communication, technology, and work than previous generations (even the Millennials). Growing up enabled and empowered by a tech-heavy and digital world, Generation Z has new strengths, weaknesses, needs, and wants.

Ryan helps educators and employers understand Generation Z and how best to connect and engage this unprecedented generation. This program is packed with practical ways to attract, engage, and lead Generation Z.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into Generation Z values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations
- Insights into how Generation Z is different from Millennials
- Perspectives of the unique learning, communication, technology and work preferences of Generation Z
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to attract, engage, and lead Generation Z
- Techniques for communicating and connecting with Generation Z
- Best-in-class examples of institutions and organizations successfully engaging Generation Z
- Ability to recruit, lead, and connect with Generation Z

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: LEADING INCLUSIVELY ACROSS GENERATIONS

THE PROBLEM:

53% of Millennials would leave their current organization for a more inclusive organization and 80% of workers indicating inclusion as important when choosing an employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to attract and retain today’s top talent.


THE SOLUTION

A diverse workforce (especially generationally) is better equipped to respond to today’s high-flux and disruption-prone marketplace. Leaders who create an inclusive culture for their teams see performance increased by 17%, decision-making quality boosted by 20%, and collaboration enhanced by 29%. Today’s leading organizations and forward-thinking leaders understand that diversity and inclusion are much more than a buzzword, it’s a business strategy capable of driving performance, enhancing innovation, and engaging and retaining employees.

Ryan shares how to unlock the power of cognitive diversity through a multi-generational workforce. This program provides a blueprint for how to be an inclusive leader and how to create an inclusive company culture across generations.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into the value of diversity and inclusion
- Insights into the business benefits of cognitive diversity
- Perspectives of each generation’s varying views of diversity, work, leadership, and communication
- Strategies for leveraging a multigenerational workforce for enhanced cognitive diversity
- Techniques for leading inclusively across generations
- Best-in-class examples of organizations that have created inclusive cultures
- Ability to work and lead inclusively across generations

 

THE FUTURE OF WORK

THE PROBLEM:

By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Millennials and Generation Z. As next-generation employees and technology usher in a new age of work, the ways of working and leading in the past become liabilities.


THE SOLUTION

Leaders should point their people to a better future. But identifying “better” is difficult, especially in today’s fast-evolving marketplace. Every industry and organization has shared assumptions that fuel the prevailing model of how things have always been done. Now more than ever, the prevailing model causes leaders to get complacent, industries to get stuck, and companies to go under. Leaders must find new innovative ways to lead in order to guard against disruption and thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

For organizations and leaders to succeed in the new world of work, a new approach to work and leadership is needed. An approach of listening, inclusion, agility, and coaching that can turn blind spots into opportunities.

Ryan shares how to unbound yourself from the assumptions and prevailing models that are likely holding your organization back. This program covers the emerging trends that are impacting the future of work and how leaders and organizations can adjust to capitalize on the trends.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into trends shaping the future of work and why today is different than any other time in history
- Perspectives of how employee behaviors and expectations are evolving
- Strategies for leaders to remain relevant and increase influence in tomorrow’s workplace
- Techniques for challenging prevailing models that limit success
- Frameworks for understanding and positioning for what’s next in the new world of work
- Best-in-class examples of organizations adapting to future workplace trends
- Confidence to work, lead, and compete in the future

 

MARKETING TO GENERATION Z & MILLENNIALS

THE PROBLEM:
Millennials and Generation Z have overtaken Baby Boomers and Generation X as the generations with the most spending power.

THE SOLUTION

Millennials and Generation Z have the most pent-up purchasing power of any generations. $24 trillion is the estimated wealth of Millennials by 2020 in the U.S. alone. Millennials and Generation Z won’t respond to marketing approaches of the past. Social networks, mobile technology, and the evolving landscape of digital payments have changed how the next generations wants to consume.

Ryan shares clear insights into the buying behaviors and expectations of Millennial and Generation Z consumers. This program delivers proven and actionable strategies for gaining the attention of Millennials and Generation Z and earning their long-term loyalty.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into Millennial and Generation Z buying behaviors and expectations
- Perspectives of how each generation approaches buying
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to market to Millennials and/or Generation Z
- Techniques for gaining the attention and loyalty of Millennial and/or Generation Z consumers
- Ability to successfully positioning products or services with Millennial and/or Generation Z consumers
- Ability to work, communicate, and lead across generations

 

TRAINING MILLENNIALS & GENERATION Z

THE PROBLEM:

71% of the emerging generation who are likely to leave an organization in two years are dissatisfied with their professional development.


THE SOLUTION

Because Millennials and Generation Z grew up with ubiquitous connectivity and evolving mobile technology, they think and act differently. They approach the world fundamentally differently thus they require an evolved learning approach inside the workplace and/or classroom.

Ryan shares how Millennials and Generation Z are reshaping training and how organizations can enhance employee development, engagement, and retention through transformative learning and development experiences.

ATTENDEES GAIN

- Insights into Millennial and Generation Z learning behaviors and expectations
- Perspectives of how each generation approaches education and learning
- Strategies that are proven and actionable to engage and transform Millennial and Generation Z learners
- Techniques for training or educating Millennials and Generation Z
- Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully training Millennials and Generation Z
- Ability to engage, train, and develop Millennial and Generation Z learners

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