Punch line

noun: the final phrase or sentence of a joke or story, providing the humor or some other crucial element


Punchline Speakers is the place where I, Joy, can support events, speakers and communicators of all sorts. From discussing your communication needs to booking you a great speaker, this is the place for us to get started. 


Everyone has something to say. Some of us use humor to speak, others speak through creating art, or raising functional human beings, or writing the next NY Times best seller. Maybe you've started a company that says something clear to a specific niche, or you started a social media movement and it's speaking volumes beyond what you imagined.

Regardless of the platform or audience, your life is crucial and it says something. That's exciting (and frightening) to think about. 


Most of us desire authentic communication. Unfortunately, we can't know if what is communicated to us is honest and true. But, we can be personally responsible for the authenticity of what we are communicating.

So the question is -- how as a brand, a person or an organization do we achieve this effectively?



I’m Joy and I currently live in Paris, France via Portland, Oregon. I've had several different gigs, roles, fields of study, and industry observations. These have all culminated in what I call Punchline Speakers.

My experience has included roles as: conference director; producer; speaker; podcaster; content creator and consultant; video personality; writer; literary and speaking agent. I once won a bedroom set and $40 worth of Lysol on the Price Is Right, which I wish I could say also shaped my career path.

Fine, I'll say it. Hearing Rod Roddy call my name was life-changing. 

As a longtime lover of communication, a natural promoter and connector of people, I'd love to find a speaker for your event or discuss your next idea, book, keynote or project. (For literary submissions, I am currently full. However, if you don’t feel ready to submit a book proposal anyway and you just want to figure out where to start or what options are available, you can book a time here for us to talk and I will point you in the right direction with practical first steps.)

You can find out more about my work by exploring this site and if you want to know me a little more personally, you can follow my families adventures abroad over on insta @joyeggerichs.



This is Holly Bray and she resides in Tacoma, Washington with her husband Derek and their two young children. (Derek owns an incredible restaurant called “The Table” that you should definitely check out if you’re in T-town.)

Holly loves people, is a natural connector, promotor and champion of important messages. She has experience managing speakers, putting on events and making sure all the plates are spinning and no balls are dropping. (Plus she has an odd love of opening her computer to find a full inbox of emails…to each their own.) These are just a few of the reasons why Punchline is pumped to bring her skills on board.

When she’s not chasing toddlers or working, you can usually find her reheating her coffee for the umpteenth time or pondering life’s timeless questions like if Ross and Rachel were really on a break.



Actually, this is my husband, Matt. He works in sustainable finance and is the reason we live in France. He’s been my pro-bono thought partner on all things Punchline and I also happen to think he's cute so I wanted to show you his picture.