Get Visible, Stay Viable

Know it Out Loud partners with universities to support faculty and students in engaging with the public and securing funding beyond the government grant.

In an era where the value of universities is in question and government funding is wildly unpredictable, preparing researchers to share what they know, attract private support, and partner with industry gives them the best chance of making the breakthrough discoveries that build a better world.

Hi, I'm Julie Chiron, Founder of Know it Out Loud

In my 20+ years as a strategic communicator, tech entrepreneur, and communications pioneer, I've transformed thousands of ideas into compelling narrative for every audience and purpose. Whether raising millions of dollars for academic and private enterprise, elevating the street cred of exceptional scholars and indie thinkers, or translating geekspeak for early adopters, I thrive in the space where good ideas are transformed into realized opportunity.

Are you ready to be heard? I'm listening.


It is exciting, but challenging, to work in a national collaborative where everyone brings different perspectives to the work. Also difficult is translating complicated research into meaningful impact in society. Julie was instrumental in bringing us all together to develop a shared identity and think strategically about the public impact of our research. Julie gets it! She boiled down our complex academic speak into language that is meaningful and impactful. Because of our work with Julie, our research will have a much broader reach.
Kimberly Bender, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Doctoral Education
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work


Do you struggle to explain what you do outside your circle of peers? Would you rather be conducting research than writing a proposal or progress report? Is your breakthrough idea not getting the traction — or support and resources — it deserves?

I partner with individuals and organizations to advance research and funding objectives through accessible, targeted, and thought-provoking communications to address a full spectrum of needs. 

  • Translate your research to connect with any audience.
  • Engage advocates and investors and influence outcome.
  • Attract funding with a compelling case and proven impact.



• White Paper
• Fact Sheet
• Social Content


• Content Strategy
• Storytelling with Purpose
• Audience Identification and Development


• Proposal
• Pitch Deck
• Case for Support
• Strategic Planning

Julie has been an incredible resource as CO-LABS shares the inspiring, crucial, yet complex stories of discovery and problem-solving coming from the federal research labs in Colorado. From quantum research to satellite technology to agricultural genetics, she has joined our lab visits, spoken with key researchers and provided crisp, articulate documents with details expressed in an accessible, professional style - all while keeping the “wow” factor that makes science so compelling!
Dan Powers
Executive Director, CO-LABS

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