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Kelly Swanson, CSP, CPAE

Where the Art of Story Meets the Business of Persuasion.

Award-Winning Master Storyteller and Hall of Fame Speaker, Kelly Swanson, shares the secrets to crafting captivating narratives that motivate,  connect, and persuade.

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Kelly Swanson, CSP, CPAE - Master Storyteller and Funny Motivational Speaker

Tap into Storytelling Magic to Motivate, Connect, and Persuade.

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing workplace, many leaders, teams, and organizations struggle to build authentic connections leading to missed opportunities, decreased sales, and teams that lack motivation.

The key to impactful communication lies in the stories you tell.

Through her speaking programs, coaching, and consulting, Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Storyteller, Kelly Swanson gives you the tools you need to craft and convey powerful stories that bridge the gap, creating deep connections that drive action and results.

Let Kelly help you master the art of impact and become a story-driven influencer. Because your information tells, but it’s the story that sells.

Elevate Your Brand with Stories that Resonate and Influence

The one thing that separates great brands, great leaders, and great sales people from everybody else is their ability to tell a story — and deliver it with passion and power.

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Let's Create Moments that Matter
One Story at A Time

What if every single person in your organization had a consistent method for leveraging moments of impact with customers, buyers, markets, and each other?

What if every touchpoint was a positive reflection of your brand?

And what if your team did this not because you told them to — but because they want to?

The truth is, every individual and organization has unique stories that can inspire, motivate, and drive change.

It’s time to harness the transformative power of storytelling, which has the potential to elevate every aspect of your professional communication and relationships.

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Speaking Programs

Kelly Swanson’s speaking programs are a dynamic blend of humor, inspiration, and practical insights. Her programs entertain and empower individuals with transformative storytelling techniques and life-changing motivational strategies. Kelly’s engaging style ensures that every speaking event is memorable, impactful, and leaves a lasting impression.

Funny Speaker Kelly Swanson's Theater Shows

Theater Shows

Experience the magic of Kelly Swanson’s captivating theater shows. Each performance is a journey through laughter and emotion as Kelly brings to life a tapestry of characters and stories. Her shows are more than entertainment; they’re an invitation to see the world through a lens of humor and heart, resonating with audiences of all backgrounds.

Humorous Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson's Coaching, Consulting and Training Programs

Coaching & Consulting

Whether you are looking to enhance team dynamics, refine personal narratives, or elevate your brand stories, Kelly’s consulting, coaching, and training solutions transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her personalized approach ensures that each client receives tailored guidance to achieve their unique goals and aspirations.

Audiences Love Kelly Swanson

Jack Mortimer, SVP Events, e.Republic

“We booked Kelly Swanson 35 times this year! She has the perfect blend of talent, energy, insight and humor to inspire audiences. Her message of the power of storytelling is desperately needed in our field (government IT officials).  I highly recommend Kelly without hesitation for any type of event in which you want your audience to be motivated, educated, enlightened and entertained”

Jack Mortimer
SVP Events, e.Republic
Sherry Brisson-Jones, Event Coordinator, Vidant Health

“Having Kelly Swanson as our featured speaker for our Pink Power Speaking Tour was….a true pleasure, a riot, a lot of fun and a just a hoot! Whatever happened during, she adapted and just rocked with it…nothing seemed to phase her! She immediately connected with our event attendees, our volunteers and our staff and made us laugh til we cried – and still made us think and connect.”

Sherry Brisson-JonesEvent Coordinator, Vidant Health

Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association Maddux
“I had already heard Kelly was an amazing humorist, and she exceeded my expectations. Her program was masterfully crafted and outrageously entertaining. Kelly is an artful storyteller! APA’s members were mesmerized as she took over 2000 people on a journey, which was more relevant to our theme than I could have imagined. We look forward to having Kelly back in the near future!”
Dan Maddux
Executive Director, American Payroll Association
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Does Your Message Need a Makeover? When we stand inside our own message, it can be hard to see it clearly. This Assessment helps you detect blind spots so you can create a powerful a message sure to build authentic connections.