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How Story Can Help Your Pitch

Instead of selling the data, tell the story instead.I recently had the privilege of sharing my Story Formula as a motivational speaker and strategic storytelling specialist at a weekend retreat in Texas for a non-profit organization called Chicktime (www.Chicktime.org), which, by the way, has quickly become my favorite charity initiative out there. They successfully held […]

How Do I Know If My Audience Likes My Story?

How can I tell whether my story is making an impact on my audience?I tried a brand-new story, but I’m not sure if they appreciated it.Is there a tale I could be telling that would be more effective?When I help businesspeople improve their presentation skills, I frequently hear and ask myself all of these things. […]

A Little Holiday Humor

Stress of the season getting you down? Need a laugh? Of course you do! Let funny motivational speaker tickle your funny bone.

Prides Hollow Short: Worst Wedding Guest Ever!

Funny motivational speaker, Kelly Swanson, shares another hilarious tale from Prides Hollow, her small town with the big heart, where the people stay, but the gossip travels. Come today to find out who her cousin brought to Buck and Betty’s wedding. It was ridiculous. And luckily, Kelly was there to witness it firsthand, and pass […]

I’ve Done Caught The Ringworm!

OMG – I’ve done caught the ringworm! You can read about it now, or click the video below to hear me tell you in person on the youtube.Here’s what happened… So I was checking out my backside the other day. I do that from time to time. It takes a while. Don’t be judging. And […]

The Tree

A Simple Story About Childhood by Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson Inspired by my recent visit to Spruce Pine, North Carolina, where I met some of my people – and heard this story. It’s Just A TreeA Story About ChildhoodBy Kelly Swanson I wrote this story from my trip to Spruce Pine, North Carolina. This story […]

Episode 5: Corona Graduation

A little humor and hope to help you cope. Video Version: Podcast Version: Transcription/Written Version : Corona GraduationBy Kelly Swanson So settle in and let me tell you what happened. We don’t have much time. We were all surprised when we got the news. Just a few months ago. It had finally happened.  My nephew, […]

Episode 4: Corona Home Church

A little humor and hope to help you cope. Video Version: Podcast Version: Transcription/Written Version : Corona Home ChurchBy Kelly Swanson So my great Aunt Florita has for years been begging us to go to church with her, and we have come up with a million of the most creative reasons NOT to. Despite the […]

Episode 3: The Corona Spring Break

A little humor and hope to help you cope. Video Version: Podcast Version: Transcription/Written Version : Corona Spring Break by Kelly Swanson Cooped Up With Kelly Episode 3: Our Corona Spring Break Gone Broke Every year when the pollen starts falling, I wheeze and scroll through Facebook to see where everybody is going for Spring […]

Episode 2: The Corona Family Reunion

A little humor and hope to help you cope. Video Version: Podcast Version: Transcription/Written Version : Corona Family Reunion by Kelly Swanson Well. We just hosted our first ONLINE family reunion thanks to The Corona. It’s weird. Up until now, we couldn’t get people to commit to a family gathering to save our lives – […]