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Why Unpolished Is The New Polished

What Catch’s YOUR Eye?I use social media extensively. I chuckle I cry. I take in music. I buy things. I get in touch with my pals. I research popular videos and sharing platforms. I’ve discovered that a video’s likelihood of being shared decreases as it gets finer. I never see anyone sharing slick, professional, high-quality […]

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. […]

How To Get Work As A Funny Motivational Speaker

Are you the kind of speaker who just wants to make people laugh and feel good? Then here’s some advice. You will hear a lot of people in this business tell you not to call yourself a motivational speaker – that selling funny is hard – that it’s a much smaller lane – that it’s […]

Want to teach your employees how to tell better stories?

Why Stories Matter To Your Bottom Line Every person in your organization has the power to affect the brand and tell better stories. Are you teaching people how to be powerful storytellers of your brand? Every single person in the organization has the power to affect the bottom line. Whether it’s an employee’s impact on […]

Hello Search Engines Kelly Swanson Motivational Speaker is Here!

Telling Google That Kelly Swanson Motivational Speaker Has a New Website For those of you confused by this post, as a Motivational Speaker I’m doing what many Motivational Speakers need to do with new websites – let Google know we’re here. Yeah. I sound smarter than I am. This has been a BIG learning curve for […]

The Best Story: Stop Looking For It

Sometimes The Best Story Doesn’t Win I get it. As motivational speakers, we are all about finding the best story. Stories engage and entertain. They inspire and motivate. They allow you to hold the audience in the palm of your hand. For years, it’s been easy to stand out as a speaker if you were […]

Why Motivational Speakers Add Value To Your Conference

Why Motivational Speakers Belong In Your Line Up Motivational Speakers add value to your conference. They don’t want “rah-rah”, then want content. Really? Are you sure? There is no question that education is an important part of a business conference.  Your audience has invested time, energy, and money to be there and you need to […]

How to Become a Successful Motivational Speaker

The Path to Successful Speaking I have been asked this question too many times to count, “How do I become a successful motivational speaker?” It’s not an easy question to answer, and there is certainly not a one-size-fits-all answer, no matter how many people try to tell (or sell you) on the fact that there is. […]

A Woman Like Faith

Orchestrated Accidental Meetings I happened to be standing in just the right moment to meet her. We were outside the hotel, where just inside those doors the banquet hall was crowded with women excited and eager to better their lives. A women’s conference. A motivational speaker’s playground. Oh, where to start? I was leaning over […]