The Power Of Story To Connect, Influence, And Get Results.
People bring me in because I’m funny – really funny. It’s clean humor start to finish. And it feels good to laugh ourselves silly. They also bring me in because I know how to make that audience feel validated, appreciated, and motivated. They leave feeling like they can take on the world. They also love the stories, and traveling to my tiny forgotten town of Prides Hollow to hear a story of another one of my wacky southern characters. They also get a message. This message is crafted to fit your group and what they need to hear most. There is one central theme that runs through everything, and that is the power of our story.
What’s My Message?
In every situation we write a story –the story of who we see when we look in the mirror, the story of what we believe, why we do what we do – a story about others – a story about the situation we’re in. The story we write will become the life that we live. Life isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about the story you write with the things that happen to you. So I’m not here to help you see what to change, but change what you see. Your success in life and in business is in direct correlation to the story you write. I want to help make sure those stories are working for you instead of against you. I want to show you how to find your own voice, tell your story – to connect, influence, and get results.
Anyway, it’s nice to meet you. If you are here, it’s probably because you want to get to know me better. So this is my chance to do just that. Perhaps you are looking for a funny motivational speaker for your event, or you’re a speaker looking for a coach, or you are someone who needs some humor and hope right now. Doesn’t matter – I’m just happy you came. When you’re through reading what I’m all about, I’d love to get to know you better. So just give me a toll free call (800-303-1049) and we can pick up right where you left off.
If Steinbeck were a speaker, he’d be Kelly Swanson.
Dr. Gary D. Salyer
Author of Safe to Love Again
How Did I End Up Here?
Growing up I was the outcast – the kid they threw things at on the bus. I spent most of my life trying not to be noticed – trying to blend in. I carried the belief into adulthood that to be successful meant to look and act like everyone else. But I wasn’t like everyone else. And it got really exhausting trying to be. And really boring. So one day I cast aside the expected life, dusted off the gifts I had been hiding, stepped out of my comfort zone and onto a stage as a motivational speaker and comedian. And I didn’t look back. And guess what. It turns out that being different isn’t such a bad thing. In fact, it’s a great thing. In fact, it’s everything. I have learned that it’s not blending in that makes you a success, but standing out among the crowd. So now I’m sharing my journey with you – to take you from blending in to flying high above your comfort zone. I want to share the mindsets and behaviors that I had to break, and the new attitudes I had to adopt. I want to help you find your story, rewrite your story, and live into your story. I want to share the many ways I’ve learned to stand out in a crowded market. Want in? I sure hope so. Now get ready – to STAND UP AND STICK OUT!
Want to see an example of the power of story?
Watch this video of the story I wrote just for speakers, and performed at the NSA Convention Foundation Dinner 2014 in San Diego, CA: