I Wrote The Worst Book EVER

What You Don’t Know About This Motivational Speaker Hello. My name is Kelly Swanson, and I have a confession.  You know me as a funny motivational speaker and story expert. Maybe you have sat in one of my audiences or coaching sessions. You have read articles about my career, my family, my travels, and my […]

The Value in Hiring a Motivational Speaker

Is there value in hiring a motivational speaker? There is great value in hiring a motivational speaker, if you choose the right one for your audience and its issues.  Here are the reasons people hire me. To fill seats at the event.  (Audience members will go check out my website, watch my videos, and get […]

Motivational Speaker Tips To Fill Back Up

Where Does The Motivational Speaker Go For Motivation? Being a motivational speaker can be an exhausting journey – from the business administrative side, to the travel side, to the speaking side, to the audience side.  We put out a lot of energy, and if we’re not careful, it can catch up to us.  As motivational […]

Looking for Funny Motivational Business Speakers?

It’s one thing to find a business speaker who has the information you need. But information is pretty easily accessible these days thanks to the internet.  We’re finding that having the right information is not really the issue these days – it’s having people who are motivated to act on it.  That is why it […]

Staying On The Funny Side: Of Snow Days

  Today is a snow day. For some of you out there, that’s just another Tuesday. But where I live, snow days are unexpected guests who only visit once or twice a year, and never stay for long. (Unlike my aunt, Bert, who showed up on our doorstep when I was ten for a “quick […]

The Biggest Mistake Professional Speakers Make

When Harry Tries to be Sally I was sitting in an audience of speakers listening to a speaker give an amazing talk. My speaker friend, Harry, who is sitting beside me, says, “Oh my gosh, that was amazing! I love how Sally went out in the audience and bantered with them. It was hysterical. I’m […]

How Passionate Business Storytelling Makes a Message Unforgettable

How Long Is Your Message Remembered? In today’s crowded market filled with noise, competition, distractions, and endless flashing messages, it is getting harder and harder to have impact.  That’s why STORY is your greatest tool to stand up and stick out above the noise. But how do we write a compelling story to be used […]

How To Become a Motivational Speaker

How Do I Become A Motivational Speaker? You might be asking yourself that question right now.  It’s a question that many people ask as they ponder this unique career choice.  Perhaps you have a fascinating life story. Maybe you’ve conquered something really challenging and have advice to help others who have been through it.  Or […]

Reality TV Here I Come

Look out Kardashians, there’s a new butt hitting the Reality TV scene.  And I’m pretty sure mine is bigger.   Kelly Swanson, motivational speaker and comedian, is bringing her humor, motivation, and message about inner beauty to a whole new market – Reality TV. In all the years of dreaming about being a storyteller and […]

Ode To Dumb Ideas

The Down Side To Innovation Being the class clown in college, most of my best stories started with the words, “Wouldn’t it be funny if…”  These words were usually a good indicator of a dumb idea that we would laugh about for years.  While this made for great college stories, in business the sting is […]