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Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson Teaching You To:
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 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 on to 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 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! Kelly Swanson
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Entertaining Motivational Speaker, Funny Emcee, Comedian, Award-Winning Storyteller, Author of Who Hijacked My Fairytale
Teaching You What Motivational Speakers Know About Motivating Yourself And Others
I'm a motivational speaker and a comedian, which means I tell you that you can do anything, and then I tell you I'm just kidding.
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Motivational Speakers Empower....As a Motivational Speaker, I can:
- Help you get from where you are stuck, to where you want to be
- Help you?apply my See/Believe/Do approach to any obstacle or challenge or life goal or dream?
- Not simply motivate you, but teach you how to motivate yourself - because true motivation comes from within
- Help you move from creating lists, to creating habits and attitudes, which are more valuable than lists
- Help you see what makes you unique, and how to use that to your advantage in life and in business
- Help you understand your story, tell your story, and tap into your customer's story -because it's the story that sells
- Show you my six secrets to connecting with people - that help you sell better, lead better, and impact better
- Help you see that in a crowded market it's not better that makes you stand out - it's different
- Make you laugh yourself silly
- Show you how much you matter to the bottom line, and to your community
- Help you increase morale, lower stress, and not take yourself so seriously
- Introduce you to my cast of characters in the hopes that they will help you find your happier ever after
- And I can serve as a funny emcee if you want high energy and lots of laughs, and something to wrap it all together
We all come to those moments in our lives when we realize that we aren't what we hoped we would turn out to be. How disenchanting to find our wings are tarnished. And then comes that beautiful moment where we realize that we aren't what we hoped we would be - and somehow that is perfectly okay. Or even more than okay. Because we can still dance - we can still dream - we can still fly - even if our wings are crooked. And sometimes we realize that we aren't what we hoped we would be - but in fact something better. And therein lies the true joy and the true peace of a life well lived. And somehow we find a way to bless the crooked wings.
Kelly Swanson was a real treat at our Convention. She had the audience belly-rolling with laugher. She has a way to connect with people - not just with humor but also sympathy and encouragement. Kelly really learned about our industry and the people she was addressing. She even wrote us a poem that had everyone on their feet requesting a copy. There has been such bad news spread to so many industries this past year, but it was a delight to have Kelly at our conference to give them a boost. Honestly, the best speaker we ever had.
NC Association of Long Term Care Facilities
I don't know when I've been more entertained and actually benefited from the entertainment!! Your part in the Administrative Professionals Conference in Columbia yesterday was motivating, uplifting, hilarious, and beneficial all rolled into one! Your presentation was dynamic and I dlon't know one bit of it that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Of course, canned biscuits now take on a whole new meaning!! Thank you for the time and effort you obviously put into your presentations. I wonder if there is any way I could get a copy of the "poem" you wrote about our job - that is, administrative professionals. It is only for my use - not to re-use or print anywhere. Thank you, Kelly, from one Georgia peach to another!!!!
Midland Tech Administrative Professionals Conference - Columbia, SC
One Southern Accent...A Thousand Characters...Motivational Speaker and Emcee Kelly Swanson Takes You To Pride's Hollow
What Clients Say About Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson
Funny Motivational Speaker is just the beginning! Kelly Swanson was a HUGE hit in Texas at the 2012 District 12 4-H Leadership Lab held on the beautiful campus of Texas A&M University Kingsville, Texas. We laughed, we smiled, we cried, and even acted like a dying chicken eating food (had to be there). She delivered a powerful message, which more of our youth need to hear, in a very striking yet funny way. The lives of these young people will be forever changed in a very positive way. They walked away not only believing in themselves but knowing that the sky is the limit even if you are a little “weird”. We can’t thank Kelly enough for her time, dedication, and real life message. Kelly Swanson is a must see!
Texas A&M University Kingsville, Texas
I want to write a testimonial for this motivational speaker and teacher. She is "the Bomb" as they say out here in LA. I loved her presentation, she left me smiling all through the program, and it is now a week later, and I can't stop smiling about my experience with her. I want to have her come out to LA. She was so fantastic. If you want an entertaining, wonderful, motivational speaker with an impact,hire Kelly Swanson, it will be the best investment you ever made.
Owner and Head Designer, PCH Staging
I want to thank you for the most wonderful job that you did for Columbus Regional at Spirit Girls Night Out. From beginning to end, you flat out delivered! Your willingness to work before the event (even en route to our city) with our media partners was awesome, and your media segments generated excitement about our event. What is truly noteworthy about you is that you not only commanded the stage during your performance, but you personally appeared and interacted with our audience during the event. Many of the women who attended the event commented on your wonderfully witty and personable manner. You warmed their hearts and inspired them before the performance even began! Your presentation of "Who Hijacked My Fairytale" had a truly raw and honest quality that was endearing and motivating. It was when the hands of many of the audience were raised and swaying, that I knew you had pulled on some heartstrings and touched some lives. The occasional "amens" after your "bless your hearts" and "I'm just sayings" only added to the inspirational and revival like atmosphere you created. Thank you again for sharing your stories with our audience and giving our event a fairy-tale ending.
Spirit of Women Coordinator
Columbus Regional Healthcare System
WOW!! Kelly was an amazing speaker and left everyone gasping for more. She has an uncanny ability to draw you into her stories as if you were there. She personalized her content so that her speech/performance not only related to our audience but our industry as a whole. Kelly leaves you with more than just a message, but with a renewed sense of energy. I would highly recommend Kelly Swanson to any group that is looking to learn, laugh, get energized and ready to take on the world!
Kelly Swanson brought a thoughtful, heartfelt keynote address to our 13th Annual Moms@Work luncheon. Her ability to weave stories that are thought provoking throughout her talk is artistry in motion. Our more than 500 guests laughed until their sides hurt, but they also had moments where tears welled up in their eyes. Her message of following your dream and staying true to yourself rang true with our audience of primary women, but the men who were there enjoyed her as well. In fact, one even said that in the 13 years of holding this event, Kelly was our best speaker ever. Kelly's ability to customize her message for our audience and the time allocated was greatly appreciated. She?s easy to work with and accommodating. I would definitely utilize her again, regardless of the size of the audience.
VP, Business Development and Marketing
Charlotte Parent & Piedmont Parent magazines
The presentation for military professionals was second to NONE! Kelly wrote a tribute especially for the military audience and they loved it! There were laughs, giggles, tears, and lots of applause! Read More >>
Pat and I were in the audience last Friday when a marvelous storyteller and speaker captivated a crowd of 350 HR professionals. She was so real, relative, relaxed, and vulnerable. Read More >>
Executive Learning Systems
Kelly Swanson provided the perfect closing to our event. Her ability to use storytelling to motivate and encourage a group of business professionals is remarkable. Read More >>
VA Bankers Association
"Funny," "fantastic," "truly unforgettable": these are only a few of the many rave reviews conference attendees shared about Kelly Swanson, a session and closing speaker at our 2009 Bakersfield Women's Conference... Read More>>
Bakersfield Women's Conference
I have to tell you about my experience watching Kelly Swanson. She was completely amazing and one of the funniest and motivating speakers I have ever seen... Read More>>
We certainly had a fun time with you yesterday, and we appreciate all you did to make our event REMARKABLE...Read More>>
Beth C. Wilson
Executive Assistant to Janet Smith-Hill SVP/HR