Motivational and Entertaining - Hilarious and Heartwarming
Keynotes, Breakouts, Emcee, and More
All of motivational speaker Kelly Swanson's shows are customized to fit your audience. No matter what program you choose, Kelly will create something filled with laughter start to finish, powerful stories that make you sit on the edge of your seat, and the perfect amount of content and message to fit the event, audience, and time frame. Being a motivational speaker and entertainer, Kelly's shows are best suited for opening and closing keynotes, as well as general sessions. Kelly will offer breakout sessions, workshops, and other ways to fit what she does to what you need. Her goal is to help you make your event unforgettable.
Kelly can even serve as an emcee if you are looking for lots of on-the-spot laughter and high-energy to help bring everything together!
Every Program Includes HUMOR AND HOPE
And if you think that's not important, I'll show you somebody who doesn't have any.
Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?
Finding the balance between the life you envisioned, and the life you got
We all reach potholes in the yellow brick road of life - where we get stuck between our vision and our reality. It's not the obstacle that brings us down, but how we choose to react to it. This hilarious and powerfully moving program follows motivational speaker Kelly Swanson's twisted journey to happier ever after. You'll laugh, get a renewed sense of purpose for who you are and what you do, and learn Kelly's See/Believe/Do approach to getting from where you are stuck to where you are going - laughing the whole way. Attendees will learn to:
- Assess problem areas
- Define goals and objectives
- Review negative mindsets and behaviors
- Learn to think more creatively
- Learn to motivate themselves to deal with stress and change
- Learn to motivate others to form stronger teams
Stand Up and Stick Out In a Crowded Market
Because Nobody Notices Normal
It's not about being better that gets you the business - it's about being different. In a crazy crowded world of noise and confusion - where the customer has a lot more choices - you had better find a way to stand up and stick out among the competition. Join Kelly Swanson as she takes you on another one of her hilarious and powerfully moving journeys to a happier ever after - by helping you find out what makes you unique, and helping you jump outside your comfort zone. Whether you are in sales, in marketing, in customer service, on the front lines or the back, own a business, want to write a book, or simply want to start living by your own list instead of someone else's - this is the program for you. Attendees will:
- Learn how to believe in themselves again
- Find the qualities that make them different, and set them apart from their competition
- Learn how to control their fears instead of letting their fears control them
- Learn how to ask for what they want
- Find the many hidden opportunities to be different
- Learn Kelly's Six Secrets that motivational speakers know about influencing others
Creating The Perfect Customer Experience
From A Motivational Speaker's Perspective
No matter how advanced our society gets, we are still people doing business with people. And people still buy from people they like, trust, respect, and with whom they have established an emotional connection. And now, more than ever, we can't settle for adequate service. And we can't trust that a quality product is enough. That's just our ticket into the game. We must go beyond remarkable - not just focusing on better, but focusing on DIFFERENT. We must push ourselves outside our comfort zone and take risks to get our customers' attention. As a motivational speaker, Kelly has built a career around connecting with people. In this highly motivating program, filled with stories and laughter, she will share the secrets that motivational speakers know about creating a remarkable experience and a remarkable relationship with those we do business with and for. Attendees will learn:
The importance of not just being better, but being DIFFERENT.
Understanding not just what you do as a company, but who you ARE.
Understanding what customer service looks like.
Develop a vision statement that you can believe in.
See the many opportunities you have to impact your co-workers and customers.
See what makes you different and how you can use that create remarkable experiences and relationships.
Develop an action plan to put into place on Monday morning.
The Storytelling Component
When All You Have Are Words And A Screen
Most of us no longer sell face-to-face, but screen-to-screen. And sometimes somewhere along the way we forget we’re still people doing business with people. We focus on getting them there, but forget how to connect with them once we’ve got them. We’re so wrapped up in the relay of information, we forget it’s the story that sells. That’s what I do. I help you reach people on an emotional level – when all you have are words and a screen. Attendees will learn:
Understanding how stories have more impact than information, and the six stories you should be able to tell.
Six secrets to tapping into their emotions - from a motivational speaker's perspective.
How to turn your information, features, benefits, and services into your story. How to learn their story. And then how to make your story become their story.
Leadership From a Storyteller's Perspective
Because there is no " I " in leader either.
I'm sure you are wondering what motivational speakers could know about leadership. Aren't leadership speakers supposed to have come from leadership positions like CEOs, Commanding Officers in the military, or mega-church pastors? I mean, after all, don't all motivational speakers live in a trailer by the river? (Old Saturday Night Live Skit reference.) Being a leader is about leading people - impacting them - gaining their trust - getting their attention - creating fans and followers who respect their opinion and character. Which is not so much different from motivational speakers. We speak to thousands and thousands of people in a year - people in all industries, all professions, all lifestyles, and all walks of life. At some point, we start to learn how they think, what they are passionate about, and what motivates them to take action. So perhaps the secrets that I have learned as a motivational speaker, comedian, and storyteller, might also help you in your leadership role. Or at least give you a new insight and perspective. And this isn't your same-old-same-old leadership program. We are going to go way out of the box, because I believe people need leaders who are willing to go out of the box - to be able to change, adapt, listen, and get uncomfortable. So my style of leadership is about the STORY. Yes, there's that word again. I believe that it's all about knowing your story - the story of who you are as a leader, and the story of your organization or association. And it's about knowing THEIR story - listening and really hearing their story. And then the magic happens when you are able to combine your story with their story - to write one common story. That's how you deliver value. And that's how you fill seats. So if this sounds appealing to you, join me as we uncover the secrets to going beyond reaching the minds of those you lead - to reaching their hearts - where true loyalty takes place. Attendees will learn to:
- Write the story of their company/organization/association/job description
- Write the story of themselves as leaders - and be able to relay that in a way that has impact.
- Learn ways to find out the story of those they want to impact.
- Discuss the different means they have of combining these stories to create remarkable relationships - to deliver value and fill seats
"The best way to make your dreams come true - is to help someone else make their dreams come true." I'm not sure who said it, or whether they said it like that - but I'm pretty sure it's the secret to leadership.
Using Storytelling To Sell Better, Lead Better, Market Better, and Impact Better
Using Story To Create An Emotional Connection in Business
Research tells us that facts tell, emotions sell. So your ability to make an emotional connection will directly affect the outcome of your success. No matter what your job, you will have far more impact and power of influence if you know how to create an emotional connection with your listener. One of your greatest tools is the story. Join us as motivational speaker Kelly Swanson takes us on another one of her hilarious and motivating journeys through the path of the story. Sit mesmerized as you meet the characters in her town, and experience for yourself what stories do that information can not. And, once again, laughing the whole way. Attendees will:
- Learn the power of stories
- Study the connection between the story and the listener as opposed to the connection between the information and the listener
- Learn how to find stories from real life
- Learn how to craft stories
- Learn how to tell stories
- Learn how to use the right stories to achieve the effect you want
The Money's In The Funny
Laughing Your Way To Success
There is no question that laughing feels good. And there is no question that laughing is good for your health. But did you know it can actually make you money? And not just if you're a comedian or a motivational speaker. Research has proven that facts tell, emotions sell. So if you want to reach people emotionally - to help you sell better, influence better, lead better, connect better, manage better, and just be more fun to be around - then you don't want to miss Kelly's program on humor. Not only will you laugh, you will learn how to bring more humor into your life and into your line of work - not just as a tool to make you happy, but as a tool to get more business! Attendees will:
- Learn the value of humor
- Learn how to write and deliver humor
- Learn how to bring humor into your line of work
- See the opportunities where humor can impact your life and your business
Laughing Your Way To A Healthier You - Where Health and Humor Meet
Learn to love the body you have, while working for the one you want
She's just the spoonful of sugar you need to help the medicine go down...
For many of us, it's not in knowing what to do where we fail - it's in actually DOING it! All the knowledge in the world will not help us reach a healthier state of being without being motivated to do it.We need to learn to love ourselves at every stage - because when we love ourselves we make better choices. So join us as Kelly Swanson takes us on another hilarious and powerfully motivating journey to a happier healthier self. Kelly will make you laugh a LOT (which burns calories by the way), cry a little, learn to love ourselves again (bulges and all), and cultivate a healthy attitude and a fresh perspective on how good health can make us happy. Attendees will learn how to:
- Motivate themselves to set realistic goals and reach them
- Love the body they have while working for the body they want
- Review the negative atttitudes that are holding them back
- Develop a fresh perspective
- Understand the connection between good health and living the life they want