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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Motivate Your Employees from a motivational speaker’s perspective

Stop telling me what to do. Tell me why it matters. To me, to you, and to the world. Stop telling me what to do. That’s data. It has not impact. It’s not emotional. It has a pushing action. And I don’t like to be pushed. You’re selling, and I don’t want to be sold. […]

My Summer Camp

Ask me what I did this summer?  I went to camp! Who says summer camp is only for kids? Not me! This summer I was tickled pink to facilitate my second keynote camp – this time in DeKalb, Illinois. What an awesome time we had together. As a motivational speaker,  and a coach for speakers, […]

My Day In The Joint

Yes, I spent the day in prison. I’m hardened now. Tough. Street smart. Gritty. Read all about it……http://www.8womendream.com/66147/my-stint-in-prison   Share!

How To Make Money As A Motivational Speaker

How can I make money as a motivational speaker? I get asked this question all the time. I know I would be a good speaker, but how do I make money at it? That’s not an easy question to answer, nor is there a quick answer. I’m not even sure there is one right answer. I […]

Why You’re Not Getting Noticed As a Motivational Speaker

As a motivational speaker, I live in the world of dreams and dreamers. They are my dearest friends, and so I am privy to their innermost thoughts and feelings. And there is one thing I hear from so many speakers, even when they don’t say it: Why don’t they notice me? I know. I’ve been […]