Kelly Swanson, Comedian/ Motivational Speaker

Why book Kelly Swanson, Comedian/ Motivational Speaker?

Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller, and Comedian Kelly Swanson Teaching You To Stand Up And Stick Out - Tools To Help Set You Apart In A Crowded Market

Outrageously Funny - Powerful Message
Great for Keynotes and Large Audiences - Also Offers Breakout Sessions
Delivers Programs That Feel Like a Show - Content Included
Ask About Her STAND UP AND STICK OUT Awards!!!

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Amazing, Funny, Inspirational & Personable Lady

This review is long overdue. Kelly spoke to my group of Correctional Educators for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She was part of our opening session and she did who Hijacked My Fairytale and she was amazing. Prior to the event, I provided her information about my group. When Kelly spoke, it was as if she had known all about my group all of her career. She was funny, warm, engaging, genuine, professional and totally uplifting to everyone present. Everyone still talks about her. She kept us laughing and she set the tone for our conference and we have been asked about bringing her back . She also did Mirror, Mirror on the Wall for our Administrative Professionals. They thoroughly appreciated her focusing on their group as she promoted loving yourself at the same time keeping everyone cracking up. Kelly is very personable and it shines through her performances! We hope to book Kelly again for our next conference!

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Reviewer: Janeen B.
Organization: Virginia Association for Correctional Educators
Event: Convention in Newport News, VA
Event Date: Aug 17, 2011
Hired As: Motivational Speaker, Arts/Entertainment Speaker, Author, Business Motivational Speaker, Comedian

Faith Warrior

Kelly gave a presentation at Spirit Girls Night Out in Columbus, GA. When she first came out, she engaged the audience with a song and everyone joined in. She told stories that touched the human spirit, uplifted us all and motivated us to see, believe and do. Not only is Kelly a competent and gifted speaker, she is also a faith warrior. She convinces us all that with faith we can overcome obstacles and go after our dreams.

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Reviewer: Monica C.
Event: Corporate Event in Columbus, GA
Event Date: Oct 25, 2011

Response from Kelly Swanson, Comedian/ Motivational Speaker:

Wow Monica! Thank you! I've never been called a Faith Warrior! I like it! Maybe it's the best compliment I have received to date! Thank you for your kind words.

TERRIFIC motivational speaker

I recently enjoyed seeing Kelly at a luncheon where she was the Keynote Speaker. She captured our attention immediately with her hilarious sense of humor and proceeded to guide the audience through her valuable message, "Who Hijacked My Fairytale?" Kelly has such friendly and down-to-earth style that it was as if she was talking to a group of her pals! She seemed to talk to every member of the large audience at once with her characters and her stories. While she is VERY funny, her message is also very timely and applicable to everyone trying to function when change is the only certainty! I would recommend Kelly to any group in need of a motivational speaker.

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Reviewer: Paula H.
Event: Luncheon/Tea in High Point, NC
Event Date: Aug 31, 2011

Captivating! Hilariously Funny!

Kelly connects well with any audience. She can be hilariously funny and then give you a message that will touch your heart. I love Kelly! Look forward to seeing her again!

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Reviewer: Janet H.
Event: Convention in Greensboro, NC
Event Date: Jun 4, 2011

Fun and Empowering Message Was Had By All

Kelly is a master at the art of sharing humor and empowering messages of truth. I loved her the first time I saw her and was honored to get to meet her. I highly recommend every corporation and church groups to take at look at this amazing woman!

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Reviewer: "Simply" S. F.
Event: Retreat in Myrtle Beach, SC
Event Date: Apr 23, 2010

Totally Awesome!!!

I attended Kelly's motivational opening speech for the NC Teacher Assistants Conference in Greensboro, April 2011. She was so awesome we all lined up for her workshops. We sit in on both, She makes you feel so welcome and from the minute she starts you feel as those she has been your best friend forever. We all bought her book "who hijacked my fairy tale" I read in three days. and I have shared with the teachers at my school. If I ever find her close to me again I will be first in line. I am her FACEBOOK fan and just waiting on her "NEXT" book, ok Kelly get on that ok...Listening to her makes you feel like you could hang the moon!..LOVE LOVE LOVE her... Does that tell you she is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewer: Sande W.
Event: Workshop in Greensboro, NC
Event Date: Apr 30, 2011

Kelly is great. She will definately keep your attention.

I enjoyed listening to Kelly at the Administrative Professionals Conference in Winston-Salem. She was great and keep us wanting more. She keeps your attention and will definately make you laugh.

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Reviewer: Janet D.
Event: Corporate Event in Winston-Salem, NC
Event Date: Apr 28, 2011

Review by Debra . D.

Kelly is the best. She was so good - at least 6 of our state associations booked her after hearing her speak at our conference.

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Reviewer: Debra . D.
Event: Convention in Charleston, WV
Event Date: May 5, 2009
Hired As: Motivational Speaker

Review by Debra . D.

Kelly is the best. She was so good - at least 6 of our state associations booked her after hearing her speak at our conference.

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Reviewer: Debra . D.
Event: Convention in Charleston, WV
Event Date: May 5, 2009
Hired As: Motivational Speaker

Review by Colette C.

I was blessed to share the platform with Kelly Swanson and she was a hoot! The audience loved her humor, and she was the perfect closing keynote speaker for the event.

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Reviewer: Colette C.
Event: Corporate Event in Bakersfield, CA
Event Date: May 22, 2009

Review by Colleen B.

Kelly was fun however educational!

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Reviewer: Colleen B.
Organization: Bakersfield Business Women's Conference
Event: Convention in Bakersfield, CA
Event Date: Apr 23, 2009
Hired As: Motivational Speaker

Review by Pamela S. C.

The presentation for military relocation 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! Kelly connected with our audience immediately, and they with her because they knew what she was talking about! Everyone recognized one of Kelly's characters whether it be family or friend! Finding humor in everyday life is sometimes challenging, but thinking back on some of the things Kelly said, laughter makes the challenge bearable! Finding that positive, new perspective on issues was a breath of fresh air. Kelly bestowed a great honor to our Service Providers who serve our military families - a great boost to a much deserving audience! We loved her and would love to have her return!!

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Reviewer: Pamela S. C.
Event: Seminar in Orlando, FL
Event Date: May 21, 2010
Hired As: Business Motivational Speaker, Comedian

Review by BJ W.

Kelly held the audience's attention with laughter, humor, and a message that can be used in real life. Her style of storytelling is unique and pleasant to listen to. Everyone loved her presentation.
Thanks to Kelly, our event was very successful!

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Reviewer: BJ W.
Organization: The Employers Association
Event: Convention in Charlotte, NC
Event Date: May 14, 2010
Hired As: Motivational Speaker

Review by Gregg R.

Kelly Swanson is a gifted performer and communicator. Her program fit our event perfectly. Her mix of humorous and heartfelt stories reached straight to the heart of the audience - with plenty of tears, smiles and laughter. The audience loved Kelly, and we can't recommend her enough!

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Reviewer: Gregg R.
Event: Fundraiser in Salem, VA
Event Date: Jun 7, 2010
Hired As: Christian Comedian, Christian Speaker

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: Call For Quote

Overview

- Lots of Laughs
- Feels Like a Show
- Motivation
- Encouragement
- Customization
- Content
- Tribute to Them and Their Industry
- Unforgettable Experience

Additional Booking Notes

I prefer a handheld microphone - but will work with what you've got. My show requires a seated quiet audience who hasn't been drinking for hours -with no distractions. If setting is a theater - I would like a spotlight and a stool and a glass of water if you can swing it.

Kelly Swanson, Comedian/ Motivational Speaker

Motivational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller, and Comedian Kelly Swanson Teaching You To Stand Up And Stick Out - Tools To Help Set You Apart In A Crowded Market

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

Funny Motivational Speaker and Comedian Kelly Swanson
Custom Programs That Motivate, Teach and Entertain

As a motivational speaker, award-winning storyteller, author, and comedian, I write custom keynotes using comedy and stories to teach you how to stand up and stick out in your particular market. My goal is to make you laugh, to motivate, to entertain, encourage, and deliver a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

"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."
Amy Bryson
NC Association of Long Term Care Facilities



One Southern Accent...A Thousand Characters

Hold on to your seats, because I have just taken the keynote experience to a whole new level by using the art of professional storytelling to actually transport your audience to another place (my tiny town about a mile and a hair past nowhere) where my truths are played out through the stories I tell and the characters I becomes at the slightest tilt of my head. So it's not so much what makes me different - as who - because I bring an entire wacky cast of southern characters who will work their way into your head and then into your heart. You will laugh a lot, cry a little, have a renewed passion for what you do, and, yes, even learn something in the process. I'm s a five-star motivational speaker in a small town package.


What Her Clients Say (to "read more" you need to go her site)

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 >>

Military Client



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 >>

Ty Boyd
Executive Learning Systems
www.TyBoyd.com



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 >>

Courtney Fleming
VA Bankers Association
www.vabankers.org


"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 >>

Colleen Bauer
2009 Chairwoman
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 >>

Johnine Fregia
Nurse Recruiter
Presbyterian Healthcare



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
Novant Health

Set List

I write every show to fit the audience and the time length required. There is no set list until the show is written.

Influences & Inspiration

Clean Comedians, Powerful Speakers, Captivating Storytellers, One Woman Shows - Jeff Foxworthy, Chonda Pierce, Jeanne Robertson, Carol Burnett, Minton Sparks

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Kelly Swanson, Comedian/ Motivational Speaker to find out what their setup requirements are.

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