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!
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."
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 >>
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