Interview With Kelly Swanson Motivational Speaker

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Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, author, and comedian who teaches you how to harness the power of your story to connect, engage, and get results. In this blog, Kelly focuses on the business of professional speaking. Kelly’s post day is Friday. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the NextFem podcast with Tara Padua. The topic was harnessing the power of story. It includes a little of the personal side to what I do and how I got here. It feels like the perfect thing to share with my dream community.

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Reasons Why You Should Say Yes to Podcast a Podcast Opportunity

Some people ask me why I say yes to being interviewed on podcasts – after all, it doesn’t pay – and it requires prep work in addition to the time on the call.  But I always say yes. And here is why…

  • It gives me a chance to practice my talking points in a natural conversational setting. The more I practice my talking points, the better grasp I have of my content when I hit the stage.
  • It allows people to get to know me off script and off stage, in a more personal way. That allows for a better connection with my audience.
  • You never know who is in the audience.  You never know when that podcast will land in the hands of someone who can book you.
  • It teaches me to answer questions in a clear direct and concise way.  Podcasts don’t allow for a lot of rambling. You have to get to the point and get there fast.  That’s a good skill to take to the stage too.
  • It gives me something I can share with future audiences who want to know me better. As speakers we are always looking for ways to let them take us home. Here is one more.
  • It also teaches you how podcasts are done in case you ever want to start your own.  You will already be comfortable with the process.