Six Truths To Help You Say No

Stressed? Overworked? Burned Out? Tired of Saying Yes to EVERYBODY? Being Pulled in Too Many Directions? Yeah. Me too. Most of us (especially women) feel this way most of the time.  “Busy” is one of the most dangerous four-letter words of our day. We carry that word like a badge of honor, as if the […]

The Story Formula Written By Kelly Swanson

My New Baby is Born! Yep. Another baby. Not the flesh and bone kind. The paper and ink kind. I just completed another book.  And I’m so excited because this is the book that will help you tell your story. People have been asking me for years to help them with their stories.  It was so […]

Are You Connecting To Your Audience As A Motivational Speaker?

Does The Language You Speak Match The Language They Speak? As motivational speakers we are experts on giving advice and sharing our story. But often the story we tell is not the story they need to hear.  Just because we share our story, and relay our messages with feeling, doesn’t mean they are connecting to […]

Using Strategic Storytelling to Sell Your Product

Meet Violet, My Hair Extension Queen This is Violet up top. Isn’t she precious?  (I’m at that age where I feel led to tell people how precious they are.)  I wanted you to meet her. Why? Because  I love her.  No, we’ve never met. She lives in the UK. I live in the US. We […]

An Easy Way For Motivational Speakers To Write A Book

You can’t make money until you have a book. A book gives you more credibility as a speaker. You need something you can sell in the back of the room. I have so much material. I have no idea how to condense it into one book. Every time I sit down to write I don’t […]

Strategic Storytelling Is Your Greatest Skill Set as an Entrepreneur

As a motivational speaker, the more I study storytelling, the more I see its application in every aspect of our business. As speakers, we are entrepreneurs running our own small businesses. We oversee everything from the speech, to the selling and marketing of that speech, to how money is spent and daily processes are run. […]

Motivational Business Speaker Advice

Want To Be a Motivational Business Speaker? There are many speakers out there who are hired by businesses. Adding “motivation” to your title requires more than just typing it in.  If you are going to include motivation on your resume, make sure you really are motivating. Here are some ways to know… You actually WANT […]