Why It Pays To Be Easy To Work With

The Fine Line Between Confidence and Being Hard to Work With I speak at a lot of different kinds of events, and therefore spend a lot of time chatting with my customers. Often the conversation will include what they liked about me and the experience I delivered, as well as some of the other speakers […]

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My Biggest Business Mistake

My Biggest Mistake In The Business Of Professional Speaking I’ve made plenty of mistakes in this business, that’s for sure. But there is one that rises to the top. I never built a list. I published an article in LinkedIn today about how I fixed this mistake. If you’re interested, go check it out:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biggest-mistake-ive-made-my-speaking-career-so-far-kelly-swanson?published=t

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Interview With Kelly Swanson Motivational Speaker

NextFem Podcast Features Kelly Swanson Motivational Speaker 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 […]

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One Easy Way To Get More Professional Speaking Gigs

Having a hard time getting more bookings in professional speaking? Just like it takes money to make money, it takes bookings to get more bookings.  But all you need is one and you have an easy way to get more. How? LEVERAGE. This means that you try to use that one booking as leverage to get more. […]

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Why Most Motivational Speakers Fail At This Job

Why So Many Motivational Speakers Are Broke Out of the hundreds of speakers I have met in my life, it amazes me how many are unable to sustain a financially viable business. In short, they’re broke.  I feel their pain. I remember those years when I didn’t make any money. There were more years than […]

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When You’re Not Sure What You Speak About

When you are asked what you speak about, do you pause? Yep. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.  Sometimes, to this day, I still find myself pausing when someone asks me what I speak about.  It’s an issue that is prevalent among many speakers. While it makes us feel stupid as speakers when we […]

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My Adventure On Reality TV

Oh my goodness, Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Funny Motivational Speaker Hits The Telly I have always said that my career has not been so much a result of hard work and strategic planning, but random doors that opened and I walked through them – with closed eyes and held breath. Add another adventure […]

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