What To Include In A Keynote Speaker Demo Video

The Dreaded Keynote Speaker Demo Video Most of us have stressed about our keynote speaker demo video at one point or another.  There is no question that it is one of the most important tools to get you business, yet the hardest to accomplish. It’s hard to choose what to put in it. It’s hard to […]

It’s Not Who You Know That Gets You Booked as a Keynote Speaker

Note:  This blog post is intended for those in the speaking profession, who fall prey to the belief that it’s all about who you know in your industry. The article points out the validity in thinking that being recognized by the big names will get you booked.  While the message is intended for this audience, […]

How Big Is Your Dream? A motivational message.

A Story with a Motivational message from Kelly Swanson Today’s blog post is done by video. Perhaps this is just the message you needed to hear today.  Feel free to share it with those who may need to hear it too.  

How I Paint the Scene in a Story

How To Make A Story Powerful By Creating A Vivid Scene The power of a story lies in your ability to take your listener into the story – to show instead of tell. There is no question that the key to a compelling story is in the details you choose. It almost doesn’t matter what […]

How To Write a Story in 3 Easy Steps

3 Easy Steps to Write a Story Struggling with how to write that story for your next speech? Here is an easy formula that I use when I need to write a story fast.  I call it the Three Paragraph Method because it has three paragraphs to its construction. Brilliant title. I know. Let me clarify that […]

Is It Okay to Sell from Stage as a Keynote Speaker?

To sell or not to sell. That is the question. That’s a hard question for me to answer with a resounding yes or no.  It’s always followed by a “but” and you’re hard pressed to find two speakers who will agree on the subject. It’s something I’ve been thinking about more and more lately, as […]

Stop Cold Calling, It Doesn’t Work

  Stop working harder and start working smarter! Today’s post will be brief. (Pause for you to gasp).  It’s brief, but on purpose. Because I need to share with you the biggest secret to getting booked as a motivational speaker in this economy. Stop cold calling. It doesn’t work.  Draw your buyers to you by […]