Why Storytelling In Business Is The Secret to Success

Why Storytelling In Business Is The Secret to Success I have spent most of my life and career studying and witnessing the power of story, and receiving the monetary benefits of having perfected this skill set. The ability to write and tell a good story that connects with your listener has more benefits than you […]

How To Tell A Good Story In Business

What Makes A Story Good? It’s official. Storytelling is the new buzz word, and has been for a while.  People across industries are realizing how important stories are when it comes to connecting and engaging with your buyer, your market, and your world.  But everyone seems to still be scratching their heads and wondering HOW.  […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Why Retreats Are Good For Your Speaking Business

Story Crafting Summer Camp 2016 As you may already know, I am a big believer in working on your craft.  It amazes me how many people focus on the marketing, and how few people focus on their actual speech. The speech is our product. The speech is our best marketing. Good speakers do more than […]

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 […]