Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime.
She is also author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Story Formula, and The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, keynote speaker for the International Toastmasters Convention, and has keynoted major conferences and corporate events from coast to coast.
Kelly’s wacky wit and powerful stories have charmed hearts and tickled funny bones for over 15 years. In addition to her role as a funny motivational speaker, Kelly teaches people how she does it by sharing what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling. Sharing her own powerful journey through story and the formula she discovered, you come to that magical place where the art of story meets the business of persuasion.
No matter what program she can create for you, her goal is the same – to make you laugh A LOT. Then laugh some more. To make you feel valued, challenge you to think differently, and leave you better than she found you.
Her methods are a little wacky, I’ll give you that. It’s just that she likes to shake things up a little. So if you’re looking for a commercial corporate “package” Kelly is not it. If you’re looking for a Subject Matter Expert who will wrap your information in a truly unique life-changing way – and make your people feel like they’ve just made a new friend – then, bingo, Kelly is it.
Motivational Speaker and Expert Storyteller being Applauded where clients have hired her for over 20 years for a lot of different reasons. Some want the show – lots of humor, lots of motivation, the stories they love, and a message handcrafted for their audience. And, boy, does Kelly love to bring the show. Opening and Closing Keynotes are her thing. And she is one of those rare breeds who likes to stick around. So let’s talk about ways she can add value beyond the keynote. Some of her most life-changing work happens in the hallway after the keynote.
Some audiences want content centered around personal development and motivation – topics like self-esteem, confidence, attitude, rewriting your inner script, reaching a higher level of passion, productivity, and prosperity. It’s the basis of her book Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale. It’s the reason Kelly Swanson – Funny Motivation was brought on as a celebrity mentor in three episodes of the Reality TV Show The Fashion Hero – to teach the models how to love who they are on the inside and to teach them how to connect on camera and tell their story.
If you are looking for a Funny Motivational Speaker, here is what clients have said about Kelly Swanson and her storytelling and motivational speaking performances.
“Huge thanks for your stupendous presentation at APA’s 34th Annual Congress! I had already heard you were an amazing humorist, and you exceeded my expectations. “Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale” was masterfully crafted and outrageously entertaining. In the midst of the laughter, there was a subtle yet poignant grace through your vivid characters. You are an artful storyteller! APA’s members were mesmerized as you took over 2000 people on a journey, which was more relevant to our theme than I could have imagined. We look forward to having you back in the near future!”
American Payroll Association
“I just finished reading the second set of evaluations (week two) and just like week one, the attendees found you to be amazing and simply the highlight of the convention. Time and time again the forms listed you or things you said as the most important take away they had from the convention. As a speaker, one does well if they can get people to remember a few things they say. But, if one can change a life through a message, there is no higher praise than that. Thanks for being a part of our program. Best wishes in all your future activities. You have a gift!”
Chairman & CEO | Auto-Owners Insurance
“We Just Want Them To LAUGH, Feel MOTIVATED and INSPIRED, and KNOW THEY MATTER
Sometimes you just want your people to have a heavy dose of humor and motivation. Something spectacular to open or close the conference with a bang. If you’re looking for a speaker that is unique, will make them laugh themselves silly and yet have their heart tugged – then you’ve come to the right place. Kelly is the PERFECT BLEND of comedy, motivation, and content. When you want just as much show as you do message – wrapped in unforgettable stories – it’s Kelly you need.”
Ask Kelly Swanson – Funny Motivation about how she can bookend your conference, by creating an opening AND a closing keynote that fit together like – yep – bookends. Open with a bang that leaves the audience clamoring for more – and staying until the very end of the conference to see her again and watch Part 2. And save money on having to hire two speakers. Yep. Pretty Cool.
All of Kelly’s shows are custom written to fit your group, your theme, your industry, and your objectives. Call us today and let’s start planning something amazing.
Travels from: Winston-Salem, NC
Fees: In-Person – $15,000 & Virtual – $8,000