Spontaneity, Stories & Humor with Kelly Swanson

By Jane Atkinson

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Kelly Swanson about telling your story, how to be spontaneous, and add a little humor.  Today, Kelly is joining us to discuss how to be more authentic on stage. Kelly 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 […]

A Lesson in Humility

By Jane Atkinson

I haven’t been able to talk publicly about politics, even though it’s one of my favorite subjects, for several years now because America is so divided. I live in Canada, so you might think I’m not affected by American politics, but over 50% of my business comes from the US so I care. I care very deeply. This past month George H. W. Bush passed away joining his wife Barbara who had passed just eight […]

How Can You Get Paid More to Speak?

By Jane Atkinson

Speakers, I hear it all the time, “How do I negotiate my fees and get paid what I’m worth?”  Good news. I have some great insights to share with you about your fees from my recent event. This past weekend, I held our Accelerate LIVE 2018 event. The event went really well and on VIP day, my private coaching clients and Inner Circle Mastermind members were doing some deep dives into best practices. We had […]

How Important is “Story” to Your Success?

By Jane Atkinson

We know that telling a story in your business helps people know you and perhaps relate to you better, thus winning you more business. We also know that your percentage of storytelling vs. teaching is important to the success of your presentation. But, many people lean too heavily on teaching. Kelly Swanson, speech coach extraordinaire says this: As speakers we have often heard that we should tell stories in our presentations. But nobody ever explains […]

Recovering From an Onstage Flop

By Jane Atkinson

Twice in the past week I’ve had clients come to me and say they thought their presentation went smashingly well, but then the feedback came…. and they were wrong. The audience did not love their performance. In fact, some people didn’t even like it a little bit. Yikes! What would you do if you had a flop? Would you give up or would you get back on the horse? I suspect most of you have […]