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 Only, The Story Formula, and The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking.

Listen the podcast below:

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • What is it about stories that help people connect with content?  0:40
  • The Chub Rub Story.  4:15
  • What’s your plan…in case of emergency?  12:20
  • How to “think funny”?  17:00
  • Be you, unless you suck.  20:50
  • The process.  21:40
  • Start with a joke?  24:40
  • Can you inject humor into tragedy?  28:50

Kelly 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.  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.

If you are looking for advice on how to lighten up and laugh at yourself on stage, inject a little humor into your story and better connect with your audience, you can’t afford to miss this episode!

Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019.  Are you ready to ratchet up your business to the next level? Gain access to the strategies and master keynoting skills to build the business of your dreams!  If you answered YES, and your business is off the ground, then you’ll want to register NOW!  Kelly’s Hot Seat Coaching alone will be well worth the trip!

Podcast Resources:

Learn more about Kelly Swanson, HERE.
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