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Master The Art of Story


Kelly Swanson

Min - Max

$15,000 -


Travels From

High Point, NC

Short Description:

Hall of Fame funny motivational speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller, Where Art of Story Meets Business of Persuasion. Kelly will provide a powerful storytelling toolkit for your leaders, sales team and customer service teams to increase their influence, ability to inspire others and create deeper connections.

Becoming a Story-Driven Influencer
No matter what industry you are in, or what job title you hold, at some point you will find yourself in a position of influence – wanting or needing to convince someone else to do something. The goal is clear: to connect, engage, persuade, and leave a lasting impact. Yet, many professionals find themselves falling short, often missing that crucial emotional connection that drives action and loyalty.

Enter the transformative power of storytelling.

By the end of this highly interactive program, participants will not only understand the mechanics of effective storytelling but will also be equipped to harness its power in their professional roles.

Whether you’re pitching a product, leading a team, or serving a customer, storytelling is the key to forging deeper connections and achieving desired outcomes. Under Kelly Swanson’s expert guidance, you’ll master the art of crafting compelling stories that hit the mark every time.


  • Learn to find and craft stories that relate to a specific audience
  • Master how to tap into your listener’s story
  • Build trust to become a more authentic communicator
  • Explore ways to talk about yourself without talking about yourself
  • Discover six ways to connect with those you serve
  • Weave Story into your presentations and use them to create buy-in

Who Hijacked My Fairytale
In a world where self-doubt and external pressures often dictate our narrative, many of us are held captive by stories that diminish our true potential. These limiting beliefs create barriers to personal growth, leading to feelings of stagnation and unfulfillment. Kelly Swanson believes if you want to change your life, you must start by changing your story.

In this hysterically funny, motivational program, Kelly draws from her own journey of overcoming challenges and reshaping her narrative, blending humor with profound insights to inspire a shift in perspective.

Participants are guided to rewrite their own stories, cultivating a winning mindset that unlocks passion, purpose, and confidence. With Kelly’s unique storytelling approach, individuals are empowered to not only envision a brighter future but to actively pursue it.


  • Learn four steps to rewriting your fairytale
  • Recognize that your story directly influences the life you lead.
  • Give yourself permission to dream and allow joy into your life
  • Master six strategies to reshape a winning mindset
  • Write a new story goals and achieve through intentional action


Kelly Swanson Storytelling workshop and consulting


Motivational Speaker & Master Storyteller Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, hall-of-fame inspirational 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 Affirmation Journal for Positive Thinking. 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. She recently launched her one-woman show Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale in theaters and it is being booked all over the country. In July of 2022, she was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame. In early 2024 Kelly will be launching  launching her second theater show, A Tribute to Prides Hollow. Kelly’s wacky wit and powerful stories have charmed hearts and tickled funny bones for over 20 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.

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Jack Mortimer
IT Events
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Jack Mortimer, SVP Events, e.Republic “We booked Kelly Swanson 35 times this year! She has the perfect blend of talent, energy, insight and humor to inspire audiences. Her message of the power of storytelling is desperately needed in our field (government IT officials). I highly recommend Kelly without hesitation for any type of event in which you want your audience to be motivated, educated, enlightened and entertained”
Dan Maddux
American Payroll Association
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Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association Maddux “I had already heard Kelly was an amazing humorist, and she exceeded my expectations. Her program was masterfully crafted and outrageously entertaining. Kelly is an artful storyteller! APA’s members were mesmerized as she took over 2000 people on a journey, which was more relevant to our theme than I could have imagined. We look forward to having Kelly back in the near future!” Note: They have booked Kelly again as their keynote speaker for 2024.
Sherry Brisson-Jones
Vidant Health Pink Tour
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Sherry Brisson-Jones, Event Coordinator, Vidant Health “Having Kelly Swanson as our featured speaker for our Pink Power Speaking Tour was….a true pleasure, a riot, a lot of fun and a just a hoot! Whatever happened during, she adapted and just rocked with it…nothing seemed to phase her! She immediately connected with our event attendees, our volunteers and our staff and made us laugh til we cried – and still made us think and connect.”

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