FRIDAY, Oct 3, 2014

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for networking

Program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Taking Content and Turning It Into A Show Using Humor, Stories, Characters, and Whatever Else You Have Up Your Sleeve
Isn’t it time you stood out in a crowded market? The way to get out of the chorus line and into the spotlight isn’t about being better. It’s assumed you will be remarkable at what you do. If you aren’t remarkable, you aren’t even in the chorus line. It’s not better that gets you to the spotlight – but different. Give them something they don’t expect. If you want to be in the spotlight, you have to be willing to do what it takes to get out of the chorus line.

Whether you are a brand new or a seasoned speaker, you’ll learn something new – and leave laughing!
Explore how to:

  • Go beyond the transfer of information to develop an emotional connection
  • Captivate and entertain audiences
  • Set yourself apart in a crowded market
  • Be remembered long after your program
  • See things from a new perspective and create endless ways to take your speech from remarkable to flippin’ off the hook.

Kelly Swanson will share how we can use stories, comedy, poetry, music, act outs, monologues, and whatever else our creative minds discover to take our speech from a program to a show. The only requirement is courage. The courage to try new things. The courage to come out of your comfort zone. The courage to step out of the chorus line and into the spotlight. Are you in? I hope so. Be sure to register now for Kelly Swanson, one Southern accent, a thousand characters and an unforgettable experience




Kelly Swanson

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, author of “Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?” and creator of Prides Hollow and the beloved cast of characters who have charmed audiences from coast to coast, from convention halls to cruise ships. She started her career twenty years ago as a writer and professional storyteller, performing at the National Storytelling Festival, opening for Loretta Lynn, and being a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines. Our State Magazine calls her one of North Carolina’s funniest women. Thanks to a chance encounter with Jeanne Robertson, her path turned into a new direction – motivational speaking. For the last ten years, Kelly has been performing one-woman shows all over the United States. Booking ]over 80 shows a year, Kelly knows what it takes to bring a crowd to their feet and get booked over and over – even in a tough economy.