Are You A Rock Star In Your Industry, Or A Cover Band?

Motivational Speakers - are you original or do you copyAs a motivational speaker I talk about standing up and sticking out in a crowded market because nobody notices normal. In order to compete, we can’t just be better – we have to be different. And I believe that it’s different that America craves. We don’t need another singer who sounds just like Celine. We want a new sound. I think this applies in our work as well. Are you spending all your time copying someone else’s business model? Are you copying someone’s website? Are you creating material based on someone else’s material? While you may have a good quality product, I will challenge you to consider whether this will make you a rock star, or a cover band. Cover bands are great. We love them. But they will never be famous as a cover band. They will always play local – and be the second best thing to hearing the real thing. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be a rock star. Maybe not famous – but different – an original – someone who is very hard to copy. It’s rock stars we remember – not the cover bands.


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. Wow, how true, Kelly.  If you watch American Idol you will recall a LOT of singers whose names you do NOT remember. And they had to be pretty darned good to get that far.  But you would remember an Adam Lambert or a Fantasia.  And NOT because they were the winner – but because they were so very different.  And THAT’S a HUGE part of why they won, methinks! 

  2. I can think of a dozen people in the entertainment business who are icons, not because of their perfect technical skill, but because of their uniqueness. Think Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger. Will any of them be confused with one of the three tenors? Not likely. But each of these rock stars are incredibly unique. The uniqueness formula to success applies equally to bank tellers as it does to motivational speakers. Give this some thought before you get in lock step and suppress your uniqueness.

  3. No wonder you are such a successful motivational speaker, Kelly!  Your message of being different, of being unique, is so inspirational for me to stick to my path and not to copy others.  Thank you so much for the affirmation that who I am and what I have to offer is of value!

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