How Can Watching TV Help Us Become Better Speakers?

Could it be true? Could television actually help us become better speakers? I think so. Read on:


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. GREAT observation, Kelly! I've seen many otherwise great motivational speakers make this blaring error. And as a former professional actor, I know that when that curtain goes up on stage, you don't see actors setting in the furniture in place. They are in the middle of something important – which means – if they are in the MIDDLE of something – that something was happening BEFORE you got to watch! That's what hooks us right at the top. Good stuff, Kelly!

  2. Great stuff, Kelly. I'm always drawn in when motivational speakers begin with a story or hook. Darn, now I want to see Army Wives and I have no more TV time! You'll have to fill me in.

  3. I've never seen Army wives, but I've seen a LOT of speeches open the wrong way.  As motivational speakers, we often are the 'hired help' to speak at a conference often following a senior team leader, president, owner, or sponsor.  Many times I cringe (and at the same time feel okay that I'm going to do just fine) when I hear these otherwise very smart, accomplished people, open with 'Can you hear me?'  Yikes!!!  

  4. As the new motivational speaker on the block I'm going to take this great advice and run with it!  Thanks again Kelly, this Chamber of Commerce gathering isn't going to know what hit them!

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