Motivational Speakers On “Taking Off The Face”


motivationalspeakerkellyswansonPMotivational Speakers know that it's not about showing you where we are – but showing you where we've been.

I want to share with you this blog post I wrote on another blog about having the courage to show us the real you.


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! Nice, Kelly, thank you! I have always thought that funny motivational speakers could get away with revealing the "before" because it can be so danged funny. But I've seen examples where they COULD have, but didn't. Of course for most people – SHAME preceeds the ability to find the funny. But I'm thinking if we could embrace that thing we are so ashamed of – we really could find not only the humor, but, as you and Iman point out – the beauty as well.

  2. All of you on this blog continue to inspire me to reveal the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth and even the before truth. Have I got a picture for you! Kelly, you've always encouraged me to show my before photo, and Linda, you are spot on when you talk about shame preventing the funny. Shame prevents all the healing which is why the world needs you two incredible motivational speakers!

  3. This is a powerful revelation of "the real".  

    Little confession… Because I am a bit left of center, I found myself with a serious case of the giggles… I began to imagine us bringing this concept home.   Can you imagine a back-stage photo shoot of motivational speakers before we get our Spanx on and 1/4 gallon of hairspray applied?  (Or is that just me?)  Whooo boy, I would totally sign up for that if my "after" looked like Danielle's!!!  Seriously, I am always thrilled when models & photographers show us the transformation between the real and the art.  Thank you!

  4. I couldn't agree more, Kelly.  As motivational speakers up on stage, the "authority", the audience already feels a distance between us and them.  In order to really connect I believe the best way is to reveal where we've been. Bravo!

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