Motivational Speaker’s Tribute To Her Bug Guy

I spoke to a group of Pest Control Owners and Operators – and ended my speech with a tribute to my bug guy. Thought I’d share it with you – in case you know a bug guy you’d like to share it with – or are looking for a deeper look into the life of the one who sprays for bugs. Enjoy!


Your wacky motivational speaker who teaches you if you can write a tribute to your bug guy, you can write a tribute for anybody!

Kelly Swanson


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. Kelly, what a tribute by an incredibly creative motivational speaker! Too funny.

  2. Thanks Colette! I always tell my motivational speaker friends that if you can write a tribute for pest control folks, you can write a tribute for ANYBODY!

    • Motivational speakers understand, more than most people, the difficulties faced in almost any job. It’s not a stretch that the bug guy could use a tribute. There are a lot of professions that make our existence better but get little attention for the difference they make in our lives. So, why not the bug guy?

  3. I’ve heard a LOT of motivational speakers in my time – and I have NEVER heard one who would even THINK of doing something like this – much less be able to do it so brilliantly. Those people must feel so validated by this. You rock.

  4. Thanks Linda. I don’t know why more motivational speakers don’t do this – or any kind of speaker for that matter. You don’t have to write a poem – even a simple letter that serves as a thank you to those who need to hear it. We are all trying to find ways to connect with our audience/buyer – to establish a relationship. One of the best ways is to show them appreciation for who they are and what they do – more than a simple thanks. And that’s how you customize your presentation in an easy way. Even if the tribute is the only thing that speaks to the pain of the audience – it is enough! It’s so easy and so overlooked in this business. And then you record it and post it to YouTube – and suddenly it becomes not only a blessing for others, but a way to market. I have gotten business (or at least sealed the deal) because they found one of my tributes written for their industry/group. It ain’t rocket science! Just another way to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.

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