Story Crafting Workshop with Kelly Swanson

Story Crafting Workshop with Kelly Swanson
February 10th-11th, 2018
Schedule and Prices
 Location: Lago Mar Golf and Country Club, 500 NW 127th Avenue, Plantation, FL 33325
Regular registration through February 8, 2018
What you will learn…
  • How to craft the kinds of memorable keynotes and programs that command top fees
  • A simple process for creating and shaping your stories
  • Secrets of “standing out from the crowd” so you’ll book more gigs
  • How to use words to “paint pictures” your audience will see in their minds
  • When to use humor–and when not
  • How to make your stories uniquely yours
  • To transform your stories from good to great
  • Why stories make your programs more powerful, motivating, and memorable
  • Why stories are the single most powerful way to make an impact

Plus, the first 10 to enroll will have the opportunity to present their stories and get personal feedback, suggestions, powerful storytelling principles and techniques from Kelly Swanson!

Story Crafting Workshop Schedule

Saturday, February 10:

Morning  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Keynote: The Craft of Storytelling with Kelly Swanson (full hot breakfast included)

Afternoon 12:30 – 4:30 PM: Story Crafting working session with Kelly Swanson continues. (lunch included with Entire Event rate)
(participants will break into small groups to work on their stories)

Evening 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m:  FSA Recognition Dinner (included in Entire Event rate) or $75 per person if registering for Dinner Only.

Dinner location: Vienna Cafe and Wine Bar, 9100 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33324

Sunday, February 11:

Morning 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Speaker Showcase with critiques by Kelly Swanson (full hot breakfast included)  NOTE: The first ten (10) Professional members to register will be featured in the Speaker Showcase

Story Crafting Workshop Pricing

Workshop Pricing-Registration through Feb. 8th

  • Saturday Morning Keynote only ($125)
  • Saturday Morning Keynote and Afternoon only ($199)
  • Saturday Evening FSA Recognition dinner only ($75)
  • Entire event (all day Sat. & Sun., including Sat. dinner) $365
Read What Others Are Saying!

Kelly Swanson isn’t just one of the best storytellers in NSA, she is an artistic genius; a story-crafter par excellence. She understands how to take apart a story and put it back together so that when you deliver it, your audience is right with you every step of the way. She is generous of spirit, authentic, funny and a delight to work with.

Helen Turnbull PhD, CSP

CEO, Human Facets 

Immediate Past President of FSA

Just watching Kelly Swanson speak is like attending a masterclass in storytelling. Participating in her program is like getting a master’s degree. Kelly not only teaches you how to craft a compelling, entertaining and relevant story, she also explains how to deliver it powerfully—with humor, emotion, effective timing and pacing, etc. I walked away from the workshop with a significantly better keynote, one that allowed me to make a stronger connection with my audiences. This is a don’t-miss event for anyone who wants to become a better, more successful, and higher-earning speaker!

Keith Harmeyer


President-Elect, Florida Speakers Association

“I used to think there were great speakers and not so great speakers – and speakers either had good stories or mediocre stories. Then I met Kelly Swanson. Kelly taught me that mediocre stories could become incredible stories and okay speakers could become excellent speakers with the proper skill set. Being a good speaker is simply not enough in today’s marketplace. Kelly has an unmatched ability of taking a story you already have to another level – and she can do that in 5 minutes!”

Caroline de Posada, Esq.

Speaker, Writer, Attorney


Kelly SwansonAbout Kelly

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, author (Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking, You. Your Story. Make An Impact), storytelling coach, and creator of Prides Hollow and the wacky cast of southern characters who have charmed audiences from coast to coast for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in extensive online and print publications and has won awards from the Film Advisory Board of Hollywood and the National Association of Parenting Publications. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, and Our State Magazine calls her one of North Carolina’s funniest women.

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