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Kelly Swanson (Chapter Event – February 2020)

February 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Registration Deadline February 5, 2020. No walk-ins possible.

Join members of NSA NYC, professional speakers from the New York City Metropolitan area and our guests at our monthly chapter meeting. It’s your chance to connect and bond with renown speakers, thought leaders, authors, consultants, coaches, trainers and professional educators.  Our featured guest speakers share industry insights and business trends and practical tips. You’ll learn new strategies that will enhance your intellectual property, speaking skills and increase your revenue.

Meeting Agenda:

12:30 PM to 1 PM:  Arrival and Networking

1 PM to 4 PM: Full Program Including a 20-Minute Break

Our program includes two segments from our guest speaker, a Member Insights presentation and various NSA NYC Chapter Updates.  A 20-minute break occurs around 2:30 pm give or take a few minutes.

4 PM – Members gather at a nearby restaurant for networking and getting to know each other.

Featured Guest Speaker:

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speakerHuffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Herotelevision show airing on Amazon Prime. She is also author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Story Formula, and The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. She was a featured entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines, keynote speaker for the International Toastmasters Convention, and has keynoted major conferences and corporate events from coast to coast.

Kelly’s wacky wit and powerful stories have charmed hearts and tickled funny bones for over 15 years. In addition to her role as a funny motivational speaker, Kelly teaches people how she does it by sharing what she has learned about connecting and engaging to have more influence in business, through the use of one tool – strategic storytelling. Sharing her own powerful journey through story and the formula she discovered, you come to that magical place where the art of story meets the business of persuasion. For more about Kelly go to www.MotivationalSpeakerKellySwanson.com

Watch this great video from Kelly!

The Story Formula
Where the art of story meets the business of persuasion.

Learn Kelly’s proven formula for crafting and telling stories that connect, influence, and get results.

The most powerful tool you have to connect is STORY. Not only has Kelly been using that tool to change lives for twenty years as a funny motivational speaker, Kelly has been studying the tool and helping thousands of people in business learn how to incorporate that tool into their own skillset.

Kelly is different from other storytelling speakers because she doesn’t just tell you that it’s important.  She teaches you why it matters – the science behind it – the psychology of its impact on the brain. Not only that, she has developed a formula to help take out all the guesswork. A formula that people have used in all different types of industries to help them craft powerful compelling stories in business and leadership.

But more than that…Kelly has a unique superpower. She can take a five-minute story from someone in the audience and in five minutes give them tips to make it more powerful. People are amazed at how Kelly can magically transform a story and prove its power.  Some even call her a wizard as they watch her story hot seats. But the truth is that she has studied and used story for twenty years. She knows how it works, and she knows how to help you find the magic in your story.

Audience Take-Aways

·         Learn six secrets to connect

·         Learn the science behind story

·         Learn Kelly’s Trojan Horse story formula

·         Learn Kelly’s easy framework for crafting stories

·         Learn how to make stories better and more compelling

·         Learn crafting and delivery tips

·         Watch Kelly remake stories in real-time

·         Learn how to be more authentic and engaging in business

Member Insights:

Book More Business with Customized Video Proposals

We’re speakers. Our prospective clients should SEE and HEAR us – talking directly to them – about how we can solve their problems and help them achieve their goals. Jen will share her process for creating customized video proposals to connect more deeply with prospects and book more gigs.


  • Tools you need to create a custom video proposal
  • What content to include
  • Tips for streamlining the process
  • 7 steps from Inquiry Call to Booking the Gig
  • Tips for obtaining & compiling video

“I was able to go through 84 different videos and Jen’s was the one that caught my eye.” – Amsurg (booked Jen for conference opening keynote)

Jen Slaw works with companies struggling to keep up with constant change and looking to improve employee engagement, productivity, and innovation. She’s shared her unique approach to problem-solving and life juggling on numerous TV morning shows, the Late Show with David Letterman, Off-Broadway and TEDx stages. A former structural engineer and world-record-holding expert juggler, she uses principles of juggling to teach strategies for adopting a growth mindset, integrating work/life, staying nimble in the face of change, strengthening teams, and creating a positive work environment.


Jeanne M. Stafford encourages her audiences to say “YES!” to every space they enter. She is a gifted facilitator, motivator and relationship generator. She helps people to find greater joy at work and in life by arming them with usable and compelling communication skills. Jeanne is a member of NSA NYC, serves on the Board as Director Chapter Event Programing, and as the Master of Ceremony, she will lead us through this event.



Venue: Serendipity Labs – 28 Liberty Street, 6th Floor

Dress Code: Business Casual

Catering: Coffee, Tea, Water

Tickets must be purchased by 11:30 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK-INS are possible. Please bring I.D. and check-in.


$85  for Members, Associates, Speaker University Students
Log in to receive your Membership Discount, will automatically be applied at check out.

$85 for visiting Non-Local NSA Members and Members of Global Speakers Federation
Use Coupon Code “nsa_speaker2019” at check out.

$95 for Non-Members and Guests

$75 for First Timers
Use Coupon Code “nsanyc_guest20” at check out.

(All-Access Pass savings available for Members only.)

Important Deadline:

No walk-ins are possible. You must buy your ticket by 11:30 pm on February 5, 2020.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Requests for refunds must be made a least one week before registration for the event closes by using the contact form. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify us and send first name, last name and e-mail address of the person who will join us 48 hours prior to the event via the contact form. Discounted All-Access-Pass chapter event tickets cannot be refunded.

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February 7, 2020
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Serendipity Labs
28 Liberty Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10005 United States
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NSA NYC Chapter
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