‘Twas the Night Before the Keynote

‘Twas the Night before the Keynote, and all through backstage

Every comms person was stirring, from Michael to Paige;

The teleprompter was locked after much pleading and shouting,

All edits were stopped, even though speakers were pouting;

Yet one keynote speaker was snug in their bed,

As their vision for the storyline played out in their head;

Warm in their PJs, their dog listening proud,

As they practiced the opening right out loud.

For out of the mangled and deep-weeded clatter,

They’d carved out their message to tell what really did matter.

As the townhall opened the very next day,

The scurrying continued each and every single way,

Except for the speaker, well-rested and spry,

Who touched up one last note and was ready to fly.

“If we do this,” they began with a smile and a wink,

“We’ll increase our sales more than you could possibly think!”

Their vision was clear and their stories were too,

They knew how to connect with me and with you.

And as their Keynote wrapped up with a big round of applause,

They left the stage after an appreciative pause.

The Keynote was grand and the year launched with style,

Because they put in our number and then they hit dial.

As your New Year begins in just a few weeks,

Let us know if your Keynote is still looking bleak.

For where there’s a story or message in doubt,

That’s when the SW&A magic turns out.

Whether you need us tomorrow or on a cold winter night,

We wish you a Happy New Year and hope your holidays are bright!


From all of us to all of you… we wish you a joyful and restful Holiday.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

SW&A Team