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Funny Story About a Wal-Mart Greeter- Do you know your Employees?

I love a funny story and here is one I could not resist sharing—a genuine flip-flop in communication.


At a dinner party the other night, the conversation drifted to Wal-Mart greeters since my very bored, post-Ford Motor Credit executive and brother-in-law, Stanley, became a Wal-Mart greeter for a brief period of time. One of our dinner party pals was able to relate to Stanley’s greeter tales. Their story was quite humorous and interesting… a Wal-Mart store manager obviously was unaware of his greeter’s resume. This is a funny story!

The greeter was habitually late but an excellent employee. Out of frustration concerning this gentleman’s tardiness, the Wal-Mart store manager had a one-on-one meeting. “So,” inquired the boss, “were you ever late arriving at your former job?”  “Why, yes,” answered the greeter. “Well, tell me, what comment was made upon your late arrival?”

The greeter replied, “Good Morning, Admiral Jones. Would you like another cup of coffee?”

Posted in funny, funny speaker by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

I’m Now a Member of the Speaker Hall of Fame

CPAE award copy

Last week, I had the great honor of being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame during the National Speaker Association’s annual conference. This means I’m now a a CSP as well as a CPAE.

It was an honor that was voted upon by my peers. I’m thrilled to have been a 2016 inductee! Watch a clip of this amazing evening.

For more information about the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, go here. For more information about having me speak at your next event, go here.

Posted in conference, funny speaker, Southern Humor, successful speaker, successful women by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

How to Enhance Your Writing Career

Tucked away in the “desire of my heart” was writing. This desire could have come to screeching halt when my English college professor handed me the bright red “F” on my first English writing assignment. As a professional speaker, back of the room sales and product development is always important, so I gave my first book a go. Surprisingly, people liked my little book entitled, “Bare Beet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” As a humorist speaker who presents inspirational presentations, I decided to take the plunge attend a conference and learn how to start a writing career.Tucked away in the “desire of my heart” was writing.  This desire could have come to screeching halt when my English college professor handed me the bright red “F” on my first English writing assignment.  As a professional speaker, back of the room sales and product development is always important, so I gave my first book a go. Surprisingly, people liked my little book entitled, “Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” As a humorist speaker who presents inspirational presentations, I decided to take the plunge, attend a conference and learn how to enhance your writing career. Last week, Alton Gansky, the Director of the Blue Ridge Writer’s Christian Writers Conference, asked me to share my journey combining my talents as a funny keynote speaker and writer. Thanks to a great team;  Eddie Jones of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Tim Burns and Meaghan Burnett, my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” has been in the top ten in twenty Amazon categories.  I hope this Youtube interview will help both writers and professional speakers in their pursuit of combining their talents. How to Enchance Your Writing Career

Posted in Bury Me With My Pearls, funny speaker, motivational speaker, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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