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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.

Did Ya’ll Know You Can Hire Me to Speak at Your Event?

No matter what type of conference or event you’re planning, you can make it a hit with one of my funny, self improvement presentations. Using my sweet, Southern humor I look to inspire folks just like you to to laugh more and live healthier!

Posted in Southern Humor, Speaking engagement, successful speaker by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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How to be a Successful Opening Speaker

The opening keynote speaker sets the tone for the conference. After years of speaking, I have isolated what I believe meeting planners look for in an opening keynote speaker and how you can be a successful opening speaker. 

This spot on the program is so important since the opening keynote speaker sets the tone for the conference.  After years of speaking, I have isolated what I believe meeting planners look for in an opening keynote speaker and how you can be a successful opening speaker.

Why Should I Give this Opening Speaker my Attention?

Put yourself in the seat as an audience member.  Why should they give you their most valuable resource; their time?  The opening keynote should connect quickly to engage the audience. This is why conversation with a committee or meeting planner prior to the keynote is vital.  The speaker also has to remember that some in the audience may not want to be there but must attend to receive points towards accreditation.  Regardless, successful speakers  gather information from the company’s website and use a pre-speech questionnaire. Many opening speakers mention current events to help connect quickly with the audience.

Posted in opening speaker, successful speaker, what meeting planners want by Jane Jenkins Herlong.