Jane is a humorist whose focus is self-improvement.



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Here are a few excerpts from Jane’s presentation in front of an audience 20,000 enthusiastic young people from all across America.

Jane’s presentations are chock-full of life lessons, singing and original Southern humor.

Looking for a stress-relieving, funny entertaining experience to help your audience lighten-up, listen-up and laugh-out-loud? Well, you can expect all that—and much more—when Jane steps on the stage!

Want a good laugh and life lesson? Click on the picture and hear an excerpt from Jane’s presentation to help you handle difficult people/moments with humor.jl1-2

Delivering her motivational speeches, Jane skillfully weaves together humorous storytelling, enriching life lessons and uplifting songs, (featured on Sirius XM Radio) based upon her own journey from the farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant and beyond. Jane shares how her sense of  humor helped her overcome being labeled Dyslexic and other issues to find her success. Jane’s inspirational speaking helps folks discover the amazing power of humor to find the funny in dysfunction and tap into their best selves. Along with original stories, Jane’s ever-present sense of humor guarantees that audiences will laugh, but they’ll also take away timeless life skills and enjoy her beautiful singing and parodies. With honest-to-goodness Southern charm and a contagious can-do attitude, Jane finds a way to relate to all audiences and inspire them laugh more and live healthier.

Jane’s Most Popular Presentations

Jane Herlong's Speaking PresentationsFind the Funny in Dysfunction

Are you a “fixer?” There are so many issues that  we cannot control or fix so why not find the humor with those impossible people and circumstances? Give stress a “black-eye” and move forward with these issues in your rear-view mirror. This is the best way to say NO to stress and YES to success. With her humor that is featured on Sirius XM Radio and singing, this fun-filled, inspirational speaking presentation will help you Find the Funny is Dysfunction to be able to Function. In this session Jane addresses:

( Mixed Audiences, Conferences, Associations,  and Conventions)

  • Principled behavior for fool-proof results
  • The pitfalls of over-functioning
  • Embracing troubles to motivate your performance
  • The ability to be able to laugh at yourself!

Jane Herlong's Speaking PresentationsBare Feet to High Heels and the Flip-Flops in Between

Based on Jane’s best-selling book, Bare Feet to High Heels, this presentation is filled with heart and “sole.” Jane shares her journey from the farm to being labeled dyslexic, all the way to the runway of the Miss America Pageant and beyond. Her stories are guaranteed to make your audience laugh all the way toward becoming their own personal best. Ideal for keynotes and seminars for women’s groups, this presentation will reveal:

  • The power of humor in dealing with problems
  • How to empower your life to handle stress
  • Life is like a flip-flop (life will flip, but don’t you be a flop!)

Jane Herlong's Speaking PresentationsDon’t Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams!

When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup! In this presentation—full of enriching content and enlightening humor—Jane shares successful business and life strategies learned from working in her father’s tomato fields as a young girl. Jane’s humorous, original storytelling focuses on personal accountability and life-balance, while promoting the highest standards of ethics for peak performance and bottom line productivity. This keynote presentation is perfect for mixed audiences, conferences, associations and customer service groups who needs to out-think or re-think the competition. Your group will discover:

  • The value in making great mistakes.
  • Why business as usual is NOT business as usual —so be unusual!
  • How difficult people can actually empower you.
  • How to identify the “Best Worst Thing that Ever Happened.”
  • How to become a “keeper” to your customers.

Jane Herlong's Speaking PresentationsBury Me with My Pearls

This presentation is a classic and real jewel based on Jane’s new book. Perfect for women who are searching for living their legacies. Jane uses her pearl analogy; cultured, uncultured, and seed pearls to empower women to handle business and personal challenges with grace and a sense of humor. This presentation is perfect for women who love to laugh,eat and win a door prize. Well, that is pretty much most women.  (Women’s Conferences- Associations and Conventions)

Jane Herlong's Speaking PresentationsOwn Your Runway

Get ready for lots of laughs and plenty of “a-ha” moments during this presentation. Jane’s funny and insightful performance is based on life lessons learned from her unique experience of being a contestant in the Miss America Pageant including: effective communication, stamina, talent and style. Women of all ages will be inspired to celebrate themselves and embrace how to conquer their “phases of competition” to successfully to own their runways—all with a healthy dose of humor.   (Women’s Conferences- Associations and Conventions)

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