Jane is a humorist whose focus is self-improvement.
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.
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
Don’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.
Own Your Runway- NEW! Positive IONS for Your Success
Get ready for lots of laughs, learning and plenty of “a-ha” moments during this supercharged presentation. Jane’s “ions” of success provides her audience with powerful techniques addressing: making an impression that sticks, achieving sales ovations, client connection, and purposeful passion.
Jane’s funny and insightful presentation is based on proven techniques that Jane discovered on her self-improvement journey awarding her the opportunity to walk the runway at the Miss America Pageant. By applying these same principles to sales, marketing and branding, Jane conquered other runways of career success.
She was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, is a SiriusXM Humorist, Best-Selling author and named a Woman Of Distinction by Elysian Magazine. In addition, Jane’s award-winning singing has taken her all the way to Radio City Music Hall. Jane’s “if I can, you can, too” attitude is contagious; her “how-to” message delivers results. (Mixed Audiences- Associations and Conventions)
- Winning Communication Techniques
- Selling Ovations
- Power Selling
“The laughter, empowerment, and singing in Jane’s presentation left the women feeling they could conquer the world by being true to who they are, taking charge of themselves while learning, laughing and loving more.” Patrick Hines, Co-ordinator, Scotland Memorial Foundation
Bare 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!)
Bury Me with My Pearls
This presentation is a classic and real jewel based on Jane’s award winning and best-selling 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)
Find 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. ( Mixed Audiences, Conferences, Associations, and Conventions) In this session Jane addresses:
- 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’s Highlight Reel
Jane Jenkins Herlong is a delight! Her fresh humor and engaging storytelling was one of the great highlights of our recent conference. In addition to her outstanding keynote, she is incredibily easy to work with. She made the pre-planning seamless. I would absolutley hire Jane to speak at my conference and so should you.
-Dan Cowen, Progam Coordinator, Academy Chair
We were delighted to have you come and share your warmth, enthusiasm and encouragement with our membership. Everyone loved your presentations and the evaluations were all so positive!
— Sally McNeill, Program Chair
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Thank you for providing us with the most spectacular opening we’ve ever had for our STAFDA convention. It literally brought the house down!
— Morrie Halvorsen, Executive Director
Your presentation was outstanding! The motivation you rendered in speech and song created a real desire in the hearts and minds of our members to set their goals at higher levels than in the past and work with new intensity and perseverance to attain them.
— Doyle D. Rahjes, President
Kansas Farm Bureau
Thank you very much for an outstanding performance. You were charming, invigorating and entertaining. In short, a tremendous hit!
— Dr. Kirk Alliman, President
American Humanics, Inc.
Partial Client List
- Southeastern Affordable
- Healthy Woman
- Internal Revenue Service
- National Association of Educational Office Professionals
- Southern Peanut
- New York Life Insurance Company
- Independent Newspapers
of the Southeast
- Blue Key National
Collegiate Honor Society
- WE – Women Enlightened
- Farm Bureau Insurance
- National Farm Credit Council
- U.S. Poultry & Egg Association