Helping People Approach Life with a Sense of Humor
(and a Little Grace Doesn’t Hurt, Either)
With her comic relief, folksy wisdom and song, humorist, Jane Jenkins Herlong entertains audiences while delivering a positive message for self development that everyone remembers. Churches, women’s groups, agricultural businesses, insurance agencies… you name it, everyone’s got a special place in their heart for Jane!
Jane’s Fans Are Singing Her Praises
Within two minutes of presenting, Jane changed the entire energy in the room. She had captured everyone’s attention. They were laughing, hanging on every word and the overall mood was happy. Through her brilliant (and hilarious) storytelling and inspirational tone, Jane delivered an impactful message to our group. They felt empowered, encouraged and motivated to own their “runway,” because Jane told them not only how, but why and that she believed they could. I highly recommend Jane to any group looking for a reminder of the importance of laughter and believing in yourself.
– Holly Cline, The POWER Symposium
We are still counting our blessings here in High Point, NC for our good fortune in having Jane Herlong as our speaker this May for our Pink Ribbon Luncheon. We have about 525 women join us for our Luncheon every May and this year, Jane was a HUGE hit. Women AND men are still talking months later about our terrific speaker, Jane Herlong!! No Kidding!
Jane was more fun than you can imagine and she delivers a heartfelt message of hope and courage formed by her life experiences from an early age. Jane keeps you laughing…no doubt the best medicine ever…and she makes you think about how fortunate we are to be who we are. Jane sings like a Broadway performer and you can easily see why she was once Miss South Carolina. She is Southern to the core and will entertain you with her Southern charm. We loved Jane Herlong so much, that we have invited her to come back to High Point for our 15th anniversary in 3 years. We can’t wait!
Chairman, The Pink Ribbon Luncheon
High Point, North Carolina
High Point Regional Health System
We enjoyed listening to you at he Agri Legacy Conference in Boonville, MO. You have an extraordinary talent and an entertaining presentation.
—Dr. Jon Hagler
Director of Agriculture
Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend of Southern humor and folksy wisdom is just priceless… The more generic, suburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.
— Howard Books
Simon and Schuster
Jane Jenkins Herlong did an excellent job of entertaining our group as our Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Ohio Fair Managers Convention in January…….just enough humor and a good message for the young and old both….. and our sponsor for Jr. Fair day was very happy and that was important because it was their first event with our organization. Please tell Jane “nice job” once again and Thank You for recommending her!
— Ohio Fair Managers Association
Jane proved to be an excellent speaker and entertainer at our recent Fall Conference. She was an upbeat and motivational speaker, capturing the attention of our early morning attendees. It was difficult for Jane to exit the room because of all the attendees who wanted to talk with her before she left. She will certainly be a return speaker for our group.
— Teresa Colton, Director of Convenience Stores and Membership
N.C. Petroleum & Convenience Marketers
We appreciate the excellent job you did for New York Life during the sesquicentennial celebration. Jane, that weekend turned out every bit as spectacular as we had hoped, particularly because of the contribution you made at Radio City Music Hall!
— Jules A. del Vecchio, CLU, ChFC, Vice President
New York Life Insurance Company
You were wonderful… They loved you! Your human warmth and sincerity rang out as clearly as your magnificent voice! Your positive, uplifting message won our hearts and gave us all something to carry with us for a long time.
— Greame Clegg, Chairman, New Image International
We have heard nothing but rave reviews about you. I have already passed your information along to several staff members that want you to come back and speak to their individual departments. You inspired so many people in the room that day. I am so glad that you were able to make it up to see us. I feel like I have made a new lifelong friend.
— Brande Rumpf, Executive Assistant to the Director
Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau
The response of the students of the Milton Hershey School was truly outstanding. You obviously captured their attention at the very beginning and they were with you throughout the entire program. Your inspiring message with the beautiful singing is an experience that we will all remember for a long time.
— Ronald D. Glosser, Chief Executive Officer
Hershey Trust Company
Fantastic…inspiring…dynamic…entertaining… All apply to your superb presentation at the 24th RCMA Conference and Exposition.
— DeWayne S. Woodring, Executive Director/CEO
You were excellent! You were professional, funny, light and very well-received by the group. Not to mention your wonderful voice! Jane, you were a perfect choice! I have heard nothing but positive remarks from our employees!
— Jan Potter, Personnel Representative
John Deere Insurance
…The audience took to you instantly! In addition to your standing ovation, you could have had one where they carried you around the room on their shoulders, had you chosen. You tell meaningful and interesting stories; your philosophy and advice are solid and your musical and audience wandering interludes confirmed our collective judgment that you are a “keeper”!
— Charlie Herrmann
It was absolutely delightful to have you with us during our annual meeting… Your music and message were received by our delegates and guests enthusiastically. We continue to receive compliments on your performance.
— J. Hansen Hoffman, Jr.
Maryland Farm Bureau
What a great way to end my conference… You not only charmed my group with your down-home Southern ways but most importantly left my members with a message that they can’t afford to ever forget: Be yourself and don’t ever quit!
— Mark Singer, Executive Director
Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association
…You were wonderful! I’ve heard nothing but compliments from everyone!
— Janice Ayers
Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
You were fantastic! Your winning attitude message during the opening was outstanding. Your elegant blending [of] message and song reminded our sales force of the tremendous opportunities which exist…. As our sales force reaches new heights I hope you will take pride in knowing you helped inspire us to be the best we can be.
— Carl E. Derrick, CLU, ChFC, CPCU
Farm Bureau Insurance
Your humor, words of wisdom and especially your music was just the mix I was looking for. ‘Thanks’ just doesn’t seem to be enough to say how grateful I am!
— Becky Dempsey
American Soybean Association
Your presentation and performance for our Annual Meeting were wonderful! Our CEO told me that it was the best prayer breakfast we have ever had, and I wholeheartedly agree with him. We heard many similar comments from our guests.
— Joy Upchurch
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
What a delight to have you at our Financial Women International State Conference. Your presentation was exactly what we needed.
— Loretta Thomas, Program Chairperson
Financial Women International State Conference
Lots of people have told me that you were the best speaker we have offered at any of our annual meetings. And that is quite a compliment, considering that many of these people have been attending these meetings for years.
— Jerry Kirk, Manager, Communications Department
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
You had a wonderful message that was geared to our needs and our business. Everyone just fell in love with you and we received wonderful comments!
— Mabel Templeton
…Thank you for the special effort you made to provide the most enjoyable entertainment (with a message) that we have had during my 26-year tenure with Farm Credit.
— Frank Whitaker, Jr.
North Central Farm Credit
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
The stories, songs and general good-natured ribbing made everyone enjoy the conference even more! I was indeed happy to see the audience give you a standing ovation! It proved to me that I had chosen the right person for our conference!
— Leona Madaj, Conference Chair
Pennsylvania Child Nutrition
I am so glad I not only got to meet you but that I was able to enjoy two evenings of your company. Your presentation was amazing, informative and a great way to leave the worries behind! It was nice to witness someone who proved them all wrong! You’ve given me hope!
— Amanda Duforat
It was such a pleasure meeting and hearing your presentation. From the evening before to the main event, I’ve never laughed so hard!
— Anita Cline
WOW! You were incredible and we all enjoyed spending time with you—thanks for a wonderful program!
Wow, what a wonderful evening! Such a positive event for Big Spring!
— Frances Hobbs
You were/are awesome!
— Lora Woffard
I laughed so hard!
— Debbie Wegmia
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