Finding the Funny in Change
The lightning-fast pace of change is staggering to many leaders, organizations, and some members of your teams. Rapid, continuous change often results in fear, tension, and miscommunication. What are some practical tips that can help leaders in difficult times? Jan has spoken across the country on the use of humor in organizational leadership. Your attendees will learn how to diffuse tension instantly, initiate tough conversations, and facilitate communications through using humor. They’ll walk away laughing and learning about dealing with change in a memorable way.
Flourishing From Failure: Handling Mistakes Like a Comedian
Nobody tries to fail, but sometimes things go “not as planned,” and recovery is rough. Comedians know this more than anyone because they have a very high profile job. And when they flub up, or something goes wrong, it needs to be fixed fast and on the spot. Jan gives tips on how to handle, avoid and move through these situations. Don’t let mistakes and mishaps hinder future success! This keynote is based on Jan’s new book, “Convention Comedian: Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs”.
Cubicle Comedy from the Work Lady
It's time to laugh, relax, and recharge as comedian and keynote speaker Jan McInnis takes you on a fun journey from working with crazy bosses to dealing with every day life. This "no-note-taking-allowed" program will help you refresh, re-motivate, and give you a humorous perspective on work, family, kids, and "stuff." Don't miss this chance to renew your spirit and tickle your funny bone! The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post have all featured Jan for her clean humor.
Finding the Funny in Communications
This keynote is more in-depth information on putting humor into your written and verbal business communications. In order to accomplish anything, you need to be heard and remembered! This keynote will show your attendees how to create and use humor in business so that they connect with employees/coworkers/clients, keep people engaged in their message, "sell" their product or service, and have their message remembered. This is a very customized program. Jan takes examples of communications (memos, documents, etc…) from your industry, and shows attendees how to make their message stand out by using humor.
Hilarious Hosting: Whether your event is a half-day or the whole week, keep your attendees INTERESTED by having Jan emcee. Jan mastered her emcee techniques hosting hundreds of shows, so she knows how to keep things on track, handle the problems, and make people enjoy being there. Give yourself a break and leave it to Jan to keep the show rolling smoothly.
Why Book Jan McInnis?
Audience connection, Practical Solutions, Hilarious Humor
For over 25 years Jan has traveled the country as a keynote speaker and comedian sharing unique and practical tips on how to use humor in business (yes it’s a business skill!). She’s written for the Tonight Show monologue as well as many other people, places and groups – radio, TV, syndicated cartoon strips, guests on the Jerry Springer show (her parents are proud!). The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post have all feature her in articles on clean humor, so no worries there. And she is author of two books "Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds," and “Convention Comedian – Stories And Wisdom From Two Decades Of Chicken Dinners And Comedy Clubs.” Jan also has a new podcast available through itunes titled “Comedian Stories – Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes.”