Jane Jenkins Herlong is a Sirius XM Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist and award-winning professional speaker. A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin L. Powell. Jane also has achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.
Jane’s newest international book, “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups,” is published by the Hachette Book Group and an Amazon best-seller and is a Silver Illumination Award winner and Indie Gold winner. Jane’s third book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” is also an Amazon Best-Seller and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Illumination Book Awards and Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year.
Her award-winning singing and humor are featured on Sirius XM Radio, Spotify and Pandora Internet Radio along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld. She criss‐crosses thecountry sharing her “Sweet Tea Wisdom and Southern Fried Humor.” Jane has also spoken inNew Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern andLowcountry Gullah (gul‐la).
Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and the rest is what dreams are made of.Audiences learn the healing power of humor when handling negative people and circumstances for more productive, positive living. Jane’s life stories and humor leave audiences with thesame message she lives- “prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.”
With a sense of humor and smart work, Jane traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. She graduated from college with the highest honors voted by her peers and continued on to graduate school. Her successes continued to pile up from there. Today, Jane travels around the world featured at speaking events in New Zealand and Germany as well as several venues around the United States.
Jane has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people such as Dr. Charles Stanley, General Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliana and the late Charlton Heston.
Simon & Shuster Publishing House says of Jane: Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend ofSouthern humor and folksy wisdom is just priceless. She deserves to be right up there with Anita Renfroe and Chonda Pierce- in some ways, she’s even better. The moresuburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.
Story is how we speak in the South and this book is loaded with sweet tea wisdom take-aways and Southern fried funnies! Jane’s shares three types of TEA and challenges her audiences to be SEASONED, STEEPED and STEAMED with original Southern humor and life-lessons.
In this session, attendees enjoy Southern Humor as Jane addresses:
The Perfect Fit! This keynote presentation has been popular in the agriculture, education and philanthropic industries and is perfect for women’s leadership, conferences, associations and customer service groups.
Keynotes for Popular Themed Events
A female comedian with Southern humor gets the attendees roaring with delight! The following keynotes / presentations have been well received by women’s group who plan themed events. If you have a different theme, special requests are welcome. All presentations are customized to fit the needs of the audiences.
Has your life ever flipped? Have you ever felt like a complete flop? “YES” is my answer!
Now, let’s add rhinestones to those flip-flops when we learn through from the Women of Wisdom (WOW) about how to turn the flips and flops into everyday joy.
Join Jane as she takes you along the journey of several women who experienced life’s turmoils but did not let it stop them. The secret? Tenacity and being surrounded by other Women of Wisdom to help you journey through life’s ups and downs.
This presentation is based on Jane Herlong’s newest book, “Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups” and will delight audiences when they laugh out loud at the dreaded “middle age” issues and learn more positive and productive life skills.
“I wrote Rhinestones on my Flip-Flops because this book is my journey. It’s your journey. Most of us struggle with deception, stress, holding on to the past, and those dreaded “middle age” issues. This book will make you laugh while learning life skills to be a better you!”
The ladies of the event will:
Understand “MED,” The Triple Flip-Flops —
Menopause and Medical issues (empty nest, dealing with loss)
Embrace the Power of Blimg
Never Give Up
Do you have friends who you consider your “pearls?” This is the perfect presentation to celebrate your “Pearl Friends.”
The presentation that is a classic and a real “jewel” for women who are searching to live their legacies. Based on Jane Herlong’s award-winning and best-selling book, Bury Me with My Pearls, Jane shares her pearl analogy – cultured, uncultured and seed pearls – to empower women to handle business and personal challenges with grace and a sense of humor.
The Perfect Fit! This keynote presentation has been popular in women’s conferences, associations, church groups, philanthropic organizations and conventions who are looking for an enlightening event filled with inspirational lessons, friendships and laughter.
They say, “The one who laughs last, wins.”
Are you a “fixer”? We cannot control impossible people or dysfunctional circumstances. Sometimes, ya hafta let it roll and laugh at it! There is no reason we need to take on the negative. It only holds us back. Stressful situations only belong in your review mirror as you move forward.
Through her own dysfunctional states in life, Jane empowers you to say “NO” to stress and “YES” to success. It is then you will find the “Funny in Dysfunction” to be able to function stress-free and laugh all the way to being your personal best!
In this session, attendees enjoy Southern Humor as Jane addresses:
Principled behavior for fool proof results
Embracing troubles to motivate your performance
The pitfalls of over-functioning
The ability to be able to laugh at yourself
The Perfect Fit! This keynote presentation has been popular in the agriculture, education and philanthropic industries and is perfect for mixed audiences, conferences, associations and customer service groups who need to learn how to respond differently to stressors, negativity and unproductive results.
Back Stage Moments that get you to the Front Stage of Life…and Career
Join us as a farm-girl turn beauty-pageant queen pulls the curtain and reveals the realities of being back-stage. You’ll laugh yourself silly as you hear the lengths that women will go to for beauty and fame.
Step into her hilarious world of big hair, plumped lips, and fashion-covered cat fights. From Betty Maple, who never met an injection she didn’t like, to Coleen Beauregard, who, bless her heart, should have re-thought a singing career, to Miss Sara Dean Jean Smith, who wants to change the world through breast awareness, you’ll meet the women who defined the world of Southern Beauty.
Beneath the laughter is a poignant message that runs deeper than the back-stage competitors. As you tumble through Jane’s back-stage antics, you find yourself standing in the moments of your own life: seeing your challenges in a whole new way, getting a fresh perspective on an old problem, and realizing that it’s never too late to find your way back to the spotlight because back stage wisdom is more than skin deep.
Crowning moments include:
The Importance of Lifelong Learning (Stayin’ alive with the funeral home coach)
Effective Presentation Skills (When your heel breaks)
Polished (not just for nails) Communication Skills
Masterful Interview Skills (plus, “Bless her heart” comments)
Backstage Backstabbers (The Saboteur)
And the winner is…YOU!
Ever had a tomato thrown at you? OUCH! But you can choose to make some ketchup and then, spice it up with a sense of humor and make salsa.
Harvest a bumper crop of life lessons and laughter as Jane delivers stories of success and hard lessons learned while working in her father’s tomato fields as a young girl. Discover how to find your own SHINE and PLOW through when your basket breaks with a perspective only a farm girl can deliver. Jane will fill your bucket with down-home stories that will make you laugh, but there is an underlying lesson of how to increase peak performance and for your ultimate harvest to grow personally and professionally.
Your group will discover:
How to Work with Over-ripened (difficult) Folks
Techniques in Growing Only the Best Fruit
How to Become a “keeper” to your Customers (refilling buckets)
The Perfect Fit! This keynote presentation has been popular in the agriculture, education and philanthropic industries and is perfect for mixed audiences, conferences, associations and customer service groups who need to out-think the competition.
“She is very entertaining!”
“Fantastic…inspiring…dynamic…entertaining…all apply to your superb presentation at the RCMA Conference and Exposition.”
“Jane was wonderful…. Iloved the combination of humor and positive outlooks to enable you to make changes in your life.”
“I Learned to approach life with humor and a “can-do” attitiude.”