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.”
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.
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”.
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.
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.
: 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.
Jan was great. Funny, professional, flexible, ended on time.great message, not just humor. I was very impresssed!
Thank you for helping to make our conference a success. Your presentation Finding the Funny demonstrated to our staff the health benefits of laughter and how to use it in a professional setting to introduce tough conversations and assist in getting a point across. During your presentation, you kept our staff engaged and your energetic delivery was contagious. We appreciate you joining us for breakfast and taking time to learn more about our organization. Tying some of our day-to-day procedures into your presentation added a nice touch, which was appreciated.
Your comedy routine was one of the highlights of the conference and you really helped to get things started off on the right foot. You took the time to research your audience and prepared your material accordingly, and you had the whole room laughing nonstop. I want to personally thank you for making me look good.
Jan McInnis was a true crowd pleaser she had our 1,1000 attendees in stitches. Clever and funny, she was the perfect start to our event.
Jan! You were fantastic!! Thanks for such an enjoyable session (Finding the Funny in Communications)! Your session was definitely one of the highlights of our meeting.