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Jan McInnis



“Jan! What can I say -- YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you so very much for being our cool-down keynote at the 26th Annual Central California Women's Conference! You were fabulous and you helped so many women move closer toward LIVING THEIR PASSION! Take care . . . hope to see you again soon!”
- Betsy Hays, Speaker & PR Coordinator, 26th Annual Central California Women's Conference

Clean Comedy - Finding the Funny

For comedienne and professional speaker Jan McInnis, life is full of “finding the funny.”  She – and the audiences who continually rate her programs “hilarious” – wouldn’t have it any other way.

Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Jan has cornered the association and corporate convention market.  And over the past 18+ years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets such as the Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Banks, Anthem Blue Cross, and Fidelity National Title Group.  Jan was featured in the “Wall Street Journal” as one of the top convention comedians whose material is clean and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing.

Jan is also a professional comedy writer who has sold comedy material to just about everyone . . . from the Tonight Show monologue, to greeting cards, hundreds of radio stations, a syndicated cartoon strip, and even guests on the “Jerry Springer Show” (yes, some of it is staged).

Learning doesn’t have to be boring! Jan has a knack for humorous analysis, which enables her to keep her audiences laughing, not just with a comedy show, but also with some of her keynotes. In her “Finding the Funny in Change” keynote, she gives practical tips on handling life’s curve balls through using humor.  She shows people how to diffuse tension instantly, kick off tough conversations and facilitate communications through using humor.

And, having sold comedy material to just about everyone, Jan now can tell anyone how to do it themselves. Jan’s keynote “Finding the Funny in Communications” offers quick pointers on pulling out the humor FAST, so that your message is heard and remembered. This keynote is based on her popular book Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds.

Born in Washington, D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table. Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station.  Jan resides in Los Angeles.

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Finding the Funny in Change

Change causes fear, tension and miscommunications. In this keynote, Janc includes a lot of her humor along with practical tips to help your attendees deal with this change through using humor. Jan shows them how to diffuse tension instantly, kick off tough conversations, and facilitate communications, through creating and using humor. Your group will walk away laughing and learning as they discover the steps they can take to conquer, and even embrace, change. This keynote also includes information on the health benefits of humor, and why we should be laughing more.


Finding the Funny in Communications

Communicating with humor isn’t just for comedians!  Learn how to do the humor YOURSELF withthis fun, interactive keynote. You can make your speeches and written communications memorable, connect with employees, clients and co-workers immediately, keep people interested in what you have to say, and sell a product, service or idea all by USING HUMOR.  And the cool thing is, you don’t need to spend years in classes or weeks working on jokes; you can find the funny FAST with Jan’s quick tips. She’s sold volumes of comedy material to hundreds of radio stations, to the Tonight Show monologue, to CEOs, speakers, greeting cards AND even to guests on the Jerry Springer Show – (yeah, her parents are proud!)  AND she can even toss in a few “rules” for using humor so you don’t get yourself in trouble! This is based on her book Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds.


Cubicle Comedy

If you just want to sit back, relax and laugh, then this is the keynote for you. Jan’s humor focuses on work, family and life. She’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post for her clean humor so no worries there. And, one of the unique features of her keynotes is that she will kick off with some customized jokes specific to your group.


Finding the Funny

This keynote includes Jan’s hilarious comedy on work, family and kids, as well as some tips on humor and health from her keynote about change. Researchers are finding out that laughter actually has medicinal purposes. Jan will give you some of the research findings so you’ll have more reasons to find the funny.


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 – even the attendees who aren’t winning an award.  Give yourself a break and leave it to Jan to keep the show rolling smoothly.


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