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Jane Jenkins Herlong, CSP, CPAE



"Jane was a HUGE hit. Women AND men are still talking months later about our terrific speaker. She 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." -- Bert Wood, High Point Pink Ribbon Event

Speaker Hall of Fame Inspirational Humorist

Bring your women’s health event to life with humorist Jane Jenkins Herlong. There are a lot of performers who make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give audiences solid principles for living. Jane does both. And she adds pizzazz to her presentations with her award-winning singing.

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. She is also a Sirius XM humorist, Amazon best-selling/award-winning author and professional singer.

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 delivers a simple message that she lives every day…“prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.”

Jane’s latest book, Bury Me with My Pearls is an Amazon best-seller and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Illumination Book Awards. Her award-winning singing and humor is featured on Sirius XM Radio and Pandora Internet Radio along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld. She criss-crosses the country sharing her “down-home principles delivered with uptown humor.” Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Lowcountry Gullah (gul-la).

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. Jane has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people such as General Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliana and the late Charlton Heston.

Simon & Shuster Publishing House says of Jane: “Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend of Southern 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 more suburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.”

“Jane’s presentations are a blend of Chonda Pierce and a female version of Jeff Foxworthy…” Today’s American Woman

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Don’t Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams

Best Audience — Mixed — Associations, Conferences & Corporations

Jane shares timeless strategies from working on her father’s Lowcountry tomato farm. Combined with Jane’s humor and original Southern stories, this presentation is perfect for productivity, performance and common sense customer service.


Bare Feet to High Heels and the Flip Flops In-Between

Best audience –Women —Associations, Conferences & Corporations

This is Jane’s most popular speech based on her book, “Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person.” Jane’s journey from the tomato fields to the Miss America runway and beyond is funny and inspiring.


Bury Me with My Pearls

Best audience –Women — Associations, Conferences & Corporations

Based on Jane’s book this presentation is perfect for women searching for living their legacies. Jane uses her pearl analogy of cultured, uncultured and seed pearls to empower women to handle challenges with grace and humor. You may die laughing while learning how to live!  Imagine what Jane can do for your audiences looking for increased productivity and performance.


What Ta-Tas Teach Us

Best audience — Cancer Survivor, Caregiver, and Breast Cancer events

“What Ta-Tas Teach Us” is based on the book Jane wrote in honor of her sister’s fight again breast cancer. As a caregiver, Jane recognized the importance of being pro-active with health needs as well as being an encourager, hospital advocate and cheerleader.

Breast cancer changes families and challenges all who have been affected.  Women need to sound the alarm for good physical and mental health in the process of fighting to find a cure. We can help each other through support groups, being aware of new technological advances but mostly with caring for one another with a sense of humor and a sense of purpose.


NEW!  Own Your Runway- Positive IONS for Your Success

Best audience — Mixed Audiences — Associations and Conventions

Get ready for lots of laughs, learning and plenty of “a-ha” moments during this supercharged presentation. Jane’s “ions” of success provide her audience with powerful techniques for making an impression that sticks, achieving sales ovations, client connection, and purposeful passion.

Jane’s funny and insightful presentation is based on proven techniques that Jane discovered on her self-improvement journey awarding her the opportunity to walk the runway at the Miss America Pageant. By applying these same principles to sales, marketing and branding, Jane conquered other runways of career success.  Jane’s “if I can, you can, too” attitude is contagious; her “how-to” message delivers results.


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