Presentations

Southern Humorist, Female Comedian with Motivational Business and Life Lessons

Jane Jenkins Herlong, C.S.P., C.P.A.E practices what she preaches and inspires audiences to say “NEXT!” when told “NO!” because all things are possible. Jane makes sense out of the insanity, teaches people how to move from stress to success, and to  laugh at the uncontrollable.

Funny Southern humorist, female comedian, professional Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning singer, recording artist and best-selling, award-winning author, Jane stepped from the rows of the family tomato farm, onto the runway of the Miss America Pageant, performed at Radio City Music Hall and beyond. She hasn’t stopped since. The spotlight and her audiences love her for her candid business and life lessons delivered with laughter, sweet tea wisdom and southern-fried humor.

Always accommodating, Jane customizes each presentation to fit the need of the audience. Attendees will sit back, relax and laugh out loud as Jane shares candid business and life lessons woven through masterful storytelling, uplifting songs and humor.

The following keynotes and presentations are the most popular. However, if Jane is the perfect fit and you only need a different presentation, special requests are welcome.

Don’t Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams!

When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup! A Southern Humorist then adds salsa to spice it up!

Personal accountability is the first step to any successful outcome. How do businesses increase peak performance and bottom line productivity? Inspire responsibility in those that work for you by letting them know they make a difference.

Filled with poignant stories of success, hard lessons and enlightening humor, Jane shares business and life strategies learned while working in her father’s tomato fields as a young girl. Jane’s humorous storytelling focuses on personal accountability to increase peak performance and bottom line productivity.

Your group will discover

  • The value in making great mistakes.
  • Why business as usual is NOT business as usual —so be unusual!
  • How to be empowered by difficult people.
  • Their own “Best Worst Thing that Ever Happened.”
  • How to become a “keeper” to your customers.

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.

Business Secrets to Master Your Runway

Being a beauty queen is much more than lipstick, mascara and lights. In any career, we all learn tough lessons about ourselves, working with others, competing, winning and losing.

Whether in the boardroom, the cubicle or the runway, your group will roar out loud with Jane as she delivers her tell-it-like-it-is, southern-fried humorous business and life lessons learned from her days of the tomato farm, the Beauty Queen runway, Radio City Music Hall and SiriusXM. Mixed audiences will leave empowered to move from survive to thrive when they take the high road, be resilient and stick-to-it when the heel breaks.

As a female comedian, Jane knows how to keep serious lessons light, inspiring and motivating. Her “runway” topics include:

  • The Importance of Lifelong Learning
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Polished Communication Skills
  • Masterful Interview Skills
  • Competition (Personal Reputation) is Lost in the Wings

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 up their presence, communication and collaboration.

 Find the Funny in Dysfunction

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 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.

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.

Bury Me with My Pearls

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.

Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: When Life Flips, Don’t be a FLOP!

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 & Medical Issues   |   Empty Nest   |   Dealing with Loss.
  • Embrace the Power of Bling –
    • Believe  |  Love Others  |  Invest  |  Never Give Up  |  Give Back

“The laughter, empowerment, and singing in Jane’s presentation left the women feeling they could conquer the world by being true to who they are, taking charge of themselves while learning, laughing and loving more.”

~Patrick Hines, Coordinator, Scotland Memorial Foundation