JANE JENKINS HERLONG Sweet Tea Wisdom & Southern-Fried Humor™

Southern Humorist and Female Comedian with Motivational Business and Life Lessons

Demo Video filled with Sweet Tea Wisdom and Southern Fried Humor

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.

Jane Jenkins Herlong is a funny Southern humorist, female comedian, professional Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning singer, recording artist and best-selling, award-winning author who 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!

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.

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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.

 You Can’t Put High Heels on a Holstein

Back Stage Moments that get you to the Front Stage of Life…and Career

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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!

The Perfect Fit! This keynote presentation has been popular in the agriculture, education and philanthropic industries and is perfect for mixed audiences (guys love it, too), conferences, associations and customer service groups who need to up their presence, communication and collaboration.

 Find the Funny in Dysfunction

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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.

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

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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!

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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 –

“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