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Jane Herlong

  • Renowned Humorist and Motivational Speaker
  • Author and Certified Speaking Professional
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South Carolina
Fee Range
$7,500 - $10,000

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About Jane

Jane Jenkins Herlong’s life is a story of one simple phrase; “Oh, yes I can.”   Jane is living proof that you may start out with a “bless her heart” life but you can become a person whose heart and life is blessed! Jane is a humorist, award-winning professional singer, recording artist and published author. But she did not start out that way…

Coming from a meager background she was literally the farmer’s daughter and the classic ugly duckling. Early on, she was informed that she was Dyslexic and would probably never accomplish much in life. Ironically, this may have been the best thing that ever happened to Jane, because she proved every label wrong.  Winning the title of Miss South Carolina Jane was a contestant... » read more

Jane Jenkins Herlong’s life is a story of one simple phrase; “Oh, yes I can.”   Jane is living proof that you may start out with a “bless her heart” life but you can become a person whose heart and life is blessed! Jane is a humorist, award-winning professional singer, recording artist and published author. But she did not start out that way…

Coming from a meager background she was literally the farmer’s daughter and the classic ugly duckling. Early on, she was informed that she was Dyslexic and would probably never accomplish much in life. Ironically, this may have been the best thing that ever happened to Jane, because she proved every label wrong.  Winning the title of Miss South Carolina Jane was a contestant in the Miss America Pageant, graduated from college with the highest honors voted by her peers and continued her studies in graduate school. Oh, yes, she did!

From there Jane went on to even greater heights.  As a professional singer and recording artist, she has performed at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, for professional basketball, baseball and numerous college bowl games. Along with speaking from coast to coast, Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany sharing the stage with well-known personalities such as:  Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliani, Dr. Charles Stanley and the late Charlton Heston.  A motivational humorist, Jane is a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional which  has been given to only 215 women worldwide and is the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation.

As a published author her writing has appeared in “Guideposts Magazine”, “Successful Farming”, “Baby Boomer”, “Fit and Well” and was the featured cover story in “Today’s American Woman” magazine.   Her popular book, “Bare Feet To High Heels; You Don’t Have To Be A Beauty Queen To Be A Beautiful Person”,  has entertained and inspired people of all ages with her humor and warmth. A prolific writer, Jane is also a humor columnist.

Serving on the Foundation Board of the National Speaker’s Association, Jane chairs the organization’s Scholarship Fund.  She serves her state as a Commissioner for Piedmont Technical College and has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal.  Jane also serves on the Parent Advisory Board at Clemson University.  President George W. Bush awarded Jane the title of “Honorary Texan” from her years of speaking in the Lone Star State.

Jane believes that with a positive attitude, the right people at your side and sense of humor you can develop a healthy mind, body and spirit. Through life lessons, lots of laughter, and her award-winning singing, Jane’s goal is to encourage her audiences to develop a sense of humor and discover a sense of self. “Oh, yes you can!” President George W. Bush awarded Jane the title of

Jane believes that with a positive attitude, the right people at your side and sense of humor you can dev

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Speaker Programs

You Can’t Put High Heels on a Heifer: Back Stage Moments that get you to the Front Stage of Life…and Career
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 ...more
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. ...less
Don't Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams
When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup Jane shares successful business and life strategies learned from working in her father's tomato fields. Perfect for customer service groups and anyone who needs to out ...more
When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup Jane shares successful business and life strategies learned from working in her father's tomato fields. Perfect for customer service groups and anyone who needs to out think or re-think competition. Jane's use of real-life, humorous stories focus on personal accountability, life-balance and promotes highest standards of ethics for peak performance and bottom line productivity. ...less
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 ...more
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! ...less
Keynotes for Popular Themed Events
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 ...more
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. ...less
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 ...more
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. ...less

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