Jane Jenkins Herlong to Speak at Convention “Wonders of the World” Banquet
May 27, 2021
Sirius XM Humorist Jane Jenkins Herlong, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, and recording artist, will speak at the 2021 GFWC Annual Convention “Wonders of the World” Gala on Sunday, August 29. Herlong will also present at the ESO Breakfast on Monday, August 30.
Herlong has crisscrossed the country and traveled the world to share her “down-home principles delivered with uptown humor.” Distinguished by the National Speakers Association as a Certified Speaking Professional, Herlong is also a recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, which honors professionals who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence. Two of her books, Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups and Bury Me with My Pearls, are Amazon Best-Sellers.
Herlong’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” She changed the word No to Next and the rest is what dreams are made of. Her life stories and humor leave audiences with the same message she lives, “Prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.”
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