Presentation Title
"Finding the Funny in Change"
About the Presentation

Whether it’s going green or the myriad of new rules that govern the industry, we are constantly reacting to a new playing field.  From reform to the new industry rules and regulations that are being developed, professionals are routinely having to reassess and re-evaluate their practices.
And all of this change causes fear, tension and miscommunications!
This is Jan’s most popular keynote, because she combines her hilarious comedy with PRACTICAL tips on dealing with change through using humor.
Jan will show you how to:

  • diffuse tension instantly,
  • kick off tough conversations
  • facilitate communications
. . . all by using humor that you, yourself can do. And she’ll also give you the latest research between laughter and health – yes they’re actually studying this stuff!  Customized for your event and industry this keynote will have attendees walk away laughing AND learning as they discover the steps they can take to conquer, and even embrace, change.
The Presenter
Jan McInnis, Comedian/Speaker
Presenter Biography

For professional speaker and comedienne Jan McInnis, life is full of “finding the funny.”  She – and the audiences who continually rate her programs “hilarious” – wouldn’t have it any other way.

Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Jan has cornered the association and corporate convention market.  And over the past 23+ years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, employee retreats and banquets held by such groups as Anthem Blue-Cross, the American Heart Association, the Federal Reserve Banks, and the Mayo Clinic.  Jan was featured in the “Wall Street Journal” as one of the top convention comedians whose material is clean and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing and also in the Huffington Post.

Learning doesn’t have to be boring!  Jan has a knack for humorous analysis, which enables her to keep her audiences laughing, not just with a comedy show, but also with some of her keynotes such as “Finding the Funny in Change.” In this keynote she shows people how to use humor to handle change.  
Jan has also sold comedy material to just about everyone. . . from the Tonight Show monologue, to greeting cards, hundreds of radio stations and even guests on the “Jerry Springer Show” (yes, some of it is staged), and she is author of 2 books -  “Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds.” And “Convention Comedian: Stories and Wisdom From Two Decades of Chicken Dinners and Comedy Clubs

Born in D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table.  Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station.