Jan McInnis – The Work Lady®

  • Quotes from Happy Clients in health care and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining!

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    Partial List:

    Mayo Clinic, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, The Kansas Hospital Association, Nevada Medical Group Management Association, Oklahoma City Medical Group Management Association, Florida Medical Group Management Association, Central Iowa Pharmacists Association, Kansas Medical Group Management Association, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, Nueterra Health Care System, Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Nebraska Health Care Association, the Colorado Health Care Association, Pennsylvania Home Health Association, the Michigan Home Healthcare Association, California Association for Health Services at Home, Arizona Health Care Association, Iowa Health Care Association, the Association of Healthcare Volunteer Resources Professionals, Angela Hospice, Speaking of Women’s Health conference, Anthem Blue Cross, Oklahoma Homecare Association, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Financial Mgmt. Association, California Health Information Association, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Sacred Heart Hospital, Henry Ford Health Centers, Tucson Medical Center, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Kaiser-Permanente, Davita Dialysis Centers, PeaceHealth Medical, San Juan Hospital, Pikes Peak Mental Health, Covenant Hospital, Health Net, Christian Hospital, Nanticoke Health Services, St. Joseph Hospital, University of Minnesota Medical Center, the Oklahoma Healthcare Providers, Riverside Community Hospital, Bay State Hospital, Allegiant Mercy Health Hospital, California Dental Association, Mid Continent Anesthesiology Chartered, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, St. Louis, Pinnacle Health, Doylestown Hospital, Des Moines Dental, Duluth Clinic, United Hospital Center, Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association, National Council on Prescription Drug Programs, Western New York Healthcare Financial Mgmt. Association, the Assn. of Washington Public Hospital Districts, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses, Healthcare Financial Management Association Texas, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Iowa Health Information Management Association, Florida Health Information Management Association, Wisconsin Health Information Management Association, New Mexico Health Information Management/Healthcare Financial Management Association, Brain Injury Association, Association of California Nurse Leaders, Colorado Healthcare Risk Management Association, Whew!

    “Jan McInnis was the keynote speaker at our recent conference in Anaheim.  She did a fantastic job!  Her jokes were great and her sense of humor resonated with the audience.  Not only did we laugh heartily, but we gained insight into how to use humor to improve communication, particularly in the workplace.  As the organization president and conference host, I was also pleased that Jan was punctual, professional and organized.  I heartily recommend Jan and would enjoy having her present to our organization again in the future.” 

    “Jan’s ability to reveal the ironies of life had our group laughing in the aisles.  She reminded us that while our work remains important, we don’t always have to take ourselves and our environments so seriously.  My group loved her!”

    “Jan was easy to work with and did a great job.  She was a great way to end our convention.”

    “Jan was the star attraction at our annual conference, she was upbeat & topical and had the audience in stitches.  She was also a true pleasure to work with; professional, timely and low maintenance”

    “On our evaluations, people really welcomed you as a speaker. If I have the chance, I definitely will be recommending your services in the future (okay to use me as a reference, if you need it.). I thought it worked out well, for you to demonstrate all those humor techniques on us (the audience); then tell the audience what you just did in the form of the main tips you just demonstrated. One other idea for the future: Have people do a “reality check” on their own state of mind towards the end of your presentation. On evaluations, people implied that they felt “lighter”; more ready to receive information for the rest of the day.”

    Jan was a SUPERB ending to our fall conference.  She kept us all engaged, laughing, and sent us away on a high note!”

    “Jan was welcomed relief after a long day of discussing some very tough healthcare subjects.  Her audience evaluations reflected “5 out of 5 Stars” from a group consisting of 300+ critical care nurses!”

    “The response to your performance has been overwhelmingly positive!  Everyone truly enjoyed your show! In fact, a number of folks marked on their survey that they would love for you to come back next year!!”

     “I just wanted to let you know that we felt you did an amazing job at the Health Net Provider Network Management Conference.  Our evaluation forms show that you were a big hit, and I have received a great number of comments complimenting your performance.  The attention to detail really showed through, and the personal touches seemed to resonate well with the whole group in attendance.  Thank you so much for all your hard work!”

    “We especially liked how you tailored the show to our group and that none of the jokes were offensive. Everyone thought that you were hilarious and really enjoyed your presentation.”

    “Thank you again for providing the keynote address at the California Health Information Association’s annual convention.  You worked hard to make sure that you understood our audience before the event and it showed. Your sense of humor and remarks were on target with our members – many commented to me that they could really relate to your stories.  Your keynote was the perfect kickoff our 60th anniversary convention.  Let me know if you need any references for future events – I am happy to recommend you to any group.”

    “Jan took the extra effort to personalize her message and incorporate material from within our organization. As our emcee she kept everyone laughing and the evening flowing. Thanks for contributing to the success of our event!

    “You were great! You listened to what our goals were for the event and you wrote specific material just for us. You also incorporated your humor into our event and the adlibbing was right on the mark. Your program was  really hit well with our attendees!

    “The people loved her. Jan was a huge success, with a routine that perfectly suited the audience. She was brilliant, and we truly enjoyed how she incorporated our work into the jokes.”

    “Thank you so much for all of your hard work in preparing for our event, the NCPDP Annual Technology and Business Conference! You took time to prepare for my event and customize it to the association. That was a great touch and the attendees really enjoyed it. It was wonderful to work with you!”

  • Quotes from Happy Clients and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining! These include educational groups, associations and events.

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    Partial List:

    Missouri Association of School Business Officials, Grand Valley School Business Officials, Georgia Head Start, Indiana School Boards Association, Missouri Association of Community Colleges, Maryland Head Start Association, Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, Illinois School Boards Association, the Kansas School Boards Association, the Florida Education Association, Kennett School District #39, Arkansas Head Start, University of Illinois, SUNY Colleges Oneonta, SUNY College Canton

     National Association of College Administrators, North County Community College, Towson University, Paul Smith’s College, Desales University, Delaware Valley College, Sage College, Norwich College, Rutgers University, Pearson Educational Products, Workforce Oklahoma, Duval Teachers United, SmartEd Services, Lewis & Clark Community College, the University of Illinois, KasKasKia Special Education District, Michigan Education Special Services Association, Johnson County Community College Center for Business Education.

    “I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful keynote and workshop presentations at our 2012 Early Childhood Education Fall Networking Institute. As an event planner, you made my job that much easier and made me look good. Many attendees complimented me on your selection as one of our keynote speakers. ln fact, one of our partners from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) stopped me in the hall and enthusiastically asked me, “Where did you find her?’ She continued to ask me more details about you. You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish and I truly appreciate your flexibility and professionalism. Likewise, I appreciate that you were as great in person as you appeared in your promotional videos. I hope that we will have a chance to work together again in the future.

    “Jan McInnis truly is a funny lady and helped our organization to Find the Funny in Change even during a time when K-12 educators might not be able to find anything to laugh about regarding public education.  She was a joy to have at our conference and we would welcome her back anytime.”

    “Jan, just wanted to let you know how much our group enjoyed your performance last Thursday evening. I was nervous about bringing in a comedian — I felt sure that any comedian clean enough for our crowd would be a little too clean for me. You struck just the right tone — grown-up, real-world humor appropriate for everyone in the audience. There’s nothing more gratifying for an event-planner than a room full of people having a good time — and you definitely made that happen for our group.”

    “Jan McInnis added a wonderful and very memorable conclusion to our Fall Head Start leadership conference.  She reminded us that you can find humor in work and that laughter always makes the load lighter.  Jan also reminded us that if we can laugh at ourselves we can lower our stress levels.  Her pre-conference preparation ensured that she connected with our audience.   She shared funny stories that resonated with participants.  It was great hearing the laughter throughout the room.  We should end every training event like this.”

    “Thank you for putting on such a great presentation (Finding the Funny in Communications) for our attendees. They definitely need a few laughs after some depressing news they received during the conference with the state cutbacks. Hopefully we can have you back to Indiana to speak again.”

    “Jan, aka “The Work Lady”: Just wanted to drop you a few lines regarding your awesome presentation (Finding the Funny in Change) on August 15, 2011 for Kennett School District #39!!  I have received numerous comments from staff members on how great your performance was and how energized they feel for the upcoming school year. Several staff members made the comment, “That was the best orientation presentation since I have been at Kennett.”  Once again, thanks for the top notch performance and providing a great start to our 2011-2012 school year.”

    The homework you did to bring humor to everyone’s evening proved to be what people needed and enjoyed.  The feedback I received about you was exemplary.  After two long days, your fast pace, quick wit, and humor tied to everyday events had people laughing into the next day.  They are still talking about it.  What was also greatly appreciated was the fact that your comedy is very funny without crossing over to humor that is offensive in nature to anyone in a diverse group.”

    “We were delighted to have Jan McInnis as a guest speaker at our fall conference. She brought our breakfast remarks and was just a delight to have at our meeting. She bought a lot of humor to our morning and really set our attendees in a great frame of mind for our convention. She was well-prepared and she connected with the audience and the educational aspect of the event. We thoroughly enjoyed having her.”

    “We liked having Jan McInnis for a staff workshop. It was a highly positive experience. She was flexible and willing to do whatever to make it a successful event. She personalized the show to the people and really asked a lot of questions about who she was talking to before we started. She was very professional. The personal touches were the highlight. People weren’t expecting her to know anything about what they did or what who they were. It was an overall good experience and I would recommend her.

    “People are still talking about the Columbus show.  I’ll keep you posted (on future events) as we would love for you to be a part of it!  If you ever need any references for other corporate clients, have them contact me!  We thought you were tremendous and a huge reason for the success of that evening!

  • Quotes from Happy Clients and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining! These include financial groups, associations and events.

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    Partial List:

    BDO Accounting, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group, Merrill Lynch, California Bankers Association, Treasury Management Association, Deloitte Accounting, American Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Banks – Atlanta (2 times!)/Richmond/Kansas City, Fidelity National Title Group, New Mexico Health Information Management Association/Healthcare Financial Management Association, Kinecta Credit Union, Information Technologies Credit Union Association, International Worker’s Compensation Fund, Tennessee Credit Union League, Baltimore Payroll Association, Minnesota Credit Union Association, First Data Corporation, Ohio Credit Union Association, Kentucky Credit Union Association, North Carolina Credit Union Association, National Petroleum Credit Association, New Mexico Credit Union, Corporate Central Credit Union, First Credit Union, Montana Credit Union League, Galaxy Plus Credit System, Crestar Bank, Southwest Central Credit Union, Colorado Treasury Management Association, GMS Accounting, Western NY Healthcare Financial Management Association, Western PA Healthcare Financial Management Association, Western Union, Social Security Administration – Office of the General Counsel, Superior Debt, California Association of Public Purchasing Officials, International Claim Association, First Niagara Bank, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, Mason McDuffie Mortgage Corporation.

    “Thanks for helping to end our conference on a high note!  Your message was uplifting and put everyone in a good mood for the rest of the day.  All comments about your performance were positive, and the conference committee received accolades for having you there with us.  We look forward to having you again at a future conference!”

    “I spoke with Wendy today and she couldn’t have been more pleased with your performance!  She said you customized your program, and it was hilarious.  We are going to have a hard time topping it for next year.  Thank you for doing such a spectacular job!”

    “You were great!  I appreciate the fact that you took the time to personalize your routine with information about our company, the business, and our people.”

    “Jan was a SUPERB ending to our NMHIMA fall conference.  She kept us all engaged, laughing, and sent us away on a high note!

    Other comments on the presentation “Finding the Funny in Change”:

    “You can usually judge the quality of the meeting and speakers by the women’s bathroom chatter—This was the best meeting in recent years.  Thanks Jan, for a superb ending to our meeting.”

    Very good way to look at things/changes

    GREAT!!

    Excellent idea to end with humor rather than starting the conference with this program

    Very funny!

    On all of the evaluations received you did receive high/excellent scores.

    “Hi Jan! It was nice meeting you at our Tahoe Summit. I’ve never laughed so hard!! Laughter is definitely the best medicine. Thank you so much for entertaining the troops. Every time I looked out at the audience they were cracking up! Thanks for making fun of pops too. (Herb is my dad). Don’t worry….he can take it. Thanks again…can’t wait to get your book!”

    “Thank you for helping to make our conference a success. Your presentation “Finding the Funny” demonstrated to our staff the health benefits of laughter and how to use it in a professional setting to introduce tough conversations and assist in getting a point across. During your presentation, you kept our staff engaged and your energetic delivery was contagious. We appreciate you joining us for breakfast and taking time to learn more about our organization. Tying some of our day-to-day procedures into your presentation added a nice touch, which was appreciated.”

    “Your comedy routine was one of the highlights of the conference and you really helped to get things started off on the right foot. You took the time to research your audience and prepared your material accordingly, and you had the whole room laughing nonstop. I want to personally thank you for making me look good.”

    “From an event organizer’s perspective, Jan was a joy to work with.   She was extremely flexible in meeting our needs and was quite professional.  One of the most impressive things about Jan’s performance was her ability to sit in on a Tax Educational Session prior to her speech and incorporate the content into her routine on the fly.   Making taxes funny – now that’s a skill.”

    Jan did a great job engaging our group. With less than ten people, she had a captive audience who not only enjoyed the entertainment aspect that she provided, but asked relevant questions on how she could help them infuse humor into their communications.”

    “Jan has the ability to bring a stressed out group of professional business women to raucous laughter in the middle of the day with absolutely no alcohol.  She is amazingly talented and customizes every performance to fit her audience by studying their business and work habits.”

    (see below – Jan did over 40 shows for them. Here are just a few of the comments)

    Loved the comedian!

    Thought the comedian would be cheesy…she was hilarious. THANK YOU!!!  (MY FAVORITE QUOTE!)

    THE COMEDIAN WAS AN AWESOME TOUCH TO THE WHOLE DAY. 🙂

    The comedian was refreshing and gut busting funny.

    Also, the comedian at lunch was GREAT! Got the energy going for the afternoon session.

    Having the stand-up comedian during lunch was great! Provided a good change of pace so we were actually awake & ready for the afternoon sessions!

    Great job! Lunch entertainment was a great idea.

    It was awesome having the comedienne. I cracked up the entire time she was up there. Kudos to the team who decided to have her join the seminar.

    The fact that we had a comedian during lunch made a big difference. Laughing is such a positive exercise when you are in this business.

    I especially enjoyed the comedian. Whoever came up with the idea did a great job.

    I loved the comedian–helped to get through the afternoon sitting so long.

    The comedienne was great! Very refreshing

    Lunch was nice, comedian was marvelous. Thanks!

    Lunch was great and non stressful. The entertainment was a nice touch!!!

    The comedian was a nice break in the day.

    A LITTLE TIRED AFTER ALL THE GOOD FOOD AND MATERIAL COVERED, BUT GREAT BRINGING IN A COMIC TO LIFT THE ENERGY!!

    Also, lunch is usually entertaining enough; yet having a comedy act was a riot. Thank you for a great day!

    Thank you for the lunch and the great lunchtime entertainment. Jan is just a riot.

    Loved the comedian too – really enjoyed her! We all did.

    Having a comedian during lunch was a delight!

    I loved the comedy at lunch time. Definitely a nice touch! Thanks for having a professional comedian.

    Loved the Comedy bit. The Comedian was great.

    The comedian was a fun break to lighten the load from all the info.

    The lunch break with the comedian was great. That was a fantastic stress reliever.

    Thanks for Jan McInnis too!

    The comedian at lunch was hilarious and a nice break in the day to loosen everyone up!

    Comedian was great! She really helped soften the atmosphere.

    Loved the comedienne, she was sharp and led some brevity to the situation.

    The comedian at lunch time was a great break

    Comedian excellent – timely subjects!

    I loved the comedian! Nice touch.

    Comments from other financial groups:

    “You customized the show.  You KNEW who credit unions were!  You were a delight.  I wish you lived next door.”

    “The feedback received from everyone was very positive.  I have also been contacted by other organizations that were very impressed with your performance.  They are interested in having you entertain their groups.“

    “Your participant evaluations averaged a  4.79 out of 5.  Some of their remarks included:  “So funny!”, “Great!  Really funny.” “A great way to finish the meeting.” “Fabulous!”  “Very entertaining!” A.V., Credit Union Association of New Mexico

    “You were a DELIGHT and a great ending to a packed day!!  Thank you for tailoring your comedy for us.  Who knew Treasury was SO funny?”

    “It was super the way you pulled into the presentation snippets from the day.  We had a great end of the day turnout in comparison to years past, and you were instrumental in drawing (and keeping) the crowd.

    “Jan is very down to earth and can easily offer many humorous stories that so many people can relate to.  Her dry sense of humor mixed in with comical tales add to the event!”

    “Our annual awards program with Jan as the Master of Ceremonies couldn’t have come together more perfectly.  You would have thought Jan was a long time member of our organization, knew the language and how best to connect with our audience. Having everyone in stitches was icing on the cake.”  

    “Comedian Jan McInnis had people laughing so hard they were crying!”

    “Thank you for the wonderful show, everyone was talking about it after (the holiday party), and probably will be for years. It was a pleasure to have you join us :)”

  • Quotes from Happy Clients and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining! These include women’s groups, associations and events.

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    American Heart Association/Go Red For Women luncheons, Spirit of Women, Toyota Women’s Conference, Women in Insurance and Financial Services, Promotional Products Association-Women’s Leadership Conference, National Association of Women in Construction, Executive Women’s Retreat – Troutman Sanders Law Firm, Jackson-Lewis law firm Women’s Executive Retreat, State Farm Women Agents,Women’s Trade Group-Visalia, Ford Health Centers Women’s Event, Angela Hospice Women’s Night Out Fundraiser, International Association of Administrative Professionals – CA, Homestead Women’s Weekend, Pinnacle Health-Women’s Weekend, Women-to-Women Sacred Heart Hospital, Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Professional Admin Day, Center for Business and Technology, Johnson County Comm. College – Admin. Day, Soroptimists of Laramie, Wyoming, Zonta, Western Petroleum Marketers Association-Ladies’ Luncheon, University of Illinois, “Ladies Night Out”, Serenity House, VA Association of Legal Secretaries, North Platte Town Luncheon, IMT Insurance Administrative Professionals Conference, Women’s Conference Montana “What Women Want” Expo, Henry Harbor House Women’s Shelter Fundraiser, YWCA of San Diego, Soroptimists of Northern California, Women in Government Relations, Speaking of Women’s Health conference, Women In Leadership Development conference, National Association of Electrical Distributors women’s conference, Women in Film & Video, Whew!

    “Jan McInnis was a true crowd pleaser… she had our 1,1000 attendees in stitches. Clever and funny, she was the perfect start to our event.”

    “Wow!  I don’t know where to begin.  We loved you!  You were fantastic for our group.  I don’t think anyone expected to be laughing so hard at the end of a long day.  Your act is beyond hilarious.  If I watched you do it all over again today, I’d laugh just as hard.  Thank you for taking the time to tailor your material just for our audience, who had tears in their eyes and were doubled over.”

    ”You were phenomenal!  We needed a good icebreaker for our Executive Women’s Retreat and you were absolutely perfect!  Your performance helped our guests relax and get excited for the weekend.  I would recommend you to anyone and everyone!“

    “Jan!  You were fantastic!!  Thanks for such an enjoyable session (Finding the Funny in Communications)!  Your session was definitely one of the highlights of our meeting.”

    Comments from conference attendees – score was 4.56 out of 5:

    Leadership Idealization

    Excellent!

    Very enjoyable.  Fun & funny hope I can see some of her tips

    Jan was very entertaining – but kept the information relevant

    “We loved her.  Her humor was perfect.  She obviously has the ability to research and present humor perfect for her audience.  Besides being really entertaining, (everyone said they thought she was great), she treated us as if we were important.  She kept in contact with us and when working with her she was professional and fun.

    Now in our 6th year of planning the What Women Want Expo, we try to better ourselves every year. This year’s comic, Jan McInnis was just what we needed to warm up a cold Montana night with lots of laughter. The audience LOVED her.”

    ”Humor is the best way to keep the show rolling, and yours was right on target with your insights on women in the workplace and the challenges we face in relationships.  I count you up there with our other stars of the evening:  Kathy Bates, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Linda Ellerbee, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.“

    ”A big Huskie thank you for performing at our ‘Ladies Night Out Extra!’  This was one of our best attended events with the ladies, and I have received nothing but positive feedback.“

    “Our annual awards program with Jan as the Master of Ceremonies couldn’t have come together more perfectly.  You would have thought Jan was a long time member of our organization, knew the language and how best to connect with our audience. Having everyone in stitches was icing on the cake.” 

    “We really enjoyed your performance and got wonderful feedback as anticipated. I’ve attached some quotes from the day (below).”

        • “The comedian was great (bring her back).  It was a refreshing change to just listen to someone and laugh instead of the usual “motivational” speaker!”
        • (The event) “over exceeded my expectations. The setting was fun, the location easy to get to, the food and beverages were excellent and the comedian put everything over the top.”
        • “The comedian Jan was hilarious.  What is her last name as I’d like to Google her?”
        • “The guest speaker (was) excellent (I laughed so hard my stomach hurt).  GREAT JOB don’t know how you’re going to top this for next year.”
        • “This morning, I heard so many people talking about what a great time they had. It was well organized, food was good, gifts were good and having a comedy come in was fantastic.” 
        • “We especially enjoyed the comedian!  Laughter is the best medicine!”

    “I appreciated the opportunity to have a conference call with Jan and our P.R. person. Coupled with the materials I sent her she clearly did some research about Angela Hospice.   She had such a great mix of material, not only original but that everyone in the room could relate to.  While they were all women, there was quite an age range. And literally and figuratively – proof you could even have a Felician Sister in attendance – without offending her! Comments we heard from guests include: “Jan was the best comedian yet” (this was the 3rd year for this event) and “will I automatically get an invitation for next year’s event?” – nothing but favorable comments. In my work I know I can’t please all 600 people in the room – however this year – I feel like we did!  We – being Jan of course!  While we would not book the same comedian two years in a row we would consider her in the years ahead!”

    We are still hearing good comments about the evening! Thanks so much for doing such a great job for us!”

    “The response to your performance has been overwhelmingly positive!  Everyone truly enjoyed your show! In fact, a number of folks marked on their survey that they would love for you to come back next year!!”

  • Quotes from Happy Clients and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining! These include government/city groups, associations and events.

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    Partial List:

    Social Security Administration – Office of the General Council, Federal Reserve – Atlanta (2 times), Federal Reserve – Richmond, Federal Reserve – Kansas City, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Executive Board, Southern California Public Power Authority, City of San Jose, San Jose Health and Human Services, U.S. Air force, Nevada Family Services, NC Dept. of Transportation, International Worker’s Compensation Fund, Oregon Employers Council, Michigan Education – MESSA, District Heights City Government, Southern California Edison Electric, Electricities – North Carolina, CA Public Employers Labor Association, CA City Clerks Association, Kansas Correctional Association, LA County Management Association, California Public Parking Association, New York Probation Officers, The League of California Cities, Tennessee Services for the Blind, Women in Government Relations, Workforce Oklahoma, Association of Government Risk Pools, California Association of Public Purchasing Officials, Florida Public Personnel Association, South Dakota Safety Council.

    “Thank you for your outstanding presentation on “Finding the Funny in Change.”  Our group was able to connect with your tips for dealing w/change and we can apply at all levels of our organization.”

    “Jan McInnis was really great. She wrote quite a bit of custom material for us, which had our members/bankers/attorneys and everyone laughing it up big time.  Of course, we loved her regular material, and she gave us a long show which is very much appreciated.   Needless to say, this event was a big hit. I had one director’s wife personally tell me how much they enjoyed the comedy the next day.  I would definitely recommend her for any group.”

    You amazed us with your ability to incorporate your interactions with our group into your act.  That made it very unique and personalized.  It was a privilege of the Kansas Correctional Association to have such enjoyable entertainment by such a personable, funny woman.“

    “I wanted to thank you for recommending Jan for our conference in Lake Placid.  Jan was a blast!  She incorporated much of what we do into her presentation and she had us in stitches.  Jan was well received by everyone.  Jan was a perfect fit for our audience and the seminar’s purpose.  She helped make our district meeting one to remember.”

    “I spoke with Wendy today and she couldn’t have been more pleased with your performance!  She said you customized your program, and it was hilarious.  We are going to have a hard time topping it for next year.  Thank you for doing such a spectacular job!”

    Your entertaining style provided a nice ice-beaker for our charitable live auction.  In fact, guests were so keyed up and the energy level was so high after your performance that we had some very enthusiastic bidding.“

    “It was great having you as part of our event this past weekend. You did a terrific job.  Please feel free to use me as a reference.”

    “I came back to my desk (after the program) and got 3 emails from people about how much they liked your keynote! You were amazing.”

     From Evaluations – city of San Jose, Finding the Funny in Communications – what did you like most about this training?

    “This was a fantastic class. Not only was the presenter very funny, but the content was thought provoking as well.”

    “I liked the different situations in which we can bring humor to the workplace and what types of jokes are appropriate.”

    “This class was fantastic. I especially liked learning about the application of laughter in trainings and meetings in an effort to alleviate tension during stressful times.”

    “She was funny and gave good ideas about adding humor and laughter into the workplace and the benefits of it.”

    “It was interesting to learn tips on how I can use humor in the workplace.”

    “Bring this class and/or Jan back!”

    “The demonstration that the city encourages humor in the workplace. Very wise!”

    “I would suggest that we use Jan as a speaker at our next citywide recognition event. Turn the microphone up. It was hard to hear her over the laughter.”

    “It brought humor into the city council chambers, which can definitely benefit from the positive energy.”

    “The training showed another side to handling stress in the workplace.”

    “The comments the speaker made relative to the city of San Jose were well received.”

    “Jan McInnis was great!”

  • Quotes from Happy Clients and a Partial Client List of 17+ years speaking and entertaining! These include corporate groups, associations and events.

    (references and more great quotes available upon request!)

    Partial List:

    John Deere, Pep Boys, Uline, Anthem Blue Cross-Top Producers, Cargil, USAA Insurance, State Farm, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, TransAmerica Insurance & Investment Group, Merrill Lynch, Motorola Biometrics Division, MCI Communications Corp., Southwest Bell Corp (SBC), SAIC, Pitney-Bowes, Home Depot Supply, Boulder Associates Architects, John Laing Homes, Lennox Industries, Pearson Educational Products, PennySaver (sales staff), Tampa CEO Council, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Lockheed Martin, Fischer Valve, National Council of Arch Reg Boards, Klein Construction, Rand Engineering, Haselden Construction, Griffith Company, Western Builders, Associated General Contractors, Floorsheim Homes, Lumber Specialties, RBF Engineering, Sares-Regis Group (property management), Granite Rock Corporation, Johnson Machine Works, Eleven Western Builders, Fox Engineering, United Dominion, Harris Associates, Fluor-Hanford, Gilad Inc., Clark-Enerson Partners (engineers & architects), Emtec, GMR Works, Xypro (security software), Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Tourism Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, Western Association of Chamber Executives, CO Springs Chamber of Commerce, Marion IL Chamber of Commerce, Grant County Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Champaign IL Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Area Development Corporation, Holland America Cruise Lines

    Lumber Specialties, Bowne, Max Fuel, Shodust Bedding, IA, Esgil Corporation, Traer Manufacturing, Lennox Manufacturing, HB Fuller, Schwarz & Partners (makes boxes – sales group), PFG Lester, Progressive Group Alliance (PGA), Rochester Insurance Day, Kaiser-Permanente, R D Marketing Group, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Fidelity National Title Group , Keenan Associates (Insurance), IMT Insurance, Mason McDuffie Mortgage Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Tekalec , Startek, Baptie Company, Signal Tree Solutions,103.7 MIX FM, Proccaccianti Group, Southern California Public Power Authority, Southern California Edison Electric, Lignite Energy Council, Electricities, Remax, McMillin Realty, Texas Credit Union Real Estate Network.

    “Lunch and Learn??? More like Lunch, LAUGH and Learn!  Not only funny, but your message (Finding the Funny in Communications) was clear. Our group thoroughly enjoyed how you incorporated our company into the presentation and made your examples so very realistic. Thanks for such an entertaining presentation! You had us rolling in our chairs!”

    ”You provided the perfect beginning for our convention.  You were not only very funny, but you managed to do so at 9:30 a.m. and your routine was referred to by all in attendance throughout the remainder of our conference.

    “Jan McInnis was really great. She wrote quite a bit of custom material for us, which had our members/bankers/attorneys and everyone laughing it up big time.  Of course, we loved her regular material, and she gave us a long show which is very much appreciated.   Needless to say, this event was a big hit. I had one director’s wife personally tell me how much they enjoyed the comedy the next day.  I would definitely recommend her for any group.”

    Jan wrote original material that was catered to our industry and our event. The material was hilarious.The entire room laughed through the whole act.  Jan was a pleasure to work with.“

    “Hi Jan! It was nice meeting you at our Tahoe Summit. I’ve never laughed so hard!! Laughter is definitely the best medicine. Thank you so much for entertaining the troops. Every time I looked out at the audience they were cracking up! Thanks for making fun of pops too. (Herb is my dad). Don’t worry….he can take it. Thanks again…can’t wait to get your book!”

    “I wanted to thank you again for a great evening of comedy at The Broadmoor last week in Colorado Springs!  The group absolutely loved you and I received so many positive comments about your performance.  I’ll definitely keep you in mind for any future programs.”

    “Our annual awards program with Jan as the Master of Ceremonies couldn’t have come together more perfectly.  You would have thought Jan was a long time member of our organization, knew the language and how best to connect with our audience. Having everyone in stitches was icing on the cake.”

    “Thank you so much.  All of the ladies at our seminar thought you were hilarious!  They said that it felt good to laugh and they came away with a message from it as well.  They have found new ways to use humor with their communications.  Thank you so much for everything!”

    “Just wanted to thank you again, great job!  A woman, who sat next to you at one of the events, asked me how to get in touch with your agent.  She’s handling booking the featured speaker for the Syracuse I-Day and when she realized that you were busy taking notes and using the event to learn our business, she was very impressed.“

    ”Thank you for the recommendation of Jan McInnis for the USAA Holiday Party.  She did an outstanding job and everyone loved her.  She related well with the corporate culture and was able to skillfully blend specific details on the company into her act.  Job well done!“

    “Thanks so much for entertaining us.  It was a hoot!  You did a great job.”

    “The show was excellent and we appreciate the way you included our members into the performance.”

    “Thanks for helping us to kick off our company retreat on such a fantastic note this year!  I can’t believe you even had our Principals in stitches!  I’ve never had so many compliments on our retreat!  Thanks again and I will recommend you to everyone I know!”

    “You did a wonderful job at our All Employee gathering.  First of all, because you had the patience to sit through 400 awards, my speeches, and a just ok lunch.  Secondly, you picked on me with abandon, and I really like that.  I constantly fight, as I am sure many other executives fight, the isolation effect that comes with being in the ‘corner office’.  Many people are genuinely afraid to be honest with people in charge.  I love it and actually do better when my beliefs, dress style, and general carriage are challenged, and your willingness to take on all, and more of those issues, really helps to humanize who I am, which may make it easier for my employees to come talk to me earlier.  Also your delivery style is kinda cool.  Best of luck with your career and stay in touch.”

    “We really enjoyed your performance at Founders Day – it was a hit!  You are also somewhat of a folk hero here for having fun with Lowell”

    ”You were absolutely fantastic at our lunch.  We have never received more raving reviews about any other comedian we have used in the past.  We would be happy to provide a reference any time“.

    “Jan, I will forward you (a couple) comments from the group on December 4th.  I want to reiterate what a great job you did.  Especially with mixing up the material.  It flowed perfectly.  Once again, GREAT JOB!”  (SEE BELOW)

    “I would just like to let you know that I thought the comedian at our Christmas party was absolutely hilarious.  She really took the spotlight that night and had me laugh about her jokes till the very next day.  I loved the part where she spoke about our computers breaking down and that our computers were the one thing that duct tape couldn’t fix.  Jan was absolutely wonderful and full of energy.  I would definitely travel to listen to her again.”  employee

    “Congrats to you and the rest of the committee for an excellent job…! That was, by far, one of the BEST holiday party’s I’ve ever been to.  Our most favorite part of the night was the comedian.  Jan Mcinnis was H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S, and had us in stitches…”  employee

    Everyone enjoyed the show and I received a lot of positive feedback.  Your presentation was a refreshing change and a great way to start the work day.”

    “We received great feedback regarding your performance and you definitely were right in tune with our group.  You helped make our day a special one.”

    “We were in stitches!  Not only was Jan hilarious but she took the time to research our company and we felt like she really knew who we were and what would make us laugh.  When the comment cards came back, she was a 10 out of a 10.  Bravo Jan!!! ”

    “Thank you so much for your show here – you did great and it was really fun working with you.”

    “FANTASTIC performance!!!  Everyone really enjoyed your show.  Still talking about it this morning.”

    “I wanted to let you know I received A LOT of compliments about your show from the guests (as well as the restaurant staff). Well done!”

    The homework you did to bring humor to everyone’s evening proved to be what people needed and enjoyed.  The feedback I received about you was exemplary.  After two long days, your fast pace, quick wit, and humor tied to everyday events had people laughing into the next day.  They are still talking about it.  What was also greatly appreciated was the fact that your comedy is very funny without crossing over to humor that is offensive in nature to anyone in a diverse group.”

    “What can I say?  Your show at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Connected Breakfast was “just what the doctor ordered!”  I really think comic relief is good medicine for business people that are always under pressure and worried about the bottom line, and you delivered as promised.”

    ”What a fun close to our Annual Iowa Tourism Conference.  We appreciate your light-hearted jokes and humorous message.  Thanks for making time to prepare for our group and deliver just the right mix of “fun.”  We would recommend you for other groups.  Your show is a great stress reliever!“

    “Lots of great feedback on your show. Thanks for helping to make our event a success.”

    “Jan is a great addition to any event.  Our guests truly enjoyed her show.  We look forward to having her back to entertain us again in the future.”

    “I simply can not stop laughing during her performance!  She puts on a great show for everyone at every age.” R.H., 11 years old attendee

    ”Everyone had a great time and laughed endlessly.  It was lively and flawless.“

    “Thanks again for doing such a great job!  Can’t wait to do something again soon.”