Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefoot with her hair "mashed" down, she's 6'2" in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message.
Jeanne's success as a humorist has not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has been awarded every top honor in her profession including the top award in professional speaking, "The Cavett Award." She is also a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame and recipient of Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel award. They like her back home, too. The North Carolina Press Association named Jeanne its 2001 North Carolinian of the Year. The National Speakers Association honored Jeanne with its 2012 Master of Influence Award.
You may have seen this Hall of Fame speaker being interviewed on 60 Minutes . . . or watched one of the seven humor DVDs she has produced in the last 14years . . . or heard her daily on Sirius/XM Radio’s Family Comedy Channels . . . or attended one of the "Just Jeanne" humor shows in theaters across the country . . . or seen her YouTube clips that have had more than 18 million hits. But only if you've seen Jeanne in person at one of the thousands of speeches or theater shows she has given over the past 49 years can you really appreciate why she stands at the top of her profession.
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