Do you all know my friend Jeanne Robertson? She is a nationally beloved speaker and a personal favorite of mine as well! Sweet Jeanne is changing her travel schedule to be here, and we are so fortunate to have her as our special guest this year at the Southern Lady Celebration! She was so excited to be invited back—and could we really have Celebration without her?
Here is a little excerpt about Jeanne from her website so that you can get a glimpse of the joy and laughter that we will experience at the event!
“Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success.
“Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted 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 the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award. They like her back home, too. The NC Press Association named Jeanne its 2001 North Carolinian of the Year. Most recently, the National Speakers Association honored Jeanne with its Master of Influence Award.”
There is so much more I can share, but I think it is clear what a delight she is! I am so looking forward to meeting some of you at the event!
Your timing is perfect!
I just got tickets to see Jeanne here in Pennsylvania on August 18.
We all need more laughter in our lives and her “pageant smile” is so infectious.
Thank you for the joy you bring to my life.
I first heard Jeanne Robertson probably 20 years ago, and tell her I’m sorry if that dates her. We had her as a speaker at our school district convocation and she told the story of the baton incident as the talent in the miss America contest. At the time I thought she was the funniest speaker we ever had, with the best way of presenting a good reason of managing to overcome a bad situation. I still don’t know whose idea it was to hire her as the motivational speaker, but I know I will never forget her talk. Phyllis you are so lucky to know her in person and to get to hear her stories. She is absolutely priceless, and I will always remember her talks. I wish I was close enough to come to see her at your visit. She is a truly rare treat, and I always talk about her to anyone who will,listen.
Sending her husband to the grocery store was the best story ever!
I found Jeanne Robertson a couple of years ago! She has kept my husband and I laughing for quite so time! Love her!
I also looked her up. I just watched “Don’t Snap an Elephant to a Tree” and laughed until I had tears streaming down my face. My husband looked at me like I had lost it. I love her humor.
All of the ladies who are fortunate to be able to attend your event will have a wonderful time. Wish I could be there.
Living up here in Toronto,I had never heard of Mrs. Jeanne Robertson.
After reading your post, I found clips on YouTube and my husband and I have been laughing/crying for the past half hour.
My goodness…Mrs. Jeanne is like a breath of fresh air…her story telling and comedic timing is spot on!!
Thank you so much for telling us about her. Please let her know, she has yet another new fan way up here in Canada.