Jan JackJan  had everyone laughing out loud – her talk on ‘presenting with humour’ was the perfect way to end our event. Everyone left with a smile on their face and the feedback we received for Jan from our clients was 10/10. Thank you Jan.


Jan was a true professional; battling a sore throat and some major technical issues, she quickly switched up her presentation to talk about her personal story of success and how she came to leave the office job behind and start her own business.

She was fantastic at distracting the audience from the technical hitch with interesting anecdotes, and got the room laughing in the after lunch slump, before smoothly transitioning into her planned talk on using humour in business as soon as the technology allowed. Jan’s story is inspirational, and her talk is relevant to anyone in business who has to present or speak to an audience.

I would happily work with Jan again in the future, and recommend her to anyone looking for a funny and light-hearted speaker for their event

Speaking events include –

Knowles Warwick – “Obtaining Financial Freedom” Conference –  The Care and Feeding of your Business Humour

Angels Bring Business Awards Ceremony – From Secretary to Stand Up

North Hampshire Means Business – The Care and Feeding of your Business Humour

ERA Regional Meeting – The Care and Feeding of your Business Humour

Rotary Club Basingstoke – From Secretary to Stand Up

Belfast Telegraph Woman of the Year Award, Belfast.

Women Unlimited, The British Library Conference Centre.

If you are  looking for an inspirational/entertaining speaker Jan’s ‘From Secretary to Stand Up’ story is laced with amusing verse and anecdotes, telling her story of leaving office work, entering the world of stand up comedy to where she is now, a comedy promoter, speaker, writer and trainer.

You can also see her performing stand-up comedy on the first Thursday of every month at Basingstoke Comedy Club, Laughter-House.

Please contact Jan  to enquire about availability.

Jan’s tale of how she became self-employed has been an amazing journey and is an inspiration for anyone.  She uses her own inimitable humour to engage the audience and have them laughing out loud, whilst conveying important messages.

She spoke at the Entrepreneur Roadshow – she’s warm witty and engaging and I’ll be booking her again.”

M J Peates, Yes You Can Events

I hired Jan to speak at my company birthday party as she came highly recommended. With a fantastic story to tell and some fabulous (and sometimes naughty) poetry mixed in my guests and I had a great evening!

Jan also wrote ‘A Bursar’s Lament’ some personalised verse for the school bursars who were in the audience. This went down really well and I have been able to use this as a gift for some bursars too.

Jan represents fantastic value for money. She is efficient, on time and very professional about her work. I can’t recommend her highly enough if you want someone ‘different’ for an event.

L Ashover, Procurement Consultancy Service Ltd

Jan performed for us at the Athena Network South Oxfordshire Christmas Lunch. She has a really unique brand of humour and had our members and guests crying with laughter. She also shared her personal story with us, which was enormously touching. Jan is a wonderful lady and a fantastic performer. Thank you, Jan.

Penny, Regional Leader, Athena Networking Oxford

Jan’s speech is just brilliant, funny, inspirational, naughty, cheeky, sad, really sad, laugh out loud brilliant, and it made me (a grown man) cry!. Jan you are simply AMAZING!

Dickie Armour, Brand My Email