Public Speaking Skills:
AdsUtilizing ads are great tools to add to your public speaking skills.
You can create fake ads, or use real ads that are humorous and fun to your particular presentation. They can be projected, read aloud or distributed as handouts.
To use your public speaking skills effectively you must constantly be on watch for funny ads that relate to your audience or presentation topic in magazines or newspapers. Cut the ads out and photocopy for distribution as a handout or make them into slides and overheads.
Jay Leno, who certainly is known for his humorous public speaking skills, has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides a collection of really funny headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper advertisements along with commentary from Jay. My favorite was of a funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee.
You can read these out loud in your public speaking engagements without worrying about copyright infringement. Always attribute the source though. You don't want to claim material as your own if you did not create it, because giving proper credit to the author is important to your public speaking skills.
*Be careful not to violate copyrights, remember you are a professional public speaker, who knows how to "break the rules" but always obey the law.
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