Public Speaking Skills:
AlliterationHumor does not need to be knee slapping funny to be effective in your public speaking skills. Here is a mild form of humor you can add to your presentation. Alliteration is a public speaking skill that is the repetition of the same first letter or the same first sound in a group of words, or in a line of poetry.
You can find alliteration used in titles and advertisements all the time because it tends to catch your ear and eye. Catching attention of your audience is part of using your public speaking skills. One of my humorous public speaking topics is titled 'Pranks for Profit: Confessions of a Paid Practical Joker'. It has four 'p' sounds.
Here is an example of a positive message delivered with the use of alliteration:
'We (B)agged the (B)aldridge award (B)ecause our (B)rainy, (B)eautiful (B)usinesspeople are the (B)est.'
In a negative message you can soften the blow of the message without appearing frivolous or uncaring. Example:
'The strike by one of our suppliers has put a (C)runch on our division. Even though we are (C)runched, we are still (C)reative. We are still (C)redible. And we will (C)onquer this problem.'
Your public speaking skills in this area can heighten the glow, or soften the blow.
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