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Art of Public Speaking:


You can create a bogus ads, or use actual ads that are humorous in your art of public speaking assignments. They can be read aloud, projected on a screen, or printed in handouts.*

In the art of public speaking, you are constantly on the look-out, watch for amusing ads that might appear in magazines and other periodicals that pertain to your topic. Cut the ads out and copy for distribution as a handout or make them into slides and overheads.

Jay Leno, of the Tonight Show, who certainly is known for his style or art of public speaking with humor, has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides having really amusing headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper advertisements along with commentary from Jay. My favorite was the funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee.

You can read these aloud in your public speaking assignments without worry of 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 is within the art of public speaking.

*Be careful not to violate copyright laws, remember you are a professional in the art of public speaking, who knows how to "bend the rules" but always obey the law.

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