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Art of Public Speaking:
Places are Amusing

Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is amusing. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is amusing. Seeing the humor on every corner of life is an art of public speaking. I live just off Goodluck Road. That's amusing. My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That's amusing. It was hard to find him because people were always stealing the sign, and it's not easy to steal an Easy Street sign.

I guarantee that if you pick up any map that has city or street names on it, within a few seconds, you will find a amusing name. If you look at it for a few minutes, you'll find many. Once again doing research before you speak, say on the area of the talk, is an art of public speaking.

I just picked up my road atlas and opened it to the USA and Canada maps in the front. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, almost jumped off the page and into my word processor. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, wasn't far behind along with Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; Schenectady, New York; and one of my favorites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Some words and place names are amusing so can be used in your art of public speaking.

Now, I'm going to open the street map for Lanham, Maryland, where this brilliant article was created. I told you I live off Goodluck Road and I see that a few blocks away from my house is Elvis Lane in Presley Manor. About a mile away is Lois Lane (I guess Superman visits there regularly) and I recently did some work in Boniwood. That isn't amusing to you, but it was a scream around our office because my assistant's name is Bonnie. Humor is literally waiting for you just around the corner! And as close as your road map, which is another tool in your art of public speaking.

Now I live in the Little Neck area, not far from Great Neck, Little Creek, Back Bay, and even Witchduck. That is where folks used to "duck", or what we call today "dunk", witches. But which witches? The Good Witch of the North, or the Wicked Witch of the West?

Besides cities and roads, in your art of public speaking, you have at your disposal an unlimited number of amusing names related to restaurants, hotels and stores like Piggly Wiggly, Kangaroo Katies, Motel 6, The Colonel's Kentucky Fried Chicken, and K Mart.

Open your eyes to the humor all around you, it is a much appreciated art in your art of public speaking.

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