Public Speaking Course:
Another technique from my public speaking course is to incorporate ads into your
presentation. You can make your own fake ads, called mock ups or use funny real
ads that are tailored to your particular audience. You can project ads on
screen, read them aloud or distribute them in your handouts.
You should always be looking for funny ads that relate to your presentation
topic or your audience in magazines and newspapers. You will learn the best ways
to create and find these ads in your public speaking course.
Jay Leno is widely known for his sense of humor and has written a series
of books called Headlines I, II, and III. They are a collection of really funny
headlines from newspapers and magazines all over the country. They even contain
blooper advertisements along with funny commentary from Jay. One of my favorites
from his collection was of a funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime
You can read ads out loud to your audience without worrying about copyright
infringement as long as you always attribute the source. You don't want to claim
material as your own if you did not create it. Giving proper credit to the
author is important for you to understand in your public speaking course.
*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.