Public Speaking Course:
Proverb Fortune Cookie Humor
Before you add this type of humor make sure it is politically correct for
your audience. Here is a good article from my public speaking course. As a fun
public speaker you can try adding some humor by attributing a saying to an
ancient Chinese philosopher. Since these sayings are not attributed to anyone in
particular, feel free to change or update them to fit your situation and make
them more funny.
A good place to find these funny philosophies is by searching the internet.
Here are some ones that I like and an example of how to change them.
Original: He who walk on eggs should tread lightly.
Update: He who walk on eggs should find out the price per dozen.
Original: You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head,
but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.
Update: You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but
you can prevent them from pooping on your Gucci blazer.
Original: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Update: People who live in glass houses should pull down the blinds.
The contrast of the update to the original provides the humor and is
practiced in your public speaking course.