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Another great idea from my public speaking course is how to incorporate ads into your presentation.
You can make your own fake ads, or use real ads that are funny and geared to your particular presentation. You can project them on screen, read them aloud or distribute hem as handouts to your audience.

You can cut ads out that you find and photocopy them for distribution or use them as slides in your overheads. 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, an entertainer who is widely known for his sense of humor, has 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 also have lots of blooper advertisements along with some funny commentary from Jay. One of my favorites was of a funeral monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee. 

You can read these 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.

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