Public Speaking Course:
Finding Humor for Specific Industries
Sometimes you need to look a little harder in order to find some
funny stories or jokes
that fit a particular industry your presenting too.
I recommend that you start a file as soon as possible and fill it with any humorous industry-specific information you find. A great place to start looking is in a trade journal for that specific industry. Almost every industry out there has one or more associated trade journals. If you're looking for humor to use in your presentations, sort through some back issues to find something funny you can use now. Virtually no one remembers the details of cartoons and jokes more than a month or so. Watch for industry newsletters so you can use some of their material. Check company bulletin boards regularly for funny signs and interesting postings. Using the skills you learned in your public speaking course involves knowing your audience and finding humor that relates to their specific industry.
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Don't forget to try the ever growing Internet as a source. Anytime I need to find something funny that is really specific, I simply type the keywords (ex. plumbing humor, or water humor) into one or more of the major search engines. Most the time something relevant will pop up. Though the internet might make for some good findings you must be ready to do some sorting through all the material before you will find something useful. Here are just some of the lines I came up with for the plumbing engineer group I did a presentation for. Note: these are the people who figure out how much water it takes to flush a toilet. hahaha
My wife's an earth sign. I'm a water sign. Together we make
The shower is the greatest invention. I don't like to take a
How come when you mix water and flour together you get glue ...
Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
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