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A great skill to master while taking my public speaking course is how to incorporate ads into your presentation.
You can create your own fake ads, or find real ads that are humorous and fun and will work for your particular presentation. They can be projected on screen, read aloud or distributed as handouts for members of your audience.

You can cut ads out and photocopy for distribution in your handouts or you can use them as slides and in overheads. You should always be on watch for great, funny ads that relate to your presentation topic or your audience in magazines and newspapers. You will learn how to accumulate these types of ads during your public speaking course.

Jay Leno, an entertainer who is widely known for his humor, has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides a collection of really funny headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper advertisements along with 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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