Public Speaking Training:
Places are Funny
The names of places can be funny sounding and incorporated into your
presentation. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. Cleveland sounds funny.
In your public speaking training you will learn that you can find humor in every
aspect of life even names of places. I used to live off of Goodluck
Road. That's a pretty funny name. My computer consultant used to live on Easy
Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That's definitely funny. In fact people were
constantly stealing the sign, so it was hard to find him.
If you pick up any map that has city or street names on it, within a few
seconds, you will probably find a funny sounding name. If you look at it for a
few minutes, you'll probably find a lot more.
I picked up my road atlas and opened it to the USA and Canada maps in the
front. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, jumped right off the page. Tuscaloosa,
Alabama, wasn't far behind along with Schenectady, New York, Kalamazoo,
Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and one of my favorites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Keep a
growing list of these funny sounding names in a file on your computer, that way
you can look them up in the future to add them to your presentation. You could
also look up nearby cities and town names of the place you will speak at and
incorporate them into your speech.
Lanham, Maryland is where I told you I lived off Goodluck Road. A couple of
blocks away from my old house was Elvis Lane in Presley Manor. About a mile away
from that is Lois Lane (I guess Superman visits there regularly) and I recently
did some work in Boniwood. That isn't funny to you, but it was hilarious around
our office because my assistant's name is Bonnie. Humor is literally waiting for
you right around the corner and as close as your road map.
Now I live in the Little Neck area, not far from Great Neck, Little Creek,
Back Bay, and even Witchduck.
What you learn in your public speaking training can open a doorway to an
unlimited number of funny names related to restaurants, hotels and stores like
Piggly Wiggly, Kangaroo Katies, Motel 6, The Colonel's Kentucky Fried Chicken,
and K Mart.
Open your eyes to the humor all around you.