Experienced speakers know the value of humor for adding punch to their point and muscle to their message. Hodgin's audience-tested illustrations will help you connect with your listeners in an effective way. Arranged by topic, anecdotes are cross-referenced and identified by place and date. A gold mine of proven verbal gems!
Lasso Them With Laughter The way to your listeners hearts is through their funny bones. Want to grab their attention? Do it with humor. Need to drive home a point theyll remember? Nothing does it better than a rib-tickling anecdotelike the ones in this book. 1002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking is jam-packed with one-liners, jokes, humorous stories, and pithy proverbs for just about any subject or circumstance under the sun. Pick your topic. Appearances, Communication, Opportunity, Prayer, Self-Image, Sports . . . these and plenty more come to you conveniently alphabetized, numbered, and indexed for instant referencing. Theres even a space for you to log what you use, so fresh nuttiness doesnt become old chestnuts. Tested by preachers and public speakers, this ensemble of humor is just the ticket to get your audience laughingand listening.
Michael E. Hodgin is the author of 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking and 1001 More Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking. He edits The Pastor's Story File and Parables, Etc., two newsletters for pastors and public speakers. He lives in Platteville, Colorado.