Public Speaking Course:
Places are Funny
Seeing the funny things in every area of life is taught during my public speaking course. Sometimes
even the names of
cities and towns are funny. The name Cleveland sounds funny.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I used to live off Goodluck Road. That's funny.
My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills,
Maryland. That's funny. It was hard to find him because people were
always stealing the sign.
I can pretty much guarantee that if you pick up any map with city and
on it, you will find a name that sounds funny. If you look
at the map for a few minutes, you'll probably find a lot. Once again doing research
before you speak, even looking for funny sounding names is an
important skill to learn during your public speaking course.
I just picked up my road atlas and opened it to the USA and Canada
maps in the front. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, almost jumped off the page
and right into my word processor. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, wasn't far behind along
with Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; Schenectady, New York; and one
of my favorites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Keep a growing list of these
Now, I'm going to open the street map for Lanham, Maryland, where I
used to live off Goodluck Road. Here I see that a few blocks away from my
old house is Elvis Lane in Presley
Manor. About a mile away 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 really funny around our office because my assistant's
name is Bonnie. Humor is literally waiting for you just 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 my public speaking course 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.