Public Speaking Course:
Proverb Fortune Cookie Humor
(Make sure this is politically correct for your
particular presentation's audience.)
Here is a good article from my public speaking course. A fun way to
throw in a diversion to an otherwise boring presentation is by attributing a saying to an ancient Chinese philosopher. Since these
sayings are not attributed to anyone in particular, feel free to change
or update them to fit your presentation and make them more funny.
Original: You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over
your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.
Update: You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from flying over your
head, but you can prevent them from pooping on your Armani blazer.
Original: He who walk on eggs should tread lightly.
Update: He who walk on eggs should find out the price per dozen.
Original: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Update: People who live in glass houses should pull down the blinds.
The contrast of the update to the original provides the humor and is
practiced in your public speaking course.