1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking: Fresh, Timely, and Compelling Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Speakers

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Michael Hodgin
Zondervan, 1994 - Design - 416 pages
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You have something important to say. Are you sure your audience is listening? Clocks start ticking in the minds of your listeners the minute you begin your presentation. These clocks measure the amount of time you have to interest them before their attention wanders elsewhere. Could be three minutes. Could be thirty seconds. But make your audience laugh and they forget about their clocks. They are too busy listening. Make them laugh and they will listen. Humor is one of your most powerful tools as a speaker, and 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking lets you wield it with power. Michael Hodgin has compiled hundreds of humorous anecdotes on dozens of topics and brought them together in one book. From "Ability" and "Accidents" to "Work" and "Worship," Hodgin's illustrations are arranged according to topic and indexed to help you quickly find the perfect anecdote. The book also provides space to record the times and places you use each illustration, so no one will hear you tell the same joke twice. Ideal for preachers, teachers, executives, and anyone else who speaks publicly, 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking will keep your audience laughing -- and listening to every word you say.

  

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Contents

Ability
1
Acceptance
2
Acceptance
3
Acceptance
4
Accidents
5
Accomplishments
6
Accountants
7
Action
8
Interpretation
504
Interpretation
505
Interpretation
506
Interpretation
507
Interpretation
508
Interpretation
509
Interpretation
510
Intimacy
511

Activity
9
Advertising
10
Advice
11
Advice
12
Advice
13
Advice
14
Affirmation
15
Age
16
Age
17
Age
18
Age
19
Age
20
Age
21
Age
22
Age
23
Age
24
Age
25
Age
26
Age
27
Aging
28
Aging
29
Aging
30
Aging
31
Agreement
32
Anger
33
Anger
34
Anger
35
Anniversary
36
Anniversary
37
Anniversary
38
Apologies
39
Apology
40
Appearances
41
Appearances
42
Appearances
43
Appearances
44
Appearances
45
Appearances
46
Appearances
47
Appearances
48
Appearances
49
Appearances
50
Application
51
Appointments
52
Appreciation
53
Appreciation
54
Aptitude
55
Archaeologists
56
Art
57
Art
58
Assertiveness
59
Assistance
60
Association
61
Assumptions
62
Assumptions
63
Assumptions
64
Assumptions
65
Attendance
66
Attendance
67
Attendance
68
Attendance
69
Attendance
70
Attitudes
71
Attitudes
72
Attitudes
73
Attitudes
74
Attitudes
75
Attitudes
76
Attitudes
77
Auditors
78
Authority
79
Authority
80
Authority
81
Awards
82
Banks
83
Banks
84
Banks
85
Baptism
86
Beauty
87
Beauty
88
Beauty
89
Betrayal
90
Bible
91
Bible
92
Birth
93
Birth
94
Blessings
95
Blessings
96
Bloopers
97
Bloopers
98
Bloopers
99
Bloopers
100
Bloopers
101
Boredom
102
Boredom
103
Bosses
104
Bosses
105
Bribes
106
Budgets
107
Camp
108
Change
109
Change
110
Character
111
Cheating
112
Cheating
113
Children
114
Children
115
Children
116
Children
117
Children
118
Children
119
Children
120
Children
121
Children
122
Children
123
Children
124
Christians
125
Christians
126
Christmas
127
Christmas
128
Christmas
129
Christmas
130
Christmas
131
Christmas
132
Christmas
133
Christmas
134
Christmas
135
Christmas
136
Christmas
137
Christmas
138
Christmas
139
Christmas
140
Church
141
Clarity
142
Clarity
143
Clothes
144
Clothes
145
Clothes
146
College
147
College
148
College
149
Comfort
150
Commitment
151
Commitment
152
Commitment
153
Communication
154
Communication
155
Communication
156
CommFunication
157
Communication
158
Companionship
159
Comparison
160
Comparison
161
Comparison
162
Comparison
163
Comparison
164
Compassion
165
Compassion
166
Compassion
167
Competition
168
Competition
169
Competition
170
Competition
171
Competition
172
Complaints
173
Complaints
174
Complaints
175
Complaints
176
Complaints
177
Compliments
178
Compliments
179
Compromise
180
Compromise
181
Computers
182
Computers
183
Computers
184
Confession
185
Confession
186
Confidence
187
Confidence
188
Confidence
189
Confidence
190
Confidence
191
Conflicts
192
Conflicts
193
Conscience
194
Conscience
195
Conscience
196
Consequence
197
Consequence
198
Consequence
199
Consequence
200
Consequence
201
Consideration
202
Consistency
203
Consistency
204
Contentment
205
Conversion
206
Conviction
207
Cooking
208
Cooking
209
Cooperation
210
Cooperation
211
Cooperation
212
Cooperation
213
Cooperation
214
Courage
215
Courage
216
Courage
217
Courage
218
Courage
219
Courtship
220
Creation
221
Credibility
222
Critics
223
Critics
224
Critics
225
Customs
226
Cynics
227
Danger
228
Dating
229
Dating
230
Daughters
231
Death
232
Death
233
Death
234
Death
235
Death
236
Death
237
Death
238
Death
239
Death
240
Death
241
Death
242
Death
243
Debt
244
Debt
245
Debt
246
Debt
247
Debt
248
Deception
249
Deception
250
Deception
251
Deception
252
Deception
253
Deception
254
Decisions
255
Decisions
256
Decisions
257
Defeat
258
Defeat
259
Delays
260
Delegation
261
Denial
262
Denominations
263
Denominations
264
Denominations
265
Denominations
266
Denominations
267
Desire
268
Details
269
Details
270
Details
271
Details
272
Details
273
Devil
274
Diets
275
Diets
276
Diets
277
Diets
278
Diets
279
Diets
280
Diets
281
Diplomacy
282
Diplomacy
283
Direction
284
Direction
285
Direction
286
Disappointment
287
Discretion
288
Discretion
289
Disobedience
290
Divorce
291
Doctors
292
Doctors
293
Doctors
294
Doctors
295
Donations
296
Donations
297
Donations
298
Doubt
299
Drivers
300
Drivers
301
Drivers
302
Drunkenness
303
Easter
304
Easter
305
Easter
306
Economics
307
Economics
308
Economists
309
Economists
310
Education
311
Education
312
Education
313
Education
314
Effort
315
Emergencies
316
Emergencies
317
Emotions
318
Empathy
319
Empathy
320
Empathy
321
Empathy
322
Employee
323
Encouragement
324
Encouragement
325
Enemies
326
Energy
327
Eternity
328
Evangelism
329
Evangelism
330
Evangelism
331
Evangelism
332
Excuses
333
Excuses
334
Excuses
335
Excuses
336
Excuses
337
Excuses
338
Excuses
339
Excuses
340
Excuses
341
Excuses
342
Exercise
343
Expectations
344
Expectations
345
Expectations
346
Expectations
347
Expenses
348
Experience
349
Experience
350
Experience
351
Experience
352
Experience
353
Experience
354
Experts
355
Experts
356
Experts
357
Explanations
358
Failure
359
Failure
360
Failure
361
Failure
362
Faith
363
Faithfulness
364
Fame
365
Family
366
Farmers
367
Fashion
368
Fashion
369
Fathers
370
Fathers
371
Fathers
372
Fear
373
Feminism
374
Feminism
375
Feminism
376
Fishing
377
Fishing
378
Fishing
379
Flexibility
380
Flexibility
381
Flexibility
382
Focus
383
Foolishness
384
Forgiveness
385
Forgiveness
386
Friends
387
Friends
388
Friends
389
Friends
390
Friends
391
Friends
392
Friends
393
Friends
394
Frugality
395
Frustration
396
Function
397
Funeral
398
Gambling
399
Gambling
400
Gambling
401
Generations
402
Generosity
403
Generosity
404
Gifts
405
Gifts
406
Gifts
407
Gifts
408
Gifts
409
Goals
410
Goals
411
Gods Presence
412
Gods Presence
413
Gods Presence
414
Gods Presence
415
Gods Will
416
Gods Will
417
Golf
418
Golf
419
Golf
420
Golf
421
Gossip
422
Gossip
423
Gossip
424
Gossip
425
Grace
426
Grace
427
Grades
428
Grades
429
Grades
430
Grades
431
Greed
432
Greed
433
Growing Up
434
Growing Up
435
Habits
436
Habits
437
Habits
438
Habits
439
Happiness
440
Haste
441
Health
442
Health
443
Hearing
444
Heaven
445
Heaven
446
Heaven
447
Heaven
448
Heaven
449
Hell
450
Help
451
Helpfulness
452
Heroes
453
Hesitation
454
History
455
History
456
History
457
History
458
Holidays
459
Home
460
Home
461
Home
462
Honesty
463
Honesty
464
Honesty
465
Honeymoons
466
Honor
467
Hope
468
Hospitality
469
Hospitality
470
Humility
471
Humility
472
Humility
473
Humor
474
Humor
475
Hunting
476
Husbands
477
Hypocrisy
478
Hypocrisy
479
Hypocrisy
480
Idealism
481
Ideas
482
Impact
483
Incarnation
484
Inertia
485
Inflation
486
Inflation
487
Inflation
488
Inheritance
489
Inheritance
490
InLaws
491
InLaws
492
InLaws
493
Inlaws
494
Insults
495
Insurance
496
Intelligence
497
Intelligence
498
Intelligence
499
Intelligence
500
Intentions
501
Interpretation
502
Interpretation
503
Intimacy
512
Jews
513
Jews
514
Jobs
515
Justice
516
Justice
517
Knowledge
518
Language
519
Laughter
520
Lawyers
521
Lawyers
522
Lawyers
523
Lawyers
524
Lawyers
525
Law
526
Laws
527
Laws
528
Laziness
529
Laziness
530
Leadership
531
Leadership
532
Lectures
533
Lies
534
Lies
535
Lies
536
Lies
537
Lies
538
Lies
539
Lies
540
Life
541
Life
542
Light
543
Listening
544
Listening
545
Listening
546
Logic
547
Logic
548
Logic
549
Lostness
550
Lostness
551
Love
552
Love
553
Loyalty
554
Loyalty
555
Luck
556
Luck
557
Luck
558
Luck
559
Lust
560
Lust
561
Manipulation
562
Manipulation
563
Manipulation
564
Manipulation
565
Manners
566
Marriage
567
Marriage
568
Marriage
569
Marriage
570
Marriage
571
Materialism
572
Materialism
573
Materialism
574
Maturity
575
Maturity
576
Maturity
577
Meals
578
Meetings
579
Memory
580
Memory
581
Mercy
582
Messes
583
Military
584
Miracles
585
Miracles
586
Miracles
587
Miracles
588
Mistakes
589
Mistakes
590
Mistakes
591
Mistakes
592
Mistakes
593
Morality
594
Mothers
595
Mothers
596
Mothers
597
Mothers
598
Money
599
Money
600
Morals
601
Mothers
602
Mothers
603
Mothers
604
Mothers
605
Mothers
606
Mothers
607
Mothers
608
Mothers
609
Mothers Day
610
Motivation
611
Motivation
612
Motivation
613
Motivation
614
Motivation
615
Motivation
616
Motivation
617
Murphys Laws
618
Murphys Laws
619
Murphys Laws
620
Music
621
Music
622
Music
623
Music
624
Music
625
Music
626
Music
627
Needs
628
Negotiation
629
Noise
630
Noise
631
Noise
632
Nudity
633
Obedience
634
Obedience
635
Obedience
636
Offerings
637
Offerings
638
Opinions
639
Opportunity
640
Opportunity
641
Opportunity
642
Opportunity
643
Opportunity
644
Opportunity
645
Opportunity
646
Optimism
647
Optimism
648
Optimism
649
Optimism
650
Pacifism
651
Pacifism
652
Parents
653
Parents
654
Parents
655
Parents
656
Pastors
657
Pastors
658
Pastors
659
Pastors
660
Pastors
661
Pastors
662
Pastors
663
Pastors
664
Pastors
665
Pastors
666
Patience
667
Patience
668
Patience
669
Perfection
670
Perfection
671
Persistence
672
Persistence
673
Perspective
674
Perspective
675
Perspective
676
Perspective
677
Perspective
678
Perspective
679
Perspective
680
Perspective
681
Perspective
682
Perspective
683
Perspective
684
Persuasion
685
Persuasion
686
Persuasion
687
Persuasion
688
Persuasion
689
Persuasion
690
Persuasion
691
Pessimism
692
Pets
693
Pets
694
Pets
695
Pets
696
Planning
697
Planning
698
Politeness
699
Politics
700
Politics
701
Politics
702
Politics
703
Politics
704
Politics
705
Politics
706
Popularity
707
Popularity
708
Possibility
709
Power
710
Praise
711
Praise
712
Praise
713
Praise
714
Prayer
715
Prayer
716
Prayer
717
Prayer
718
Prayer
719
Prayer
720
Player
721
Prayer
722
Prayer
723
Prayer
724
Prayer
725
Player
726
Predictability
727
Prejudice
728
Preparation
729
Pride
730
Pride
731
Pride
732
Pride
733
Pride
734
Pride
735
Pride
736
Priorities
737
Priorities
738
Priorities
739
Priorities
740
Problems
741
Problems
742
Problems
743
Problems
744
Problems
745
Prodigal Son
746
Profanity
747
Profanity
748
Progress
749
Progress
750
Projections
751
Providence
752
Providence
753
Psychiatrists
754
Psychiatrists
755
Punctuality
756
Puns
757
Purpose
758
Purpose
759
Purpose
760
Qualifications
761
Quality
762
Quality
763
Questions
764
Questions
765
Recognition
766
Recommendations
767
Rejection
768
Rejection
769
Rejoicing
770
Relativity
771
Relevance
772
Religion
773
Remarriage
774
Repentance
775
Repentance
776
Repentance
777
Repentance
778
Requests
779
Requests
780
Requests
781
Requests
782
Requests
783
Resistance
784
Resistance
785
Respect
786
Respect
787
Responses
788
Responses
789
Responses
790
Responses
791
Responsibilities
792
Responsibilities
793
Responsibilities
794
Restoration
795
Resumes
796
Resurrection
797
Resurrection
798
Resurrection
799
Resurrection
800
Retirement
801
Retirement
802
Reunions
803
Revenge
804
Revenge
805
Revenge
806
Revenge
807
Revenge
808
Revenge
809
Rewards
810
Rewards
811
Rewards
812
Righteousness
813
Risk
814
Risk
815
Risk
816
Risk
817
Risk
818
Risk
819
Risk
820
Rivalry
821
Romance
822
Romance
823
Romance
824
Russia
825
Russia
826
Sabbath
827
Sacrifice
828
Sacrifice
829
Sales
830
Sales
831
Sales
832
Sales
833
Salvation
834
Salvation
835
Satisfaction
836
Security
837
Security
838
Self
839
Self
840
Selfcontrol
841
Selfcontrol
842
Selfcontrol
843
Selfimage
844
Selfimage
845
Selfimage
846
Selfimage
847
Sermons
848
Sermons
849
Sermons
850
Sermons
851
Sermons
852
Sermons
853
Sermons
854
Sermons
855
Sermons
856
Sex
857
Sex
858
Sex
859
Sex
860
shame
861
sharing
862
shopping
863
Sickness
864
Sin Consequence
865
Sin
866
Sin
867
Sin
868
Sincerity
869
singing
870
Skepticism
871
Sleep
872
Smiles
873
Speech
874
Speech
875
Speech
876
Speech
877
Sports
878
Sports
879
Sports
880
Staff
881
Status
882
Strategy
883
Stress
884
Stubbornness
885
Subjectivity
886
Substitute
887
Success
888
Success
889
Success
890
Success
891
Success
892
Sunday School
893
Sympathy
894
Talent
895
Talk
896
Talk
897
Talk
898
Tardiness
899
Tardines
900
Tattling
901
Taxes
902
Taxes
903
Taxes
904
Teachers
905
Teamwork
906
Teamwork
907
Teamwork
908
Teamwork
909
Teamwork
910
Teamwork
911
Technology
912
Technology
913
Technology
914
Teens
915
Teens
916
Teens
917
Teens
918
Teens
919
Teens
920
Teens
921
Teens
922
Teens
923
Teens
924
Ten Commandments
925
Tests
926
Thanksgiving
927
Thanksgiving
928
Thanksgiving
929
Thanksgiving
930
Time
931
Time
932
Time
933
Time
934
Time Management
935
Tough
936
Trash
937
Travel
938
Travel
939
Travel
940
Treasurers
941
Treasurers
942
Trials
943
Trials
944
Tricks
945
Trinity
946
Troubles
947
Trust
948
Trust
949
Trust
950
Trust
951
Truth
952
Truth
953
Understanding
954
Undertakers
955
Undertakers
956
Uniqueness
957
Uniqueness
958
Uniqueness
959
Unity
960
Unity
961
Vacations
962
Vacations
963
Vacations
964
Vacations
965
Values
966
Visitation
967
Violence
968
Violence
969
Vision
970
Volunteers
971
Wages
972
Wages
973
Wages
974
Waiters
975
War
976
War
977
War
978
Wealth
979
Wealth
980
Wealth
981
Wealth
982
Wealth
983
Wealth
984
Wealth
985
Wealth
986
Weddings
987
Weddings
988
Wills
989
Women
990
Words
991
Words
992
Words
993
Words
994
Words
995
Words
996
Work
997
Work
998
Work
999
Work
1000
Worship
1001
Acknowledgments
1002
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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.

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