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

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Zondervan, 1994 - Humor - 416 pages

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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User Review  - 1teacher1023 - Overstock.com

My husband and I have both benefited from this book in different wayshe in working with the church Youth Group and I in adding a spark of humor in teaching middle school. Read full review

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User Review  - fschipani - LibraryThing

This is a handy source of humorous material for sermons or other public speeches. They group the jokes/stories by catagory and then index them by subcategory so it's easy to find material for the topic of your talk. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

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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