Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Public Speaking : Parody *

Weird Al Yankovic has made a tremendous amount of money making parodies of famous songs. Take his lead and use this tool in your public speaking presentation. These allow you to have fun, be creative, and get the audience laughing.

One of the easiest ways to do this in a public speaking event is use a popular or familiar song and change the words geared to the audience. They’ll love that you are relating the information to them in an innovative way. If you want to get them involved, give them the lyrics and ask them to sing along!

Before you jump head first into the parody pool, get some legal advice about how you are allowed to use the material in a public speaking event. Some songs and other media are protected by copyright.

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