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Is Anybody Listening?


Here’s a good example of an funny / entertaining / humorous speech. This is a winning speech at a speech contest. The speech is about how technology has taken our ability of listening away. This speech has got the elements of mimicry and self deprecating jokes in it.

Excerpt of Speech

Mr. Contest Chair, fellow Toastmasters and guests, do you ever get a feeling that people just don’t listen anymore? I mean, the nerve of these people. This was first brought to my attention by my wife. Actually several times by my wife! She will say, “Weren’t you even listening to a word I said?” “Of course, I was honey.” And then I…

Speech Type

Funny / Entertaining / Humorous


6.5 minutes

File Format

Text (.txt) file

Suggested Presentation Style

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