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    1. Isn't giving a speech just like drilling for oil? You either strike riches or you should stop boring. (Contributed by Nick Obolensky)
    2. Why does it usually take more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that when a person says that in the interest of saving time he will summarize his prepared statement he winds up talking three times as long as if he had read the statement in the first place? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    4. If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect five cents for every unkind word would you be rich or poor? (Contributed by Mrs. J.)
    5. Why is it that the human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public? (Contributed by Jessel)
    6. Why is it that when someone says 'That's a good question' you can always be sure that the question will be a lot better than the answer you're going to get? (Contributed by Jim Morrill)
    7. How come two monologues don't make a dialogue? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    8. Why do people when making a presentation and they don't want to use the microphone ask everybody in a loud voice if they can hear him okay at the back of the room but then proceeds to give his presentation in a soft barely audible voice? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. Why do people tell you when they are speechless? (Contributed by Julia Wessel)
    10. Is it true that people demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid? (Contributed by Soren Aabye Kierkegaard)
    11. Have you ever counted the number of times that someone giving a speech says 'um' or 'er'? Try it. (Contributed by Lisa Hall)
    12. If someone wanted to give a speech on silence, what would they say? (Contributed by Nabby)
    13. What if we couldn't speak, but our thoughts were audible? (Contributed by C. Welsh)
    14. Isn't the problem with communication, the illusion that it happened? (Contributed by James S. Huggins)
    15. Isn't the most important thing in communication simply hearing what isn't being said? (Contributed by Quinch)
    16. Isn't the best thing about not saying anything, the fact that it can't be repeated? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    17. Why is it that whenever you say something truly funny, you're always in the company of someone who has no sense of humor? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    18. Why is it that the honoree who is left speechless by the unexpected honor bestowed upon them always manages to babble on for a good twenty minutes? (Contributed by Lou Scrima)
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