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Before the orator begins his speech the audience is drilled in a number of sounds. When the director raises his right hand the audience says "Ah!" When the director raises his left hand, they say "Sh!" When he draws his hand across his body in a horizontal position the audience whistles in an incredulous manner. When he drives his fist downward they shout "Hurray!"

The orator now makes his appearance and is called on for a humorous speech of any sort. The director stands back of the orator and at the proper times signals for the sounds in which they have been drilled. The result is very amusing. The orator may or may not be in on this.

For instance, the orator says, "Ladies and gentlemen, my speech this evening will be a very brief one."

The audience, much to his surprise, bursts forth in a shout of "Hurray!" This idea can be carried as far as desired.

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