A good speech prop can add interest to a speech if used sparingly.
Comedians use them all the time.
Magicians can rarely perform without them.
Props in speeches can bring the humour.
Politicians have been known to bring speech props into Parliament (lump of coal, newspaper clippings, thick reports).
Whether it is a note from a pocket, an artefact from behind the lectern, or something bigger (check out Jim Carrey’s huge prop in this commencement speech) – a well-positioned prop can add just what you need in your next speech.