Speech About Misleading Advertising
Oral presentation, including a few stage directions for the speaker, on false advertising. Includes several examples of egregious misleading advertisements.
“Has this ever happened to you? You see something advertised on television that looks great! You call the toll free number, give them your credit card, and in a few days the dream item to thought was such a bargain arrives. And you can’t believe your eyes! What you received was nothing like what you thought you ordered. Welcome to the club. You’ve just joined thousands of people who are misled by false advertising each and every year, according to statistics from the Advertising Council, a U.S.-based watchdog organization that strives to keep honesty in advertising. Do those two concepts — honesty and advertising — go together?”