Saturday, July 16, 2011
Speech on “Advertisements are misleading”
Now we have more practical works part of the new way of studying at school. I need to give a speech next week. Here is what I have prepared.
Respected teacher and my dear friends,
Advertisements have become part and parcel of our life. I am sure many of us here love watching ads during commercial break. But do you know most of the ads shown are misleading. The false advertisements have great influence mainly on children who demands many things from parents. But they do not know that it may be very harmful for their health.
For example we see so many ads on TV about skin creams and no one clearly refers that for which skin it is suitable and for which skin it’s allergic. One such creams claim to make you fair within 7 days of application. Do you believe this? No for we know genes in the body decides fairness of the skin.
Also the face creams children often demand are for men not for children. Applying these creams will ultimately destroy their natural skins, as the children’s skin is very soft.
So we should all be aware of these ads and should not buy any product by seeing the ad only. Also as a good and responsible customer we should know about the product completely and clarify that it would not affect us in bad way and then buy the product.
Stephen Leacock once said that Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it. I think that some advertisement companies are arresting our human intelligence way beyond our comfort levels.