Public Speaking: Ads
You can concoct fake ads, or use real ads that are funny in your public
speaking engagements. They can be read aloud, projected, or distributed as
handouts.* Watch for funny ads that relate to your business or presentation
topic in magazines and other periodicals. Cut the ads out and photocopy for
distribution as a handout or make them into slides and overheads. Jay Leno has a
series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides having really funny
headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper
advertisements along with commentary from Jay. My favorite was the funeral
monument company that advertised a lifetime replacement guarantee.
You can read these aloud in your public speaking engagements without worry of
copyright infringement. Always attribute the source though. You don't want to
claim material as your own if you did not create it.
*Be careful not to violate copyrights. In doubt
about whether or not you are violating copyrights? I suggest that you contact the source of the
copyrighted material, trademark(s), logo(s), and ask permission from the
present their material in your ads.