Motivational Posters for Dummies
I never understood the appeal of those motivational posters that people pay big bucks for. Do these pictures actually inspire anyone? Or do the office-keeners just hang them on their cubicle wall, because that’s what they’re expected to do, to demonstrate “leadership” and to impress others?
Because frankly, I think these posters are bullshit. In my opinion, almost idiot can make up a motivational poster, and I’ll prove it right now.
Pick any photo you like, put it on Abode Photoshop, and add some touchy-feely words in italics.
That’s it. That’s the secret.
For example, here’s a vacation snapshot I took of the Oregon coast, to which I’ve added some words which I made up on the spur of the moment:
Ooooh…now isn’t that DEEP? If you were my boss and I put this up on my wall, wouldn’t you think I was a pro-active motivated team player?
Now remember, people, I’ve been making these up on the spot. There was little or no thought put into this.
Let’s try another. Something a bit more inspirational, for the spiritually-minded:
You know, I surprise even myself that I’ve been able to come up with these so quickly. (In fact, it’s taking longer to enter everything onto my Blog than it was to Photo-shop these pictures).
Wheeee! I’m having fun. This is too easy! Let’s try another:
Sniff, sniff. (Okay, I know there is a grammar mistake, but I’m still getting all choked up.) Oprah herself would be reduced to tears.
Notice how I’ve been using the same photo. That’s what’s great about motivational posters. The relationship between the pictures and the words is totally irrelevant. Anything works. See?….
Now tell me that isnt’ just as good as something you’d order from expensive office supply store. (Geez, I should be a consultant, and get paid big bucks for this!)
I can also have a bit of fun and make a smart-ass poster like they do in Despair Inc. (which is actually a hilarious site worth checking out).
Heh heh heh. Personally, I like this last one the best. At least it’s honest.