Coincidentally following my recent post about the poor use of presentation software, I was delighted by the visual style and delivery of our new CEO and his team of presenters at our recent corporate -wide staff meeting.
Gone were the typical bullet points, pie charts and bar charts of regional sales, and overused company-logo-based background themes. Instead, our eyes were treated to high-quality visual images that supported the messages, in non-traditional asymmetric page layouts that intentionally bled images off the edge.
I counted only one slide that had a bullet list that was hard to read, but it was intentionally done. It listed some key high-profile clients that we won from the competition. The slide’s purpose wasn’t for us to read the client names, but to sense the huge impact we made.
The overall team delivery style was leisurely, yet efficient. They used self-deprecating humor to help ease any nervous preconceptions from our audience, who were hearing from our new CEO in his first staff presentation to the entire staff.
I particularly enjoyed his quick follow up to an alliterative comedy clip about “the Cleveland copper clapper caper..” with his own, “I think I have a craving for some Krispy Kremes from the kitchen.”
To that, I say “Kudos!”