I do like the occasional cartoon. I use them a lot in slide decks that run a workshop session. I tend to photoshop in my own, naturally witty, text, relating to the personalities I’m working with.
A friend of mine introduced me to this cartoonist. He’s really a marketing guy, but I was happy to find the odd fun foray into Sales.
I love using this treatment for a touch of levity in internal forums. Like a training morning.
Yet the most positive reaction I ever got was from a Matt cartoon I adapted. He’s the deservedly popular Daily Telegraph frontpage news cartoonist. All I did was copy it into Powerpoint and write my own strapline instead of his.
It’s a great trick to make your next deck a bit different and more memorable. Just a mild warning, humour in presentations and prospects are not always suitable bedfellows. So perhaps best you find your feet first in an internal setting.