Every entrepreneur needs to pitch the business.
When it comes to use of images in a presentation, sometimes less is more.
But it's not just unwarranted movement that can produce discomfort.
Sometimes the use of ubiquitous stock photos suggest a pitch that was put together in a hurry. It can subconsciously signal there is nothing "new" here. Worst yet, it can leave the audience cringing.
I ran across a list of 12 overused stock photos which had been put together by Marketing Profs. The list included what I call the 7 Images from Highly Defective Presentations. I have ranked them for your discomfort. So get your barf bags ready as you approach number 1.
Number 7 - A customer poked this guy in the eye
Number 6: Some of our customers were exposed to radiation
Number 5 - Our employees drink way too much coffee
Number 4 - We're not good at photo-shopping
Number 3 - We use the exact same person as every one in America to answer our phones
Number 2 - Our team is diverse and easily distracted
Number 1 - We hope you know the secret handshake