“Hey. Need One Quick Slide!”
We love this phrase –it means you trust us.
I got a text today from my mentor, and former CEO, Chris Baggott—one of the coolest dudes you'll ever meet. Chris is a farmer, family man, and successful entrepreneur. His latest, unbelievably cool startup is ClusterTruck, which is merging the worlds of software, data, local farms and gourmet food trucks. ClusterTruck stands to revolutionize food delivery, and if you live in downtown Indianapolis, you've probably already experienced its magic.
Anyway, Chris texted me out of the blue: "Hey. Need one quick slide!"
This simple text got me smiling. These 4 simple words, "need one quick slide," mean that Chris trusts GhostRanch to actually deliver. If Chris didn't think we could bust out this brand new slide in time for his pitch, he wouldn't have asked. It's that simple. But he did ask. And we did deliver.
The delivery of quick, custom slides was our reason for launching GhostRanch. We had a hunch that more and more busy sales and marketing professionals could legitimately benefit from working with a dedicated slide designer, to crank out custom slides on the fly.
If you're weird like me and remember the "cleanup" scene from Pulp Fiction, you'll remember a dude they called, The Wolf. When Jules is freaking out with one hour to solve a problem, Marsellus Wallace tells him that The Wolf is on his way (not exactly in those words), and Jules couldn't be happier. Despite never having met The Wolf, Jules has heard—through credible sources, that The Wolf always delivers.
Did Chris think of me as The Wolf today? Probably not, and I doubt he's seen Pulp Fiction (remember, he's a family man). The point is, this simple text made me realize our true calling as a specialized design firm: to become The Wolf of the Presentation World—such that, the next time you accidentally blow the head off your deck just hours before a pitch, you will know exactly who to call.
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Your boss is all freaking out, "Aw man, I just shot this presentation in the face!"
You'll be like, "It's cool Boss, I called GhostRanch."
Your boss will pause... turn slightly, "You're sending GhostRanch? Expletive, expletive... that's all you had to saaaaay!" Click.
UPDATE: Chris wanted to let me know that he has seen Pulp Fiction "at least 30 times!" I told you he's cool.