Q: What role would the character play at our meeting?
A: He plays a member of the audience. In a sales meeting he'd be a sales rep, in a dealer meeting...a dealer and at an employee event...one of the troops. As a member of the audience he becomes their "voice". In that role, he can express all the worries and concerns that are on the audiences mind. He can talk about things the audience doesn't always get a chance to discuss with management.
Q: How does expressing the audience thoughts help us?
A: For one thing, It shows that management is listening and willing to have a dialogue about whatever the issue or topic.
Q: Is the character pre-recorded?
A: No. The characters are performed LIVE in an area backstage and then projected onto one of the meeting screens.
Q: What types of meetings does the character fit into?
A: The character has been a part of many different types of meetings. Including sales, marketing, training, customer, partner and employee events.
Q: Won't our executives look foolish if they're seen interacting with a puppet or cartoon?
A: Not at all. In fact, interacting with the character has a way of "humanizing" the person on stage. The executive looks more confident and in-the-know.
Q:Are the interactions all ad-lib?
A: No, the interactions are carefully scripted with input from you and your executives. All the answers to the character's tough questions are written so the presenter has a good answer. No surprises.
Q: Is the character on screen the whole time?
A: No. He only appears at pre-determined times when it helps to have a brief Q&A between the character and the presenter about a particular topic. He can also help re-enforce key messages and act as cheerleader when necessary.