From the Macworld Expo in January of 1997:
The contrast is amazing. On the one hand, you have Gil Amelio’s rambling introduction that carries little conviction. On the other, you have Steve Jobs coming on stage with quick wit, a concrete plan, and a clear presentation of said plan. The contrast is made all the more stark by Amelio’s rather painful appeals to celebrity cameos and the introduction of one of Apple’s most unsuccessful products after Jobs is finished.
The contrast between the old Apple and the new was evident even before the transition began.
(Tip of the hat to John Gruber for pointing to this video on his blog.)