Don't listen to all these bitter pricks.
Execs know the job of IT is to maintain systems and to increase work-efficiency through collaborative technology.
Instead of being boring "yeah everything fine, piss off" announce internal initiatives and goals that even a commoner can understand. Talk about important milestones or stories of exceptional (and actual) personal achievement. If you track your hours, announce how many man-hours were placed into a particular project. Show me the numbers.
If you fall into that "we work hard" crying bullshit, fuck you. My cat works trying to get that god damn dot with no results. I want to see results that people OUTSIDE OF IT actually like. If you did something that took 5,000 hours and everything sucks and the users don't like it... why did you do it in the first place? That's when the inquisitions start.
And include metrics like hours/money saved by efforts, improvements to the corporate bottom line. Metrics about improved efficiency. Metrics showing things like help desk calls by technology. THEN you make the pretty graphs. You could work on some initiatives like providing dashboarding for anything THEY think is of value so they can just look at nice green and red buttons on a single screen.
I'd also like to suggest examining the users that have submitted the most (non value) Help Desk tickets to see if you can have them killed, umm I mean downsized.