A Holiday video

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  i am a writer.  i rarely share what i've written before it's done ... unless i want advice and critiques.  want to get your feelings hurt?  talk to an editor.

honest evaluation and criticism are hard to take. 

if all someone wants is to be congratulated and told 'it's great' ... this is not the forum to post in. 

in this forum, post a video and members will tell it as they see it.

you might not like the answers you get, you might not agree, but the advice will often be spot on and will point you in the right direction.  at the very least, it will be honest opinions backed up by loads of experience from innkeepers.

it is too bad when someone does not want to benefit from what is available here. 

 

 

 

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Just came back from a B&B convention and they were encouraging videos! Said they need to be 30 seconds or less tho.

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That would make sense actually if I were selling a box of cheerios or laundry detergent. When doing retreats that range from $1,500 to $3,500 and book a dozen or so of these events in a year. I guess I will continue to ignore  the less than stellar advice one receives on here from the "click" Now back to your scrap booking video  and remember to feed a brain it needs food.

Let me add you to the growing ignore list though.

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lflkdsgjfrdklgjoireigjio' wrote:

That would make sense actually if I were selling a box of cheerios or laundry detergent. When doing retreats that range from $1,500 to $3,500 and book a dozen or so of these events in a year. I guess I will continue to ignore  the less than stellar advice one receives on here from the "click" Now back to your scrap booking video  and remember to feed a brain it needs food.

Let me add you to the growing ignore list though.

Nothing Sunshine wrote warranted this kind of reply.  Your baggage is on the curb, you can pick it up as you leave. 

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What I never understood is - Why ask for people's opinions if you don't want to hear them? one time Joe had a go at my web site - know it needs work and still does but while my feelings were hurt a little bit - I took the advice and it made me make some more changes and so some more work! Didn't get in a fret about it because I know the advice on here is for my benefit! people don't give opinions out of nothing they do it to try and help you.

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Exactly! Ask a question here and you had best be prepared for an honest opinionated answer. What you so with that opinionated honest answer is up to you!!! (the generic you, not personal)

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Swirt, I love your final message to him. I hope he also got it in an email to ensure that he saw it. Although such a pompous and arrogant person will not acknowledge he has been kicked out of a place people WANT to be in.

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lflkdsgjfrdklgjoireigjio' wrote:

That would make sense actually if I were selling a box of cheerios or laundry detergent. When doing retreats that range from $1,500 to $3,500 and book a dozen or so of these events in a year. I guess I will continue to ignore  the less than stellar advice one receives on here from the "click" Now back to your scrap booking video  and remember to feed a brain it needs food.

Let me add you to the growing ignore list though.

 

You didn't care for the "negativity" that you felt because some folks didn't care for your vid.

And then you give this response.

Those of us with functioning brains (which is most) recognize what is going on here.

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lflkdsgjfrdklgjoireigjio' wrote:

That would make sense actually if I were selling a box of cheerios or laundry detergent. When doing retreats that range from $1,500 to $3,500 and book a dozen or so of these events in a year. I guess I will continue to ignore  the less than stellar advice one receives on here from the "click" Now back to your scrap booking video  and remember to feed a brain it needs food.

Let me add you to the growing ignore list though.

The "clique" is a group of hard-working, down-to-earth people who extended a hand of welcome to you. The "clique" has been denigrated by a few who were arrogant pieces of pomposity who after stooping to some silly name-calling picked up their marbles and left, giving those who remained a breath of fresh air as the door opened for the exit. People who have work to do, do not have time to "make nice" and feed egos. They, when asked, give blunt to the point answers and get back to work.

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I took a beating from GHouse last week! I still like you and respect your opinion. Look we are all here to help each other! This kinda reminds me of what our Gov is doing right now! But I won't start that! The bottom line is this! "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen"! If you would like to cook with us grab a frying pan and cook up some helpful comments! I think I'm done with this.......

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Maybe a little slapping around but not a beating. You are still aren't you? There would be nothing left of you had it been a beating. lol

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I'm actually going back to lurking on here.

I've never encountered so many negative people in my entire life.

goodluck! and remember WWJD

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I agree with Bob. You asked for opinions and like I said, you will get them. You got them. If you didn't like them, well that is your problem not ours.

We have always said "we tell it like it is here." We pull no punches. Not everyone agrees with everyone else's ideas, comments, etc. But that is what this world is all about..freedom of speech. We offer our ideas and opinions based on our own experiences. You can take them or leave them. Sorry you felt they were negative. I thought they were innkeepers trying to give helpful suggestions and alternatives for you to consider.

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lflkdsgjfrdklgjoireigjio' wrote:

I'm actually going back to lurking on here.

I've never encountered so many negative people in my entire life.

goodluck! and remember WWJD

Sorry that you feel that way! I got a beating with what I thought was a really good idea this past week on here! But I value professional opinions on here. Jus because I didn't agree with what they said doesn't mean that I don't respect their opinions. These people on here, most I have never met personally. But I do count them as friends! If you can not take a negative opinion then it probably is best not to post. This is a place for all of us to help each other. If you ask a question or an opinion, you will get an answer from innkeepers all over the world. What you decide to do with that info is up to you. Just remember, that if you ask a business related question you will get a business answer. If you ask a personal question, you will get a personal answer! Best of luck, and thanks for the video idea!

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Thanks for all the input I honestly don't like the Animoto stuff. They are too scrap book like. I do some interior work for clients on the side so the video is dual purpose and the multiple shots reflect how I put a room together from more than one angle. From what I can tell we serve two different breed of clients.

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Steven James wrote:

Thanks for all the input I honestly don't like the Animoto stuff. They are too scrap book like. I do some interior work for clients on the side so the video is dual purpose and the multiple shots reflect how I put a room together from more than one angle. From what I can tell we serve two different breed of clients.

Maybe you could have a shorter one for your Inn guests and a longer one for your interior clients. I also build log homes and some other online businesses, but I would never join them together in a video to kill 2 birds with one stone.  If I was wanting interior design work from you I would not want to think about a get together to make a German Feather Tree while looking at a design portfolio. Just a suggestion, separate the 2.  I really like the idea of the video and has me thinking of doing one as well.  So thank you for the idea. If you have an Apple, Imovie has some really cool stuff as well,

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Agree with the others: too long... I skipped to the end to see this list.

Another thing - there's a few typos on that last page.  I'm a typo nerd, sorry.

"a event" should be "an event"

"one a kind" and "one of kind" should be "one of a kind"

You're on the right track though, just shorten it up.  Do you have any pictures of people doing the things you have listed?  Might be nice to have a text screen that says, "We can do German Feather Trees" and then a few pictures of that, then mention another followed by pictures.  It would keep the viewer interested longer.

 

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Thnx will fix asap!

 

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Steven, I agree that it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long and there's a lot of repetition of same/similar photos.  I confess that I fast forwarded to the end.  I probably watched only about a minute of the slide show. 

It also needs a little pizazz! 

The other folks are absolutely right that the Animoto shows are much more interesting. 

Maybe you can give it another shot?

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Thanks for the reminder Emptynest. I just put one together for our Feb BOGO special, yes, I am doing it again. Smiling

The free video is 30 seconds or you can pay $5 to have unlimited access to all the formats, music and length of the video.  You really don't want them much longer than that. (attention span and all of that)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FEB IS FOR LOVERS video (with sound)

(Here is a longer video I made two years ago, I forgot about this one since I created the new website and removed it)

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Here's one I just did in about 3 minutes.

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WOW!  I felt like I was there in the falling leaves....

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Good drive beat! I like it EmptyN.

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Very nice! Got me thinking about it now!

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Love the February video!  But where is the "mature" couple?  Hahaha....laugh

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Looks good JB!

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Animoto does a much better job of creating a video. You should check it out.  Yours is way too long. People will never sit through a 6 min. slide show that doesn't really show much..I am sorry to say I didn't Sad

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It's nice but way to long. It's like going to a friends house and watching a slide show of a past family Christmas get together. After 2 min you get bored. You need to add video and talk on it. Tell the customers why you are different then everyone.

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