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Blog entry by Jay Neale III posted 08-03-2009 11:15 PM 1287 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I created a slide show to show off some of my work to potential clients. You can see it here… actually you can see it nowhere, and I’d remove this blog post if that were possible. Seriously, I’m sorry to have wasted everybody’s time.

I will continue to add comments below, though. Comments from people without an agenda, without an attitude problem. Comments about the slide show itself, from people who have no idea there is any controversy whatsoever surrounding it.

Enjoy.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/



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mtnwild

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 11:52 PM

Honestly, I like your items but that stuff between shots is irritating. Way too long, make it shorter between shots. I wanted to see your work not a lot of graphics. Just my opinion. Good luck…..........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Jay Neale III

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 11:59 PM

Yes, but you aren’t an interior designer with the attention span of a ferret on acid. The effects stay put. I’ve had FAR too many compliments from non-woodworkers to ditch that, as in more than 100. This is the ninth version of the slide show. The first was almost one year ago.

I know what you mean, though. To me it’s too flashy, but I was a graphic artist for years and I know flash sells.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 12:01 AM

I have to agree with Mtnwild. It is a nice slide show but the viewer spends more time looking at the graphics rather than the products that you have for sale.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Tim Marko

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 12:16 AM

Jay,

Looks good.

I don’t recall seeing your meals on wheels holders or the distressed pine column holder. They look great.

Does the site control the order of the pics, I noticed the bliss holder came up about 4-5 times in a row as well as some of the others.

Nice job!

-- Tim, trying to come up with something cool to say here!

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 12:58 AM

I have to agree with Jack and Scott. I’d like to see the products a little longer than the graphics. Sorry.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Jay Neale III

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 01:16 AM

Sometimes the slides glitch and you get the same one more than once. The “Meals on Wheels” pieces were built for a charity event back in March. They were auctioned off. The columns, however, are sitting right here in my office.

I really appreciate all the comments. Still not ditching the style of the show, though. I don’t have to like it to like how well it works.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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jlsmith5963

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 04:56 AM

As a practicing architect who works with interior designers (whom I disagree with on a regular basis) I feel very comfortable in saying that they would find this slide show very odd. Frankly, I shutter to think the kind of interiors people who think this type of presentation is effective would produce. I know this is a harsh comment but really you should set your aim higher.

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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Innovator

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#8 posted 08-04-2009 05:19 AM

I think you have a good overall idea. Make the product shots a little longer, maybe another line of text coming in while the same picture stays on the screen. Then make the change over to another picture shorter. I don’t know if it is possible but add some music if you can, this will help the client focus on the screen and less of a chance that their mind will wander.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Jay Neale III

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#9 posted 08-04-2009 05:53 AM

Alrighty then. Apparently the 30 + interior designers I’m working with right now are wrong, and so am I if I continue to cater to the people who pay for my work.

Actually, I was just wrong to post this slide show here in the first place. Sorry.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 08-04-2009 06:19 AM

If it’s working for you that’s great. Just my opinion, not really worth the reaction. I’ve been wrong before. Sales is not one of my strong suites. Today s marketing techniques are targeted and effective, if it’s making sales for you, that’s what counts, not what I think.
Thought you might like an honest opinion from an average guy…............Did not mean it to be mean…....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Kindlingmaker

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#11 posted 08-04-2009 10:14 PM

When I am told one of my projects is nice (I am also a photographer) and I know its just the person being nice then their words mean little except that they are a nice person. If I have missed the boat I want them to tell me. I like others ideas and veiws for I learn to see beyond my own path and my horizons become broader, greater and with (hopefully) more life. ...just me

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 08-04-2009 10:55 PM

Jay,

If this,
http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/jn3Woodworks
is your Slide Show, I am surprised.

If that is NOT your Slide Show, where is it?

Are you making a living making those items?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jay Neale III

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#13 posted 08-04-2009 11:12 PM

That is not the slide show. That’s the gallery. All members here have that if they have any projects posted. And I’m not posting the bloody thing again.

And yes, in fact, I am making a living making those items. I would have no other reason to build the hundred or so candle holders I have in stock at the moment, and they’ll all be sold before Thanksgiving… I certainly don’t intend to burn that many candles in my home.

So, here’s the thing: I just posted this because the slide show was pretty. Period. Not because I thought it was a wonderful representation of woodworking in general. It’s all flash, but it works. I wasn’t looking for input, and maybe I should have said that at the beginning, but what I’m getting now is people telling me I don’t know what I’m doing, which is odd, considering it pays better than being a graphic artist did. And I put my wife through three years of college working as a free-lance graphic artist.

I’m going to stop following this thread. It makes me tired.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 08-04-2009 11:19 PM

OK

.

I’ll also Stop Watching it.

.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jay Neale III

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#15 posted 08-04-2009 11:25 PM

Thank you.

-- Read my amazingly insightful blog at http://jn3Woodworks.blogspot.com/

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