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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #31
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Re: We or I?

We on the website and public communications, I in person/private discussions (unless the project requires me to bring in someone else, and as Chris' notes... you make sure they know who is going to be doing the actual work).
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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #32
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I just might, for you guys, (not for me, I'm selfless and saint-like that way) try "we" for a month. Or more likely just leave it since changing it is a pain in the butt. I have ads on about 20 different sites that should probably be changed so everything is in sync (ads have links back to my site/demo page) and changing BACK an additional time is just silly.

I have a DBA as "Sea of Bass Productions" so I was thinking I'd go with that. Makes no sense to have "Josh Bass, Videographer" (or "master cinema visuals specialist," or whatever) as the company name and then say "we". Unless I was trying to appeal to multiple personality disorder clients.

I would of course like to call my company "Basshole Productions" but I've been advised that some folks might find that "unprofessional."

Now that I think about it, I think I'm gonna go all third person up in this piece. "Sea of Bass Productions has been providing". . .etc.

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Old March 8th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #33
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Although I'm the sole proprietor for a fishing show I always refer to "we" and "ours". The show can't happen without good hosts, other cameras and production assistants, and certainly not without fishers who are willing to share what they know.

When I had a partner he had a tendency to refer to "I", and "my". I didn't appreciate being overlooked, not when I was the one doing all the shooting, writing and editing.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #34
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Re: We or I?

I've had business using 'we'

But recently to avoid being contacted by people that need more than 1 videographer (you always get a big sigh ... almost like they're thinking well why do you make it look like your a big company!)

I now refer to myself as 'i'

I'll leave the website like this for a while to see what sort of reaction I get.

But I do believe the work should sell you.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:07 AM   #35
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Hi James

I still refer to the business as "we" but any personal details as "I" eg: "We would be delighted to book you for your wedding etc etc etc" but when I'm organising times for bridal prep I will say "I will be at your house between 1:30 and 2:00pm"

Confusing isn't it but I don't think bride's pay too much attention to it for weddings...it might be different with big corporate gigs of course where they might assume the "we" is a big film crew and you just pitch up on your own!

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Old July 10th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #36
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I still refer to the business as "we" but any personal details as "I" eg: "We would be delighted to book you for your wedding etc etc etc" but when I'm organising times for bridal prep I will say "I will be at your house between 1:30 and 2:00pm"

Confusing isn't it but I don't think bride's pay too much attention to it for weddings...
That could look to her (in a positive way) like you're one of the many employees of your company. You're just the guy the main office sent to the gig, as far as she knows.
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