Sunday, September 6, 2015

Please Leave It On!

If you've been around here for a while you've read about my experiences making and running slides on electronic bulletin boards at my church.  Each week the three monitors (one in the church vestibule and two in the parish center) gets an updated slide show highlighting things that are going on.  Some of the monitors are more visible than others, so I make sure the graphics rotate around to all of them so each activity gets the same amount of publicity.

There's one problem, though.  Someone keeps turning the monitors in the parish center off.   Last week, after a member of a group complained that their advertising isn't effective if no one can see it, I got permission to add instructions about leaving things turned on. I hand-wrote my message on a yellow post-it note, then taped the note to the remote.  The paper wrapped around the entire back side, but it must not have been obvious enough; the next time I was up there the monitor was turned off again.

Today I printed out the information and taped it to the front of the remote.  It's now more obvious, but much smaller.  Do you think people will see and pay attention to it?

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  1. Good luck. I don't think people read signs.

    1. I have my fingers crossed they will, but I'm not holding my breath.

  2. I guess we shall see. The sign is direct enough. Wonder if they'll be someone touch it just because the sign reads not to.