Olan Mills Church Directories

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  1. Brian30755

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    Doing some reasearch here.....would greatly appreciate your answers IF your church has had a church directory done by Olan Mills in the past few years.

    Were you pleased with your picture? With the directory? The service? The costs?

    Why or why not?

    (I'm planning on going to work for Olan Mills in their Church Division, and I would like to print your answers and share them with my supervisor.)

    Thanks!
     
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    We have had several church directories made by Olan Mills and I have always been well pleased with the directory and most of the time with my picture.

    In my opinion, it is the photographer's responsibility to see that the pictures are good.

    I can't answer about service and costs, but it does seem as if it takes a very long time to get the directories.

    I'm sure others have more info.

    Are you going to be the photographer or the "high Pressure" sales person?

    ;)
     
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    Well, I won't be the photographer :D . It'll be the first sales job I've ever had, so please pray for me (I'm definitely not "high pressure").
     
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    Over the last few years I have worked with Olan Mills on 2 occasions and both times had a great experience. They took quality pictures and all of our people were impressed. We also received a lot of comments from people about the fact that there was no pressure put on them to buy anything. The sales reps showed them what was available and stepped back and let them decide. If they wanted something, great, if not that was great as well.
     
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    Will pray and good to know that you are not high pressure.

    Most people who have their picture made know what they want. I always get the free one because my son is a photographer. He was laughing the other day because I had not ordered pictures from proofs that he sent me. He said, "Surely, you can order when it is free"? I just can't make up my mind which ones I want. They are all so good.

    He explained why the pictures he takes of me are better "he removes some of the wrinkles". [​IMG]

    From a customer's point of view, I will not buy anything from a "high pressure" sales person, but when a person says here is what is available and gives me a chance to "think", then I will buy.


    Be kind and friendly to the people. You will be great!
     
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    We had Olan Mills here last year! They followed us all the way through the preliminary---to the proofs---to the pictures---to the pictorals---super job---top notch sales people and photographer!!

    Brother David
     
  7. Brian30755

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    Not that it matters, but I was just wondering why someone moved this discussion into this "Christian DEBATE Forum; Other Christian Denominations"???

    Surely it can't be because I don't currently attend a Baptist Church, could it? I mean, I didn't even start this topic in a "Baptist Only" forum. It was in "Christian FELLOWSHIP Forums (All Christians)--All Other Discussions".

    I just wondered if one of the moderators thought this topic sounds more like a "debate" than a "discussion".
     
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    The last really good family picture we had taken was for a Olan Mills directory.
     
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    They have done a great service for our church for years.
     

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