Thursday, November 5, 2009

If I'm another year older, shouldn't I be wiser too?

Okay, I'm going with Signing with a Smile. But now, how to emphasize the 'a smile' part so people know that I don't just mean with a smile?

1. Signing with a Smile

2. Signing with a Smile

3. Signing with A SMILE

4. Signing with A SMILE

5. Signing with A SMILE

6. Signing with a Smile

Too many options. I may just go crazy. Any thoughts?

14 chocolate lovers:

Becky said...

No, that adage, age comes with wisdom or however it goes, is just one of those things people say when they can't explain why their parent is staring off into space in the middle of the day. Is she thinking? Is she having an epiphany? Is she "in the zone?" No! She's lost it!

joz1234 said...

I love your idea, but I don't think I understand why you would want to emphasize "smile" if you don't want people to think you sign with a smile?? I'm confused...and I'm wondering if some people who see your name might be too?? Then again, maybe it is just me??

Please don't take this the wrong way...It's always hard to do this kind of thing in writing...

you know what I mean?

*Hugs!*

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Jill said...

What about "Signing while Smiling"?

Dion said...

Happy Birthday!

GooberDiva13 said...

Happy Birthday, and I like 1, 2, or 4

elg said...

I'm going to be a wet blanket and say don't. How boring, I know, but I think it would be too corny.

Now, an animated commercial/banner on the website where the letters in "a smile" duplicate and magically rearrange into your name would be totally awesome. But I wouldn't emphasize it in the title or logo itself.

Desiree said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I tried to say something on FB but stupid windows has FB issues... lol. I'll log into the mac later. It loves me.

You could always do Signing with a :), tee hee...

P.S. I like 2 and 5.

coxandroberts said...

Happy Birthday! I like 2.

--Leann-- said...

I say 'dont'. You don't want the name of your business to be something that people have to think about. If you emphasize the 'a smile' part, it could lead to confusion.

I'll just tell you from my personal opinion, that when things are emphasized in a way that seems lopsided, I get lost in the syntax and pay no attention to what is actually being advertised.

If I saw a bill board that said "Signing with A SMILE" I'd be commenting on why the last two words were in all caps when they are not the thing being sold.

I dont think you have to convey to your target audience the anagram. Let it be your little secret, and something that they have to figure out.

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that was more than you asked for. I get wordy sometimes. apologies.

Trisha said...

I'm with Leann... keep it simple.

Happy Birthday!

Victoria :) said...

Is it bad that I am just realizing that 'a smile' is an anagram...just made the connection reading the comments??

Guess I am not following along very well.

Cute though...now that I get it! :o) I like it!

Jennerator said...

I don't think most people will see 'a smile' as an anagram, people don't pay that much attention. I wouldn't emphasize any part of the name.

Smart Helm said...

Happy Birthday!