Weekly Roundup - May 4, 2018

May the 4th be with you!

Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I'm a bit of a nerd (as if you didn't already know!). At any rate, can you believe it's already May?

Summer is just around the corner and we've got big plans for the Design+Style Club. If you were around last summer, just know that we're planning to top it. If you're new, hold onto your hats! For now, though, grab your favorite end-of-the-week beverage and check out this week's roundup.

See you in the Club!

Dixie

Design and Style Happy Hour

How about a Whiskey Sour

Simple, easy, tasty. What's not to love? Quick question, though...what are your thoughts on maraschino cherries?

Get the recipe here>>>

Our Pro Tip of the Week

Design+Style Pro Tip

Taylor Smith has made a detailed video showing you how to add quality closed captioning to your videos on YouTube and Facebook.

Find out how here>>>

 

Our Favorite Finds of the Week

SEO for Interior Designers and Architects - Let's face it, we all want to bring on our A-game when it comes to SEO and Google Juice. Why not check out these tips and see where you can improve?

What is Creativity? - How do you define creativity? There are so many elements to being a creative, right? Do any of these definitions resonate with you?

All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram - Social media platforms are constantly changing and we know you need to keep up with them all. Find out what's new on Instagram!

 

Fire up Your Visibility Telesummit

Fire up Your Visibility Telesummit -for Home Stagers and Designers Who Want to Stand Out is finally here and we are thrilled to tell you about it.

Hosted by our friend and colleague, Marianne Cherico, this telesummit includes 12 of the top experts in the Design and Home Staging field as they share secrets on how they stand out and attract their ideal clients.  
 
There are so many ways to become more visible and we love the way that each of these speakers understands how to make their presence known in the marketplace in a way that is unique to each of them.
 
And as an added bonus, if you sign up by May 2, 2018, Marianne is rewarding you with another telesummit that she hosted where 10  speakers share their secrets on how to "sell" your staging services". (This will help designers as well.)

Oh and did we mention that we will be talking about the Inner and Outer Game of Being a Visibility Warrior (and we have a really nifty gift for those of you who join)?

 

In case you missed it...

Coffee Talk - Webinars and challenges and pet peeves, oh my! Here's what you missed on this week's Coffee Talk.

Design+Style Celebrates Allergy Awareness Month - Did you know that May is Allergy Awareness Month? We explained why it's important to us in this short video.

On the Podcast
Tuesday Big Picture Visibility with Jason Oliver Nixon - When you're working on your strategy for being visible, it's easy to get caught up in the details and forget to think about the long-term big picture. Today we're chatting with Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage about how he and John Loecke think about visibility.

Wednesday Visibility Story Episode 9 Barclay Stone - One of the best things about the Design+Style Club is getting to hear about our members' visibility journeys. Today, we're talking to Barclay Stone of Barclay Stone Interiors!

Design+Style Book Clubs

Speaking of books, we've got two book clubs - one for business books and one for fiction books. Come join us!

Design+Style Business Book Club
Currently ReadingBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Next Meeting: May 17th at 7 PM Eastern/ 4 PM Pacific **The time for our May meeting has been moved up an hour.**
 
Design+Style Fiction Book Club 
Currently readingI Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Next Meeting: May 10th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific