I don't know about you, but it took a full week for me to recover from all of peopling I did at High Point. Getting to see so many members of our group in person was a HUGE highlight for me.
There was the slight bump in the road of my shellfish allergy sending me to the emergency room, but we knew it could be a possibility, had a plan in place, and executed the plan perfectly. (By the way, May is Allergy Awareness Month, so you'll be hearing more on all of that soon.)
Rachel and I are planning some webinars for you, so if you haven't already told us what topics you're most interested in, comment below and let us know!
See you in the Club!
We're feeling a little swanky at the moment and what better way to celebrate the end of a successful market than with a classic martini?
Get the recipe here>>>
Our Pro Tip of the Week
Instagram Stories Highlights Covers
Did you know that you can create collections of IG stories that live on your profile? Even better? You can make a cover for each one so that everything stays clean looking and on-brand.
Find out how here>>>
Our Favorite Finds of the Week
Why It's better to Lean In - Our friend Patti Tucker is dishing out more of her spunky, wise life advice.
CEO Shares 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding - If you have plans to grow your business in a way that might require funding by venture capitalists, now is the time to start planning. Shanna Tellerman, founder of Modsy, has some suggestions to get you started.
Design Inspiration - The geometrical patterns in these plants is just gorgeous!
Camera Angle Is Everything - Marie Southard Ospina explores the ways your pose and the camera's angle change your appearance.
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 - We kicked the week off talking about how we recovered from Market.
On the Podcast
Tuesday - Visibility in Words with Nancy Ganzekaufer - Nancy Ganzekaufer talked with us about narrowing down who you are, what you do, and how you help into a concise, memorable description that will keep you in your potential clients' minds.
Wednesday - Visibility Stories - Episode 8 - Jecks Lea - Jecks is a London based designer who is a eclectic as she wants to be. She set up Persona Abode and is shaping it to design sensory experiences beneficial to your well-being, whilst also honoring the planet & championing world causes.
High Point Market Highlights
Sneak peek of the new contract gallery at Furniture Land South!
Kimberley Seldon paired with us for a panel! We gave actionable tips for maximizing your HPMKT visibility and the in-person connections you'll be making. Ravi Tiwari followed that up with valuable product knowledge about the ways rug style, texture, and materials make an impact in your design. Catch up on the replay here. (And download the checklist PDF here!)
We partnered with The Design Network for a designer-on-the-street version of their Ask a Designer series. Check out The Design Network Trade Direct page to see what the designers we interviewed thought about the latest styles and trends.
Jane Dagmi, Editor-in-Chief of Designers Today, chatted with us about how being a Visibility Warrior in-person, online, and through video marketing is great for business. Catch the video here!
The Morning Show with Nick May - We co-hosted The Chaise Lounge Morning Show with Nick May at the Universal showroom!
e-Design: The Online Interior Design Movement - Our panel discussion on the evolving business of e-Design! Get the inside scoop from interior designers who have increased their visibility and bottom line through virtual design. Panelists included Kelli Ellis, Veronica Solomon, Sandra Funk, Shayla Copas, and Alberthe Buabeng.
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 Reading: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Just Finished: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action by LuAnn Nigara
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 reading: I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Just Finished: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Next Meeting: May 10th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific