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Designing for the Client not the Designer

Sara has worked on projects all over the country.  Her work has been on  HGTV, ABC, CBS, NBC and in intetnational design publications.  Sara is the featured interior designer for ABC's Morning Blend Tampa Bay and her book Designing You came out in 2017.  Sara has beenan expert contributor to companies such as Sears, Realtor.com, USNews and World Reports and Bed, Bath and Beyond for style trends and how to offer advice to their customers.  Sara loves to help designers to know who their target market is and how to create designs for their clients that will sell.

LCD Projector and Screen

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Artfully Curated

Sara Chiarilli has worked on projects all over the country. Her work has been on HGTV, ABC, CBS, NBC, and in international design publications. Sara is the featured interior designer for ABC's Morning Blend Tampa Bay and her bood Designing You came out in 2017.  Sara has been an expert contributor to companies such as Sears, Realtor.com, USNews and World Reports and Bed Bath and Beyond for style trends and how to officer advice for their customers. Sara loves to help designers to know who their target market is and how to create designs for their clients that will sell

LCD Projector and Screen

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

iPAD Apps for the Design Trade

The iPad is fast becoming the tool of choice in many industries including ours. There are so many tools available for the iPad to make our work so much easier. I teach a hands on class where attendees can either watch or follow along with their own iPad as we walk through the many iPad apps for business owners and interior designers.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Tim Manning, IFDA - tim94549@comcast.net 925-683-0725
Nan Walz, IFDA - amalienan@yahoo.com 925-367-4587

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Describing Latest Design Trends and How to Leverage Them In Your Own Designs

For more than two decades, Nancy Fire has been at the epicenter of some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle trends. She has worked with leading brands and celebrities to capitalize on the emerging trends she curates to develop new product lines.

 

Her fine arts background, along with her focus on curation and style, has helped her look at the world of design with “eyes wide open.” Fire is gifted at adapting her sensibilities to embrace the way consumers are engaging with retail today on trend, color, and style.

 

Fire’s passion for design led her to start Design Works International, a lifestyle company in NYC, that serves as both a design think tank and a working studio where textiles, home furnishings, and fashion come to life. Her approach to design, coupled with her keen eye for trends, has landed her as one of the leading lifestyle and design experts in the world. Fire has designed everything from corporate showcases to museum exhibits and even celebrity product lines. Currently, she serves as Design Director for HGTV HOME, where she oversees the brand's design direction and image, while working directly with partners Bassett Furniture and Sherwin-Williams to bring consumers affordable yet on-trend home products.

LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Developing An Eye for Spotting Break-Through Designs

For more than two decades, Nancy Fire has been at the epicenter of some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle trends. She has worked with leading brands and celebrities to capitalize on the emerging trends she curates to develop new product lines. 

Her fine arts background, along with her focus on curation and style, has helped her look at the world of design with “eyes wide open.” Fire is gifted at adapting her sensibilities to embrace the way consumers are engaging with retail today on trend, color, and style. 

Fire’s passion for design led her to start Design Works International, a lifestyle company in NYC, that serves as both a design think tank and a working studio where textiles, home furnishings, and fashion come to life. Her approach to design, coupled with her keen eye for trends, has landed her as one of the leading lifestyle and design experts in the world. Fire has designed everything from corporate showcases to museum exhibits and even celebrity product lines. Currently, she serves as Design Director for HGTV HOME, where she oversees the brand's design direction and image, while working directly with partners Bassett Furniture and Sherwin-Williams to bring consumers affordable yet on-trend home products.

LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Negotiating Licensing Deals for Retail Design

For more than two decades, Nancy Fire has been at the epicenter of some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle trends. She has worked with leading brands and celebrities to capitalize on the emerging trends she curates to develop new product lines. 

Her fine arts background, along with her focus on curation and style, has helped her look at the world of design with “eyes wide open.” Fire is gifted at adapting her sensibilities to embrace the way consumers are engaging with retail today on trend, color, and style.

 Fire’s passion for design led her to start Design Works International, a lifestyle company in NYC, that serves as both a design think tank and a working studio where textiles, home furnishings, and fashion come to life. Her approach to design, coupled with her keen eye for trends, has landed her as one of the leading lifestyle and design experts in the world. Fire has designed everything from corporate showcases to museum exhibits and even celebrity product lines. Currently, she serves as Design Director for HGTV HOME, where she oversees the brand's design direction and image, while working directly with partners Bassett Furniture and Sherwin-Williams to bring consumers affordable yet on-trend home products.

LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Using Design to Breathe New Life Into An Aging Brands

For more than two decades, Nancy Fire has been at the epicenter of some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle trends. She has worked with leading brands and celebrities to capitalize on the emerging trends she curates to develop new product lines.

Her fine arts background, along with her focus on curation and style, has helped her look at the world of design with “eyes wide open.” Fire is gifted at adapting her sensibilities to embrace the way consumers are engaging with retail today on trend, color, and style.

Fire’s passion for design led her to start Design Works International, a lifestyle company in NYC, that serves as both a design think tank and a working studio where textiles, home furnishings, and fashion come to life. Her approach to design, coupled with her keen eye for trends, has landed her as one of the leading lifestyle and design experts in the world. Fire has designed everything from corporate showcases to museum exhibits and even celebrity product lines. Currently, she serves as Design Director for HGTV HOME, where she oversees the brand's design direction and image, while working directly with partners Bassett Furniture and Sherwin-Williams to bring consumers affordable yet on-trend home products.

LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Marketing and Branding, et al.

Speaker Stacy Garcia is available for speaking engagements in the following areas of expertise:

 

1) Marketing & Branding

2) Inspiration & Motivation

3) Future Trends: Design & Color

4) Art of Forecasting

5) Creative Thinking

6) Business Innovation

7) Sales Motivation & Training

8) Universities

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Handheld Microphone
Lavaliere Microphone
Standing Microphone

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Click here to access a printable information sheet about Stacy Garcia's speaking engagements.

Designing With the Future in Mind

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! MAY I HAVE YOUR ATIENTIONI The HOT new word for designing and selling to Baby Boomers is VISIBILITY? Globally our population is aging and in the US there will be approximately 78 million Baby Boomers age 65+ by 2025 according to the US Census Bureau this is also a global issue. So how is the US and other societies addressing these concern to accommodate the changing needs of those populations that are rapidly aging at the same time? What challenges will the design profession encounter in order to provide housing that will be beautiful,safe and promote an independent or inter-dependent lifestyle for all inhabitants? This informative session will address how the US is handling housing options for the senior market and what steps our neighbors in Canada are taking to address the housing needs of their aging population as well.

This course has been approved by IDCEC for 1HSW CEU. COURSE #104641 Approved for all organizations listed as members of IDCEC.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen

Dr. Nancy Bredemeyer (Retired)
Interior Design Dept Chair
Indian River State College
3691 Eleven Mile Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
Phone: 772-240-1546
Email: nancybredemeyer@hotmail.com

Deborah Hamilton, Marketing Director
Miromar Design Center
I 0800 Corkscrew Rd #382
Estcro, FL 33928
Phone: 239-3990-8520
email: dhamilton@mioromar.com

Caroline Rogow
Panache Girl
2176 N. Powerlinc Road #2.
Pompano Beach, FL 33546
Phone: 954-401-4292
Email: panache@panachegirl.com

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

I am a residential interior designer and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). I provide curb to backyard assessments for residents to determine if their home is safe and secure so that they can make modifications to adapt to the physical changing needs of their bodies as they age.

In 2014, I became an instructor for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and teach nationally and internationally the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation courses as well as Universal Design/ Build.

In 2014- NAHB named me 2014 CAPS Educator of the Year .

Currently I provide seminar to the public and continuing education seminar and courses to interior design professional, builders, remodelers and industry professionals that serves the health care market on the topic of "Aging in Place" and Universal Design.

In 2012, I published "Sensible Smart Tips for Living in Your ForeverHome™, a guidebooks that allows homeowners to walk through their home to determine if products and services are needed.

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

 

OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION

  • Raise awareness of the value and understanding of online/social media
  • Learn which social media platforms are of most value to a design business
  • Learn  and become comfortable with social media in an easy to understand method
  • Have a calendar/template for scheduling of social media
  • Get started with social media to be prepared for the future of the interior design business

 

BENEFITS OF PRESENTATION

 

  • This will help designers get a social media marketing plan for the social media they need to have
  • Ability to hone in on the best times and days for social media prime time- what to do and when to do it
  • Being prepared for the global future of interior design and social media
  • Knowing what social media to use from all the choices out there
  • Opportunity to be inspired by other designers, discover new ideas and grow as a business.

This presentation/webinar is approved for .5 CEU credits from IDCEC.

Lavaliere Microphone

Barbara Deckmeyer- phone 714-305-0536 email- Barbara@highdollardesigner.com

June Quisenberry- phone 804-337-5936

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Linda Hunt is the owner and interior designer of Creatively Yours Custom Inc. and the author of 7 e-books on interior design. She is known as the friendly, caring decorator. Linda works with individuals and businesses who want to experience “uniquely beautiful” interior design created with them in mind. She has been training decorators and designers to grow and build their businesses for years and continues to offer classes online. She is a WFCP Specialist Certified interior designer with 25 years of experience working on residential design and is the national Vice-Chair of the  International Furnishings and Design Educational Foundation. Linda has written a monthly interior design newspaper column and often been featured in Ava Living Designs Spotlight.  She is a featured host on her weekly Blog Talk Radio Show “Decorate Your Castle”. Get her Free design e-book “Homeowners Guide to Decorating” and monthly “Design Online” e-newsletter online at www.creativelyyourscustom.com

For many years I was active in the Troubadours acting and singing in many different roles. I am comfortable being onstage in front of groups.

I have a great Virtual Assistant and have been very involved in social media for my company.

 

Distinguish Yourself-Add Universal Design to Your Interior Design Business

Rebrand yourself and become a universal interior designer. Universal design is becoming a big part of the interior design business. This speech/seminar will show 6 elements of interior design that are opportunities for you to add universal design principles and open yourself up to a whole new group of potential clients who could benefit greatly from universal design principles and practices.

Pending.

Handheld Microphone

Barbara Deckmeyer- phone 714-305-0536 email- Barbara@highdollardesigner.com

June Quisenberry- phone 804-337-5936

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Brand Development

Attracting new clients is all about aligning your values, offerings and the customers’ perception of your business. When done in perfect harmony and you understand who you are as a brand, you are maximizing the chance of success. Come learn how to align your business values in a way that truly reflects the brand you want to be. You shouldn’t just love what you do, you should love your brand!

Karen L. Jett, CMA is an internal brand specialist and partner at RedKnight, a marketing and print company that focuses on your brand. The strongest brands start by being clear about what your company believes, building that throughout your organization and then sharing it with the world.

Karen Jett has successfully designed original workshops, authored books and built a successful business around improving core business processes. She is the perfect balance of analytical and creative. As a CMA she has a deep understanding of company financials. Pair this with her ethics knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of how brands are built from the inside out and she is well suited to strengthen your brand and leadership team.

 

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Internal Branding

External Branding Starts with Internal Branding

Attracting new clients is all about aligning your values, offerings and the customers’ perception of your business. When done in perfect harmony you maximize the chance of success. But did you know that all of this starts with the internal brand? Come learn how to align your internal brand in a way that truly reflects the external brand you want to be.

Karen L. Jett, CMA is an internal brand specialist and partner at RedKnight, a marketing and print company that focuses on your brand. The strongest brands start by being clear about what your company believes, building that throughout your organization and then sharing it with the world.

 

Karen Jett has successfully designed original workshops, authored books and built a successful business around improving core business processes. She is the perfect balance of analytical and creative. As a CMA she has a deep understanding of company financials. Pair this with her ethics knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of how brands are built from the inside out and she is well suited to strengthen your brand and leadership team.

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Leadership Development

 

Grow Your Leadership Powers

 

Leadership is about exerting your influence in order to achieve a desired goal or outcome. The leadership powers you employ to get the job done will impact productivity and morale. Do you know which one to employ at any given time?

 

Participants will:

 

  • Learn to be more effective leaders
  • Understand the bases of power
  • Become aware of the sources of power and influence

 

Karen L. Jett, CMA is an internal brand specialist and partner at RedKnight, a marketing and print company that focuses on your brand. The strongest brands start by being clear about what your company believes, building that throughout your organization and then sharing it with the world.

Karen Jett has successfully designed original workshops, authored books and built a successful business around improving core business processes. She is the perfect balance of analytical and creative. As a CMA she has a deep understanding of company financials. Pair this with her ethics knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of how brands are built from the inside out and she is well suited to strengthen your brand and leadership team.

 

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Strengthening Company Culture

Grow Your People

Would you like to know that your employees are doing what they are supposed to be doing, even when no one is looking? Discover the secret to get the best out of your employees and build an entire team of high performers.

Participants will:

  • Learn a 4 step process to authentically empower people
  • Be able to create opportunities for sustained employee growth
  • Improve the productivity of your staff members

 

Karen L. Jett, CMA is an internal brand specialist and partner at RedKnight, a marketing and print company that focuses on your brand. The strongest brands start by being clear about what your company believes, building that throughout your organization and then sharing it with the world.

 

Karen Jett has successfully designed original workshops, authored books and built a successful business around improving core business processes. She is the perfect balance of analytical and creative. As a CMA she has a deep understanding of company financials. Pair this with her ethics knowledge and a well-rounded understanding of how brands are built from the inside out and she is well suited to strengthen your brand and leadership team.

 

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

References are available upon request from the speaker.

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

In its Best Light: Making the Most of your Interior Photography

IDCEC CEU Approved Course 40321( .1 CEUs)

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Lauren Shelby, Principal/Designer
Spaces Within
Phone: (650) 712-4491

Judith Clark, Principal/Designer
Design Elements
Phone: (925) 837-5839

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Fabulous Felted Fabrication

Seeking new ideas for clients? Want to use unique materials to fabricate? Learn how to add felt/wool to projects to create amazing artisan products for that individual client. Fabricate contemporary designs with applique techniques to appeal to the millennium generation. Ideas and step by step procedures will be reviewed within this workshop.

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Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
2 lavaliere microphones needed. Cables for PowerPoint presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Found Object Finds for Fabrication

 Use found objects, unique shapes and creative banding techniques to create individual decorative accents to soft treatments.  Chains, keys and antique broaches, to name a few, will all be demonstrated for incorporation in your fabrication projects.  Met the design challenge adding bazaar and flea market items to embellish and create one of a kind treatment.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
2 Lavaliere Microphones requested Cables for PowerPoint Presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.

Industrial Chic-Fabrication to Furnishing

Steam punk-design.  How to appeal to a younger design client.  How to re-purpose antique industrial pieces to create a living space set apart from the rest.  Adding soft furnishings to soften and balance the hard industrial surfaces with natural textiles.

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Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested;Cables needed for PowerPoint Presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.

Outdoor Living-Decorating Outside the Walls

Break the barriers.  Bring the outdoors in and the indoors out.  Learn about unique ideas to integrate into outdoor spaces.  Maximize project square footage by creating one of kind additions to bring the design process to an outdoor space encouraging home owners to utilize an overlooked area of their home.  Ideas will cover soft furnishings, furniture and organic pieces.

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Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested; Cables for a PowerPoint Presentation

Michele Williams 1-678-576-0814
Margie Nance 1-704-516-2745

Speaker Fees:

Fees paid to a member of the IFDA Speakers Bureau will be mutually determined between the program participant and the organization hiring the speaker.

Renee and Julie have been in the interior design and custom window treatment business for over ten years.  They both held teaching positions at New Hampshire Institute of Art in the interior design program and have taught numerous workshops for the International Window Coverings Expo as well as Window Coverings Association of America and Drapery and Design Pro Forum.