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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.

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 pending 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.

 

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

IDCEC CEU Approved Course 40321( .1 CEUs)

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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.

Printing Design Techniques

How to print your existing designs using various print methods such as block printing, silk screen and ink jet printing. Learn the process involved for each technique. Obtain resources for each printing method and cost variables.
Within this workshop you will also learn about the various looks that can be achieved and compare the results of these techniques.

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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.

The Story of Pattern Design of Historic Textiles

A look into the creative process and historic information used to create the well-known textile patterns still used today. Focus will be on 3 major historic styles, Chinoiserie, Toile & French Provincial and Arts and Crafts and their influence on current textile designs. Attendees will obtain knowledge of color trends, scale, and textile ground cloths used from each period and how they have evolved to present day designs.

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Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone
(2) Lavaliere Microphones Requested

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.

Window Dressing Then and Now

History of window treatment designs and how the iconic fabrication styles evolved through the centuries.
Attendees will obtain in depth knowledge on the history of window treatments from the colonial period to the present with a focus on treatment application, function and the incorporation of hardware into the design.
This workshop is perfect for those seeking information for historic preservation and incorporating window covering designs to fit the period of home.

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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.

Wine and Design-Building Workroom and Designer Relationships to Market to Clients

 

Build designer/workroom relation in collaboration to market soft furnishings to perspective
clients.  How to create samples that entice a client while at the same time creating a
casual environment to discuss aspects of a custom treatment.  Information on presentation,
sample possibilities and networking with businesses to build your event.

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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.

FENG SHUI AND INTERIOR DESIGN

In this course, we will explore the relationship between Interior Design and Feng Shui, apply the Five Elements Theory and identify the design elements that relate to each of them; instructing participants in where and when to use them.Participants will be able to identify the Five Elements in an existing space, evaluate which area of the Bagua they relate to and select which other elements either nourish or diminish them.

We will discuss the concept of Yin/Yang and balance, allowing participants to identify these elements in Interior Design and utilize these hidden elements in existing or future projects.

Participants will be able to lay the Feng Shui Bagua on a floorplan, identify the nine guas and determine areas of needed support.

IDCEC Approved through 3/31/17; CEU Value 0.1

CEU-104029 Health, Safety, Welfare

AIA Feng Shui and Interior Design

LB_FS004 Health, Safety, Welfare

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Internet Connection

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.

For Designers Only/Creating Conversations of Expectation

A multi-layered communication process for collecting information from the client, detailing the design relationship and designer expectations, and gaining commitments from the client to move forward. It also includes managing difficult conversations (like dealing with discount requests and internet shopping) and dealing with different behavioral styles effectively.

For Designers Only / Creating Conversations of Expectation   .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#8659

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

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.

Pricing Design

The culmination and comparison of a 3 year study of pricing practices of interior designers through the economic changes and the shifting research and buying habits of the affluent public who use designers.This includes a group exercise to compare different pricing strategies to determine profitability and the best plan to use for the project.  Also included are specific sales and marketing actions to take that will increase the number of prospects, improve designer efficiency, and decrease client misuse of designer time and talent.

 

 


 

Pricing Design  .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#101268

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

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.

Probing and Prioritizing/Pricing and Profitability

The first part “Probing and Prioritizing” is 60 minutes devoted to ‘opening’ the interaction between and designer and prospective client.  It includes: 

- The telephone screen format - to identify quickly if you can move to the next step

- The initial visit - what the objective is an how to meet that objective

- Customer preparation and homework - how to determine their true commitment and willingness to participate in YOUR process

- Your website and collateral material - how to use it to help the client move forward and say ‘Yes’ quicker

 

Prior to this section, the designers to fill out an anonymous, brief questionnaire about their pricing, hourly charge, mark up and mark down, and profit margins. The program is offered with a break between sessions…during that break their information is collated and loaded it into the presentation so that they learn the averages and median numbers of their marketplace and competition. This is GREAT information!

 

The second part “Pricing and Profitability” is 60 minutes devoted to ‘structuring’ the sales process to maximize profitability.  It includes:

- Hourly rates - how do you charge and how do you compare to your competition?

- Mark up and Mark down - which is best and for which project?

- Profit and Profit margins - what are they are why are they important to you?

To summarize the material – designers participate in a group exercise with all of the elements of a project and determine the profitability of the project and if they should take it on or not. It’s EYE-OPENING to see how they engage in this new perspective and way of doing business. 

 

 

This program has .2 IDCEC CEU’s when offered together - .1 CEU for each segment, .2 total.  And with the ASID increased in required CEU’s from .6 to 1.0 in a 2 year period, this .2 CEU program is great for you!   It also has .3 CEU’s from CQRID for IDS designers.

LCD Projector and Screen

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

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.

Profitable Partnerships

A program for designers on how to market, qualify, sell professional design services. Also, how to create partnerships with design center showrooms that will strengthen designer skills and improve designer sales results.

 Profitable Partnerships  .2 CEU’s  IDCEC#8795

LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

James Druckman, President/CEO New York Design Center 212-679-9500 x15
Jobst T. Blachy, President/CEO Rose Tarlow-Melrose House 323-651-2202

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.

Connect the Dots…Design in Context

This informative and engaging presentation is designed to help connect design styles to the context of history, culture, events and meaning. Visual imagery and commentary highlight significant themes, details, and events from the past...from the antiquities to contemporary time. Be guided and inspired to incorporate these ideas into new projects.

This course has been approved by IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council), #101279, registered with the NCIDQ as ASID Course #8071 and carries 0.2 CEUs for ASID, IDC, IDEC, and IIDA

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

Susan Hirsh, FIFDA, IFDA Past President: susanhirsh@optonline.net

Laura Davis, former IFDA member, IFDA Texas Chapter Past President: laura@hpdarch.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.

Recipient of the IFDA Educational Foundation's Barbara Brock Grant

Connect the Dots: Antiquities through Neoclassic

Architectural and interior elements within the context of events and culture.

Lectern/Podium
LCD Projector and Screen
Lavaliere Microphone

 

Susan Hirsh, FIFDA, IFDA Past President: susanhirsh@optonline.net

Laura Davis, IFDA Texas Chapter President-elect: laura@hpdarch.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.

Recipient of the IFDA Educational Foundation's Barbara Brock Grant