Make plans now to join us for the Designer Experience today and spend a few hours learning from industry leaders about how you can “future proof” your design business. Key speakers include noted business coach Kimberley Seldon, a cybersecurity expert, health and wellness partners, and “forever home” focused designers including Breegan Jane of Breegan Jane, LLC, Christa O’Leary of Home in Harmony Lifestyle and Reiko Lewis of Ventus Design.
1 p.m.: Keynote: Launching projects like a BOSS with Kimberley Seldon
Kimberley Seldon – veteran interior designer and thought leadership business coach – insists there’s no way to finish a project successfully if you don’t start strong. She’ll share her start-up process for projects, as well as insights on how to perfect a sales technique, outperform on consultation experiences, organize billable hours, and invoice clients. Learn firsthand from a proven success strategist.
2 p.m.: CEU session: The 3 biggest cyber security threats small businesses face and how to protect your company now
We increasingly hear about companies that have been hacked – from large, multinational corporations to solopreneurs. Being hacked results in lost money, time, and business – as well as damage to your reputation. Many small business owners believe hackers only go after large companies, but the reality is that smaller companies are becoming increasingly attractive prey. How can we protect ourselves and our businesses from this fate? Presenter Alvion (Al) Legall has been passionate about cyber security for more than two decades and is CEO of ABL Computers, based in Valley Stream, N.Y. Join us at this CEU session for key takeaways about how to arm your business with the latest cyber security tools and techniques.
3 p.m.: Panel: Future proofing your client’s home
With the lack of affordable housing and interest rates at an all-time high, more people are looking to create their forever home in their current one. Join our panel of experts – Breegan Jane of Breegan Jane, LLC, Christa O’Leary of Home in Harmony Lifestyle and Reiko Lewis of Ventus Design – as they discuss how designers can help clients create spaces that consider the long term, making it a refuge for the senses as well as aging-in-place friendly.
4 p.m.: CEU session: Designing for Wellness
In this new post-pandemic era, people want their homes to promote health and wellness, especially since they’re spending more time at home than ever. Presented by Joe Bisignano of Mr. Steam, this CEU session will cover wellness design terms and concepts. He will address how to apply biophilia, living in place and feng shui concepts to create overall wellness design for clients and identify when to use them to achieve the most advantageous health and safety benefits of each.
For six years, the Designer Experience has provided the opportunity for interior designers to come together to network, learn and have fun, and the upcoming virtual event will not disappoint. Many designers have already signed up – we hope you will join them!