dvd Interior Design Hits Atlanta for the Design Influencers Conference

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The Design Influencers 2019 Conference is an intense 3 day immersion in business tools, mentoring, design branding, and new friendships!

I had the pleasure of returning again as a featured speaker for the Design Influencers Conference in Atlanta. I presented on “ How to Monetizing Your Marketing Strategy” .   As an interior designer, and decor blogger I focused on brand presence, influence, and brand building opportunities. This annual conference attracts a national collection of design professionals and influencers from all over the nation to participate in this 3-day program which kicked-off with a grand opening dinner hosted by Monogram located at the Ferguson Buckhead Showroom.  

The 3 Day Event featured over 15 exclusive brands who displayed products, giveaways and updates, and were seeking collaborations. Participating brands included Dunes and Duchess, Norwalk Furniture, Circa Lighting, Aidan Gray, Metrie, Ballard Designs, Currey & Co., High Point Market Authority, Inside out, Materials Marketing, Universal Furniture, and Crytpton Fabrics to name a few.

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The Design Influencers Conference Finale Recap: The 3 day event has conclude, and we are savoring all the new friendships and business updates we have gained.

A great time was had by all.

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DAY 1 Recap: INCOME FUNNELS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: MONETIZING YOUR MARKETING PLAN. : Deborah von Donop

DAY 1 Recap: INCOME FUNNELS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: MONETIZING YOUR MARKETING PLAN. : Deborah von Donop

How are Your Extending Your Brand?
Everything you create is an extension of your brand. Decide what you would like to add to your brand offerings and set up the time to create it.

note: ( Not able to attend the conference? Stay tuned for the full video recap so you too can better rand you business and build income through your website and Digital Products) #intquiringmindsmustknow

Ruthann and Eric Ross of  Eric Ross Interiors

Ruthann and Eric Ross of Eric Ross Interiors

Eric Ross Interiors: You can purchase his beautiful and inspiring book here “ Enduring Southern Homes” You will be surprised at the beauty and love for pattern throughout his projects. Also of note, He wrote every page of this book himself!!!! #purist

Mentoring Session and New Friends

I am excited to announce the success of the “Morning Mentoring Sessions” offered for the first time this year as a way for designers to seek free guidance and strategies from seasoned decor bloggers and online design businesses .

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Di 2019 Mentoring Sessions

Di 2019 Mentoring Sessions

This year a new Mentoring Session was offered to help designers collaborate and discuss new approaches to developing an online visibility for their businesses. This is a design first approach to blogging and marketing a design business. This is a real struggle for many designers who focus on their design business as well as design bloggers, looking to activate in the online environment. Each has a uniquely different approach and should use different social platforms accordingly. Sometimes not knowing what is going to work can sometimes keep yo from starting!

Ex. QUESTIONS: Where should I focus my time to get more clients? Should I setup a shoppable Instagram page, who should be spending more time on Pinterest? If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions, ask a colleague you trust to help.

“A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships”

This was a great opportunity to mingle and share with a like minded community that became empowering & Inspiration for everyone that attended.

“A growing body of research    links    regular doses of    gratitude    to better sleep, greater happiness, and possibly even lower blood pressure.”  Health.com

“A growing body of research links regular doses of gratitude to better sleep, greater happiness, and possibly even lower blood pressure.” Health.com

The design mentoring sessions made it easier than ever to connect with talented, experienced professionals from various towns and places. . By taking a less formal approach to mentorship, we made decisions based on a collective input from our groups. Everyone received a wealth of information that will greatly level up their skills, regardless of what the future brings.

I you will be attending the DI 2020 Conference in San Francisco, you can join the mentoring round tables that I participated in with Carla Aston , Jana Phipps, and Jeanne Chung , as they were a great hit and will be repeated. Creating collaborations and starting new friendships.

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Thank you Esteem Media, NE Home, Atlanta Home and to all our exhibitors for their sponsorships, presentations, and wonderful dinner and lunch gatherings, and the group of talented designers who joined us for the morning MENTORING SESSIONS who contributed to the success of the DI 2019 Conference. To learn more about the Design Influencers Conference, visit dvdInteriorDesign.com

You can also see more here at Carla Aston Designed or Trim Queen .

L-R: Bari J. , Mitzi Beach, Lori Campbell, Carla Aston, Linda Holt, and more……

L-R: Bari J. , Mitzi Beach, Lori Campbell, Carla Aston, Linda Holt, and more……

Amazing women: Caroline Hipple of  Norwalk Furniture  Jana Phipps, and moi.

Amazing women: Caroline Hipple of Norwalk Furniture Jana Phipps, and moi.

Day 4 at ADAC, Power couple, Donna and Steve Hoffman of  Interiors by Donna Hoffman

Day 4 at ADAC, Power couple, Donna and Steve Hoffman of Interiors by Donna Hoffman

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Cynthia Ferguson Leader in Design , my Toronto friend and mentor,  Cynthia Ferguson Designs

Cynthia Ferguson Leader in Design , my Toronto friend and mentor, Cynthia Ferguson Designs

Up up and away, On our way home…

Up up and away, On our way home…