INSPIRATION IWCE preview
enevieve Gorder’s soulful style and genuine enthusiasm have made her one of America’s favorite interior designers for many years. She is the beloved star of shows such as HGTV’s “Genevieve’s Renovation,” “Dear Genevieve” and “Bang For Your Buck.” She’s also served as a judge on “Design Star,” host of “HGTV’s White House Christmas” and a regular contributor to the “Rachael Ray Show.” Genevieve has built multiple lifestyle collections for the home, including a full line of furniture When she isn’t working she travels the world with Oxfam as a Sister on the Planet, using her influence to fight global poverty, hunger and injustice with a particular focus on home and empowering women and girls worldwide. Genevieve has a 10-year-old daughter, Babelle, and recently married builder and designer Christian Dunbar. Genevieve will discuss the keys to her success as a designer and TV personality, her thoughts on what’s new and exciting in window coverings, and what it takes to be a success as a person and business owner. G Gorder Genevieve IWCE and Window FashionVISION Welcome HGTV’s as our keynote speaker! and décor for children debuting July 2017 with partner The Land of Nod. She also designs for a diverse group of clients and companies. She is a regular design host at the White House and has guided many hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, cities and private clients towards their design fantasies.
Featured Speakers Here are just a few of the speakers for our workshop series, which will cover 20+ topics
designed to help you keep up on current trends, boost your creativity and grow your business.
Claire Jefford began her award-winning interior decorating firm in 2011 and has also been an interior design business coach since 2016. An accomplished public speaker, Claire enjoys openly sharing decorating tips, design advice and proven strategies for running a business. In her workshop, Manage Clients Expectations Easily & Effectively, she will discuss ways to ensure that projects run smoothly and you can actually bill for all of your time. Claire will also team up with superstar workroom owner, public speaker and podcast host LuAnn Nigara for a session on Influencer Marketing, one of the hottest trends in the modern-day marketing landscape.
LuAnn Nigara is the co-owner of WindowWorks NJ, a specialty custom window treatment and awning retailer in Livingston, NJ. She is also a best- selling author, business coach and the engaging host of the design industry’s No. 1 podcast, AWell-Designed Business. LuAnn’s workshop The Art of High- End Ticket Sales will help workroom owners learn the tricky yet rewarding art of pitching customers on expensive projects that bring in a tidy profit. It will be followed byWhat To Do When They Say No – Closing the Sale, an engaging discussion of sales techniques and what to do when clients push back against your recommendations.
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