Social Media can be Fun

A few years back, part of my deal was helping designers with social media. I started experiencing all different platforms. Social Media had changed a lot. Many designers are frustrated as it takes time and doesn’t bring any business. The thing is, most of the marketing specialists are not interior designers. Social Media is a great way to reach to many people with very little cost. But interior designers just need a handful of great projects (and a dozen of OK ones) each year. Many of us is are one-person studios and struggle to find time for social media.
Social Media is a branding tool for us creative minds. I use social media to present myself in a certain way hoping to attract people who share the same values and interests. It’s hard to showcase on my business website that besides being a professional designer with the required qualification, I am also a classical musician, a bookworm (still challenged with English), a tea seller, an artist, a home cook, and a makeup addict. All the non-design related qualities set me apart from other designers. My suggestion is don’t worry about what others say you should or shouldn’t do. Have fun with social media! It’s fine to do things different. One of my clients found me on Houzz because I posted plans while no other local professionals did. Think about who we like to follow on social media. We follow people/businesses that enjoy what they do, offer good information, and match our values.
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Social Media Coaching – August 13

Our third and last Social Media Coaching workshop took place on August 13, 2013. We want to thank once again Archer Weiss  for providing the space.

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It is important to provide some refreshments to keep the attendees going!

This time, we took on Facebook. My personal social media experience started with Facebook. I believe it still has the most users compared to other websites. Facebook has a lot to offer for businesses. Susan Leinen explained to the class how Facebook works, clarified some privacy concerns, and offered some tips on how to plan our time for social media marketing.

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Ready to start!

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Marc Weiss welcomed the class and briefly introduced the company.

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We concluded our 2013 summer series on a high note! Our attendees were satisfied what they took away from the workshops. We are looking forward to continue to grow and expand our Social Media Coaching program.

Social Media Coaching – July 9, 2013

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Our second Social Media Coaching workshop was on July 9, 2013. We want to thank Archer Weiss again for letting us use their beautiful conference room for the workshop.

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Our focus this time was on Houzz.com. This website has become a great way for design professionals to showcase their works to and interact with homeowners. Professionals can also interact with each other. Reviews are a big part of the website. Clients can review design professionals, and professionals can review other professionals.

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By the end of the session, our attendees either created their professional profiles or added photos and details.

A Way With Designs

Catherine S. Grasso, Design For Living

JA Design

Joan Larson Interior Design

Joann Baker Interior Design

Westside Remodeling

Ventura Builders

Our next workshop is on Tuesday, August 13. CLICK HERE to get details and register!

Social Media Coaching – June 11, 2013

We had our first Social Media Coaching workshop on June 11, 2013. We are very grateful that Archer Weiss provided their beautiful conference room for the workshop.

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We started the session by welcoming all the attendees and introducing our generous hosts Barbara Archer and Marc Weiss.

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Susan made a easy-to-understand presentation on using Pinterest for business. She even included a step-by-step guide. Some of us had started using Pinterest, but for personal use only. This image-driven website is one of the best E-marketing tools for designers to showcase their design styles and expertise.

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After the presentation, everyone was motivated to start creating their business presence on Pinterest. There were three “tutors” going around helping everyone. At the end of the class, over half of the attendees signed up for the next workshop on Houzz.com.

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Our next workshop is on Tuesday, July 9th. CLICK HERE to get details and register!