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#IntDesignerChat Give Up The Love!

11 May




Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain


We appreciate our global Interior Designer Chat community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.

Have you ever stopped to think about how our community has sustained over 4 years?

How much work goes into preparing our of the moment Topics, that trend weekly?

How much preparing and time goes into bringing  education and leadership to our global Interior Designer Chat community?

What is involved in selecting and working with top industry leaders who volunteer their time in “Giving Back” as Guest Hosts?

How we have emerged friendships and relationships globally for 4 years in the interior design,  kitchen and bath,  design blogging, and home furnishing industries?

How #IntDesignerChat weekly, offer brands constant opportunities  to share and network within their product category and network with top designer and professionals?

How for 4 years we have never forgotten about you as an individuals, a small business, or as a industry brand?

How #IntDesignerChat mission has stayed true and consistently since June 2010 of welcoming and embracing all that participate in our weekly #IntDesignerChat Twitter chat, without selling  the participants influence and for 4 years has been “Giving Back”?

How #IntDesignerChat  has stayed true to disclosure in our relationships since day one?

We appreciate our global community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.  Our Interior Designer Chat team are professionals within our industry, that volunteer their efforts weekly in being of service to the Interior Designer Chat community.  We have globally stretched our love and blessing to the design industry with our energy and building of one another.

We need to express to our community that our lives are full and good.  This time of year,  it’s true dedication for everyone in the #IntDesignerChat team to show up at our weekly global Twitter chat, #IntDesignerChat on Tuesdays at 6p EST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.   We are also giving up opportunities of making income in our real-time,  real life, and global time zone careers.  June 2014 we should be celebrating, that we have sustained our professional community to still growing and flourishing.   Interior Designer hat has been inspiring, educating, helping one another build social media influence, bringing top education, and connecting our industry globally and with integrity longer than anyone else.

We do a lot of good things!  It’s 2014 and our out-of-pocket  community expenses are accumulating.

Thank you for embracing the possibility of greatness.

We can not waste our potential, it’s not enough for us!

#IntDesignerChat give up the love!








#IntDesignerChat March 18 Topic: Referrals: How To Get Them And Keep Them Coming

16 Mar

Refferal Marketing

Join Interior Designer Chat on Twitter, Tuesday March 18, for our Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  If you want to build a continuous stream of new business,  referrals from clients are important.  According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals.

No matter how big or small your company is you will have a better chance of success if your customers and referral partners are working for you by providing referrals.  Referrals are a marketing tool commonly called word of mouth marketing.  Historically this was used in person, but now with the internet and social media, word of mouth can be passed along on and offline.

Clients who love our work and what we do, are happy to give referrals. A recommendation from a client provides credibility and often reduces doubt in a new prospects mind.  Often a client feels they are helping someone by putting them in touch with a professional “in the know” or a products that they love.   Why not get people talking about you and your company? It creates an awareness, buzz, and leaves customers feeling good about your business.

Join #IntDesignerChat March 18, for our global conversation on twitter and share how you thank and reward those who refer business your way.   

Referrals,  do you actively seek them out or simply cross your fingers and hope they come?

What are the challenges of finding referrals?

What problems do you solve and what makes you a good choice?

How do you take the time to thank and reward those who refer business your way?

How do you influence the amount of referrals you get?   What proactive approaches do you take?

What can you do to increase your referrals?

Have you ever been caught talking about a brand or a product?

What can you do to increase the buzz about your business and get people to use word of mouth marketing?

Set your iCal for #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 18 Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11pm GMT.

Photo Credits: http://www.referralsforlife.com

#IntDesignerChat Feb. 11 Topic: Real Estate And Interior Design Working Together To Transform Lifestyles

9 Feb
Kashmir In Santa Barbara

Kashmir In Santa Barbara

118 East Erie Street Chicago, IL 60611

118 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611



Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 when we invite Real Estate Agents and  Interior Designers,  to create lasting partnerships between both industries. Real estate is not just about selling a space or property, it’s about selling a lifestyle.  Buying a home is one of the most emotional purchases anyone can make.  When real estate professionals work with interior designers to create imaginative living environments, consumers will be able to picture themselves at home and they won’t have to re-imagine an empty space.

Today savvy homeowners and realtors are finding that an interior designer can bring a fresh and valuable perspective to a property that can enhance its sale.  Realtors and interior designers can work together to dwell or sell property.  It is in the realtors best interest to bring in an interior designer when selling a home.  This way the realtor can focus on selling the house and the interior designer can use their trained eye to resolve the design issue.

Besides the ability to stage a property, interior designers bring their space planning expertise and project management skills to the table. Years of working directly with a variety of clients gives an interior designer lifestyle insight and understanding to help market homes.    The  nature of staging is temporary.  The biggest difference a professional designer can make is to see beyond the temporary, both in the visual merchandising and for the future homeowner.  He or she can reinvent a space, which translates into a more saleable product.

In an effort to unite all participants in both industries,  Barbara Segal  will be sharing from a private preview from one of the most expensive active luxury condo developments in Chicago.  She is a strong advocate for creating more synergy between the two professions.  Working together, the real estate agent and the interior designer can determine what the target market is and how big is the net.   It takes some professional finesse to create an environment that will sell to empty nesters or a young couple.  Interior designers have experience at managing a team to get the job done and skills that translates into working with both the client and the real estate agent.

We invite Top real estate professionals and prominent interior designers to join and participate in this thoughtful discussion and visual presentations on the topic.  We’ll have a global discussion of the organic relationships between real estate and interior design, internet marketing,  enticing high-end buyers, and staging new developments.

Helping our clients create very personalized living environments, with a vision and all our resources of talent and expertise is focusing on giving our client the greatest experience in enhancing their lifestyle.  Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday Feb.11, 2014 for our global conversation and  TOPIC: Real Estate and Interior Design Working Together To Transform Lifestyles. Follow @IntDesignerChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat  at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.

Photo Credit: paradiseluxe.com



#IntDesignerChat Nov. 19 Topic: How Are You Influenced?

17 Nov

Social Influence

Interior Designer Chat, Tuesday, November 19, 2013  Topic is How Are You Influenced?  

INFLUENCE  via Merriam-Webster.com

The power to change or affect someone or something : the power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen

: a person or thing that affects someone or something in an important way.

Today we waited before announcing our Topic, we wondered how it would influence our Community?

Would they notice?  Would it have an impact?

Since June of 2010 the Interior Designer Chat Community has globally  gathered using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat lead by @IntDesignerChat.  Our #IntDesignerChat  Twitter chats may have limitations. The 140 character maximum can limit the depth of a comment and our global participate weekly can have  a some great ideas that  get lost in the crowd.   After years of giving back to the Interior Design, Home Furnishing, and Architecture community we know, that maybe the interactions that take place “offline” after a chat is even more influential.

How Are You Influenced? 

We’re posting our #IntDesignerChat Questions so all can find time to share, globally during this busy time of year!  We value our community!   

  • What brands have influenced you on social media?
  • What brands and business have Influenced you here at #IntDesignerChat?
  • Describe a beneficial interaction that #IntDesignerChat has facilitated for you or your business beyond the Tuesday hour?
  • Have you experienced a game-changing #IntDesignerChat Twitter chat moment?
  • What are you thankful for that our #IntDesignerChat Community has brought to you?
  • Who have you met via #IntDesignerChat?
  • How are you giving back to our “giving back” #IntDesignerChat Community that is about building others and not profit?
Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday November 19, for our  Topic: How Are You Influenced?  We use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at @IntDesignerChat on Twitter at  6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.  Invite a friend, invite a brand!  It’s the season of giving!

Influence and Social Media - Infographic
DashBurst – Your Guide to the Web & Social Media

Photo Credit: Scientific America 

#IntDesignerChat March 5 Guest Host Megan Weaver @meganweaverDSGN Topic: Paint And Wallpaper

1 Mar


Guest Host Megan Weaver @meganweaverDSGN 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Megan Weaver inherited her eye for design from her mother who turned their modest houses into beautiful homes on a strict budget. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Weaver worked for Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment. While she enjoyed the process of feature film development and production, Weaver was often seen moving furniture around and decorating the assistant’s offices to keep up with the Michael S. Smith designed offices of the President and VP.

As a Ford model, Weaver traveled the world on various photo assignments. Along the way, she picked up art and antiques inspired by design ideas she found in the scenic and unusual places she visited. In 2012, Weaver began working alongside general contractor Eric Stromer and his brother Kurt on Season 1 of A&E’s home makeover series “Hideous Houses.” The talented trio transformed the local town eyesore into the envy of the neighborhood with just four days and $20,000 to do it. Currently, Weaver and her Los Angeles based team work with an extensive list of clients through her business, Megan Weaver Designs, designing everything from Malibu lake houses to baby nurseries. http://www.meganweaverdesign.com/

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with Guest Host Megan Weaver@meganweaverDSGN sharing her global knowledge and inspiration on the  Topic:  Paint And Wallpaper.  6p EST, 5p CST, 3p CST, and 11p GMT

#IntDesignerChat Oct. 16 Guest Host – Melissa Galt Topic: How To Be A Client Magnet

9 Oct

Guest Host – Melissa Galt @MelissaGalt 

Melissa Galt is known for rescuing businesses, redesigning careers, getting relationships back on track, and taking you from being a best kept secret to well known and profitable. She uses proven marketing strategies, tested tools, and time saving shortcuts that deliver success your way.  Melissa is an award winning independent interior designer who now focuses her efforts on showing business owners and creativepreneurs how to work less, make more money, and have more fun. Learn from Melissa how you can prosper by design.  She is the author of Celebrate Your Life: The Art of Celebrating Everyday and ebooks including 7 Surefire Steps to Marketing That Make You Money, giving you a sneak peek at her winning strategies and systems for success.

Identified by FORBES as one of the Top 20 Women of Influence on Twitter, Melissa empowers you to lead your live your best life now, by design.  Melissa’s work and best practices have been widely featured in publications including The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Catalyst, Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Planhouse, Atlanta Style and more. She is a popular speaker for corporations, women’s organizations, and associations and can often be heard on radio and TV talk shows sharing her expertise and motivating change.

Melissa credits her success and her inspiration to her rich heritage. She is the grand granddaughter of lifestyle pioneer and American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, often considered America’s most famous architect.  Her mother was the late Oscar winning actress, Anne Baxter, best known for her title role as Eve in All About Eve, and as Princess Nefertiri in The Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments.  Both these extraordinary individuals instilled in Melissa the knowledge that belief in yourself and your dreams makes all things possible.  She shows clients how to take the lead and be the star in their own lives and professions.  

Join Melissa,  Tuesday, October 16, 2012  as our  Guest Hosts at #IntDesignerChat on Twitter for her Topic: How To Be A Client Magnet (By being yourself)  at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat June 5 Topic: Finding And Working With Top Trades People

3 Jun

Working with skilled trades people, creating beautiful and effective places to live and work is  project management.  Overseeing every aspect of development with qualified trades people is a strategically component  in interior design, architecture,  kitchen and bath design, and design firms businesses.  How to find good trades people in this economy is not easy.   This week at Interior Designer Chat, we will be discussing globally, How to find good quality tradespeople to carry out work for you.  Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, we use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.