Tag Archives: Social Media

#IntDesignerChat June 3 Topic: The Business Of Blogging

1 Jun
Interior Designer To The Rescue

The Business Of Blogging 


Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and industry leaders in design Tuesday June 3 for #IntDesignerChat Topic: The Business Of Blogging. Join the experienced professionals in blogging and those interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. Interior Designer Chat will host design bloggers who will share their advice, experiences, and successes in a professional conversation on blogging. If you are interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry, join our global conversation @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday June 3, for our trending conversation. The Interior Designer Chat Community has shared business and inspiration to the blogging community since June of 2010. We will be discussing how Blogging has moved forward to being an important part of business in 2014.

The business of blogging, is Interior Designer Chat’s most popular topic, for design bloggers and interior designer bloggers! Invite your design bloggers friends to join us on Twitter by following @IntDesignerChat on Tuesday June 3, 2014! The Interior Designer Chat Community brings you the best in blogging and social media discussions, as we collaborate and network globally with like-minded professionals weekly. Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday June 3 at 6pm ET, 5p CT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.


#IntDesignerChat April 15 is “Open Mic.”

14 Apr

open mic

Tuesday April 15, 2014  #IntDesignerChat will open up our conversation with an “Open Mic” twitter chat.   It’s  a lunar moon, a time for you to share,  What’s on your mind!  At @IntDesignerChat we’re always about JOY, REJOICING, and GROWING our #IntDesignerChat friends and community!

Weekly we practice  Twitter Chat Etiquette and our community guidelines, establish by our  Interior Designer Chat Community.   The purpose of  #IntDesignerChat has been to  give back to the design industry, build others and network with like-minded professionals.  Our welcoming  top Ambassadors volunteer  their time and giving  back to the interior designer chat community.

We have learned to believe  if you alter the environment,  people will adapt to it,  based on the reality around us.   Join  @IntDesignerChat  Tuesday April 15, 2014 on twitter for our  “Open Mic.”   6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

The #IntDesignerChat Community has bonded internationally and many of us have had the opportunities to meet each other at design centers,  trade shows, IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading Events, Live #IntDesignerChat Tweet ups, and blogging events around the world.   For years now, Interior Designer Chat has “given back” and has shared global education and  helped others to become thought leaders in the design industry.  Interior Designer Chat is a planned media platform with an editorial media calendar, with specific topics. We famously have started Trending worldwide often with our thought-provoking topics, and questions.   Some refer to #IntDesignerChat as a  design resource,  a flash mob on the internet,  an international professional community of professionals,  and others a  educational classroom.

Join us Tuesday by following @IntDesignerChat for our “Open Mic” conversation at 6p ET, 3p PT and 11p GMT.






#IntDesignerChat Sept. 24 Topic: Social Media Influence In The Home And Design Industry

22 Sep

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday September 24, 2014 where we will openly explore, how social media has changed the playing field of business, in the design industry.  Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information!  And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.  Daily there are thousands of blog post by design bloggers, Facebook Posts, Tweets, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram, and visual eye candy Pinterest all are hitting the social media channels.  We’re experiencing designers leaving design practices to go into the social media business.  We love the collaboration included in social learning and the excitement of community participants going to events.

As everyone is becoming more social, everything also has become about skills and skill development.  In particular how we are engaging in these social media platforms?   What is our engagement performance. 

With this week being social media week in, London, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Bogata, and Sao Paulo.  We’re take this opportunity as a social community to express our gratitude for the hundreds of community participants who,  for over 3 years have generously developed blog content, guest hosted and lead us as experts, participated at live #IntDesignerChat  events and shared knowledge and peer support continuously on our social media channels.   Join moderator, Barbara Segal for a global conversation on twitter @IntDesignerChat Tuesday, September 24, 2014, where we will openly explore:  Is The Home And Design Industry Social Media influential?  6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT

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#IntDesignerChat July 9 Guest Host @DTNEtiquette Deborah Thomas-Nininger Topic: Reputation Management – Building Your Professional Brand

2 Jul


Guest Host @DTNEtiquette Deborah Thomas Nininger

Deborah Thomas-Nininger is the founder of DTN Productions International-Hallmark of Etiquette, a training company that provides training on all areas of international and domestic protocol specializing in “Reputation Management” and communication strategies. She brings to you over twenty years of business etiquette, communication and self-presentation expertise, rooted in behavioral science and successful human interaction.  Ms. Thomas-Nininger organized the international etiquette training for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and is a frequent subject of interviews, which often appear in publications both nationally and internationally.  The DTN staff continues to spread throughout the world their contemporary approach to business and social courtesies via seminars, workshops, keynotes, webinars and podcasts.

A sampling of clients includes:

Northern Trust

Cognizant Technology Solutions




Ohio State University


The Cleveland Clinic

MGM Grand


Deloitte & Touche

Cardinal Health

Ice Miller



Century 21

Lockheed Martin

Caesars Palace

Bright House Networks

Gulfstream Aerospace

Emory University School of Law


JPMorgan Chase

Northrop Grumman


Nationwide Insurance




Discover Card

Wynn Las Vegas



Wells Fargo Bank

Carnegie Mellon University


Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

Cox Communications


The Hartford


Harvard University

Join @DTNEtiquette Deborah Thomas-Nininger July 9 for Topic: Reputation Management – Building Your Professional Brand at Interior Designer Chat on Twitter, using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.  

Your Invited Tuesday June 18, 2013 To #IntDesignerChat’s 3rd Anniversary!

16 Jun


Strong, Professional, Passionate, Global, Forward Thinking! #IntDesignerChat

Tuesday June 18th join the hashtag community #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, as we celebrate our third anniversary of being the industry’s top Twitter Chat.   The Interior Designer Chat Community was Twitter launched on June 15th, 2010 by founder Barbara Segal for professional in interior design, architecture, lighting, kitchen and bath professionals, artists and anyone in the home furnishing industry.   We have so much to celebrate!  We have grown as a strong, professional community and united the design professionals by coming together internationally!

The #IntDesignerChat Community has enjoyed the industry’s Top Experts as Guest Hosts sharing knowledge and giving back inspiration. Industry Brands have given back education, live tweet ups and industry events and parties  that have given our Community inspiration!  Interior Designer Chat has become a leading industry resource in the design industry, and that means YOU have influenced our industry as a community participant.  Our wonderful Interior Designer Chat Ambassadors have volunteered at helping to WELCOME everyone who joins us every Tuesday, and as a team we help manage our global Community.   Three years have flown by of week after week of tweeting  questions and answers for an hour with hundred of professionals,  many of whom you have never met in far away lands,  all within the context of 140 characters or less.   Three years ago, everyone thought we were a little crazy!  We all love sharing our #IntDesignerChat in real life meet up stories, about the people in our circles of life, who don’t understand our twitter community global bonding.   Three years later, we share how hundred’s of professionals flashmob twitter weekly at 6p ET on Tuesdays.

#IntDesignerChat has Globally Trended worldwide!  And according to Hash Tracking #IntDesignerChat is making 3-10 million impressions weekly, during our one hour twitter chat.   Thanks to all of you, we’re a strong Community!  

Tuesday,  June 18th we’ll be celebrating three  years of #IntDesignerChat  strong International attendance, every Tuesday at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 4pm MST, 3pm PS, and 11pm GMT. Interior Designer Chat is the International community of Interior Designers, Interior Architects,  Kitchen and Bath designers, and professionals in the Home Decor Industry.  Interior Designer Chat is a real life business to business community (B2B), where we meet up in real life (IRL) at industry events and shows, as well as on Twitter week after week every Tuesday. What’s our success? #IntDesignerChat was built on the mission statement: “You’ve got to give to get!”  Week after week we plan inspiration, education, and share elevating ideas often provided by celebrated Guest Hosts.
We own the hashtag… #IntDesignerChat.  Our Twitter handle is @IntDesignerChat.  We’re professionals with a LinkedIn Group   for those that participants in our weekly Interior Designer Chat.   We have a rocking  FaceBook Fan Page where we share photo’s of our community and often a blog post from a community member,  and a Google + page for keeping the public informed.  Interior Designer Chat in November 2010 launched  the first  IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading via @IntDesignerChat on Twitter,  educational  three-day event that provided  CEU and brand sponsorship.  With the support of the #IntDesignerChat community we can meet up in real life for learning, sharing, and networking inspiration at Industry Shows when we are sponsored.  The giving back of sponsorship often ends with the result of new life time collaborations and new industry friendships.  As a community we depend on everyone’s kindness and efforts.  Our Mission Statement: You’ve got to give to get.   June 18, 2013 #IntDesignerChat Celebrated 3 years of giving!

Mark you icals and calendars for June 18 on Twitter at 6p ET and join the party!  #IntDesignerChat is celebrating  you our Community! 

The best gift you can bring  to the Party, June 18th at 6p ET is a new twitter friend to join in our #IntDesignerChat 3rd Anniversary Celebration.  Indeed one heartfelt Tweet  from your heart,  that we can keep, to re-tweet over and over again.  Why you enjoy #IntDesignerChat on Tuesdays

#IntDesignerChat May 7 Topic: Take What You Need

5 May

A -Take What You Need

Interior Designer Chats planned topics are well thought out and factually used as a resource thorough out the home improvement industry and design industry.   #IntDesignerChat  vision as the first Twitter Chat has been true to giving back and building individuals in the industry as thought leaders.  One of the ways we do this is  by sharing our transcripts, analytics,  by hashtracking.com which is a wealth of information.   Tuesday May 7 #IntDesignerChat will open up our conversation about social media’s value in business networking.

“Even though a lot of people treat social media as a free-for-all to do or say whatever they please, there are obviously best practices to pay attention to, especially if you are joining the chat in a professional capacity.” Alisa Meredith article:  Twitter Chat Etiquette (ezanga.com)   As our #IntDesignerChat Community has grown,  we now are experiencing  the effects of  Organizations, Brands, Tribes, and  Social Media Agencies that have started Twitter chats  for the business of making money as well as communities that are backed by top venture capital firms.   #IntDesignerChat believes by  being around the people whose behavior is  changing  lies the key to our successful.  

#IntDesignerChat has been giving back to the design industry since June 2010.  We’ve been blessed to have  top Ambassadors in the design industry who have volunteered their time and given back to the design community.  The #IntDesignerChat Community has bonded internationally and many of us have had the opportunities to meet each other at design centers,  trade shows, IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading Events, Live #IntDesignerChat Tweet ups, and blogging events around the world.   For years now, Interior Designer Chat has “given back” and has shared global education and  helped others to become thought leaders in the design industry. 

Interior Designer Chat was launched  by @NoirBlancDesign as a  Focus on Getting Better,  Rather than Being Good by having specific topics and questions discussed with other design professionals.    Some refer to #IntDesignerChat as a  Design University.   For digital marketers ( marketers) #IntDesignerChat is where they can reach influencers on social media.   For over 151 weeks our founder @NoirBlancDesign Barbara Segal has prepared  educational discussions and  worked with the industry’s top leaders using Twitter as a learning tool.  Hundreds participate internationally in our weekly twitter chat and #IntDesignerChat has provided the results of analytics  and transcripts via Hashtracking.com and TweetReports.com to the industry, with the ability to: Take What You Need.

#IntDesignerChat vision  began as “Giving Back”  in June of 2010, now three years forward  in 2013   Twitter Chats are  valuable industry resources .  #IntDesignerChat has stayed true its mission:  You Have To Give To Get.  A brand sponsor, who has given back to the Community has agreed to Give Back to our Community in the form of education.  Interior Designer Chat has promoted sponsorship under 140 characters on twitter stating (SP) and  a disclaimer on our blog.  Never have we used our community for profit.   Barbara Segal, Interior Designer Chats Founder has turned down many large organizations who have wanted to take from the #IntDesignerChat Community (i.e. Publishers, Industry Organizations) without giving back.   The question always is clearly defined by our original #IntDesignerChat mission statement:  What are they giving back to the #IntDesignerChat Community?    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released their newest .com disclosure guidelines, the first new release since the year 2000. The new rules  are requiring Twitter users to be very clear about what is a paid or “sponsored”  Tweet.   Disclosure is not a bad thing.  It gives one the total picture for better judgment or decision.  

How, then, does one lead the changing of  Twitter Chats?

  • The design work environment is demanding
  • A job site is full attention  
  • Running a small business is  hands on way past the 9-5 work hours
  • Designers who Blog are now press or advertisers for brands

Do you believe  if you alter the environment,  people will adapt to it?    Or do we behave based on the reality around us?

What we are seeing around us at #IntDesignerChat is  Twitter Chats have become a businesses.  As a pioneer in Twitter Chats we have always known we are an attractive playground for the social media crowd.   Join us Tuesday May 7, 2013 on twitter using hashtag #IntDesignerChat for our Topic: Take What You Need.  As a community we’ll be discussing why we need to all be involved in evolving.   We will ask  #IntDesignerChat to discuss our Guidelines  and update them as the community deems necessary and discuss why as community we have guidelines.   And we’ll open up our conversation about social media’s value in business networking.   Set your ical for Tuesday May 7, 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat Oct. 9 Topic: How Social Media Is Changing Our Industry

7 Oct

Social media has been a great way to get the masses fired up about design, give talented people who don’t work at magazines a voice in the industry, and allow brands to market themselves in  interesting and cool ways.  But has it all become too much?  Thanks to Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and Instagram and Pinterest the design markets, events, and seasonal events are filled with self-promotion, proclaimed designers, and sometimes slightly shady endorsements.   Social media has made it impossible to just sit there and enjoy a  design lecture.  Today everyone is seized with the desire to tweet everything going on as it happens.  Meanwhile, everyone else is tweeting the exact same thing as we can announce to the world that we’re there.  Yet in our industry, industry shows, design centers,  showrooms, vendors, manufacturers, brands are only starting to grasp social media.

Is this all a good thing, social media?  Is it contributing to a more creative environment?  Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter @IntDesignerChat,  Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 as we have a global discussion:  How Social Media Is Changing Our Industry.   We use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat join us every Tuesday at 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, 11p GMT and Wed. 8am OZ.


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