Virtual Educational Series

    Join IDS for our Virtual Educational Series! All webinars will be hosted on Zoom, and you must register using the links below.

    Tuesday, March 24th, 4:00 - 5:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Nancy Ganzekaufer

    Topic: What You Can do Now to Stay Focused and Keep Your Business Active



    Thursday, March 26th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Brad Clinard

    Topic: Financial Design and Navigating Times of Uncertainty

    In this webinar, Brad will provide an overview of how Financial Design can empower you as a successful interior designer. His passion is helping designers work towards viewing money as an abundant resource that can be approachable and even fun. However, with the challenges we are facing, he will also share some insight on navigating uncertainty and provide insight about potential impacts of the coronavirus including the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He will be sharing a resource for IDS members to gain clarity on their investments and provide thoughts on how to survive an economic recession.

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    Tuesday, March 31st, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Debra Scarpa and Ashley Blaesing 

    Topic: 7 Digital Changes to Help Your Business Survive and Be Better Than Before

    In this webinar, Home Designer Marketing will uncover 7 action items for you to move your business online and survive during this crisis. Including: online meeting software tips, messaging in social media posts, ideas for building up your content calendar, live videos, file storage and project sharing, and how to audit your online presence. We’ll also include a couple of workbooks to take with you to help get you started. Our hope for this webinar is for you to leave with at least 1 thing you can do immediately to help your business survive and be better than it was before.



    Wednesday, April 1st, 5:00 - 6:15 pm EST

    Topic: Special edition of The John Tudisco Happy Hour with Stacy Garcia & Allison Eden

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    Thursday, April 2nd, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Michelle Lynne

    Topic: Managing Your Players From a Distance



    Tuesday, April 7th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

    The Interior Design Society is a partner of the Mydoma Studio 19 Hours design conference and is sponsoring the event on April 7th at 11 am EST, presented by Nancy Ganzekaufer: Selling You and the Follow Up. 

    In this webinar, Nancy will go over the three C’s of selling yourself and your business; Confidence, Consistency, and Calm. You will learn to create your “Elevator Pitch” (aka Your Business into Words), how to use the Desire Sales Formula to turn prospects into paying clients, and how overcoming objections is as easy as a H.U.G. In addition, Nancy’s tips on growing your confidence cannot be missed.


    Tuesday, april 14th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenters: Jenna Gaidusek, Sarah Durnez and Kelly Fridline

    Topic: eDesign 101

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    Wednesday, April 15th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Traci Connell

    Topic: How To Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

    In this webinar, Traci Connell will share the proven method she used when scaling her design business 20x during the most challenging period in her life. Discover how she created her strategy based niche to reach a higher level client base, created a “No Fail” client experience service and flipped her mindset to reach this lofty goal. She has seen herself in many designers as they are experiencing setbacks in life and businesses which led her to create her coaching program to help them break through their circumstances and scale in a big way! Join her as she shares actionable tools for you to start developing your plan now in order to uplevel your business.

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    Thursday, April 16th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Yian Quach

    Topic: Website Essentials to Survive an Economic Recession as an Interior Designer

    In a down economy, there are fewer projects to go around. Are you doing enough to set yourself apart? In this webinar, Yian Quach will demonstrate several specific ways to elevate your website so you can attract more of your ideal clients. Since 2015, Yian has helped over 100 interior designers from those just starting out to award-winning designers published in Architectural Digest, Luxe, and more.

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    Tuesday, April 21st, 3:00 - 4:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Julia Molloy

    Topic: Revamp Your Brand for the New Paradigm

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    Thursday, April 23rd, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Alison Solar

    Topic: How to Prepare Your Business for Kitchen Design on the Rise

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    Wednesday, April 29th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Michele Williams

    Topic: Managing Your Finances During a Business Disruption

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    Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 - 6:45 pm EST

    Topic: Special edition of The John Tudisco Happy Hour

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    Thursday, May 7th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Margi Kyle

    Topic: The Six Steps to Success

    Everyone can improve on how they work with their clients, family and friends. We can’t change what we don’t acknowledge. The audience will gain in-depth, hands on 60 minutes of understanding their personality, through the selection of the primary and secondary colors their eyes go to. The order of the 6 colors (red, yellow, blue, orange, green and purple) tells the story of how they attack life, work and family. A COLOR life changing seminar of better understanding of who they are - and who they are working with. We can’t change our clients, family or friends - but we can change how we work with them.

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    Thursday, May 14th, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Heather Zeilman and Teresa Metke

    Topic: The Importance of Getting Projects Shovel Ready: What it means and how to do it

    Join Heather Zeilman from BuildLane, along with Teresa Metke from Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes for a fun conversation on how to get ready for when things pick back up, with a focus on design-build projects and custom furniture. 

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    Tuesday, May 19th, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Patti Carpenter

    Topic: Maison & Objet Reportage

    Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter, to discover the emerging international trends from Maison&Objet in Color, Print, Pattern, Surface Design, and Materials with a focus on their influences and shifts in the Home Decor Market.

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    Thursday, May 21st, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Nona Patrick

    Topic: Alone Together - How to use relationship marketing to stay top of mind, strengthen connections, and get new business!

    During this special 75-minute presentation (including live Q&A), Nona will share with you how to:
    • Stay top-of-mind for clients, vendors, and partners
    • Strengthen your connections, even if you're stuck at home
    • Take control of your business, instead of letting it control you
    • Get vendors and other industry partners to refer clients to you like crazy
    • And the secret to getting clients to start reaching out to YOU to work together, rather than the other way around!


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    Wednesday, June 3rd, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST

    Topic: The John Tudisco Happy Hour with Design Givers founders; Annette Jaffe, Kim Poulos and Keith Baltimore

    Learn more about the charitable initiatives of Design Givers! DesignGivers, Ltd. is a New York State not-for-profit organization founded during the COVID-19 crisis and is a public 501(c)3 charity. DesignGivers Ltd. mission is to create a community of design professionals who provide consultations to potential clients for donations that support humanitarian aid and improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.

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    Tuedsay, June 9th, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST

    Presenter: Kae Whitaker

    Topic: Digital Marketing Post-Corona

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    Thursday, June 25th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

    **IDCEC 0.1 CEU Accredited

    Presenter: Terri Taylor

    Topic: Design Triage 2020: How to Pivot Your Business for Today’s Challenges

    We’ve invited Terri Taylor of the Interior Design Business Academy to deliver a live training covering how to pivot our design businesses, transform fear, and discover the new business opportunities that lie ahead of us. Attend this live CEU to hear Terri’s experiences with recessions as a design business owner, and the pivots she made that shifted her into success.