We all know as home staging professionals that the learning doesn’t stop after you take the course!
We have monthly meetings and field trips to stay current with trends, etc. Outside speakers and PRES members often share their expertise in some aspect of their business so that others can gain valuable knowledge too. Ezines and webinars add to the on-going learning and knowledge base.
On Saturday, October 16th, we enjoyed our annual PRES conference in Vancouver BC. Talk about a day just unfolding to perfection!!! The PRES Stagers & Redesigners got together for a day full of inspiration, knowledge and fun. The theme was focusing on building the PRES community and being aware of how our MIND, BODY & SPIRIT work together to make us who we are in our personal lives and in our home staging & redesign businesses.
We learned a lot and we definitely laughed a lot. Gratitude to all of the PRES members who attended, to the fantastic speakers and to our Hoop Dance Queen Michelle Bellerose for getting us out of our comfort zOne!!!
Carolyn McOuatt (Guest Speaker 'Living Above the Line')
Attendees enjoying a workshop
Louise 'steps up' to enjoy applause for her decision to live 'above the line'
Susan Friesen (Guest Speaker 'Why eNewsletters are Essential to your Business'
Cheryl facilitates Q&A session with the panel of PRES members experts
Group exercise with guest speaker, Kathy Forbes 'What Making Soap Teaches Us'
Special Guest, Michelle Bellerose 'Hoopdance'
Working out and having fun with the hoops!
Toasting a very inspiring and fun day!!
Last year the PRES community had a fantastic time learning, laughing and loving all the goodies and prizes.
This year the PRES members are getting ready to enjoy a full day of education and then some fun! The conference will be held on October 16th at the Executive Hotel in Coquitlam BC.
We have a fantastic line up of speakers: Marlie Oden of Bridge Communications – Defining Your Personal Brand, Carolyn Cooper-McQuatt of Inspired Business, Susan Friesen of eVision Media – How to Create a Low-cost & Effective Marketing Funnel Through Newsletters, Kathy Forbes of A New Paige Event - I’m This and You’re That…So What? Learning your personality type and how to work with the other types and Michelle Bellerose of She Hoops providing Fitness that Rocks.
Dana J. Smithers the Founder & Creative Director of PRES Staging Resource Centre will open the conference and welcome the PRES members.
Every month the PRES members have a monthly mentoring meeting. For members outside of the Lower Mainland area, PRES members connect via teleconference calls or webinars. Our meetings consist of networking, a monthly topic which could be an expert in a particular field coming in to teach us more, or may be a field trip to a strategic alliance for the PRES home stagers.
We had a lot of fun and chose topics for our next meetings coming up. One of our new members went so far as to think we are kind of a ‘sisterhood’ since we are all women! PRES entrepreneurs benefit from connecting and belonging to the PRES community.
PRES Monthly Mentoring Meeting - September