Looking for a way to increase revenues and add a new service?

Looking for a way to increase revenues by adding a new service line? Check out our April 12 – 1-2-3 Client Colour Consultation one-day workshop. If you are not doing colour consultations or you are doing them but you are not confident then take some action to change that! Our one-day workshop will give you the tools and skills that you need to be successful!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS MARCH 29, 2013 – CONTACT Info@PresStaging.com to get this special! Course is held on April 12th from 9:30 – 4:30pm. REGISTER HERE!

At our last 1-2-3 Paint Colour Client Colour Consultation workshop held at the new Fluff Design Centre 6 women stepped up to learn more about conducting colour consultations with new clients, and past clients. Any time you learn a new skill it’s a great idea to let your past clients know about it. They might just have a need or know someone who does.

Dana J. Smithers taught colour in an interior decorating diploma program for several years and created this one-day hands-on workshop using the design colour principles. This is her 1-2-3 step foundation:

1) Ask your client to show you something they love in their home or a picture of something they love – this is the INSPIRATION piece and your starting point
2) From that inspiration piece select your COLOUR SCHEME – is it contrasting or harmonious
3) from your colour scheme select your PAINT COLOURS and use several different values in your choices

Dana recommends keeping things simple and whenever possible just choosing 3 colours per floor, or 3 colours throughout the home depending on the square footage and the layout. Use the 60-30-10 rule where 60% is your wall paint colour, 30% your fabrics and 10% your accent pieces making sure you have 3 accent pieces.

During the course you will receive your Interior Design color wheel and select colour schemes using gorgeous fabric samples.

Students using the Interior Design Color Wheel

Students using the Interior Design Color Wheel

BIG THANKS as always to Benjamin Moore who graciously provides the paint decks for the students!

It’s TONIGHT! Free webinar – Attracting Clients Through Savvy Marketing

Free Webinar – How To Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing Feb 6th – 6-7pm Pacific If you cannot make the live call – you must sign up to receive the recording so you don’t miss out!

Are you feeling like your business is failing because you have run out of ideas of how to find new clients? Do you feel overwhelmed with everything you’ve been told you need to do to grow your home staging and styling business?

I’m here to tell you that anyone can successfully market their business if you just understand the basic principles that I am going to be teaching in my upcoming complimentary online event:

How To Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing

In this FREE one-time, on line webinar, I’ll be sharing with you six specific marketing principles you need to know to help grow your business.

This call will uncover:

* Why it is critical to always be marketing your business. Learn about the ‘funnel’ system.

* Discover exactly how much time you really do need to spend on both ‘online and offline’ marketing.

* How to determine who your ideal client is, where you will find them, and what you need to say to them.

* The top 3 marketing tactics to successfully attract clients that become part of your loyal ‘tribe’.

* Understand the difference between ‘push’ and ‘pull’ marketing and why you need them both to gain proper market exposure.

* The most valuable insider secret to growing a 6 figure business …

Whether you are just starting or have been in business for a while, you don’t want to miss this important information I have to share with you!

It’s all happening on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT.

Click here to register: How to Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing

Free Webinar – How To Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing Feb 6th

"How To Attract Clients Through  Savvy Marketing"
‘FREE’ Webinar Wednesday February 6th, 6 – 7 pm PST

Are you feeling like your business is failing because you have run out of ideas of how to find new clients? Do you feel overwhelmed with everything you’ve been told you need to do to grow your home staging and styling business?

I’m here to tell you that anyone can successfully market their business if you just understand the basic principles that I am going to be teaching in my upcoming complimentary online event:

How To Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing

In this FREE one-time, on line webinar, I’ll be sharing with you six specific marketing principles you need to know to help grow your business.

This call will uncover:

* Why it is critical to always be marketing your business. Learn about the ‘funnel’ system.

* Discover exactly how much time you really do need to spend on both ‘online and offline’ marketing.

* How to determine who your ideal client is, where you will find them, and what you need to say to them.

* The top 3 marketing tactics to successfully attract clients that become part of your loyal ‘tribe’.

* Understand the difference between ‘push’ and ‘pull’ marketing and why you need them both to gain proper market exposure.

* The most valuable insider secret to growing a 6 figure business …

Whether you are just starting or have been in business for a while, you don’t want to miss this important information I have to share with you!

It’s all happening on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT
.

Click here to register: How to Attract Clients Through Savvy Marketing

Creating Presentations to Grow Your Business Workshop Victoria BC

Are you ready to expand your marketing to include group talks to realtors and home owners but lack the confidence to try it? Dana J. Smithers, Canada’s Staging Guru has done 100s of professional presentations and knows that most people are naturally uncomfortable making presentations but, they can be taught!

Mark your calendars! Early Bird Special ends January 31st!
February 15th Vancouver BC and February 23rd Victoria BC

Dana knows that if you are properly trained and have excellent materials to work from, presenting can actually be a lot of fun! Some of the highlights of this course will be her tried-and-true templates and tips on creating lasting connections with your audience. If you are not using the ‘funnel system’ of selling and you are not consciously building your ‘list’ you need to be! Lots of handouts for you to plan and create your own memorable presentations.

Course Outline:
• Steps to Creating your ‘FREE’ Presentation
• Understanding the ‘Funnel System’ and why you need to have one
• The Process — Presenting to small or large groups
• Determining the best ‘hooky’ topic title to attract attention
• Creating your ‘Signature Talk’ a short and long version ready to go
• Fantastic form templates and use of props to demonstrate your skills
• Role Plays that are easy-peasy to follow and help you gain confidence

Read what previous students had to say about this course:

Thank you so much for offering a course on creating presentations. The timing was perfect, as I had just been asked to give a presentation to a group of 25 business people. As I have never spoken publically to a group this large, your course definitely gave me the pertinent information I needed to pull it off with confidence! Aside from providing the class with practical presentation topics, helpful hints, and tips like the “funnel system”, offering your own personal props for me to use for my presentation was above and beyond, and I really appreciate it! ~ Tamara McDonald of Tweak Home Staging

I found all the resource material of huge value. It’s significant because I do not have to spend time having to reinvent the wheel (other than logo and business information amendments). I found nuggets of invaluable information from Dana’s own experiences. For the silent auction coming up (and all realtor presentations) I will make certain the paperwork clearly states “this is for using their existing furnishings and not for any rentals”. That was a gem! ~ Lena Pereira of WestSide Staging Solutions

Space is limited and you don’t want to miss out! Click on this link to Register. Early Bird Special ends JANUARY 31ST, 2013 for PRES Graduates $247 (after 1/31/13 it is $297) and Other Amazing Industry Professionals $297 (after 1/31/13 it is $347).

Creating Presentations To Grow Your Business Workshop Vancouver BC

Are you ready to expand your marketing to include group talks to realtors and home owners but lack the confidence to try it? Dana J. Smithers, Canada’s Staging Guru has done 100s of professional presentations and knows that most people are naturally uncomfortable making presentations but, they can be taught!

Mark your calendars! Early Bird Special ends January 31st!
February 15th Vancouver BC and February 23rd Victoria BC

Dana knows that if you are properly trained and have excellent materials to work from, presenting can actually be a lot of fun! Some of the highlights of this course will be her tried-and-true templates and tips on creating lasting connections with your audience. If you are not using the ‘funnel system’ of selling and you are not consciously building your ‘list’ you need to be! Lots of handouts for you to plan and create your own memorable presentations.

Course Outline:
• Steps to Creating your ‘FREE’ Presentation
• Understanding the ‘Funnel System’ and why you need to have one
• The Process — Presenting to small or large groups
• Determining the best ‘hooky’ topic title to attract attention
• Creating your ‘Signature Talk’ a short and long version ready to go
• Fantastic form templates and use of props to demonstrate your skills
• Role Plays that are easy-peasy to follow and help you gain confidence

Read what previous students had to say about this course:

Thank you so much for offering a course on creating presentations. The timing was perfect, as I had just been asked to give a presentation to a group of 25 business people. As I have never spoken publically to a group this large, your course definitely gave me the pertinent information I needed to pull it off with confidence! Aside from providing the class with practical presentation topics, helpful hints, and tips like the “funnel system”, offering your own personal props for me to use for my presentation was above and beyond, and I really appreciate it! ~ Tamara McDonald of Tweak Home Staging

I found all the resource material of huge value. It’s significant because I do not have to spend time having to reinvent the wheel (other than logo and business information amendments). I found nuggets of invaluable information from Dana’s own experiences. For the silent auction coming up (and all realtor presentations) I will make certain the paperwork clearly states “this is for using their existing furnishings and not for any rentals”. That was a gem! ~ Lena Pereira of WestSide Staging Solutions

Space is limited and you don’t want to miss out! Click on this link to Register. Early Bird Special ends JANUARY 31ST, 2013 for PRES Graduates $247 (after 1/31/13 it is $297) and Other Amazing Industry Professionals $297 (after 1/31/13 it is $347).

PRES Workshops – Ready to Make 2013 Your BEST Year Ever?

At PRES we know how important on-going learning is to the success of any entrepreneur’s business. As a solopreneur most women are working on their own, and often from their home office. Unlike when I, and many of you, were in the corporate world, we no longer have the company sending us to take courses or even to provide in-house training. We have to seek out workshops that appeal to us depending on what we are looking for yet I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to attract more clients!

This is why PRES offers year-round workshops and telewebinars to keep you on trend with new tools that you need to grow your home staging or decorating business. Check out what we are offering in the next few months and take advantage of the Early Bird Specials:

* Wednesday February 6th – ‘FREE’ Introduction to 6 Week Top 10 BEST Marketing Strategies – telewebinar - course starts February 20Th … stay tuned for details

* Friday February 15th Creating Presentations To Grow Your Business VANCOUVER

* Saturday February 23rd Creating Presentations To Grow Your Business VICTORIA

By investing in yourself you can achieve the success you want. If you sit back and wait for business to come to you, you’ll be waiting for a very long time. Come on, this is your year 2013 – it’s full of possibilities and opportunities – just open your eyes and go for it! (And if it’s not a PRES course that’s fine too but investing in yourself is very empowering and we’re all about that!)

Presenting in the ‘bull pen’ in a busy realtors’ office!

SWAN Breakfast Networking is one of your top 3 BEST marketing tactics

With President Sandra Yancey at eWomen Network Tradeshow

Top 10 BEST Marketing Strategies Workshop October 19 – Vancouver BC

Are you feeling stressed because you aren’t attracting new clients and you are not sure what to do next? Is your dream of creating a successful home staging business fading fast? The PRES® Staging & Training programs are offering a one-day workshop on the Top 10 Best Marketing Strategies for home stagers, redesigners, designers and other home stylists to help you grow your business. Whether you have just started your business or have been in business awhile, you will come away from this workshop feeling good and relieved because you will create your own marketing plan you can easily follow

In a nutshell marketing is all about ‘informing and educating’ potential and existing ‘ideal clients’ about the solutions that you have to offer to solve their problem. Are you sending them the right message and using ‘pull’ strategies instead of trying to ‘push’ your business on them? Is it possible you are not entirely sure any longer who your ideal client is?

Dana teacing at a workshop

Dana J. Smithers, a home staging expert and author of Start & Run a Home Staging Business will share her proven on-line and off-line marketing strategies that you can easily implement while creating your 90 Day Marketing Plan. Find out what really works and why you need to be continually marketing to keep you funnel full and to build your ‘list’. Lots of handouts for you to plan and create your own marketing plan.

Course Outline & Outcomes for your ROI:

  • Understand the Top 10 Best Marketing Strategies for your ‘On-Line & Off-Line’ Marketing Tactics
  • Develop an effective 90 Day Marketing Plan that you will want to follow
  • Learn Low Cost vs High Cost ways to market your business
  • Gain clarity on who your ‘Ideal Client’ really is & how to market to them
  • Create a Marketing Wheel that is easy to implement
  • Understand the importance of your Brand
  • Learn how to make your ‘Message’ to your ‘Ideal Client’ about ‘Needs’ and not ‘Wants’

Dana doing presentation at RE/MAX

Workshop Date and Time

Date: Friday October 19, 2012
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Flüff Rentals – 1363 McLean Drive  Vancouver BC (Google Map)
Cost: PRES® Graduates $197 plus hst Other Professionals $247 plus hst
Registration: Is required. Register and Pay Online hereOr contact: info@presstaging.comor phone 778 278 8883EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Contact Janice@PresStaging.com by OCTOBER 5th, 2012.For PRES Graduates $147 plus hst Other Professionals $197 plus hst