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!

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

PRES Client Colour Consultation Course in Victoria BC Rocks!

Certificate professional development courses are part of the on-going learning that the PRES Staging & Redesign training programs offer. We recently taught the one-day professional 1-2-3 Paint Colour Scheme Client Colour Course in Victoria BC. While normally we hold our courses in hotels or classrooms, one of the PRES graduates, Karen Alexander generously offered her home for the course.

It was a great turnout of 8 Victoria stagers & 2Vancouver PRES stagers who mixed and mingled and shared a few laughs! They learned practical colour theory AND how to apply it. The PRES courses are all about teaching theory along with practical hands on experience. This is how adults learn best!

Learning the theory for colour schemes!

The 1-2-3 Paint Colour Steps work this way:

1. Start with an inspiration piece that your client just LOVES – art, fabric, photos, magazines work too but you need something preferably with 3 colours in it.

Dana Miller & Diana Zink know what they like!

Valerie Westra & Josee Lalonde make a soft modern colour choice!

Karen Alexander & Melanie Henson loved this fabric!

2. Using the Interior Design colour wheel – find the colour scheme that works best

Maria Waterman & Linda use the colour wheel for determining the colour scheme!

3. Select your paint colours from the Benjamin Moore paint decks or one that you enjoy working with. At PRES we love Benjamin Moore products and highly recommend them.

The PRES client colour consultation course provides you with 3 fantastic Word document templates that are easy to follow whether it’s your first consultation or your 100th!

Michaela Starling & Pauline Dueck

Certified Completion of the PRES Client Colour Consultation Course!

Confident!

Testimonials…as usual PRES delivers lots of fun and great content that I can use now!…I took another colour course and I left feeling overwhelmed and confused, the PRES course is systematic, logical and now I can do my consultations with confidence and great forms!…I finally understand colour schemes and can’t wait to put this into practice…LOVED THE COURSE!

Our next colour course will be offered in the fall of 2012!

PRES Client Colour Consultation Course is a Winner!

The PRES home staging program offers professional development courses for stagers, redesigners and decorators who want to stay on top of their game! Any entrepreneurial professional understands the importance of on-going learning that improves their ability to attract more clients to increase their revenues.

At our recent 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.

Students using their Interior Design color wheel and selecting colour schemes using fabric samples.

Students using the Interior Design Color Wheel

Eric Goodwill of Renaissance Painting was our Guest Speaker. Eric talked about his company and what to look for from professional painters. His knowledge was greatly appreciated by the group.

Eric Goodwill of Renaissance Painting

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

Workshop: Presentations to Grow Your Home Staging Biz – Early Bird Special

One of the top 3 marketing methods to grow your home staging business is by speaking to your ideal client! Dana J. Smithers author, instructor, home staging guru will be conducting a one-day course for professionals interested in learning how to conduct presentations that will increase their business profile and get sales! Learn how to present your home staging, redesign and/or decorating services to groups of people like realtor office talks, attendees at trades shows, home owners, small groups, etc.

This was a talk at the West Coast Women’s Trade Show

5 Top Home Staging Tips Talk

Talking about colour trends for home staging at the Kensington Benjamin Moore Store

Benjamin Moore Talk

Are you ready to expand your marketing to include group talks to realtors and home owners but lack the confidence to try it? Dana has done 100s of professional presentations and knows that most people are naturally uncomfortable making presentations.

She also 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’
*’The Process’ Presenting to small groups
*Determining the best ‘hooky’ topic
*Form templates and props
*Role Plays

Workshop Information:
Date: Friday April 20th, 2012
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (hours may change slightly)
Location: Flüff Rentals – 1363 McLean Drive Vancouver BC
Cost: PRES® Graduates $197 plus hst Other Professionals $247 plus hst
Registration: Is required. Register and Pay Online

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Contact Janice@PresStaging.com OR phone at 778 278 8883 by April 1st, 2012. For PRES Graduates $147 plus hst Other Professionals $197 plus hst

Testimonials from previous students:

Thank You for putting US (your class) ‘on Stage’ yesterday at the Presentations course. It makes me, ever more now, really appreciate the talent of presenters such as yourself. I’ll be taking notes from a different angle to future speaking events I attend. I enjoyed it all…the venue, the class, the course, as well as the healthy dose of great information you shared with us! Thanks again for a very fun and informative ‘presentation’! Irene Huva ~ Interio Deco

What a great course and one that I needed. I really appreciate the forms and the presenter notes that will assist me in preparing to give a successful talk. I can see why the preparation is so important before I do my first talk. With practice I will be ready to get some sales! Cheryl Grattan ~ With Flair

Attending this professional development class was a terrific experience. I actually liked all the role plays and I have to say Dana over delivered this time! I look forward to attending future ones. Joanne MacKay ~ Ocean Breeze Staging

Don’t wait class size is limited! Register NOW so you won’t be disappointed!

Colour Consultations Add to Stagers Tool Kit!

Learning how to do colour consultations ‘for living’ is another way for home stagers to add to their took kit! Adding a new service means another revenue stream and that means more money!

Every stagers’ journey to get where they are is different. No two stagers will ever have exactly the same skill set but the more tools in their tool kit the more services they have to offer their clients. The more services they can offer can distinguish them apart from other home staging companies.  While home stagers do offer colour consultations for staging they are not as difficult to do compared to picking a colour scheme for a client who is living in their home. This is where stagers take into account the client’s personality and their life style.

The PRES Staging Resource Centre offers professional development courses throughout the year so their graduates and others, can put more tools in their tool kit – to increase revenues which is what we all want to do. Our latest cours 1-2-3 Client Colour Consultation course was a big hit! I loved teaching it and I always learn something new myself.

The students learned about a variety of harmonious and contrasting colour schemes, about colour personality, colour trends, how to select their 1-2-3 colour scheme. PRES programs always involve learning ‘theory’ and then ‘applying that theory’ to fully understand a principle.

PRES graduates learning colour theory

Donna Wheeler proudly showing her colour scheme!

Robin & Linda choosing monochromatic colour scheme

Using Interior Design Colour Wheel with Tamara MacDonald

A PRES course wouldn’t be a PRES course without the role plays. And who better to do it that Sally Weatherley of Exit Stage Right and Lois North of Lois Interiors!

Talent Lois & Sally Stager!

Early Bird Special Expires October 7th – Client Colour Consultation Course – Vancouver & Victoria

1-2-3 Paint Colour Selection – Client Colour Consultation Course – EARLY BIRD SPECIALS until October 7th for VANCOUVER and October 28th for VICTORIA

Professional Real Estate Staging (PRES®) offers accelerated learning opportunities for people in the interior decorating, interior styling and home staging businesses. Taught by Dana Smithers the ‘Staging Guru’ and past instructor with the Interior Decorating Diploma courses.

Learn how to conduct a professional colour consultation with your clients. You will be introduced to decorating guidelines for colour schemes and learn the latest colour trends according to Benjamin Moore. This course will boost your confidence in adding to your existing services list!

Course Outline:

  • How Colour affects us
  • Design Guidelines for Colour Schemes
  • Colour Schemes and Decorating Styles
  • Colour Trends
  • How do to a Client Colour Consultation

Using the 1-2-3 Paint Colour Selection method you will pick an overall colour scheme for a home and apply it room-by-room. You will learn the latest colour trends and colour schemes that work best with the 4 design styles.

Colour wheel and other painting tools

SPECIAL BONUS: You will receive your own Interior Design Colour Wheel AND we have a surprise Special Guest Speaker! Stay tuned for more details on our Special Guest Speaker ….

Our Role Plays provide that safe learning environment where you can gain your confidence and add Colour Consultations to your existing services!

Workshop Date and Time – VANCOUVER BC

Date: Saturday October 29th, 2011
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm (start time may change slightly)
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre – 145 West 1st Street North Vancouver BC
Cost: PRES® Graduates $197 plus hst Other Professionals $247 plus hst
Registration: Is required. Register and Pay Online here

Or contact: info@presstaging.com or phone 1 888 296 3148

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Contact Janice@PresStaging.com by midnight October 7th. For PRES Graduates $147 plus hst Other Professionals $197 plus hst

Workshop Date and Time – VICTORIA BC

Date: Saturday November 19th, 2011
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm (start time may change slightly)
Location: To Be Determined – downtown Victoria
Cost: PRES® Graduates $197 plus hst Other Professionals $247 plus hst
Registration: Is required. Register and Pay Online here

Or contact: info@presstaging.com or phone 1 888 296 3148

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Contact Janice@PresStaging.com by midnight October 28th. For PRES Graduates $147 plus hst Other Professionals $197 plus hst