So many people ask me what the best type of Home Staging training is and if they can really learn all they need to know in a Home Staging Training program to start a successful Home Staging business.
As a Home Staging educator, I have compiled the differences for easy evaluation between the different types of trainings available:
•- 3 day Workshops
•- 5 Day Hands-On Private Training
Online Training is available for those who feel confident in their design aptitude and learn better from audio and visual, rather than by doing. Although many of these programs may be more affordable than a hands-on training experience, the trade off is this type of training has the least hands-on and instructor interaction. If you are a self starter, committed to finishing this type of program, this may be for you. We rate this type of training a Bronze.
Three day Workshops (24 hour trainings). You will likely learn a good amount about starting your business however, there is typically not enough time for much experiential learning and you will have little or no personal instructor interaction as these events can be quite large with upwards of 30 or 40 people. These workshops are great for people who like condensed, fast paced, hands-on learning but are not concerned about having an experiential journey, design training or personal coaching. We rate this type of training a Silver.
Five Day Courses (40 hour trainings) receive the Gold in terms of Home Staging Training. These types of courses generally produce the most skilled Home Staging Designers as they typically cover everything from business and marketing, to hands on design exercises that allow you to experience and learn the skill while receiving personal coaching and mentoring from the instructor along the way. Be sure to find a program that only accepts a handful of students to ensure your personal success. Speaking with the instructor by telephone prior to registering, will give you a good sense of how personal a journey the trainer will deliver.
In all cases, be sure to investigate thoroughly before making a decision. For more information, including the 8 things you must know before choosing a Home Staging Training Program, visit http://www.theacademyofhomestaging.com/8qs.html
Have a prosperous and joyous 2010.