I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Staging Professionals Conference in Las Vegas as an extra day after the Real Estate Staging Association Conference.
It was a fabulous day of people sharing their expertise.
Teresa Robertson of "Design to Go" winner of the CSP mentor of the year for 2010. Teresa shared with the group her ideas "to help grow and manage a successful staging business."
Nairn Friemann, president of "Ingenuity & Pizzazz, Inc." shared "Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations with sellers in 10 simple steps."
From the "Social Media Academy For Women".
Francine Allaire shared steps for "using Flip Video's and some simple scripts to increase your visibility on Social Media".
Forbes called Francine one of the "Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs" to follow on Twitter for advice on business,marketing and technology.
Also from the "Social Media Academy For Women" :
Cindy Ratzlaff guides us through "the steps of using Twitter lists to increase your visibility on Twitter.
Lisa McKenzie guides us through "the steps of creating powerful, targeted Facebook ads."
Other guests included
Tara Savelle, owner of "Home on Display" shows us her "secret formula to securing lunch and learns in Real Estate Offices.
Kelly Ralph talks about team building in your business.
Jackson West of "Revealestate" and one of our own Activerain friends shows us "How to Write an Attention Grabbing Professional Bio."
Kimberley Seldon, well known interior designer spoke about the "Business of Design". She has written a book and she did a book signing during the conference.
I learned a lot from Kimberley and during her whole presentation I was sure she was talking about me. Highly motivating us to take care of the business part of home staging. She says "80% business and 20% design".
Christine Rae, President of Canadian Staging Professionals had her sister, Lynne Corfield, speak to us again. I have heard her speak 3 times now and she is always an inspiration.
Our keynote was Bodine Balasco - Focusing on "The Master Method for Creating Desired Results in Challenging Times".
I really enjoyed Bodine. He is a magician as well as a wonderful speaker and presenter.
Take a look at some of his presentation on this video.
I enjoyed the conference very much and can't wait until the next one. I flew over the Grand Canyon via Dallas to Toronto.