Happy New Year!
When I signed up to be Chapter President I thought it would be a
piece of cake. I mean
all my predecessors made it look so easy and I would get a chance to implement some of my ideas.
Boy was I mistaken -
it is not easy at all! It's a heck of a lot of work!
You see, I want you, our ASID members to have a
valuable experience that would
enhance your careers and businesses. I tasked my board with creating that experience and I think they did it. There is only one part missing-
I've been in business a few short years, but when I started I knew right away that I needed
three important things.
- A rock-solid contract that spelled out everything so my client and myself would have no misunderstandings (and I would be paid for my expertise).
- A stellar process in place for my design presentations that would blow away my clients and instantly sell my concepts.
- Close relationships with sales representatives so I would have a great support team to make me look really smart in the eyes of my client.
That brings me back to your member experience and the questions I get asked often from other designers- How do you
(write your contracts, do your renderings, know so much about product)? And believe me, when I started out, it wasn't easy to figure all this stuff out and I had a lot of trials and errors.
So here it is 2016, a New Year and a new chance for you to use your
ASID membership to take your
business to the next level with all the events we have planned for you. Oh wait, you don't go to the events? Yup, that's right I notice that you aren't there.
Why not take advantage of the
Hand Rendering class on January 24th?
Why not learn more about the
ANDYZ Awards and how you can add
"Award Winning" in your bio on January 24th and be a part of the contest at Summer Market.
Why not be one of the
featured designers in the
"Date with a Designer" day?
Why not create those valuable relationships with sales reps at
Monark and Pace Supply in March and July?
Why not learn about the new billing paradigm facing designers and get a
contract template from a
leader in business consultations for Interior Designers?
I am making it easy for you-
all you have to do is sign up and join us.
Will I see you at all the events this year? I hope so.
Kathleen Jennison, Allied ASID
ASID California Central | Nevada Chapter, President 2015-16