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See. Listen. Learn.
ASID WEBINARS LEAD TO CEU SUCCESS/ STAY CURRENT ON the latest issues and trends—
Grow Your Business
NEW DECORATI PARTNERSHIP LINKS MEMBERS WITH CLIENTS/
and earn CEU credit—through the ASID webinar series. Geared to practitioner and Industry Partner members, the series is comprised of 35 hour-long interactive webinars on interior design industry issues and trends. Each program is selected by ASID and presented by leading experts. Sessions include Environmental Psychology, The Art of Networking, Workplace Trends, Sustainable Design and Ergonomics in the Office, among others. Visit the ASID website for a full schedule of webinars. Upcoming programs in August include • Transitioning from a University to Workplace Environment • BIFMA e3 Sustainability Furniture Standard and Level Certiﬁcation • Financial Management for Design Firms: Accounting and Taxes • Making the Most out of your ASID Membership • Improve Sales Performance.
ASID WEBINARS ARE
ASID RECOGNIZES THAT, more than ever, our
NO WASTED TIME. Get right to the heart of the matter with a one-hour block of lecture followed by an additional 30-minutes for questions. The presentations are designed to easily ﬁt into your busy schedule.
NO TRAVEL. No time out of the office. Participate
from the comfort and convenience of your desk.
THE ONLY EQUIPMENT YOU NEED is a telephone and computer. Just log in, punch in your access code, and you’re in. That’s it.
USE A SPEAKER PHONE—as many people as
you want can listen in. These sessions are a cost effective, time-efficient way to inform yourself and key personnel.
members need assistance in ﬁnding projects. For years ASID has offered members our complimentary online referral service which allows ASID designers to post portfolio pictures and provide details on their specialties, awards and professional fees. In addition to this continued service, ASID is pleased to introduce a partnership with Decorati that will bring additional business opportunities to ASID members. ASID practitioner members will receive project leads through Decorati in two new ways. In March, ASID launched the ASID Designer Matching Service powered by Decorati. This service is accessed through the Society’s website and is available to prospective residential and commercial clients. All leads will be passed exclusively to ASID members. Clients will include information on the project scope, location and budget. This service will supplement the existing ASID Designer Referral Service. Secondly, ASID members will also be included in the Decorati.com Design Advisor leads list when a potential client requests assistance on www.decorati.com. As a member of ASID, you will be given a complimentary Decorati account, and be eligible to receive consumer project leads for at least the next six months. Decorati receives a signiﬁcant volume of prospective projects each week and the service has been proﬁled in The New York Times and other national media outlets. So, how does the ASID partnership with Decorati work? When a lead comes in from a potential client, via either asid.org or decorati.com, a sophisticated algorithm identiﬁes the appropriate group of members who will receive an email with basic information on
the project. Up to four members may then respond via email that they are interested in the proposed project and will pay a fee of $18 to $48 (depending on the size of the project) to receive the full client contact details. This nominal fee is charged so members may self-identify their interest and the prospective client is contacted in an orderly manner. An explanatory FAQ section is featured in both portals for the use of prospective clients and our members. We believe this partnership will further reinforce the importance of hiring a qualiﬁed interior designer and that ASID is the place to grow your business and increase your bottom line.
For more information, visit www.decorati.com/designadvisors/asid.
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The Art of Understanding
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