Incollect 10-18
High Point lectures explore modern living, macro trends
Mar 22, 2012

This year’s Design Viewpoints Series, hosted by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) taking place April 22-24 at High Point Market, includes a discussion about how communication impacts the bottom line, how consumers truly live today and how you can design for the changes, and how to prepare for the top macro trends coming in 2013.
“The Design Viewpoints Series has been hugely popular for the High Point Market and ASID by offering a series of topics critical to the success of designers and retailers,” says Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP of Marketing for the High Point Market Authority. “The design community is important to the High Point Market and this series is just one of the many ways that we work to support and promote interior designers.”
“ASID is proud to join High Point Market in offering top-notch speakers on hot-button topics. Our focus is to develop events that are educational as well as inspiring,” says Heidi Salati, director of education, ASID. “Working together with High Point Market has given ASID the chance to offer its members another quality educational opportunity”.
Topics and speakers for the April Design Viewpoints Series include:
Sunday, April 22: Top Communication Tips to Boost Profits. How much profit have you lost or gained in your career as a result of your communication skills?  Typically the answer is “a lot.” There is a direct correlation between your level of communication skill and your income.  Your communication impacts profits in the millions of dollars over a person’s career – either in lost or added revenue.  In this highly interactive presentation, participants will learn common mistakes and key tools to improve communication skill levels. As a 25-year veteran in Fortune 1000 companies, Angela Merola taught individuals and teams how to communicate effectively.  Through consulting engagements, Angela helps organizations develop and implement strategies that will improve not just their profits, but their overall productivity and culture as well.
Monday, April 23: How People Live Now. Design maven Courtney Cachet works with designers and clients around the globe, which has given her an inside look into thousands of homes. The way people live has changed dramatically and their interiors must reflect new lifestyles. Cachet will present how people use their homes today, with inside tips for designers on how to keep up with, and design for, those changes. A regular contributor to Huffington Post and NBC, Cachet is one of the most sought after celebrity designers and a TV personality who has appeared in Vogue Italia, The Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, Better Homes & Gardens, People and more.
Tuesday, April 24: Fast Forward – Three Macro Trends for 2013. Greg Dunlop of WGSN-homebuildlife, the leading online global trend forecaster, will showcase an exclusive look at far-forward trends just coming over the horizon. Get an early look at the new colors, styles, materials, and inspirations that will influence the future of interior design in 2013. Powered by WGSN’s unrivalled global research and proven heritage, WGSN-homebuildlife is trusted by the biggest design brands in the world to deliver unmatched expertise in product categories that include furniture, lighting, print and pattern, bedding, bath, and tabletop.
All seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers and retailers attending High Point Market. Each seminar is held at noon at the High Point Theatre. No RSVP is required, and a boxed lunch will be first-come-first-served.

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