You all come here because you LOVE design; and some of you come because design is also your life’s work! And the coming week is going to be an exciting one for interior design, whether you are a creator or an appreciator or BOTH! And because social media coverage of events like High Point Market is now SO widespread, anyone can “go to market” from the comfort of their home!
One of the BEST ways to see what’s moving and shaking in High Point, NC is to follow the hashtag #HPMKT on Twitter and to follow High Point Market’s Pinterest boards, especially the Style Spotters board for this Spring’s market. Not to mention that every design blogger from Arkansas to Timbuktu is going to be burning up the web with tastemaking and trendwatching!
And TODAY, at 1pm CST, you can join me for a Twitter Chat by using the hashtag #DesignerMBA to get my Top 5 Tips for Getting the MOST from Industry Events! (I also like to use the TweetChat.com service for this kind of event.) It’s so easy as a creative professional to stay very busy right up to the moment you get on the plane for market, then get excited to see your designer friends, oogle all the pretty things, and then leave.
And there’s nothing WRONG with that–in fact, ALL of those things are REQUIRED!–but there are strategies you can embrace to really use #HPMKT and other industry events to reinvigorate both your creative work AND your earning potential! That’s what we will be tweeting about today at 1pm CST, so don’t miss it!
My team and I aren’t leaving for High Point until Saturday, but we are already so excited! Maybe I’ll see you there? And if you can’t be there, join me here each day for live blogging on all of the stunning sights and finds!