Seminars

Each market the Home Furnishings Association taps into the important topics that busy home furnishings professionals seek out in order to improve their business. Whether you are new to retailing, or a veteran, these impactful educational seminars provide takeaways that you can implement immediately in your showroom, back-end operations, customer service, and marketing. Your business is our business!

Saturday

April 14, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

3 Vital Strategies to Boost Your Digital Marketing
Isaac Knorr & Kurt Strasser, Knorr Marketing


10:30am – 11:30am

How Augmented Reality Can Increase Consumer Confidence, Engagement, and Closing
Ron Gordon, MicroD, LLC.


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Experiential Marketing - How Your Business Should Be Marketing
Maggie Ellison, Event Marketing Strategies


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Are you Being Held Hostage by Your Salespeople? How to Escape without Paying Ransom
John Egger and Rene Gingrich, Profitability Consulting


4:00pm – 5:00pm

What Does the "Store of the Future" Look like?
Martin Roberts, Martin Roberts Design 

Sunday

April 15, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

State of the Industry
Jerry Epperson, Mann, Armistead & Epperson, LTD


10:30am – 11:30am

Looking at Your Business Intelligence Strategically
Greg Strosnider, STORIS


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Thinking with a Pencil- the POWER of Sketching to Close Sales
Jody Sievert, OnexOne Companies


3:00pm – 4:30pm

5 Elements of a Remarkable Customer Experience
Doug Stephens, The RETAIL PROFIT
In the High Point Theater (With Book Signing)

Monday

April 16, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am

Conquering Delegation Phobia
Joe Milevsky, JRM Sales & Management


10:30am – 12:30pm

Selling Methods of High-End Designers
Fred Berns, Business by Design, Inc.


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Facebook Comes of Age
Denise Keniston, Web4Retail


2:30pm – 3:30pm

Art-Inspired Design
Dorothy Willets, Willets Design & Associates


4:00pm – 5:00pm

SBA Loans Explained- a 101 for Small Business Owners
Denise Keniston, Web4Retail