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The Virtual Showroom- modernize your sales process to close more deals



2020 Design: The Virtual Showroom

Eligible for NARI & NKBA CEU credits*

The Virtual Showroom- modernize your sales process to close more deals

For Kitchen and Bath showrooms, changing styles can be a six-figure problem each year. Design trends change on a dime with the Internet, HGTV, and Pinterest. How do you keep up? Let us show you the virtual showroom. Sounds expensive right? WRONG! This will save you in your showroom replacement expenses as well as help you lock that customer in with expectations that wont’ kill your profit margin at the end of the job. We will discuss how inexpensive this process is as well as how to design your showroom to get the most out of it.

Let’s dive into the details of the virtual showroom. Learn the secrets for shopping for technology elements. We will discuss what the key parts are to this process and what you need…. and more importantly what you don’t need. This is not just about gadgets, this is about getting the right tools to close more deals, adding more to your gross margins, and eliminating those mistakes that can make a department bleed money with every sale.

*This webinar is eligible for 1 NARI CEU credits and 0.1 NKBA CEU credits.


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Meet the presenter:

Eric G,
Certified Kitchen Designer & Host of Around the House with Eric G

Eric G is a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) through the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has been active in Kitchen and Bath design throughout the northwest since 1993, with over a thousand kitchens designed and completed. As the Northwest’s Home Improvement Expert, he has been featured on HGTV and the USA Network when living in the Puget Sound area. Eric Hosts the “MORE DIY” Segment each week on KPTV’s #1 Rated “MORE good day Oregon” morning show. That segment is used Nationally in Meredith Corp’s “MORE” local lifestyle shows.

Each Saturday from Noon to 2:00, on FM News 101 KXL and on the Radio Northwest Network, he helps listeners throughout the Northwest tackle their home improvement goals by offering advice on maintenance, repair, and designing for remodeling or renovation of their home. With Eric’s vast knowledge of the construction field he can get any listener headed in the right direction. Tune in to Around the house where we make that DIY Project fun!

For More information check him out at or email for details about his show.


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#MicroSizeMe –Downsizing is a new reality


2020 Design: #MicroSizeMe –Downsizing is a new reality

Eligible for NARI & NKBA CEU credits*

We read about it every day – Downsizing, urban living, simplifying, millennials choosing different lifestyles. But what does it all mean? Is it just a trend? Is it just millennials?

A trend is something that comes and goes, but this is something deeper. Just like designing for aging in place and protecting our environment, the “Microsize me movement” is one our industry and designers need to take notice of and be proactive about.

“If my clients need these spaces, what do manufacturers offer that will work?” “How can I meet their needs through design and specification?”

We’ll go back to our roots of the basic elements of design to creatively address these spaces.

Feel more confident in marketing your knowledge around this topic and in working with clients of every generation and in any region who ask for this or who would benefit from your new understanding of this movement. #MicroSizeMe

Learning Objectives:

  • What is the “Microsize me Movement”?
  • Which clients does it affect and who and what is driving it?
  • Understand this is more than a trend, it’s a new reality
  • Understand how we address it through design and product offering

*This webinar is eligible for 1 NARI CEU credits and 0.1 NKBA CEU credits.


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Meet the presenter:

Paula Kennedy,

An Interior Designer of 20 years, Paula Kennedy’s firm Timeless Kitchen Design is a second career post-Corporate America. A love of kitchen and bath design offered her the opportunity to combine left-brain technical details and with the ability to play with right-brain space and color.

Paula is an NKBA Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), a Certified Architectural Color Consultant (CACC), and has received her CLIPP Certified Living in Place designation through the Living in Place Institute. This award-winning designer, who was honored with the NKBA Lifetime Ambassador achievement in 2017, has been published locally and nationally, and gives back to the design community by speaking, teaching, mentoring and writing, most recently embracing the topics of creativity, innovation, tech, inclusive design and color.


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Designer Health: Meeting the Demands of Luxury and Lifestyle


Designer Health: Meeting the Demands of Luxury and Lifestyle

Eligible for NARI & NKBA CEU credits*

Health is the ultimate luxury. The discerning client of the present and the future is redefining the luxury lifestyle. No longer about mere beauty, the most successful and sought-after projects are now designed with health and well-being at the center. Premium materials with healthy finishes that are responsibly sourced are increasing in demand, and clients are willing to pay a premium for them. Like their organic, non-GMO groceries, the homes of today’s luxury clientele need to take care of them from the inside out.

Key Learning Points:

  • Discover the importance of incorporating healthy products into your design
  • Explore emerging materials and methods to effectively design for a health-conscious client
  • Recognize advantages of health-conscious design by reflecting on projects that have successfully employed these objectives

*This webinar is eligible for 1 NARI CEU credits and 0.1 NKBA CEU credits.


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Meet the presenter:

Lauren Levant

Lauren Levant is an emerging leader in the luxury kitchen and bath design industry. She has been named among HGTV’s top 10 American Designers under 35, and selected as Designer of the Year by Viking Appliance. In the past five years, her distinctive designs have claimed more than twenty international, national and regional awards. Her projects have been featured widely in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Home & Design Magazine and the Washington Post, as well as in hardcover publications such as The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space.


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ASID Events

2019 EXP Speaker Series: Team Leadership Essentials


Join ASID and Renée Safrata of VIVO Team Development for a series of live webinars designed to enhance your leadership skills in the areas of communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, and performance. As a precursor to The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID (EXP), this webinar series sets the stage for personal growth and leadership development and will prepare you for the experiential learning offered at EXP, July 18-20 in Atlanta.

The more webinars you attend in this series, the greater discount you will receive on The Leadership Experience Pass. Get the details below.


3:00 PM
5/9/2019 – 5/23/2019


United States




Learn the importance of listening to effective team productivity and collaboration. Communication is critical to any relationship and the most fundamental of all the soft skills. It is the most important of the six key indicators of highly functioning teams.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The missing step in creating effective communication
  • The costs associated with ineffective communication
  • The two types of listening skills necessary to communicate effectively in the workplace
  • The need for clarity of action before executing on tasks to avoid costly errors
  • New techniques and one common model for effective listening and communication in the workplace
  • The skills to lead and manage others to accomplish team goals and objectives
  • To hone your communication skills and listen more effectively, deliver inspiring feedback to improve performance, and create a culture of accountability for your team.


Discover the power of the three “F” words to inspire and engage people to improve their performance.

In this webinar you will discover:

  • Feedback alone doesn’t work. Research tells us that about one-third of the time feedback leads to momentary performance improvement; one-third of the time it results in nothing; and in one-third of cases, leads to worsening performance.
  • The real dynamics of “negative” and “positive” feedback
  • The one thing that will make a huge difference in your influence power


Explore how to motivate people so they become more accountable and do what they say they will do when they say they will do it.

In this webinar you will explore:

  • How accountable people get stuff done, drive results, and are more engaged
  • How avoiding conflict and creating a culture where being liked is more important than being respected can lead to lack of accountability in a team. As a result, staff produce low-quality work, miss deadlines, and engage in passive-aggressive conflict, causing team productivity to plummet
  • The tools to help the team succeed
  • Holding people accountable to motivate them to perform
  • The “Six Steps to Painless Accountability Improvement”
  • Accountability as a way of doing business that leads to higher engagement, increased satisfaction, and a huge ROI

Registration & Pricing

Register and attend the live webinars to receive special discounts on your registration to attend The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID (EXP), July 18-20 in Atlanta.

  • Attend one or two live webinars: 20% off The Leadership Experience Pass
  • Attend all three live webinars: 30% off The Leadership Experience Pass

*Note: Discount code will be provided after attendance at live webinars.

Single Webinar: $39 non-member/$29 member

Two Webinars: $39 non-member/$29 member

The Complete Series (3 webinars): $99 non-member/$69 member

The Presenter

Renée Safrata, VIVO Team Development, was one of the most popular speakers at EXP 2018 and will be featured again at EXP 2019 in Atlanta, July 18-20.

Renée Safrata
Renée Safrata

VIVO Team Development

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