Steve Nobel specializes in the markets for interior design. He counsels his clients in their efforts to build distinguished brands, and to advance the market for interior design and decoration worldwide. In addition to his consulting work, he speaks frequently on the business of design for ASID Chapters, Design Centers, Trade Showrooms and for design professionals in venues throughout North America. His audiences include, students, emerging professionals as well as professionals at every level of their career. During his presentations, he mixes just the right amount of deeply informed content, splendid visuals and his pleasing sense of humor.
Steve developed and recorded ASID’s online “Small Business Strategies Courses” titled “Interior Design: Your Business. Your Success”. He is co-author of the online books series “Touchpoints of Interior Design.”
His speaking topics listed below include an inspiring keynote (0.1 CEU), a practical workshop (0.2 CEU) and a postlude call to action (not yet CEU).
Keynote:“Design Entrepreneurship: Money and Mojo Matter” (0.1 CEU) sets forth principles and practices that enable interior designers to do just as well in the business of their chosen profession as they do in the creative aspects of it. This program features Steve’s Top Ten Tenets for Taking Charge that gives students and established practitioners at all levels of their careers the inspiration necessary and the tools to equip them to lead the business through ups and downs, realize its fullest potential and even take it to the next level of professionalism and profitability.
Contracts and Fees: How leading designers earn what they deserve” (0.2 CEU) addresses some of the most vexing questions facing interior design professionals - contracts and compensation. Various models are presented in this workshop format, including fixed fees, charges for time and materials, markup on merchandise and others. The workshop will also survey provisions typically found within a client agreement that spells-out compensation. We wrap-up with methods to propose the approach to clients. The workshop includes samples of contract templates that can be evaluated for use now.
To the Trade 2020: Predictions (not yet CEU accredited) predicts where the design profession is now, and where will it be in the not too distant future. Steve Nobel, industry leader and consulting sage brings from his decades of advising the interior design marketplace predictions on where ‘to the trade’ is headed and how designers can win along the way. His clear views drawn from experience and data will venture beyond the frustrations and wishful thinking clouding our vision to present realistic trends and business opportunities for designers to exploit to their advantage.
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