Thursday, August 6, 2009

Demonstrator Theater

After a wonderfully stressful lunch (I had those 100 swap pages to exchange during my lunch break, I'll show you those a bit later) we went back into the main hall for our turn to see Demonstrator Theater.Our first demo was Joan Banman Cristo. She did a mock workshop for us. She started with a catalog tour for the new customers. She then demonstrated a card and a scrapbook page and finished with a make and take. Make sure you check out her niece in the scrapbook page she did. She's sticking out her tongue. Stampin' Up! is really pushing us to get back to the interaction of worshops. Personally I love doing them, and thats all I've ever done. There is just something wonderful about getting together with a group of friends and sharing the love of stamping.

Our second demonstrator was Rising Star Ruth Bingle. She talked about getting to know your customers personally. Make sure you know not only their stamping and scrapping preferences, but also what is going on in their life. She showed us how she catered her events to her customers. One of the most interesting parts is her sample books. She has one for each stamp set she demos. She encourages her customers to bring their cameras so they can take pictures of the samples she has for that stamp set. That way when it arrives to them, they have some inspiration. She also showed us some of the projects she had recently done. I am absolutely in love with her gifts for all seasons made out of frappiccino bottles.

Shannon West showed us how to incorporate the under $10 stamps into our business. She gave us ideas on how to package them with other products to encourage the new stamper. She also suggested giving them as gifts. I love her idea with tags. You make one completed tag and several blank ones. Then you give them as a gift along with the under $10 stamp.

Finally Christina Crawford showed us how to apply Decor Elements in our homes and in our workshops. She uses a piece of foam board from a sign shop to demo in peoples homes. She also showed us several projects and pictures of the DE being used.

Wow, after looking back at everything that was demonstrated, I am impressed with how much information was shared. After this we went to our Make N Takes. You are going to have to wait a little bit for those pictures. I didn't get everything put together. We had 8 projects and they took quite a while. I will make sure to post those in a little bit. Also, I will be posting more display boards tomorrow during the convention, so check back often. See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. You are doing a superb job of documenting the convention! I feel as though I am there! Thank you for posting all the photos from the display boards and the demonstrator theater! You are doing a great job! Please keep up the good work!


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