When I received the request to join a panel this Wednesday at the Kravet Seattle showroom, I pinched myself again. As a Seattle interior designer, I reminded myself of all the benefits I enjoy because of social media.
My friends, professional and personal, increase every day. Sometimes we meet at distant places from Seattle such as High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina or at special events like Blogfest in NYC. Frequently it’s close to home which is even more special.
At the presentation this week, I know the question to ask is, “What has social media done for your business?” I will tell them it’s immeasurable and somewhat surreal. My communication circle grows and grows.. and not with superficial ‘likes’ or ‘follows’. Of course, those are available and present but so are the sincere, real connections I’ve made over my 3 year immersion into the swirl of social media via my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.
I so appreciate the support and generosity of this medium. In particular, I salute Kravet for one of my ultimate design experiences last May at Blogfest 2011. Talk about exceeding expectations! The editors of leading design magazines, the Kravet family, Barbara Barry and a tour of Kravet headquarters up front and personal. LOVED it all. See my photo below with Barbara Barry as part of this amazing event.
If you’re in Seattle on Wednesday this week, I hope you’ll come to the Seattle Design Center and Kravet Showroom. Love to hear your questions and meet you in social media.