Dagmar ( who may attend next year ) is asking for feedback on the graphics I handed out, both the pie chart and the paper doll furniture.
Also, the pet project of the year this year will be reincarnating double on half.
I think it needs to be adapted to todays textiles, which have less elasticity, more shine, less body, or way too much bulk. All these things favor whole chair methods.
I won't succeed in making it the method of choice, it does have limits, but I think people need suggestions how to adapt this to the degree it can be.
Any suggestions, volunteers ? I make a pet project choice then talk about it for a year, I don't know that it has any impact, but it's a way of drawing the 1.5 individuals to the next summit who may have the inclination.
I'd like to have us invite a man who does double on half, let him be king for a day ( or for lunch break ) so he can show us not only the technique, but the way they sell themselves.
Now that I have milked the " I am a girl and I am going to do it your way " thing for decades now, with success, I really want the girls to see where I first saw it all.
The system is remarkable, the sales pitch and the " show ". All the guys tend to do this, it's a competent, graceful, stylish (for lack of a better word ) snake oil show.
I want everyone to see what inspired me. I loved the sales pitch as much as I did the cutting, it's very much a showmanship skill. There's a reason they do it in the home, it would be pointless to take the furniture away.
Hope everyone made it home safely. What an exciting summit! I think it was the best that I've attended so far. The energy was amazing and the sharing was just unbelievable! From what I could see everyone had a great time learning and socializing. I really wish those who didn't make it could have seen it.
I just looked at the featured business, Big Improvement - the website has a seal that says Slipcover Career Professional. What's that all about? As far as I know there is no longer a seal for certified upholsterers, and I'm not a drapery person. This intrigues me, looks classy! By the way - I delivered a slipcover yesterday for a chaise lounge. The lady was so happy she hugged me. I love those kind of customers! (also the kind that run out to the backyard and pick a pint of raspberries for you to take home! is it the midwest, or are people that nice all over?) Kim
to attend the Summit, or has not yet heard about it...
I wanted to add a little personal commentary on what the Summit means to me.
Even though I began my sharing career ( not slipcovering itself, the sharing of it ) I had apprehension that I would give away my secrets, others would benefit and be gone in the dust, and there was no long term benefit to me to share.
Five years later, I can honestly say I have learned more than I ever gave away. I am more flexible in my approach, more studious in observing what I try new, and I am having more fun slipcovering today than I did when I began attending Summits.
We need new attendees, both experienced and inexperienced to help energize the creativity we all bring to the Summit. We all have something novel to share. You will certainly leave with much more than you came to give away.