I often refer to a quote by Helen Keller’s teacher:
“I came to teach, but I stayed to learn.” That describes every class I have ever taught, every fashion show I have done….and more. I have always found frontline decisions and experience to be the most valuable…along with sage advice from our sales reps…that give us insider tips on survival. I always look forward to market to pull me up out of the fray of my everyday retail life to re-focus in a beautiful and caring market atmosphere… reviewing the designer’s current offerings (while searching for some “new” to add to the mix).
But something keeps us going. It’s the smile of a satisfied customer who received rave reviews at last night’s reception for her company…or on her cruise. A “where did you get that gorgeous outfit?” goes a long way!
One of my current favorites from a forever customer while at the airport in LondonEngland….A very gentile English lady came up to me and said “Would it make you mad if I threw you down on the ground and snatched your jacket? I just love it!”
Laura smiled and said “It probably would, so why don’t I just tell you where I got it.” You couldn’t make that one up!
Our survival strategies seminar covered many diverse directions gleaned over the years, including:
· Fashion Show Production, made easy and profitable
· Closet Makeovers
· 3 X 5 Wardrobe Plan
· Packing Checklists for Planning Travel wardrobe (For men and women)
· Conducting Fashion Seminars
· Publicity opportunities you may not have realized were there.
· Question and Answer portion
There is always more from where that came from. Find out here: http://www.petuniapatch.org/
Peggy held a seminar at the Atlanta Apparel Market this past weekend.