Saturday, February 14, 2009

TGS - Seminars at Rio Grande Show!

I was not able to do the live feed from the Rio show this year due to the redecorating project the Hilton did on the lobby!

Last year there was a chair near an outlet so I could literally report the event as it happened and almost daily - this year no such luck!

I was fortunate get about an hour at the Orchid table (thanks to Charles Lewton-Brain) to get some posts out but was shoo-ed away shortly!


I did get some really fun Tweets out on Twitter during the great Seminar on Soldering: You're Not Learnin' Unless You're Burnin': A Foundation For Jewelry Soldering and Welding with Arthur Anton Skuratowicz, GJG, CGA of the JTC http://www.jewelrytrainingcenter.com/

If you ever get an opportunity to take and class or seminar from Mr. Skuratowicz - in the immortal words of Nike..."...just do it!" His style is hands on and easy to follow!

Despite the lack of computer access I stayed for: Marketing: 90 Tips In 90 Minutes—How to Use the Internet to Market Your Jewelry with Bradney Simon

Many of you may already be familiar with Brad through Bench Media a publishing company dedicated to providing affordable educational materials to bench jewelers. Their publications include E-BENCH newsletter, BENCH magazine, and the new online television network, Bench Jewelers Television Network. Founder/president Brad Simon is a JA® Certified Master Bench Jeweler® and a management professional. http://www.bwsimon.com/

This was a fast paced seminar as Brad attemped...with success...90 Tips In 90 Minutes! I have been in internet marketing for a decade and Brad always offers a new take on an established way of doing things. I really enjoy that he tailors his talks specifically to jewelers and things that matter to them!

This seminar was also a means to introduce the newest project from BenchMedia - Internet4Jewelers... http://internet4jewelers.com/ - Internet Marketing Training for Jewelers
Learn how to use your website to attract Walk-In Customers, not just web traffic.
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