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ELEVATE IT'S TIME FOR THE NEXT LEVEL

AUGUST 5-9, 2021 | GLENDALE, ARIZONA THEGIFTDESIGNERSCONFERENCE.COM


STAYING IN MY COMFORT ZONE WAS NEVER MY THING. EVER. #BEFEARLESS -

D E B B I E

Q U I N T A N A


ELEVATE YOURSELF As we embark on our tenth convention with a new name and theme, I've reflected heavily on where we've all been and how far we've come. What comes to mind wholeheartedly is the word community - a word that we certainly don't take for

are better together" come to life. The idea that coming together in the spirit of support and collaboration has truly been demonstrated through the professionalism and friendships we have all made and cultivated over the last 13 years since The Gift Basket Association was founded, is commendable. I am so deeply proud of all of you for being selfless, caring and focused on not only making yourself successful, but those around you, too.

Now, things have evolved, developed and well, changed. It's time for us to step up, again. We need to embrace new concepts, ideas and truly focus on how we elevate ourselves and our businesses. Let's do that - let's develop new plans and strategies, learn new design techniques and continue to embrace the operational side of our business, too. I'll see you in August!

DEBBIE QUINTANA, FOUNDER THE GIFT BASKET ASSOCIATION & THE GIFT DESIGNERS CONFERENCE

SETON S'ROTIDE

granted after the last few years of challenges. A word that makes the phrase "we


CHECK IN THURSDAY 4PM CHECK-IN SWAG + BADGE 6PM NEWBIE CHAT WITH LEANN

DAILY SCHEDULE 7:30AM DOORS OPEN/ZOOM LAUNCHES

8:30AM CLASSES 12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK 4PM CLASSES OVER

ACTIVITIES SATURDAY: GROUP DINNER (PRE-PAY REQUIRED) SUNDAY: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES @ WESTGATE MONDAY: 9AM WAREHOUSE TOUR, 4PM POOL PARTY

ELUDEHCS

8:00AM MORNING HUDDLE WITH DEBBIE Q.


NEWBIE CHAT:

FOR THOSE NEW TO THE INDUSTRY, THIS KICK OFF

ACTIVITY IS A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PLACE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU WANT – NOTHING IS OFF LIMITS. HOSTED BY LEANN FANNINGMEDARD

CREATING A CONFIDENT YOU:

LEARN HOW TO BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT

YOU DO SO YOU CAN TRULY ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS. HINT: IT’S YOUR MINDSET! LECTURE BY LISA PADEN

LET’S TALK CHALLENGES:

WE’RE GOING TO ADDRESS THE

CHALLENGES YOU’RE HAVING HEAD ON AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO OVERCOME EACH ONE. AS A COMMUNITY, THAT’S WHAT WE DO. GROUP ACTIVITY BY TABLE FACILITATED BY SHELIA HORVATH, ANNE PAZIER, LEANN FANNING-MEDARD, DEB WASYLKO, SHARON DAY.

TNEMPOLEVED LANOSREP

IT’S ESSENTIAL. YOU ARE ESSENTIAL. YOUR DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP CATAPULT YOUR CAREER, ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS, AND GIVE YOU THE TOOLS YOU NEED.


CURATING VS. BUYING:

LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

CURATING A DESIGN AND JUST SIMPLY “BUYING” GIFT BASKET SUPPLIES. AS WE ELEVATE OUR BUSINESSES, IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE AND THE STORY BEHIND WHAT YOU DO. INTERVIEW AND LECTURE BY DEBBIE QUINTANA

A FRESH APPROACH TO BOWS & EMBELLISHMENTS:

LET GO OF

THE OLD SCHOOL RIBBONS, BOWS AND GREENERY AND EMBRACE A NEW STYLE. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY SHELIA HORVATH

FROM THE TIME YOU SPEAK TO

YOUR CLIENT ABOUT THEIR PROJECT TO THE FINISHED DESIGN, LEARN THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH A CORPORATE CLIENT TO BRING THEIR GIFT IDEA TO LIFE. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY ANNE PAZIER

USING COLOR IN GIFT DESIGN:

A STUNNING APPROACH TO DESIGN

IS COLOR COORDINATION WHICH INCLUDES PATTERNS, TEXTURES AND MORE. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY SHAWN PAROLA

PERSONALIZED PRODUCTS: GET IDEAS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR CLIENTS THROUGH PERSONALIZED PRODUCTS INCLUDING SUBLIMATION. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY SHAWN PAROLA

GNINIGISED

CONVERSATION TO PRODUCTION:


GAINING NEW CLIENTS WHEN YOU HAVE ZERO CONNECTIONS:

IT'S

THE #1 HARDEST THING TO DO: DEVELOPING A NEW CLIENT BASE. PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY ANNE PAZIER

STAYING TOP OF MIND:

LEARN HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CLIENTS NEVER

FORGET ABOUT YOU AND YOUR CAPABILITIES. DEMONSTRATION BY LISA PADEN

IT'S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK. LEARN HOW

TO DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR A COMMUNICATIONS PLAN. LECTURE BY SUE MONHAIT

THE 5 STEP PROCESS FOR GETTING MORE BUSINESS:

DEB W. IS

GOING TO SHARE HER SECRETS OF HOW SHE GETS HER CORPORATE BUSINESS. LECTURE BY DEB WASYLKO

THE ZOOM SALES CALL:

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE, MANAGE AND GIVE

THE PERFECT PITCH OVER ZOOM. LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION BY SHARON DAY

A SIMPLE WAY TO #HASHTAG:

NOT SURE HOW TO DO THIS RIGHT?

HERE'S A SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE. LECTURE BY SHARON DAY

GNITEKRAM & SELAS

CONTENT MARKETING:


PHOTOGRAPHY BY WAY OF SOONA:

A FAVORITE NEW VENDOR,

WE'RE GOING TO DO A LIVE PHOTOSHOOT WITH SOONA. FACILITATED BY DEBBIE QUINTANA

CANVA FOR EVERYTHING:

LEARN HOW EASY IT IS TO USE THIS

INCREDIBLE TOOL FOR STORYBOARDS, MARKETING GRAPHICS AND PRINTED MATERIALS. DEMONSTRATION BY BECI RUZEK

EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT OPINION AND

METHOD FOR PRICING FOR PROFIT. WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU THREE DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND THEIR MODELS SO YOU CAN DECIDE WHATS BEST FOR YOU. PANEL DISCUSSION FACILITATED BY LISA PADEN

LARGE ORDER PRODUCTION:

IF YOU'VE GOT AN ORDER FOR 1000

BOXES, LEARN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET IT DONE WITH THE MOST AMOUNT OF PROFIT. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY DEB CONDO

ONBOARDING & RETENTION: WELCOME A NEW CLIENT APPROPRIATELY AND NEVER LET THEM GO. LECTURE BY DEBBIE QUINTANA

CHANNEL MARKETING:

DIVERSIFY HOW YOU ARE SELLING THROUGH

CHANNEL MARKETING. WE'LL DEFINE IT AND EXPLAIN THE PROS AND CONS. LECTURE BY SUE MONHAIT.

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PRICING FOR PROFIT:


SETTING UP FOR A NEW STOREFRONT OR WAREHOUSE: ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT OR HAVE YOU ALREADY MADE THE DECISION TO GET A WAREHOUSE AND/OR RETAL SPACE? LEARN HOW TO SET UP, MARKET AND MANAGE IT THE RIGHT WAY. LECTURE BY DEBBIE QUINTANA

MEET MY SPACE: LEARN FROM ANNE HUSSMANN HOW SHE HAS SET UP HER STOREFRONT, THEN WAREHOUSE AND THEN BOTH SET UPS IN A COMBINED MANNER. LECTURE BY ANNE HUSSMANN

LEARN HOW TO SET UP

YOUR SHIPPING DEPARTMENT AND PROCESSES FOR ULTIMATE EFFICIENCY AND PROFIT. PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS BEING CONDUCTED ON MONDAY AT THE WAREHOUSE AND WILL NOT BE BROADCASTED VIA ZOOM. DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE BY DEB CONDO

10 GREAT IDEAS FROM 10 DIFFERENT PEOPLE: WE'VE SELECTED TEN PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR QUICK TIPS AND TRICKS! FACILITATED BY DEBBIE QUINTANA

THE BASICS OF EXCEL: NEED TO UNDERSTAND EXCEL AND CSV'S? THIS IS A BASIC FUNDAMENTAL CLASS OF THIS VERY VALUABLE TOOL. DEMONSTRATION BY LISE SCHLEICHER

SESSALC

CREATING YOUR SHIPPING DEPARTMENT:

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The Gift Designers Conference 2021 Schedule & Classes  

Formerly the National Gift Basket Convention

The Gift Designers Conference 2021 Schedule & Classes  

Formerly the National Gift Basket Convention

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