Welcome to the Interior Design Society Online Learning Management System (LMS). This is the IDS On-Demand Webinar page. Here you will find a variety of webinars provided to you at your convenience. 

To get started:
1. You must use your IDS username and password in order to log in. If you do not have a username and password, contact Lauren Branson at the National Office (336-884-4437 ext 225).
2. Select the webinar you would like to view by clicking on ‘more info’ at the far right.
3. Then click on the ‘Add To Basket’ button.
4. Enter your IDS username and password.
5. Click ‘Review Basket’.
6. You may complete your checkout process at this point or continue shopping for more webinars to add to your cart. Click the corresponding button of your choice.
7. Once you get to the checkout process, make sure to click ‘Submit Order’.
8. You will receive a Thank You screen with your Order Number. Make note of this order number in the event you have technical difficulties and need to contact Peach New Media. Make sure to click the blue box ‘Continue to My Content’.
9. On the Content screen, you may view the presentation, download the handout listed in the resources area as well as submit for your CEU credit in order to receive your completion certificate.
10. When you are ready to submit for credit, make sure to have your IDS member number available and enter it in the corresponding area, then click ‘Continue’.
11. You will be asked to complete the online quiz. Once you click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the screen, you will receive immediate feedback regarding your pass/fail status of that quiz. Then click ‘Continue’. 
12. Please fill out and submit the evaluation on the next screen.
13. Confirm all your information on this final screen, including your name and the current date then click ‘Process Credit’.
14. In your Education Credit Profile, you can print the CQRID certificate for your own records. You do not need to print the certificate for IDS National CEU submission. IDS will automatically update your CEU record.

If you have any technical difficulties, click Help on the left side of your screen.

Select a category to see the available seminars
Collapse Dealing with Difficult Clients

Difficult Clients…what do you do when that dream client turns out to be a nightmare? Margi Kyle, The Designing Doctor, knows how to avoid such problems before they start and how to handle the problems if they start. Learn how to run your business, create a brand for your business, and deal with the many personalities of your clients. Figure out which clients will make you money, and which clients will take your money.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: March 09, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Outlast and Outshine the Competition

After attending Outlast and Outshine the Competition, attendees will have greater clarity on how to gain trust in the prospect relationship and become the preferred designer. They will learn critical strategies for managing clients, their company and their staff to become more competitive and bring in more sales. Vicki doesn’t just give participants tips and techniques, she provides the thinking and practices that make the difference between a mediocre designer and a great one!

As a designer, you have likely experienced a decline in sales in the past year and a half. Do you feel the competition is constantly breathing down your neck? Do you think the only way to get sales is to cut your prices or give more discounts? Think again. There's another solution.

For more than two decades, Business Consultant, Vicki Suiter, has taught her designer clients strategies they can use right away to build relationships with customers that put them in control and drive the entire sales process. In this presentation, she will share these strategies and concrete methods for pricing yourself more competitively AND still make a profit, regardless of what the competition is doing.

If you want more revenue and more profits, and if you want to control your customer relationships, you want to attend this session!

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: February 08, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse How to Be Profitable in Any Economy

    In these tough economic times, many designers are wondering how they can serve their clients, stay competitive in pricing, AND still make a profit! In an effort to „get more work‟ the first tactic is often to lower prices. If enough volume doesn‟t follow, then this strategy will leave you broke! If you knew the key to being more competitive in pricing, were able to provide a quality „solution to your customers AND still make a profit – would you want to learn more? If yes, then you will want to attend this session.
    For more than two decades, Management Consultant and Business Coach Vicki Suiter has helped hundreds of designers implement strategies and practices that result in stronger profits and cash flows and have allowed them to weather downturns in the economy without losing stride.
    Vicki will show you her proven methods you can employ right now to positively affect your ability to be more competitive, control costs, and still deliver a quality product to your customer! You will discover how to stack the odds in your favor and not only survive but also thrive, no matter what the economy is doing!

    After attending How to Be Profitable in Any Economy, attendees will leave with clear tools and strategies they can use right away to positively affect their bottom lines. They will gain clarity and confidence on where to focus in order to create productive changes, will have a greater understanding of what drives profits and cash flows, and will know how to take better control of both. Vicki doesn't just give participants tips and techniques, she provides the thinking and practices that make the difference between a mediocre designer and a great one!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: May 24, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse 5 Simple and Proven Marketing Strategies To Double Interior Design Business In Less Than A Year

    In the world of marketing information overflow and the ever emerging social media outlets, it is hard to discern exactly which marketing activities to engage in, and at which point of business evolution to do them. While some marketing strategies are run-away winners for certain designers, they may be completely wrong for others. How does one know what to do to market an interior design practice, when to do what, and how to go about it? This course dispels the myths and distills marketing concepts in an easy to digest and implement sequence. Designers will walk away with a tangible marketing blueprint, showing how to fill the pipeline in the next 6-12months and continue getting a steady flow of clients over time.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: October 30, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Are you ready to learn how to build a "whole" portfolio that will show prospective clients the many facets of the value you provide? Are you trying to find ways to communicate your total brand image, your extended visibility, and your creativity? If so, join Tobi Fairley for this session on creating a dynamic portfolio that sells!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 01, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse Real Tactics for Reaching Your Ideal Client

    Do you know who you Ideal Client is but are unsure where she is or how to reach her? This session will give you key strategies for establishing your expertise and credibility, selling yourself with confidence, and maintaining profitable relationships with your Ideal Client.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 03, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse Having the Confidence to Charge What You

    Are you worried that you’re not currently charging what you’re worth as an interior designer? Do you struggle to find the courage to charge what you’re worth? This session will help you demonstrate the expertise and value you bring to each project, and—in so doing—it will give you the confidence you need to earn a fee you can be proud of and that will actually sustain and grow your business.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse How to Determine Your Staffing Needs

    Are you a designer who is confused about when and how to hire people to handle some part of the work of your design firm? Need to know how best to keep your operation “lean and mean” yet still highly productive? If so, join Tobi Fairley for this training on determining your staffing needs and then taking action to get the job done!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: July 23, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse The Color Wheel

    Color Wheel Confidence:

    - If you wiggle with your color selections, your clients won't buy a thing. You will learn how to use the color wheel in new and exciting ways.

    - Learn how the Achromatic colors will change the way you understand and use the updated color wheel.

    - Understand the undertones and how to use them as color blends.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: November 10, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse The Power of Color and Light Working Together

    Color & Light - If you can't see the colors at night that you took hours to select and sell, you have not finished the job!

    You will learn:

    • color language of 25 colors on the color wheel
    • how to narrow down the selection of colors in your client's home
    • how to properly illuminate their space
    • selection of the correct bulbs
    • temperatures of the light bulbs
    • how to create ambience through using the 4 different levels of light in a space
    • matching the bulb to the activity, color, and feeling of a room.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 27, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse Outdoor Living

    An essential element of today’s home is outdoor living. The trend toward rightsizing has brought about this transition. With the creation of sophisticated outdoor products the line between the indoors and outdoors has become seamless. Proper lighting is a key design element providing style, function and safety.

    Outdoor accessories

    • Accessories that are used for the interior are now designed for outdoor use allowing for adaptable, cost effective solutions.

    The Entry, Outdoor Dinning, Lounge Areas

    • Symmetrical styling
    • Focal points
    • Using color
    • LED lights
    • Seating arrangements
    • Small space solutions

    Path Lights

    • Safety and security
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: June 27, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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    Collapse Take It Outdoors!

    The outdoor arena has become an incredible opportunity for the design professional.  Today’s wonderful and durable fabrics have created unlimited potential for the knowledgeable designer. This class covers a range of topics on outdoor products. Fabric and hardware options will be covered as well as style and design ideas. Learn what to specify and where to get it. Make this area a specialty in your business!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 05, 2012
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • CQRID: 0.10 hours Total CEUs

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