Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Conference Day 1

The Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Conference in Palm SPrings was fantastic! Every day was jam packed with information. It was great to network with Vendors & other Soapmakers. Before the Conference started I enjoyed a deep tissue massage & foot ritual at The Well, the world famous Spa at MiraMonte Resort.

We enjoyed a Continental breakfast under a clear sky out on the Mediterranean lawn & were inspired by the Keynote Speaker- Erin Brockovich. We were encouraged to use technology to engage customers, create interest & excitement by Donna Maria Coles Johnson. Linda Stevens was captivating discussing Profit Margin Killers. Kayla Fioravanti taught everyone GMP. Lisa Chouinard taught Delicious MP Soap & Toys in MP Soap. I was fortunate to be chosen as a leader in AnneMarie Faiola's Lotionmaking class & hands-on workshop. Kelly Bloom showed us CP Soap Design by demonstrating her Stars & Stripes design. The first day had a perfect finale with cocktails (including mango martinis chilled through an amazing ice sculpture), carnivale style dinner & comedic entertainment sponsored by Essential Wholesale, complete with jam packed goodie bags.

1 comment:

  1. Great picture! :) Thank you so much for coming we are thrilled that you found the conference so fun and helpful. Looking forward to seeing you in Denver, CO in 2010... :)

    Leigh O'Donnell