The Future of Networking for the Design Industry


Have you struggled to reframe your business and make key connections in this new digital era?

In the absence of soccer field chats and in-person happy hours, thought leadership becomes our lead-in. Hear from innovators within the design industry and beyond and discover how they are making the shift from relationships as currency to information as currency.

In episode 1, you’ll learn:

1)   How to implement a simple methodology that creates a practical tool for a new type of networking.

2)   The one thing leading A&D principal Guy Geier sees as the key factor to fostering a successful relationship with sales reps and manufacturers.

3)   Three tips for making digital connections – WITHOUT using Zoom.

 In the spirit of networking, be sure to follow our incredible guest speakers Anya M. Ostry, MCR, Senior Vice President at CBRE, Gerard F.X. “Guy” Geier II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner at FXCollaborative Architects LLP, and John Stepper, Founder of Working Out Loud on LinkedIn.

Special thanks to our episode sponsors, Mannington Commercial and Keilhauer, thoughtfully selected because they both represent companies that are bringing new techniques and thinking from outside the design industry for positive application. 

And we hope you’ll join us for next week’s episode as we dive into LEAD GENERATION, or better put, turning NETWORKS and RELATIONSHIPS into PROJECTS and REVENUE.  

As a jump-start, we’re giving you instant access to our coveted U.S. Design Industry Benchmark report. It’s our exclusive, research-backed “state of the interiors industry” tool designed to equip you with formative insights on how you can harness the economic power of design to make a data-driven decision. So snag it for free at:

Should we clarify who Guy Geier is? “a leading A&D firm principal?” 


Amanda Schneider

Amanda Schneider, LEED AP, MBA is a researcher, writer, and founder of ThinkLab. Amanda is a strategic thinker with a strong background including industrial design,

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