3 Day Blinds’ Training Facilitators Drapery Workshop

Augusta Gohil, Judeann Glover, Anita Veech*, Tikie Holewski, Valerie Laughlin*, Eileen Candace*, Cheryl White*, Karin Jeske, Leticia Gutierrez*, Sharon Reyes*, Anthony Allain*, Heather Caldwell-Roth*, Joyce Glick*, Tanina Aiena, Jenni Su, Jean Gaitten*, Devon Bensen *Training Facilitators

It has been 4 months since 3 Day Blinds launched our new Custom Drapery Program, and the reviews from our Designers and Clients have been nothing but wonderful!

Tammi Motsinger, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant, who is #1 in Drapery sales!Just ask Tammi Motsinger, our top drapery designer:  “I’ve been designing custom window treatments for more than 20 years, and this is the best drapery program I have ever worked with.  It has taken the industry by a storm and we are leaving our competitors in the dust!  The 3 Day Blinds assortment includes an exclusive collection of the hottest home decor fabrics that range from traditional to modern and simple to embellished, with wonderful solid colors, stripes, botanicals, embroideries and jacquards, with a great solution for every room.  My clients are always surprised that I am able to provide an instant quote, and are then blown away by our fast delivery and worry-free installation.”

To build on this great momentum, we decided to bring all of our Training Facilitators from around the country to the Irvine Support Center for a day and a half of intense drapery training.  We spent the day running through the training materials, role playing, sketching concepts, and configuring products in Voyager, our proprietary point-of-sale system that allows our designers to provide instant quotes to their clients.

“It was great to spend time with my colleagues from across the country, and to brainstorm and share best practices and ideas” says Anita Veech, our Training Facilitator from Colorado.  “Our clients are falling in love with the fabrics and styles we offer, and it is my responsibility to make sure that the Design Consultants across the state have all the tools and training they need to provide the best product recommendations and service.”

“I would like to echo Anita’s comments,” says Anthony Allain, our training facilitator for our east coast Designers.  “The training department truly represents the 3 Day Blinds core value of “One Team”.  We have conference calls every week, and we are in constant contact, lending support to one another, each bringing to the table unique expertise, and the willingness to share.  But it is so special to be in the same room together, meeting face-to-face and collaborating. The new drapery program allows us to serve our clients in new ways, to truly complete the look in ways we could not have dreamed of before, and we spent the day learning how to excelerate our success!”

“Training is a major focus for us,” said Tikie Holewski, Executive Vice President.  “We invest heavily in development of our team members because we never compromise on our core value of providing a Superior Client Experience in both the products we recommend and the service we provide, including our Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Everyone who works at 3 Day Blinds shares this passion for excellence.”

tina-aiena-jean-gaitten-3-day-blinds-IMG_0255Tina Aiena and Jean Gaitten collaborate to configure a Drapery Treatment in Voyager, the system that allows our Designers to provide an on-the-spot quote.

“What really impresses me is the tools we are given to help us succeed with our clients.  I am in awe of the sophisticated programming that allows us to quickly and easily specify and price custom draperies,” said Leticia Gutierrez, who provides training to our Orange County, CA Designers.  “Today we learned about how the simple measurements we provide are translated into job tickets on the factory floor that ensure a perfect fit based on the decorative hardware chosen, window specifications and client preferences.  Time and time again, we find that we can have the product manufactured and installed before most of our competitors can even provide a quote!”

Judeann Glover, Director of Training and Development, 3 Day Blinds“Today was a success!” declared Judeann Glover, Director of Training and Development, “Our Training Facilitators are an outstanding group of professionals with the creative and technical skills needed, along with the ability to facilitate learning across the spectrum or our Designers.  The collective energy we all felt as we reviewed the training materials was amazing!  I know that these talented individuals will be able to impart this knowledge to our 200 designers, which will add fuel to the already successful inferno that IS our drapery program!”

It’s amazing that Judeann was able to smile so stunningly and demonstrate so much excitement with only 4 hours of sleep (and most of the weekend dedicated to finalizing the agenda and materials for the meeting).  Thank you Judeann!

The new 3 Day Blind Custom Drapery Collection features 168 fabrics offered in 7 Drapery styles with 3 Decorative Custom Hardware collections.

If you would like to see this fresh new collection in the comfort of your home, just call us at 877-614-3329 and schedule a free consultation with one of our expert designers.  They will help you choose the perfect products, take guaranteed measurements, provide you with a quote and arrange for professional installation.  In addition to custom draperies, 3 Day Blinds also carries over 1000 styles of custom Shutters, Blinds and Shades, including Hunter Douglas branded products.

3-day-blinds-dinner-IMG_0258We capped off the day with some social time and a delicious dinner at PF Chang’s!

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