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September 16 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree – $30
Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD, CLIPP, past NKBA National President and queen of communication, drops in on us between west and east coast jaunts. If you’ve seen her before, you know you won’t want to miss this! 2nd-floor atrium at the Indiana Design Center.
The event is also our annual membership drive. Bring some potential members at no cost! Please email our treasurer if you plan to bring guests.
Do you work hard to keep a design or construction project on track, only to find yourself frequently caught up in problems caused by poor communication? Is talking through the situation only making things worse? Would you like to avoid future misunderstandings and hear what others are really trying to tell you?
Discover your own communication style, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to identify others’ styles for more effective communication, and ultimately add to your bottom line. In this fun and lively interactive session, Maria will introduce a variety of communication styles and a few questions to help determine which is yours, and how to BLING your communication with others. You’ll hear real-world examples. As a bonus, everyone will take away an “emergency toolkit” of phrases to help in stressful situations!
Maria is an award-winning designer and sought-after educational speaker but is most recognized for serving as the NKBA National President (2015). She earned the credentials of an NKBA Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer in August of 2015 and a Certified Living in Place Professional in 2016.
Today she serves on the advisory boards of Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine and The Living in Place Institute. Maria is a CLIPP Instructor and an NKBA CEU Program presenter. She is employed as a designer and the Manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co. and holds a BA from Trenton State College. Maria was named in KBDN’s “Top 50 Innovators” for 2017 and earned the NKBA’s “Early Adopter Luxury Kitchen Recycling Award” in 2019.
Maria loves her family, volunteerism, live music, learning, and great design, while still holding a K-12 teaching certificate in the state of NJ and is a practicing musician, an Elk, as well as a lucky wife and mother of 3 fabulous humans.
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