I woke up this morning and that headline was in my head. I guess it was there because I went to bed thinking about all the controversy that has swirled around and in Stage It Forward... for the last couple days.
If you feel like an outsider that missed all the action... here is a link to all the post that had something to say or share. It was a HEARTY and HEART FELT discussion for sure.
My point of this post is if you can get beyond the "passion", there is much that is being discussed.
THIS IS WHAT STAGE IT FORWARD IS ABOUT FOLKS... Being a voice that "SINGS" to our industry is what Stage It Forwardis all about. And I know at times what our industry HEARS is not a harmonious song... but does not mean it should not be sung.
I agree, some of the delivery of the messages have been "heated"... to say the least. But look at all the topics that were discussed in those posts.
- Referral Fees
- Referral Networks
- Professional Designations
- Industry Leaders & Leadership
- Staging "Naked"
- The use the word "Stage"
- Codes of Ethics
- Peer Respect & Recognition
- Stage It Forward's purpose
- What makes for a good FEATURED story
- Positive Foundation Training experiences
- Negative Foundation Training experiences
THESE are the just some of the underlying issues being discussed that are and will continue to be a part of this WHOLE Home Staging Industry. It is ONLY by putting them out on the table FOR discussion will we grow... ALL GROW.
FOR EXAMPLE: Let me take ONE issue and move it to the NEXT level. What happens if I (a naked stager) would refer out to a stager in a "closed" referral network? Or Visa Versa? Do I get a referral fee or pay the fee? Now I am not looking for answers here... just to make my point you have to put it out there FIRST for discussion.
THIS is what the Stage It Forward is about and for. (Yes, I agree we need to move on an drop some of the "heat" but hey... while I never had a baby, I understand there is some "screaming" at the point of delivery there too.)
Fran Gatti - Crescent City, CA who is a Realtor just checking in on us (and a TOTALLY NEUTRAL 3rd party) said it best in a comment she made about all this.
- "There's disagreement in every group that exists. It's a good thing yours has it or it would mean you were dead."
THANKS Fran. I think we needed to hear that... and if we did not hear it here, then where?
Stage It Forward...