Today I had the opportunity to speak at the 2012 Arizona State Florist Association conference in Phoenix about how retail and wholesale florist could use social media to grow their businesses both locally and internationally. There were a number of current and future American Institute of Floral Designers (AFID)in attendance, to include Tim Farrell of Farrell’s Florist in Drexel Hill, PA and Telaflora.
I must admit that I had never explored the floraculture industry until I began to prepare for today’s event. However, after all of my research and having several good conversation with a number of designers I must say that I am pretty impressed with the creativity and business savvy required to be successful.
The slides from the presentation are below. While they don’t capture the full level of engagement I had with the audience through music, good humor and text polling. They do provide a good amount of advice and insightfor florist that are looking to grow and expand their shops.
Top Exporters of Flowers
USA (Largest Supplier – Colombia)
Holland (Largest Supplier – Israel)