Eileen McClelland is the managing editor at INSTORE Magazine.
According to The Knot’s 2015 Bridal Survey, about half of jewelry retailers are NOT reaching out to engaged couples after the engagement ring purchase, often inexplicably forfeiting myriad sales opportunities and the possibility of forming a long-term relationship with clients.
Joel Zeff is as much improv comic as motivational speaker.
A featured speaker Thursday at the American Gem Society Conclave in New Orleans, Zeff transformed volunteers from the audience into improve comics in their own right by demonstrating the importance of teamwork and generating lots of laughs in the process.
Martin Rapaport, a popular speaker at the American Gem Society Conclave in New Orleans on Wednesday, called on AGS members to create an added-value ethical market for socially responsible jewelry.
Stephane Fischler, president of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, says a bit of optimism and improved communication are needed at every level of the diamond industry.