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    Meet the Winners of the Buy & Win Sweepstakes!
    The first-ever SMART Show Buy & Win Sweepstakes was a huge success! Read on to see which lucky winners will be getting personal attention from Shane, Kate, The Edge and DCA!
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    Get our app on your smartphone!
    Featuring exhibitor profiles, SMART Show-only special deals, an education schedule, speaker bios, venue maps and a bunch of other cool stuff, The SMART Show Dallas smartphone app is like carrying the show guide in your pocket.
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    Smart Shopping Sweepstakes
    This holiday season, we want to give you business advice from top experts tailored for your store and your goals. And all you have to do is what you're planning to do already: Shop the SMART Show Dallas!
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    INSTORE's Bench Pressure Challenge
    Get a first-hand look at how the country's top bench jewelers handle extreme pressure in a series of live, head-to-head competitions at The SMART Show Dallas!
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    Bridal marketing with The Knot
    According to The Knot's annual survey of 20,000 just-married brides, wedding spending is the highest it's been since 2008. This is crucial to your fourth quarter plans, as the holiday season is also engagement season!
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    A holiday education for all
    Start planning your SMART Show education now with an overview of the many options available at The SMART Show Dallas.
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    Welcome to Grapevine, Texas!
    Between shopping, learning and networking, you won't find yourself with much time for idle thumb-twiddling at The SMART Show Dallas. But if you do need to get away for a bit, rest assured that there's plenty to do in and around the Gaylord Texan Resort.
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    Let our SMART Friends give you a holiday edge
    During our pre-show education conference on Friday, August 23, The Edge Retail Academy is offering a parallel selection of sessions geared to complement our lineup of fourth-quarter-focused seminars.
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    Mark Loren On Custom and Repairs
    Mark Loren is an award-winning designer with a difference. Now the owner of two retail stores, he's comfortable at the bench, in the back office and at the counter.
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    Kate Peterson On Thinking Differently
    How well do you know your customers? According to Kate Peterson, you need in-depth knowledge of who they are and what they do. Only then can you give them a fresh experience that keeps them coming back.
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    Lisa Poler On Risk
    "My basic philosophy is risk plus passion equals sales," says Lisa Poler. And those are more than just words. She risked it all, and it paid off ... big time.
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    Shawn Higgins On Creativity
    Whacky ideas get you noticed, which is great. But for Shawn Higgins, pushing the boundaries of creativity means his staff, his customers, and himself also have a lot fun.
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    Jenny Caro On Promotions
    Struggling to figure out how to use Facebook effectively during the holidays? Jenny Caro's "12 Days of Christmas" campaign — along with her other clever promotions — ensure her a fourth quarter win every year.
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    David Brown On Numbers
    INSTORE regular David Brown has some hot holiday tips for retailers. Pay attention to the important numbers, and you'll be on track to increase the most important number of all (hint — it starts with this: $).
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    Countdown to Dallas!
    It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and the second SMART Jewelry Show Dallas is just around the corner. Scheduled for Aug. 24 -26, with conferences beginning on Friday, Aug. 23, The SMART Show is the perfect time to get ready for the holidays!
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    Deion Sanders the Keynote Speaker at The SMART Show Dallas

    We're excited to announce this charismatic two-sport star will be on hand to tell his incredible story to jewelers!

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    Catch up on your Dallas holiday education

    Missed an education session at The SMART Show Dallas? We've got you covered. Not only are there videos, but some speakers have also made their presentations available for download.

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    SMART SHOW: WOW YOUR HOLIDAY CLIENTS

    Do you “wow” every client during the holiday season? That’s the question Shane Decker had for his audience during the morning session of yesterday’s SMART Show Dallas.

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    Rethink your holiday staffing -- NOW!

    David Brown, president of the Edge Retail Academy, says as you head into the Christmas shopping season, it’s vital to not only let go of underperforming inventory, but consider doing the same with your staff.

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    Shopping The SMART Jewelry Show Dallas
    A few more finds that you should check out while you are scouting for holiday gifts and items.
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    Trend Spotting at The SMART Jewelry Show Dallas
    Check out trends in holiday jewelry from the floor of The SMART Show Dallas.
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    Steal This Idea: Gingerbread House Contest
    In a panel discussion here at The SMART Show Dallas, Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers in Royersford, PA, offered up an idea to drive people into your store this Christmas. Better yet, she said to feel free to steal her idea.
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    SMART Show: Do You Track Your Marketing?
    Jim Ackerman of Ascend Marketing discusses why jewelers need to be better at tracking their marketing and advertising efforts.
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    10 Website To-Dos
    The SMART Show Dallas’ education day kicked off with a website to-do list from the folks at Gemfind. Presenters Alex Fetanat and Tyler Matthews offered up 10 action items to get your website into the second decade of the 21st century.
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    Santa's Workshop
    Kate Peterson's presentation — titled "Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Santa" — was witty and wise, with many allusions to Kris Kringle, his workshop and reindeer, weaving in lines from "Santa Clause is Coming to Town."
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    Learning from history (and data)
    Marty Hurwitz spoke at the SMART Jewelry Show Dallas on Friday about the past, present and future of the jewelry business.
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    Smart Show: Shane Decker Shares Holiday Closes
    A packed house gathered at the SMART Jewelry Show to share lunch and hear tips for improving holiday closing ratios from sales trainer Shane Decker. As usual, Shane didn’t disappoint.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Best Holidays Idea Ever: Part 5
    Fact: Male shoppers love bribes. That's just one of a few great ideas for holiday success in this week's post.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Best Holidays Idea Ever: Part 4
    Cookies are great, but forgotten once they're gone. Add some creativity to your baked goods, plus other ways to create a holiday season customers will remember.
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    12 Simple Strategies For Your Best 4th Quarter Ever
    David Brown, president of the Edge Retail Academy, knows just how important the holiday season is for your bottom line. Click for a preview of what he'll be teaching you at The SMART Show Dallas.
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    Bench Pressure Challenge Poster Revealed
    Isaac Kornhauser, Marc Williams, Amber Worley, and Jason Marchiafava will meet in three head-to-head battles (palladium, engraving, and wax carving) over two action-packed days at The SMART Show Dallas. Don't miss it!
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Best Holidays Idea Ever: Part 3
    For a financially memorable holiday season, learn how to hit the day-after jackpot. And just maybe think about hanging your Christmas tree upside down.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Best Holidays Idea Ever: Part 2
    Lend statement pieces to your friends, try local gift shows, don't over-promise on repairs and other ways to have a very jolly holiday season.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Best Holiday Ideas Ever: Part 1
    There's a lot at stake for you this holiday season. Make sure you're ready with some of the best holiday ideas we've ever printed in INSTORE magazine.
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    CAD Bench Pressure Challenge Poster
    Get a first look at the awesome poster featuring CAD contestants Brett Edmondson, Charlie Herner, Curt Vinson and Mike Magee.
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    Bridal is big-time in December
    Get your merchandising and marketing plans in shape with our bridal mini-bootcamp at The SMART Show Dallas. Read more for details!
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    "Networking event" is code for...
    The SMART Party Dallas will prove dancing to be the best form of networking ever. And the Glass Cactus is the perfect venue for all of your networking (and dancing) needs.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    What We Believe
    When first announcing The SMART Jewelry Show in 2008, we composed a list of core beliefs. Those principles still guide us today, and we're sharing them with you here.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Why Dallas? Part Four: More Reasons To Attend
    Amazing venue? Inspiring education? Awesome exhibitors? Check, check, check. While that's plenty of excuses for most, we have still more reasons you need to be in Dallas this September!
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Why Dallas? Part Three: Buying
    Not only do we have an outstanding lineup of vendors at the Dallas show, but the timing makes it the perfect one-stop-shop for all of your store's holiday needs.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Why Dallas? Part Two: Education
    We are passionate about helping you be the smartest retailer possible. So just like in Chicago, the education program in Dallas is designed to sharpen your business prowess and get you geared up for a stellar year.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Why Dallas? Part One: Location
    The city, venue, and region combine for one hugely compelling reason The SMART Show Dallas is the place to be in September.
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    The Nametag Guy Keynote Preview
    Want a sneak peek at what we've lined up for Dallas attendees? Click the button below to check out this video of Scott Ginsberg talking to jewelers about branding.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Nametag Rock: Scott Ginsberg's Greatest Hits
    Here are a few favorite ideas we've shared from Scott Ginsgerg — the Dallas keynote speaker — over the years (via INSTORE and The SMART Show).
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    'Nametag Guy' To Keynote SMART Show Dallas
    Big news for those of you coming to the inaugural SMART Show Dallas. Our show keynote speaker is signed, sealed and about to be delivered to an audience of jewelers this September.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: Jewelry Cleaning Events, Explained
    Your journey to a successful 2012 holiday season could begin here. First step: register for The SMART Show Dallas from September 8-10. Second step: follow this blog. Over the next few months, we'll set you up for super holidays by sharing one smart holiday idea per week from the INSTORE and INDESIGN archives.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: For Collectors Only
    Here in our SMART Show Dallas blog, we're looking to get you thinking about your holidays early – by sharing one smart holiday idea per week from the INSTORE archives.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: Party Hearty, Family-Style
    Ready for record-setting holidays? We aim to give you the tools at The SMART Show Dallas from September 8-10, 2012. In the meantime, to get you started thinking about your holidays right now, we'll be sharing one smart holiday idea per week from the INSTORE archives.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: Cocktail Parties, Solved
    Are you thinking about your holiday season yet? You should. First step: register for The SMART Show Dallas from September 8-10. Second step: follow our blogs on this website.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: Oh Yes, It's Ladies Night
    Here in our SMART Show Dallas blog, we're looking to get you thinking about your holidays early – by sharing one smart holiday idea per week from the INSTORE archives.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Holiday Party Ideas: Men's Night, Done Right
    What's the secret to a successful holiday season? Great advertising, eye-catching store decorations, a killer holiday party, and, of course, display cases filled with appealing, fast-selling product.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    A New "Market Week" For Jewelers
    One thing you may not know about The SMART Show Dallas is that it is taking place concurrently with another key event on the trade show calendar – The Select Jewelry Show Dallas, coming September 9-10 at the Dallas Ritz Carlton.
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    Look what I found in Grapevine
    If you don't know where Grapevine, Texas, is, you should. It's a great little city that's about to get a great new jewelry show. Check it out!
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Where To Cool Off at the Show
    The photo pretty much says it all ... but of course we do have a bit more to add. Click to read more and comment.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Just-In-Time Inspiration
    Education at The SMART Jewelry Show works like this: we present you with a variety ideas to consider, you decide which ideas you like, and then you act on those ideas.
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  • Written by David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWorkMedia and was the founding editor of INSTORE Magazine. He is also a member of The SMART Jewelry Show advisory board, where his goal is to ensure that the show is as useful and appealing to retailers as humanly possible.
    Introducing Our Show Logo
    When creating a show logo – the core of the visual identity for The SMART Jewelry Show Dallas – we had some pretty specific goals in mind. Read on to find out how it worked and tell us what you think.
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Meet the Winners of the Buy & Win Sweepstakes!

Meet the Winners of the Buy & Win Sw…

October 1, 2013 Aaron Mahan

Get our app on your smartphone!

Get our app on your smartphone!

August 23, 2013 Aaron Mahan

Smart Shopping Sweepstakes

Smart Shopping Sweepstakes

August 22, 2013 Aaron Mahan

INSTORE's Bench Pressure Challenge

INSTORE's Bench Pressure Challenge

August 21, 2013 Aaron Mahan

Bridal marketing with The Knot

Bridal marketing with The Knot

August 20, 2013 Aaron Mahan

A holiday education for all

A holiday education for all

August 19, 2013 Aaron Mahan

Welcome to Grapevine, Texas!

Welcome to Grapevine, Texas!

August 16, 2013 Aaron Mahan

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