Speaking Engagements

Noted for her engaging and insightful speeches, Libby Langdon offers presentations on many topics in the fields of business, interior design, product design, lifestyle, and others. Please see below for a listing of previous topics; new programs are constantly being created.  For inquiries related to speaking engagements, please contact libbypr@libbylangdon.com.

 

"Ready, Set, Solved!"

An exciting behind-the-scenes look at home makeover TV and the making of NBC’s Daykeover with Libby Langdon with an up-to-the-minute report focused on the customers you want to reach. Designers, stylists, buyers and merchandisers will benefit from Libby's insights on how consumers really live and what they really want in their homes. Gained from going into homes country-wide designing for clients and doing makeover television, Libby shares the common threads of what consumers with diverse budgets and lifestyles are willing to spend on updating their homes.

 

How We Really Live: Insights from the Front Lines of Makeover Television

Interior designer and makeover TV guru from hit shows including HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show and her own NBC show Daykeover with Libby Langdon, Libby gives her insight and input on what consumers are looking for and how they want to live. With knowledge gained firsthand traveling across America and making over real homes, Libby shares widespread design dilemmas and the solutions and products actual consumers crave. Join Libby for this dynamic, observant and informative presentation on ways to best appeal to the mass-market consumer.

Capture the Spotlight; Raising Industry Awareness of Your Design Projects and Products

Through her own experience as a published interior designer in magazines including House Beautiful, HC&G, and Traditional Home and as a makeover TV expert on shows including HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show, LXTV’s Open House and her own NBC show Daykeover with Libby Langdon, Libby shares all that she has learned on how to get your work and products out to various media outlets to grow your business profile. She discusses best tactics on topics including: reaching out to magazines; photographing your projects and products; honing in on your perfect audience and demographic and maximizing new media outlets such as blogs, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to gain the attention of editors and connect with important industry players and prospective clients.

 

Amp Up Your Visibility Factor: How to Be Your Own Best PR Person

Turn up the volume on who you are, what you do and what you want to accomplish! Since starting her interior design firm in 2003 and taking the leap into her first makeover TV show, Design Invasion on Fox, Libby learned ground-up proven ways to grow your business profile, take risks and raise awareness of who you are. In this fast, fun and informational seminar, Libby shares valuable insight gained from finding her own niche and getting her name out there. Libby discusses strategies including: the power of networking and joining professional organizations; honing your elevator pitch; being excited and positive about your projects and up on your industry; tapping you’re your community; cultivating your online presence; promoting your work on social platforms… and much more!

 

Libby’s Insider Secrets –Interior Designers Tricks of the Trade

Since starting her interior design firm in, Libby Langdon has learned more than a few tried and true tricks that professional designers use to overcome a room’s shortcomings as well breathe new life into a tired home. Libby discovered some of these secrets by trial and error based on what simply works well in a given space, which can easily be incorporated into your own home. Libby will talk about gaining the confidence to trust your instincts and surround your self with colors, furniture and objects that you love. And while Libby’s number one rule of design is that there are no rules, there are a plenty of proven pointers you can glean from the pros to help you create your own perfect look and Libby tells all!

Small Space Solutions: Courting the Small Space Consumer

In her first book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, the small-space design expert offers abundant tips, tools and tricks for avoiding common small-space mistakes and fixing small-space quandaries. Whether you’re helping customers furnish a compact condo or a tiny house, or trying to merchandise a small retail space, Libby will show you how to capitalize on square footage and best present your products. As an interior designer and makeover TV expert on shows including HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show and her own NBC show Daykeover with Libby Langdon, Libby has ventured into hundreds of dwellings across the country, finding solutions and offering inspirational designs for small spaces. Working with real people in their real spaces has inspired Libby to share what she’s learned about the small space consumer and what they really want.

 

Courting the Small Space Client: Design Tips for this Growing Demographic

Author of Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, commentator on HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style and designer of many small space TV makeovers countrywide for FOX TV’s Design Invasion and The Rachael Ray, the effervescent expert offers abundant tips, tools and tricks for avoiding and solving common small-space dilemmas. Small Space living is rapidly on the rise and people are learning that living with less doesn’t have to mean living without luxury; Libby believes living with less can be the ultimate luxury. Libby breaks down who the small space client is and best ways to design for their needs. Libby’s proven pointers will help you capitalize on square footage -- from ways to visually trick the eye and make rooms seem larger to tips on combining storage and style. She also debunks the myth that small space dwelling is confined to urban areas and uncovers what opportunities exist in every community across the country. Libby shares insight and information on designing an empty nester’s new downsized dwelling, a compact condo, a baby boomer’s assisted living space… and everything in between! In Libby’s dynamic and design-tip filled seminar, learn how to tap into the small space client base, which is getting bigger by the minute.

 

What Designing for a Showhouse Showed Me

Participating in multiple showhouses, including Traditional Home magazine’s Hampton Designer Showhouse, has been an exciting and eye-opening experience for Libby Langdon that offered more than a few lessons about what consumers really think and how we can better serve them. Designing for a showhouse gives you the opportunity to express your own absolute aesthetic and create an environment that will appeal to your targeted client. Interacting with the thousands of people who walk through your space is the best way to learn what resonates with real consumers and what furnishings and details they would want to live with in their own homes. In this entertaining and energetic seminar laden with projected images, Libby will walk you through her projects, the process, before and after shots, what worked and what didn’t, the benefits of doing a showhouse and what challenges to expect!

 

Trick the Eye – Design Ideas for Living Large in a Small Space

With the release of her first book, Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions, the small-space design specialist offers abundant tips, tools and tricks for avoiding common small-space mistakes, fixing common small-space quandaries and tapping every small home’s potential to be gracious, inviting and extremely functional. In the past five years—first as the lead host/designer of Fox’s makeover show Design Invasion, and now as a design expert on HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, Libby has ventured into hundreds of dwellings across the country, finding solutions and offering inspirational designs for small spaces. In her travels she’s noticed that “small” is the new “big,” and living with less doesn’t mean living without luxury, sometimes living with less is the ultimate luxury! She’s tackled everything from reworking the layout for a tiny bedroom, to creating a new color scheme for a small living room, making a closed-in kitchen appear larger and adding storage in restaurants and retail stores she’s designed. Working with real people in their real spaces has inspired her to share what she’s learned to help people who want to make their small spots live large.

The Changing Tides of Coastal Design

Well-known for her easy, elegant sand and sea inspired palettes and designs, interior designer and makeover TV personality Libby Langdon talks about coastal decor and how to incorporate this growing trend into your showroom designs, whatever your clientele’s zip code and lifestyle. From designing your showroom to helping customers decorate their homes, Libby will give you oceans of ideas on how to ride the interior design wave that so many are seeking. In this lively seminar, Libby will show you tried-and-true tricks for creating a soothing, sophisticated seaside scheme to a hip and colorful coastal haven.

 

Broaden Your Brand: Tactics to Market and Build Your Design Business

Learn direct ways to focus and hone your marketing tactics for your business and ideas on how to approach a new client base that you may not have tapped into yet. Better than thinking outside the box, Libby shows you that there is no box! She presents proven ways to set and tackle goals and take calculated risks that will pay dividends in the end. She will discuss the importance of clearly defining your brand message, developing your distinct voice, networking and self-promotion. Are you better off finding a design niche for your business or are you better off casting a wide net in the industry? Are you clear on the goal and mission of your business and are you confident that you are conveying this to new potential clients? Libby answers these questions and so many more in this fast paced and informative seminar. Pulling from all of her own experiences on her wild and wacky path through the design world: from building her commercial and residential design business to writing a book to working in makeover TV to designing her own lines of home furnishing products! Libby shares the inside scoop on how she made these things happen for herself and how you can bring your own aspirations to fruition.

Splurge Wisely!

Libby provides smart saving tips for getting the most “bang out of your buck” when designing for a client on a budget. Often times doing makeover TV means working with a small budget in a short amount of time. Libby learned first-hand where clients are willing to invest and came up with countless clever solutions to create affordable design that looks expensive. Libby will share those tricks along with her top tips on where to save design dollars and where to spend for greatest impact. She will present her actual projects and talk about how to create the looks that her clients love in ways that will appeal to various budgets.

 

Wild and Wacky Path Into Interior Design and Makeover TV

In a fun filled, fast paced and dynamic visual presentation, Libby Langdon will share her experiences in the world of interior design. Covering everything from delights AND total disasters in the world of makeover TV on hit shows including HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The Rachael Ray Show, LXTV Open House and her own NBC show Daykeover with Libby Langdon. Libby shares “how-I-got into makeover TV” will be covered as well as non-stop projected images of the blatantly bad spaces turned blissfully beautiful rooms and all the craziness that happens in between.