In this episode of the Sew Much More Podcast: 30 Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock look back on 2020.
You can listen to Episode 46 here: The Best of 2020
The topic of the first podcast/blog of the year was "Working with Challenging Fabrics". Who knew that fabrics would be the least of our challenges this year!
The COVID pandemic has been an overwhelming challenge for businesses and families. The word "pivot" will be one of the best descriptives of 2020. Susan and Ceil talk about changes they have made and how workrooms across the country have adapted to new ways of doing business.
One of the proudest achievements of the year was the establishment of a small, focused group for new workroom owners. The Workroom Accountability and Mentoring Group (WAM) was an idea Ceil and Susan proposed in January 2020. This was an experiment - and a success! Tune in to the January 2021 podcast to learn more about what's next for the WAM group.
The Best of 2020
Ceil shared that the most listened to podcast for 2020 was Episode 33, Pricing and Your Hourly Rate. This was a topic suggested by the WAM Group which led to a productive follow up discussion with members.
On the Workroom Tech website, the most viewed blog for 2020 was Episode 40, Pillows and Cushions Q&A.
Susan's favorite episode of the year was Episode 45, Around the Corner: Pillow Edition. Sometimes it's the little details and tips that can inspire bigger ideas. Plus, the was the very first podcast with video. It's a new way to communicate and show samples.
Ceil and Susan enjoyed having guest instructors on the podcast this year. In February we learn about anchors and installation on Episode 34, Installation with Robin Matthews; how to approach Ripplefold drapery styles on Episode 36, Ripplefold Drapery with Ann K. Johnson; and we learned about a variety of shade systems on Episode 38, Shade Systems with Deborah Cronin and Jennifer White.
What Workrooms Want to Learn
If analytics show us anything, it's that people want to learn more about Relaxed Roman Shades! That topic from May of 2019 (Episode 15) continues to be the #1 topic for the blog and podcast of all time.