Haig Seferian - Principal of the Seferian Design Group and founder and president of the Certified Landscape Designers CLD

Guest Speaking Events

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UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKING APPEARANCES

March 1, 2017 Omaha, Nebraska Convention Centre
Feb 9, 2017 Atlantic City,
New Jersey
Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, USA
+1 609-340-4000


Haig Seferian has hosted 65 episodes of HGTV’s ‘GARDEN ARCHITECTURE‘, which also airs on DIY and several other networks in the United States and Canada. Principal of the Seferian Design Group and founder and president of the Certified Landscape Designers CLD, he appears frequently as a guest on TV shows such as The Indoor Gardener and The Gardening Challenge. He also has hosted numerous TV specials including Best City Gardens.

Guest Speaker Haig Seferian

Haig Seferian has hosted 65 episodes of HGTV’s ‘GARDEN ARCHITECTURE‘, which also airs on DIY and several other networks in the United States and Canada. Principal of the Seferian Design Group and founder and president of the Certified Landscape Designers CLD, he appears frequently as a guest on TV shows such as The Indoor Gardener and The Gardening Challenge. He also has hosted numerous TV specials including Best City Gardens.

Haig has completed his first international book entitled Hardscaping: High Style, Low Maintenance Outdoor Spaces, a 192 page hardcover full colour review of landscape design and construction which is part of the new ‘Elements of Living’ book and television series published by McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Cities Visited (United States):

Cities Visited (Canada):

  • Addison, Illinois
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Bonner Springs, Kansas City
  • Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Fontana, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Portland, Oregon
  • McLean, Virginia
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stockton, California
  • Verona, New York
  • Westborough, Mass.
  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Canada Blooms, Toronto
  • Government of Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
Guest Speaker Haig Seferian

TESTIMONIALS

"On behalf of everyone here at Watkins, I would like to thank you for speaking at our event on Wednesday.  We have received tremendous feedback so far, specifically about the design workshop. This has been one of the best Omaha events that I have ever attended, and your presentation deserves a lot of the credit for that.  I hope that we will be able to work together again in the future.  Best of luck in 2017."

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"I attended your Belgard class/presentation in Denver a couple years ago.  I still think about how much of an impact it was to this day.  My business partner and I are in discussion with Belgard to present for them for this upcoming season of Belgard University.  They spoke many times about how much they enjoyed having you host and your presentation as a whole. They liked the flow, the topics, and the interaction part of the design portion you did."

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"We met the twice in the last several years, most recently in Houston last year for "Landscape Design School".  I do not expect that you remember me. However, we discussed the possibility of my obtaining one of your books.  I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to have one of your books, personally signed by you."

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"Feel free to send it COD if you like, I am more than willing to pay postage and for the book.  Just let me know."

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"Thanks for all of the great concepts, ideas and the beauty that you have provided!"

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"Haig, check this out! Just sharing some feedback about my remodel. A picture of me receiving the award for most improved commercial building and some articles. Just thought I would share."

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"I just wanted to send a THANK YOU to you! The company that I work for went to a Belgard seminar in Chicago last month and you were the speaker. I was unable to attend but I explained to the guys that anything that had to do with what I do PLEASE take notes for me. They came back with such a wealth of knowledge, not only regarding their jobs but for myself as well. I have been using all the "tips" that you explained regarding marketing the company and they have been working extremely well!!! Again, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing some of your knowledge with our company!!"

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"I attended the Belgard University seminar yesterday, in Menomonee Falls, WI.  First off, let me just say what a great seminar it was.  I was truly impressed by it.  I also had 2 of my foremen with me.  They do not have any interest in being a landscape designer; yet, I noticed them taking notes, and both informed me that they learned a lot and felt it was very beneficial being there."

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"The main reason I am contacting you is that you recommend charging for our designs.  While I do agree that this is a great idea, in the market I am in (Green Bay and Appleton, WI), there are only a couple that currently charge."

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" Let me start by telling you that we are a landscape and excavation contractor, who, when the economy went in the tank, basically put landscaping by the curb.  We still did maintenance, irrigation, and some basic landscaping.  The owner and his son decided that we should rebuild the landscape side of the business, and at the beginning of last year, I was brought on as a landscape designer. This year, I was promoted to the landscape manager, and another designer was hired.  She is new to the position, but I think will be excellent once she gets some experience under her belt.  All of this being said (I know that this is kind of scattered information, but I don’t want to take too much of your time) and with the economy not what it should be, how do we justify charging for the design?  It’s not like we are turning work away because of being too busy right now..???"

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"Hello there... Haig ? I finally got your email address...I'm the one who complemented you much for the nice job you did for Belgard... at Wacker-Neuson ... near Milwaukee.     Having a Landscape / Design business, I enjoyed seeing the very narrow property in Canada... can almost picture it... though not even sure of the city...   Sorry I had so much going with personnel, new hires etc.   that I missed the outcome... the  design solutions by others... That must have been interesting for you.    2 of our people were there"

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" Needed to say thank you for your enthusiasm and excitement shown to us all at the Belgard U day in Minnesota."

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" As a 20 year plus veteran it does inspire and excite to see people who love their life choice and share it with others."

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" It probably helped that as a transplant from Australia I understood almost all of your presentation!

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"There is a landscape forum l watch and your Sketchup guy would appreciate the work from the guy l've linked to below. It has been fun to watch this industry within an industry evolve, it is getting to the point of the images becoming better than the finished product..."

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" Again thanks for lifting the veil to the next level of professionalism we can obtain if we treat yourselves as professionals."

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" This is Andy from Seasonal Landscape Solutions I was in group 1 , I just wanted to tell you thank you very much for your time today at the event in Addison Illinois with Belgard."

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"I am a young Landscape / Hardscape contractor in the Chicago area working hard to grow my business and I really appreciate the the valuable information you shared with us all in your presentation today."

 

"The design aspect of all of this was great!! but it is my biggest hurdle but I love what I do and I will do what ever it takes to help my business excel and I can present a professional design to help my customers see how My company can unearth the beauty of there back yards. I know I  have so much to do and learn and what you touched on was a great start."

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"Google sketch up seems to be a good avenue but I was wondering with my limited time and minimal staff experience at my current state of the company only being 8 years in business what would you suggest for me to speed things up so I can start presenting better drawings than the ones I am currently doing by hand? Thank you again for your time and I appreciate any tips!"

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"I attended the Kansas City Belgard U. workshop and want to thank you for your presentation. I think I learned more in that day than any other training I have attended. We have been updating our sales presentation process in an attempt to set us apart from the "usual." The customer qualification info fit right into that and will have a big impact for us. And of course the landscape design information you gave us was great. As a "learn by the seat of my pants" designer/installer for 25 years I now have a solid foundation of the principles that I wish I had had many years ago. Better late than never I suppose."

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"One question I have is you mentioned that you use Linked In quite a bit as a way to put yourself in direct contact with the clientele you want to work with. What insights can you give me about how you use this technique?"

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"Good morning.  I recently spoke to a friend of mine in the landscape industry who attended Haig's class at Belgard University in Houston.  He was inspired, & after visiting with him, I was inspired as well.  I purchased Haig's book Hardscaping.  Very nice book!"

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"Your feedback is Very Very Much appreciated. First, thank you very much for for coming to speak to us today. I found your presentation to be most intriguing and informative."

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" Just a note of gratitude.  I appreciated that you gave your presentation even though you were ill.  Your information that was shared was incredible and very much appreciated!"

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" Haig, once again you have given me more inspiration and re assured my mental plans and goals to work towards my future success. Your class was better than last years with the hands on portion at the end. As per our conversation after the class, I am going to work on some new things and look into a landscape lighting association and try and really go out on a limb and start a lighting show. I will have to take a journey into the unknown to get with the networks and TV shows to sell it to them and get them interested. Its a long shot but I will try. Anyways, thank you for another wonderful class and I will leave you with a few before and after pictures of my office remodel."

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"Haig, I wanted to thank you for giving me inspiration and excitement yesterday, to get back into landscaping. As you said about your past, I too lost my shirt in 2008 after twenty seven years in landscaping. The past three years I have been in retail and really miss landscaping. I was excited to hear principles you taught, are the same principles I adhere to. It was great to spend the day with my peers who I haven’t seen in awhile. I enjoyed being a part of the team designing your narrow lot house. I was thrilled my input was well received by my group. Starting today I will begin looking for a company who can benefit from my services. Once again thank you for your time yesterday Haig."

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" Will you please forward my thanks to Haig for the fantastic seminar in Salt Lake City today? I very much enjoyed both the material and the informative manner in which it was presented."