The Dialogue with Randi Smith
This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 32nd installment visiting with Randi Smith who works with Damsel In Defense
self defense products. Smith works to inspire, educate, equip and empower others about the safety of themselves and their loved ones.
What does Damsel In Defense offer? Damsel In Defense offers a collection of products that include emergency vehicle tools/kits, concealed carry bags, digital protection (identity theft, cyber bullying, computer support), personal protection items (pepper spray, alarms, stun guns) and newly released; our SAFE Hearts line geared at protecting our children against sexual abuse. We also offer the opportunity for others to join us in business as we work to spread awareness and the Damsel mission.
What insipred you about these products? I saw a need for women to feel empowered to protect themselves and felt that Damsel In Defense really filled a niche in the industry. Being a woman and mother of three daughters, I'm immediately aware of the fact that we (women/girls) are often viewed as 'prey'. So my natural instinct is to educate myself, and others, so that we're protected. Additionally, I've worked in sales my entire adult life so bringing the two together was an easy and natural fit.
What are the major influences in self defense? People are really taking hold and realizing how important it is to become and stay prepared. Gun laws are always changing - we offer a 'less than lethal' option for that are faced with those changes. Our products are affordable and non-intimidating to use. The technology and laws governing our products changes often and I'm proud to say that Damsel In Defense works diligently to stay current and in touch with what our customers need.
What do you enjoy most about this product line? Being able to share with others and to educate them about our products makes my heart smile EVERY TIME!
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