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Productivity and Organizing Professionals to Meet in San Diego 

The interior design industry has Westweek at the Pacific Design Center and the food industry meets each May in Chicago at the National Restaurant Association Show.  Next week business productivity professionals and organizing experts for people, residences, and chronic organizing challenges are heading to San Diego for the 23rd Annual NAPO Annual Conference and Organizing Exposition April 6 – 9. 

This year’s theme, Reshaping our Future, Riding the Waves of Change will be highlighted by keynote speakers Julie Morgenstern, Colette Carlson, and Lee Silber.  Over 30 workshops will cover such topics as hoarding, senior moves, tools for business, working with media, client expectations, scrapbooking and so much more.

In the Organizing Exposition over 30 companies will showcase the latest in products and services for organizing homes and offices.   The NAPO Organizing Expo is open to the public for the first time on Thursday, April 7th, from 8 am – 11 am.  For only$25, you will experience some of the best tools available to organize your home and office, all at San Diego’s Town and Country Resort.

It’s not too late to attend the 2011 NAPO Organizing Conference if you are a professional organizer.  Visit www.napo.net for online registration.  Day passes are also available if attendance for all three days is not possible.

Tips for a Successful Business Conference:

1.  Have a good supply of business cards, but remember you make more of an impression by asking for other’s cards and then follow-up with a note or email.

2.  Let colleagues know your cell number before you arrive, it will make connecting much easier.

3.  Plan ahead and research area sites of interest to visit during down time.

4.  Keep your eye on name tags, best way to find information on areas of the industry you want to learn more about.

5.  When in a session, take notes and ask for contact info from others in the class.  Take notes on the back of business cards.  By knowing the session you met, and other pertinent information, future follow-up will be easy.

6.  Check friends travel schedules before leaving.  Money could be saved by sharing rides from airports and train stations.

Successful and dedicated entrepreneurs take advantage of business associations and the benefits they provide.  The National Association of Professional Organizers motivates members to achieve goals, provides training for the latest client solutions, and creates opportunities to network with peers from around the world.  

Some businesses only look for referrals, but when industries gather it shows businesses are concerned with professional development – seeking to be the best they can be for their clients.  Whatever your industry, get involved and ride the waves of change to reshape your future. 

Get It Together LA! will be in San Diego from April 4th – 10th for the NAPO Organizing Conference.  Phone and email messages will be returned within 24 hours during the NAPO Conference.

Photos by Dan Slutsky for the 2010 NAPO Conference

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The Los Angeles Organizing Expo is the only expo in Los Angeles dedicated to the productivity industry happens this Monday, September 21.  The fifth annual NAPO-LA event will showcase time saving products, organizing solutions, tools and services held at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles from 5:30-8:30 pm.

We invite you to come and visit our booth at the expo which will showcase our closet, office and garage design services.  We will also share information on our Residential Inventory and Home Procedures Manual, Clutter Control and Relocation Services.

Before the Expo at 4 pm…
Organziing secrets will be revealed at the annual “Ask the Organizer” Panel, which will precede The Organizing Expo.  The 90 minute interactive discussion is open tot the public and will feature accomplished professional organizers from NAPO-LA’s Golden Circle.  These are experts in the field of personal productivity, office systems, relocations, storage design, special needs training, media and coaching.

This year’s panel will feature Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA!, Dolores Kaytes, of Highly Organized, Donna McMillan of McMillan & Company, and Barbara Ricketts , aka The Mess Doctor.  The Panel will be facilitated by Lynne Gilberg of Lynne Gilberg Organizing.

For Ask the Organizer Panel and Los Angeles Organizing Expo ticket information visit www.napola.org

Remember, stop by the Get It Together LA! booth and say “Bye to Clutter”!

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If you are organizing addict in the San Diego area there is an event coming up better than Friday night at the movies.  On March 13th, the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers will hold their annual Organizing Expo at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla for 6 – 8:30 pm. 

The Expo is an opportunity for organizing busineseese to exhibit and interact on a personal level.  Companies showcasing their products include Pendaflex, 800-Got-Junk, Dovetail Organizing, Organize.com, Critical Digital Data, Securita Inc., Shelf Improvement, Certified Staging Professionals, Pixilyand many more.  “This is a unique and wonderful opportunity to meet with company representatives.  If you have an interest in getting organized, becoming a professional organizer or learning about the industry this is the event to attend”, said Dhawn Hansen, President of NAPO-San Diego.

Cost is only $5 at the door.  For more information visit www.naposandiego.com.

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Gendy Alimurung, of the trendy news magazine LA Weekly, spent time this fall at the Los Angeles Organizing Expo and we had a delightful time.  During her visit to my home, she quickly realized organizers are people too.  Check out her article in this week’s issue and on the web at LA Weekly.

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2008 Los Angeles Organizing Expo

 Get It Together LA! received “Best in Show” for outstanding booth design and product display at the 2008 Los Angeles Organizing Expo.  Professional organizers wondered the isles of the Olympic Collection viewing products and services that will help keep clients organized through the year.

Get It Together LA! displayed samples of our custom construction materials for closets, garages, and pantries.  Chris McKenry and Erin Haas enjoyed meeting many colleagues at the event.  Marble samples, hardware, door and drawer finishes were featured highlighting the style and design of the display. 

With a record crowd of consumers, organizing professionals, home-building representatives and interior designers, the event drew participants from Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and as far away as Ohio and Minnesota. The one-of-a-kind organizing Expo was the place to find time-saving products, solutions, tools and services for consumers wanting to get their lives in order and learn first-hand the secrets to an organized life.
 
John Trosko, President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers said, “Busy Angelenos probably find the stress and strain of modern life demanding on both their time and space.  It is vital when trying to simplify one’s life to choose the right organizational tools. Lucky for us, there is now a wide variety of stylish, functional and affordable organizing options available and we have many of these products at the Expo.”
 
This year’s Expo hosted the first ever “Ask the Organizer” Panel. Home and business organizational experts offered guidance and expertise to a packed house of aspiring professional organizers and members of the general public. Questions ranged from residential to small business to corporate organizing concerns. The most anticipated question was how to successfully maintain an organizational system while balancing family, activities and work.

Get It Together LA’s award winning designs received “Best Closet Design” from the Los Angeles Organizing Awards.

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