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A First Timer’s Perspective on the Annual POC Conference

It’s been a great year for professional organizer conferences, based on the many guest posts we’ve had about the 2013 NAPO, MARCPO and POC Conferences! For our final guest post of 2013, I’m happy to introduce April Miller, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Professional Organizers in Canada 2013 National Conference Photo Booth

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POC 2013 through the Eyes of a Seasoned Conference-Goer

At the 2011 POC Conference in Toronto, I had the pleasure of meeting a very enthusiastic attendee named Kelly Hipkin, and we’re now connected on social media. As this year’s conference approached, her growing excitement was clearly apparent, and I asked her to contribute to this conference series about what Professional Organizers in Canada and the Annual Conference mean to her.

POC Conference 2013

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POC 2013 Conference Perspective – from the stage and the seat

We’ve recently heard from a number of bloggers who attended the MARCPO Conference this past October. Now we’ll move to my home turf to read about the recent Professional Organizers in Canada Conference in Toronto, beginning with some public speaking tips and other valuable information from Deanne Kelleher.

conference room

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Are you going to NAPO 2013?

If you’ve already registered, you don’t need me to tell you what a fabulous opportunity it is for both networking and professional development. I’d love to join you there, but since I can’t, would you be willing to share your conference experience with readers of Your Organizing Business in an upcoming blog post?

NAPO 2013 Annual Conference and Organizing Expo

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What Happens in Japan…

I’ve really enjoyed reading about my guest bloggers’ experiences at various conferences for professional organizers, particularly those held in faraway places like Africa and Australia. So when I learned that Laurene Livesey Park, with whom I served on the POC National Board, was going to a conference in Japan, I asked her to tell us all about it.

Laurene Livesey Park presenting on Family Organizing at the JALO Conference 2012

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Back to School for Professional Organizers

This time of year comes with lots of changes, whether you have little ones heading off to school for the first time, kids returning to school, or older children leaving home to start college or university. Even if there are no students in your household, this is a good time to think about furthering your own education. Here is a round-up of upcoming professional development opportunities for you to consider.

back to school supplies

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NASMM Conference Opens New Doors for Professional Organizers

As a blogger, I’m committed to sharing all types of information that might benefit you in Your Organizing Business, so when I heard about the recent National Association of Senior Move Managers conference, I was eager to invite an attendee to tell us about it in a guest blog post. Robin Blinder was happy to oblige, and I’m pleased to welcome her here today.

Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas

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Speak Up and Succeed with Twitter

Giving presentations is an important skill for professional organizers, whether you’re sharing ideas with your local chapter, offering tips to a group or the general public as a way of marketing your organizing business, or getting paid to speak about your area of expertise.

Woman giving a presentation

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