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Geralin Thomas
Managing Modern Life One Tiny Task at a Time
Managing Modern Life One Tiny Task at a Time
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The struggle is real for new professional organizers who want to talk the talk. I've created a latte-priced downloadable "Terms of the Trade" which includes words, definitions, acronyms and abbreviations. #professionalorganizer #proorganizer #homeorganizer #NAPO #organizingconsultant
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For Professional Organizers - a list words, definitions, acronyms and abbreviations used in the organizing industry || "Terms of the Trade " || 120+ words used by professional organizers.
http://www.metropolitanorganizing.com/career-coaching-business-forms/glossaries-dictionaries/

#professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #proorganizer #organizingconsultant #POCConf2018 #NAPO2019
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Decisions! Decisions! If you're thinking about becoming a professional organizer and joining an association, earning certification, or earning specialist certificates - - good for you - - you have several options.

In this article, I help demystify why some professional organizers and productivity consultants invest and join the National Association of Organizing and Productivity Consultants aka "NAPO" It might not be a good fit for you or your budget, but, here's the scoop:

http://www.metropolitanorganizing.com/pros/join-napo-demystifying-napo-membership-new-professional-organizers/ #NAPO #ProfessionalOrganizer
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NAPO 2019 | Join Geralin Thomas for a pre-conference session about Marketing + Branding for Professional Organizers + Productivity Consultants

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 8 am - 12 noon Worthington Renaissance Hotel, Fort Worth Texas $180.00 for NAPO members

You may have a business name and a logo, but do you have a brand + a marketing strategy?

"Creating Buzz" for your business is a two-part process — create the message + deliver it to the right people.

Sign up for "Creating Buzz" if you are ready to:
:: Create YOUR buzz
:: Learn to communicate through your business via thoughtful design + creation
:: Determine what you want your brand to be + how to keep it consistent develop a comprehensive brand + marketing strategy for your business that you can launch as soon as you get home

You create your message through "Branding" — the process of being thoughtful about who you are + what you communicate to your target market. With "Marketing" you get your message out to the places it will be seen + heard by the people most likely to respond. Figuring out those places + people is part of the challenge.

Understanding your vision, mission + service in order to develop your public-facing persona — brand, marketing, PR + advertising — allows you to connect meaningfully with potential clients.

During this four-hour pre-conference session, organizing consultant + NAPO instructor, Geralin Thomas, will inspire in you a deeper appreciation for the art + craft of branding + marketing.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
:: Define branding: what it is and what it does
:: Recognize branding visual elements: logo, typography, colors, shape; the overall look + feel
:: Identify branding verbal elements: brand name, tagline, brand positioning statement, vision, mission statement
:: Express your company culture through branding
:: Define public relations: what it is + what it does
:: Define sales + advertising: what they are + what they do
:: Define marketing: what it is + what it does
:: Implement tailored, budget-friendly marketing strategies, including the tools, apps + social media platforms that work best for your target audiences + messages
:: Create + market a cohesive brand for your company

For more information go to http://NAPO.NET and click the EDUCATION and CONFERENCE tab

#NAPO2019 #NAPOpeeps #NAPOedu #NAPO
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An article with lots of tips including tools you may consider adding to your toolkit when organizing a client's storage unit. #professionalorganizer #storageunit #proorganizer #businesstips
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#Hurricane Organization and #Preparations Tips
Secure outdoor trash cans and patio furniture
Know how/where to shut off gas and water
Charge phone and computer
Keep phone charger, the one used in your car, in an easy access location
Run the garbage disposal
Wash and dry laundry
Use the food in the freezer
Get cash from the ATM
Fill car with gas
Refill and pick up prescriptions
Purchase extra batteries for flashlights and battery operated candles
Have bottled water and non perishable food for you and your pet
Glow in the dark duct tape might be helpful on staircases and tripping hazards
For more hurricane preparation tips, go to http://METROPOLITANORGANIZING.COM in the search area, type the word "hurricane."
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#Hurricane Organization and #Preparations Tips:
Secure outdoor trash cans and patio furniture
Know how/where to shut off gas and water
Charge phone and computer
Keep phone charger, the one used in your car, in an easy access location
Run the garbage disposal
Wash and dry laundry
Use the food in the freezer
Get cash from the ATM
Fill car with gas
Refill and pick up prescriptions
Purchase extra batteries for flashlights and battery operated candles
Have bottled water and non perishable food for you and your pet
Glow in the dark duct tape might be helpful on staircases and tripping hazards #NCwx #SCwx #Florence #OrganizingTips
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I hope you'll take 4 minutes to watch this video containing information about an often misunderstood mental health challenge - - hoarding. If you find it helpful, please give it a thumbs up and share it. https://youtu.be/0vD1zq3pGtw
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So, you want to be a successful professional organizer? If you're like most home organizing experts, you're probably really good at organizing and decluttering, but, are you as good at running your business? The truth is, you're only as good as your client interactions. The New Organizers Essentials business forms will help you prove that you are the organizing expert. 80+ pages of everything you need as you start working with clients. http://www.metropolitanorganizing.com/career-coaching-business-forms/new-organizers-essentials-noe/
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