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Los Angeles Organizing Expert Elected to Industry Board

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Chris Mckenry

Chris McKenry, President of Get It Together LA!, has been elected to a 3 year term on the board of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  “NAPO has been instrumental in the success of my business.  I am excited and honored to give back to the industry that has nurtured my growth as a professional organizing over the past decade,” said McKenry of his appointment.

Since 2000 Get It Together LA! has been offering clutter control, custom closet/storage design, and managing moves for clients.  Immediately McKenry joined NAPO and became involved in the Los Angeles chapter.

Chris has served on the board of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and was the 2005-2007 President of NAPO-LA.  During that time NAPO-LA created the Los Angeles Organizing Awards, began the Los Angeles Organizing Expo, and initiated the chapter’s successful Leadership Forum – providing training to inspire each member to become a leader in their business, community and chapter.

Chris McKenry is the recipient of the 2008 NAPO Shining Star Award and the 2008 Ambassador of the Year Award from the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  Chris has appeared on television, been heard on readio, and featured int The Oprah Magazine, Women’s Day, and LA Weekly.  For more information visit www.GetItTogetherLA.com

About NAPO:
The premier national association dedicated to the field of organizing, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is The Organizing Authority®.  Formed in 1985 as a nonprofit professional, educational association, NAPO is dedicated to serving its 4300+ members through education, networking, industry resources, and promoting the profession to the public.  NAPO’s mission is to develop, lead, and promote, professional organiziers and the organizing industry.  For more information, visit www.napo.net.


Making Time in Your Schedule

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"Time Management" Calendar

Great questions came from the audience at the Small Business Seminar I led this week at the West Hollywood Chamber.  One participant asked “what do I do as  I never have time to follow up with committee members who do not reply if they are attending meetings?”   What a great question.  This is something probably most of us experience.

During the “Time Management” portion of the program I shared that using a calendar correctly will help set necessary boundaries on time.  Time is probably the most difficult area for us to organize since we can see or touch it like physical clutter.

As the “follow up” problem occurs before each meeting the answer is to schedule time in your calendar to make the needed calls.  If an appointment is in your calendar, and the calendar is referenced throughout the day, there will be enough time for all the tasks at hand.

If you are not currently using a calendar, check out Franklin Covey for products that will fit your needs.

Chris

What were people saying about Chris’ program:
“I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday at the WeHo chamber.  I have already started using some of the techniques with my paperwork and time management.”  -R.H.

“I really enjoyed your presentation and focusing on organization – both mentally and physically.  You motivated me to be more aware about decisions or procrastination regarding new information and records.” -J.B.

 


West Hollywood “Brown Bag” Business Seminar – February 9th

The Organzied Office:  Secrets Revealed

West Hollywood Chamber

West Hollywood Chamber

Are you mystified by the thoughts of an organized office?  Is the sight of a cluttered desk keeping you unfocused at work?  The average executive spends six weeks a year looking for lost information according to a Wall Street Journal survey.

West Hollywood Chamber members have the opportunity to hear organizing expert Chris McKenry share the secrets to an organized office on February 9th at the Chamber’s Conference Center.  During the interactive training you will learn:

  1. How to make the most of the “prime real estate” in your office.
  2. How to make and use an “active file system” to keep clutter off the desk.
  3. The four basic principles of getting, and staying, organized.
  4. Tool tips for saving time in the office.

When:  Monday, February 9th, 2009
12:00 noon

Where:  West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
8272 Santa Monica Blvd.,  West Hollywood, California

This noon Business Seminar is free to all West Hollywood Chamber members.  For more information and to register contact Teri Maher at 323-650-0688.

You are invited to bring your lunch for this seminar.