Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 04, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM
    • 50
    Register

    Spinach in Your Client's Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas

    Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette




    Have you ever wondered what to say to a client with spinach in her teeth, or which bread plate is yours at a crowded table? Maybe you're not sure how to introduce someone whose name you forgot. Perhaps you wonder how to gracefully exit a conversation at a virtual or in-person networking event.

    In this interactive presentation, these questions and more will be addressed. You will learn practical skills you can use immediately to feel more confident and at ease in many business and social settings.

    You will learn:

    • Alternatives to handshakes for a germ-filled world
    • How to mingle at receptions, conferences and online with ease
    • How to make business introductions and what to do when you've forgotten someone's name
    • How to gracefully end a conversation with someone
    • How to confidently navigate the place setting even when there are multiple utensils, plates and glasses


    Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of etiquette and customer service. As an author, speaker, trainer and coach, Arden has helped thousands of professionals, from executives to front-line staff, confidently and comfortably navigate business situations for career and social success.

    Author of Spinach in Your Boss's Teeth: Essential Etiquette for Professional Success, Arden also wrote a regular business etiquette advice column for 425 Business magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal. She has been quoted in several national and international publications including Real Simple magazine, the Wall Street Journal and China Daily USA.

    Arden is an interactive and engaging speaker. She has won several speaking awards and is regularly praised for her fun, informative and useful programs.

    Break-out Room Topics:

         (1) What are some etiquette dilemmas you've faced?

         (2) You find a bug in your food at a restaurant, what should you do?

    Business Partner Presentation: Junkluggers

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link. REGISTER HERE.


    Business Partner: Junkluggers

    Tuesday May 4, 2021

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.

    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    Register

    Managing Difficult Clients with Clear Boundaries - CEU-eligible

    Lauren Mang, Let Me Organize It, LLC



    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    6:15PM - 8:30PM

    Whether you're new to the organizing profession or a seasoned veteran, we all run into difficult clients and agonize over dealing with them in a kind but firm manner. Identifying, setting and maintaining clear boundaries is key. In this session, we'll examine several case studies and attendees will participate in how they would handle the situation. Lauren will reveal how she handled each situation, highlighting what to do, what not to do, and how to implement those clear boundaries!

    While Lauren will primarily be presenting/lecturing and giving specific case studies through a PowerPoint presentation, she will also ask the audience to participate in a "choose your own adventure" manner. She may even call on participants to share their own difficult client situations and allow the audience to give advice.

    Session Objectives:


    1. Identify, set and maintain clear boundaries for all clients.

    2. Learn how to recognize difficult clients in advance through case studies, so you see the red flags early on, and can determine how to handle the situation.

    3,. Learn what to do once you've begun working with a client and you now realize it's no longer a good fit (i.e. how to exit gracefully and kindly).

    4. Walk away feeling more confident in your ability to handle any client relationship and enforce your boundaries.

    Greetings Fellow Organizers, Productivity Pros and all Potential Guests,

    The NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Board members are, as I'm sure you are, finding this to be a challenging time in our world. Covid 19 is upending virtually every aspect of our daily lives.

    As such, it's with an abundance of concern for our health and safety that we are announcing that we are rescheduling May's meeting at Hotel 116  to be a virtual meeting on the same date.

    We are using Zoom as our platform as we've had much success with it in the past and found it to be super easy to use. You can find more information on how to use Zoom here. ALL NON-CHAPTER GUESTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE of this meeting in order for us to be able to provide you with a Zoom link.  REGISTER HERE


    Business Partner:

    6:15PM - 6:30PM Open networking

    6:30PM-6:40PM Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
    6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation
    6:50PM - 7:50PM Guest Speaker
    7:50PM - 8:00PM Announcements/ Wrap-up


    Guest Fee

    We welcome anyone to visit our meetings. The guest fee is $25 ($26 via credit card, pre-registration available with the link above, up to 12:00PM (noon) of the day of the meeting) for each meeting you attend as a guest. We only accept cash or checks at the door. Membership in the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) is required before membership on the chapter level can be processed.

    Conduct/Attire/Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on being a cohesive, positive, enthusiastic group and welcome everyone who would like to attend. Brainstorming and idea sharing are encouraged. It is important to represent NAPO and the organizing industry in a professional manner. We ask that you wear business casual attire to the meetings. All meetings will begin on time with the intention of ending on time. Please make every effort to arrive at the meeting on time.





Past events

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 End of Life Preparedness: Is That Even a Thing? Lashanna Williams - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Rightsizing for Success - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 How to Move Accurately Within Real Time - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Creating Comfort: House Whispering for Ourselves & Our Clients - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Holiday Party - Members Only
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 How Much is Enough? Understanding and Treating Compulsive $hopping and $pending - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Thriving in a Pandemic - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Pricing in a Pandemic
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Video + Mobile Efficiency for Professionals On-the-Go
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does Not Meet in July
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Conducting Initial Assessments - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Virtual Organizing - Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Organizer?
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Eco-Organizing
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Friday, February 14, 2020 GO Month Application Deadline 2020
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter - ADD/ADHD Update
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 January 7, 2020 Ask the Experts!
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Does not Meet in December
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 October1, 2019 Streamline Your Marketing: Easy Ways to Leverage Your Marketing Time
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 September 3, 2019 Feng Shui with Energy
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 August 6, 2019 Employee vs. Subcontractor: What to Consider
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 NAPO SEATTLE AREA CHAPTER DOES NOT MEET IN JULY
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Getting to Know You - CLOSED: FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Client Assessment and Intake Interviews - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Joseph Shaub, MA, JD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Jordan Malloch, Sales for Professional Organizers
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. "An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life" - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding (Digging Deeper) - CEU-eligible
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Annual Holiday Party & These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things - Members Only
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Virtual Organizing with Ellia Harris, The Potential Center - CEU Eligible
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 DISC Personality/Behavior Profile Training with Bruce Leamon
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Conquering Information with Evernote
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Unburying the Truth About Hoarding
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Client Retention
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Connecting with Your Clients Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Michael Bruce Image Consulting
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Denise Allan & Katie Unterreiner: Motivating a Child with ADHD
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Lauren Burgon: Protecting Your Business Assets
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Molly Bullard: Photo Organizing
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Dr. Tornatore: Stress Reducing Strategies for Your Organizing Clients
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Organizer's Resource Fair
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Large Scale Organizing Projects
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Financial Organizing with Kate Duxler
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Jessica Butts: Live Your Life From the Front Seat
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Safety with Todd Goldberg
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Sticky Situations for Professional Organizers


If you are interested in presenting at a NAPO Seattle Area Chapter meeting, please contact our
Director of Professional Development (ProfessionalDevelopment@SeattleNAPO.com).


To get alerts about upcoming meetings, please click here.

2016

10/4/2016 Making Marketing More Comfortable, Beth Buelow, PCC, The Introverted Entrepreneur

4/05/2016 Ask the Organizer Panel: Todd Allan, Structured Space LLC, moderator, Terina Bainter, Clutter Cutters, Alan Regala, ShelfGenie, Denise Allan, CPO, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed

3/01/2016 Online Marketing and Conversion, Karen Rosenzweig, One Smart Cookie Marketing

2/2/2016 Practical Strategies for Professional Organizers: Helping Clients with Procrastination - CEU-eligible, Julie Moberly, Artful Living

1/5/2016 We All "Sell;" do you know the psychology of how people "Buy"?, Melanie Warren, S.O.S. by Melanie


2015

11/3/2015 Organizers' Favorite Things and Holiday Social - Members Only

9/1/2015 ADHD: Recognizing Symptoms, Tools for Referral - CEU-eligible, Denise Allan, Simplify Experts, Meg McDonald, ADD Resources.org, Jill Murphy, ADD Resources.org

8/4/2015 Preparedness, Kelly Kaspar, HT2 Consulting

6/2/15 Recognizing and Respecting the Lines: Distinguishing Organizing, Coaching and Psychotherapy, Denslow Brown, Organizer Coach

4/7/15 Small Steps to Purposeful Time Management, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts

3/3/15 How to Dispose of Things Responsibly Panel
1/6/15 Records Management for Home and Office, Rene Hayes, The Busy Bookkeeper

2014
11/4/14 Organizers' Favorite Tools, Apps and Ideas
10/7/14 Relationships that Sell and Procrastination, Stephanie Owens, Pleasaholics
9/2/14 Building Resiliency for the Long Haul Risk, Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting
8/5/14 Eliminate Risk and Gain Rewards Using Technology: A Look Inside How Savvy Successful Small Businesses Operate, Laura Leist, Eliminate Chaos
6/3/14 The NLP Name Game: Increasing Your Social Capital, Lindagail Campbell, NLP Pacific
5/6/14 Hoarding Disorder FAQs, Jennifer Sampson, The Hoarding Project
4/1/14 Understanding Chronic Disorganization, Denise Allan, CPO-CD, Simplify Experts
3/4/14 Electronic Organization, Debbie Rosemont, Simply Placed
2/4/14 Salesmanship, Darryl Russell, The Russell Group, LLC
1/17/14 The Professional Organizer as an Agent for Change, Kris Prochaska, KrisProchaska.com

2013
11/5/13 Key Techniques for Comfortable Networking, Arden Clise, Clise Etiquette
10/1/13 Dress Your Best, Mayna Sgaramella, Closet Fly
9/3/13 Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers (webinar format), Debbie Stanley
8/6/13 Learn the Top Secrets to Launching Powerful Workshops and Webinars and the Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid" (webinar format). Jean M. DiGiovanna, Workshop University
5/7/13 Lone Worker Safety Training, Larry Kaminer, The Personal Safety Training Group
4/2/13 Working with the Media, Marc Stiles, Puget Sound Business Journal; Rochelle Alhadeff and Pam Gray, Chat with Women
3/5/13 "Ask an Organizer" Panel
2/5/13 The Myers-Briggs assessment process, Jessica Butts, Jessica Butts Counseling

2012
11/8/12 Seattle NAPO Bowling Social
10/2/12 YouTube Video Production, Synthiea Kaldi, Thumbprint Corporation
9/4/12 Leading Through your Toughest Challenges, David Koop, The Someday Group
8/7/12 Top Tech Tools for Professional Organizers, Brandie Kajino
3/6/12 Organizing your money from start to success, Wendy Gillihan, Gryffin Solutions
2/7/12 Creating your Perfect Sewing Space, Lois Hallock, Clearview Designs
1/3/12 Trash & Treasures: What goes in the Garbage & What Someone Else can Use!
Panel members: Tom Watson, EcoConsumer for the Seattle Times and Project Manager, King County Recycling and Environmental Services; Charles Brennick, InterConnection; Allie Kerr, Donate Seattle

2011
11/1/11 Discover the Power of Twitter to get Business and Referrals, Elizabeth Tackett, Tackett Internet Marketing
9/6/11 Coping with ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue
8/2/11 When a Client pushes your Boundaries, Jim Sorenson
6/7/11  Secrets of Self-Starters, Dr. Julie Miller
5/3/11  The upside of a downturn, Sunny Kobe Cook
2/1/11  Get to the point for women in business who mean business, Vanna Novak, Speak to Persuade
1/4/11  Informania and Technohoarding, Judith Kolberg, FileHeads Professional Organizers
10/5/10 Screaming Flea Productions and A&E Hoarders, Alice Ikeda and Allison Josephy

2010
9/2/10  Enhance your work with visuals, Anne M. Jess, The Doodle Biz
6/7/10  Social Media to improve your business and help others, Deborah Drake, Authentic Writing Provokes
5/4/10 ADD/ADHD, Dr. David Pomeroy, ADD Center of Bellevue

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Rights Reserved 2016

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations, and contributions are tax-deductible.  Your contribution will support education and community outreach programs. 

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter is a legal entity separate and distinct from NAPO, Inc. (the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) and is not entitled to act on behalf of or to bind NAPO, contractually or otherwise.


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