“They were amazing! I almost wish I would have seen them at the end, because nothing compared to them for me…sorry Keynote Speakers. These two ladies ‘spoke up’ and delivered a ‘KILLER PRESENTATION!’ ~ Maryann Peters, LG Fairmont Group, New York, NY
"Lisa and Monica’s Speak Up Program was brilliantly executed! They provided solid advice in an easy to understand format which will help you implement what you’ve learned very quickly. I’d recommend their program to anyone who wants to be a speaker or grow their existing speaking business. An added bonus is Lisa’s high energy and Monica’s sense of humor!" ~ Deborah J. Cabral, CPO®, The DeClutter Coach
If your job requires you to make presentations or speak at networking events or you're an entrepreneur who wants to make speaking part of your revenue stream, and it's just not your favorite thing, you're in luck! I invite you to join me and my friend and colleague Lisa Montanaro for a fantastic teleclass called Speak Up Summer Camp! In just eight Thursday evenings on the phone, you'll learn how to...
If you're a NAPO member, use code NAPO50 for a discount on the class! If you're one of Lisa's LMG University alumni use code LMGSPEAKUP for your discounted rate!
Can't commit to all eight classes? NO PROBLEM! Every class is recorded so if you have to miss the fun and energy of the live class, you can still get the content via recording after the fact for no extra charge!
Class begins Thursday May 7 and if you're one of the first five people to register, you get a BONUS CALL with me and Lisa prior to the class start date. In this hour long call, Lisa & I will share bonus content, as well as some other juicy nuggets and personal success (and failure!) stories about speaking to help whet your appetite. You will also have the opportunity to share your background with regard to speaking, share your reasons for registering, and set goals and intentions for the program. This bonus call is ONLY available to the first 5 people that register, so hurry up and join us to get in on this bonus call!
"See" you then!
Think getting organized doesn't change your life? This is one woman's story about how it does.
Thanks for sharing and here's to your simpler life!
Organizing that small stuff around the house can make you feel so accomplished and wonderful, so let's see what happens when we go BIG and organize the BIG spaces in our homes. Join me, along with with Vicky & Jen for our new episode of The Big O: Organizing Large Spaces where we discuss winning strategies for organizing YOUR large spaces such as your garage, attic, mudroom and more!
Swamped with paper? Backpacks and homework taking over the house? Can't find your stuff? You aren't alone. Put in those earbuds and come listen to the newest episode of The Big O with me and your fun and fabulous hosts Vicky and Jen as we discuss how you and your family can stay organized all year long using just a handful of simple new habits and routines.
Did you ever use an empty coffee can as an organizing product? Did you ever use an old wrapping paper tube to store Christmas lights? Listen in to the newest episode of The Big O: Multi-Purpose, where I am in-studio with Vicky and Jen discussing all kinds of cool multi-purpose products (plus lots of FREE items you can find around the house) to get your life under control and organized. I'd love to know what your favorite multi-purpose products are, or how you re-use regular household items to stay organized.
Just leave your ideas in the comments field below or email them to Vicky and Jen at email@example.com.
Also, if you ever have a question that you want us to answer on an upcoming episode of The Big O, just email Vicky and Jen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Organizing and Re-Purposing!
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Boy oh boy, has air travel changed in the past few years. From taking off your shoes to packing teeny tiny toiletries in plastic bags, the airlines keep putting new guidelines in place that frankly, don't make travel any easier. Especially for those of us who travel frequently for business. The newest travel kick in the teeth is actually a kick in the wallet...
If you dig listening to audio content online (or downloading it onto your iPod) I want to share with you the complete directory of Big O podcasts that I've done with my gal pals Vicky and Jen. Believe it or not, we've been doing shows together for two and a half years! And in that time, we've covered everything from time management to meal planning, to organizing kids, entertaining and everything in between! Bookmark the page and go back from time to time to work your way through the complete list.
When you get there, just click on the show topic, choose your preferred audio player, then settle in for a fun, content-filled podcast full of information you can use right away to organize and simplify your life. And if you have questions for me to answer in a future episode of The Big O, just send them to us via email at: Questions@VickyandJen.com! Happy Organizing!
This fabulous, glamorous, red carpet event just keeps getting better every year! The event is open to the general public, NAPO members and all guests, so get your ticket while you still can! NAPO members get a special discounted rate, so come on colleagues, you do NOT want to miss out on the fun!
As a ginormous bonus, Hornburg Jaguar and the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel are giving away some pretty awesome prizes!
Event sponsor Hornburg Jaguar of West Hollywood will not only be displaying the XF mid-size luxury sedan alongside the red carpet, but is giving away a certificate valid for a full weekend's use of the car. (Ooh ooh pick me pick me!!)
In addition, the fabulous Hollywood Renaissance Hotel at Hollywood and Highland joins the fun by providing a two-day stay for the winner. This really cool prize package (which I plan to win) is valued at $2000.
So besides the great prizes you can win, the swag bags full of neato products provided by our sponsors, the delicious food, the glamorous attire and the opportunity to rub elbows with the organizing industry's movers and shakers both at the event and at the brunch the next morning, why ELSE should you be at the Los Angeles Organizing Awards?
Well, for starters this event is like the organizing industry's Academy Awards, except UNlike the Oscars, anyone can attend! Secondly, the house will be full of people you know such as my pals Dorothy Breininger from A&E's Hoarders, Linda Koopersmith from Clean House, Peter Walsh from the Oprah Show, and on a more personal note, I'LL be there and I miss you!
Gosh, we haven't seen each other since last year's conference in Orlando (or maybe before that). Another bonus... it's WARM there and chances are it's been dang cold where you live, so why NOT come to LA?? (See? I knew you didn't have a good reason). So get your awards ceremony and brunch tickets today, and I'll see YOU next weekend on the red carpet!
My new Big O podcast with Vicky and Jen is up! Listen as we tackle all things time management so you can make 2010 your best year ever! As usual, we're having too much fun in studio, but we're also dishing out some great content that you can use TODAY to make tomorrow better. Check it out!
Woohoo! A new episode of "The Big O" show is up and ready to listen! I was in-studio with Vicky and Jen and we tackled the topic of entertaining -- whether you're having overnight guests, a big party or a small gathering, this show will set you on the right path and make you feel confident about entertaining not only during holiday season but all year long. As usual, we covered a lot of information and we had WAY too much fun in the process, so tune in and git yo party on, people!
I flew to Cincinnati to be in-studio with my BFFs Vicky and Jen and Vicky and Jen contest winner Danica Theodorakos was the guest host for our new episode of "The Big O"! This episode, we're talkin' technology and how it can make your life easier! Learn all our favorite websites, techno-toys, and services that simplify life, and be sure to email your own ideas and technology loves to Vicky and Jen at email@example.com.
Come see me this THURSDAY September 24th from 4pm to 7pm at Beazer's beautiful Cameron Village community where we're showcasing FIVE new floorplans and a newly decorated model home.
These gorgeous SMARTDESIGN homes start in the mid-100s and the community boasts sidewalks, a 7.5 acre park featuring a 4,000 square foot pool and community center where tennis courts, basketball courts and a playground offer something for everyone.
The address is:
6368 Bay Road
Myrtle Beach SC 29588
For directions from your location, click here and then on the red "Driving Directions" icon at the left of the page. The first 25 guests to arrive on Thursday afternoon will receive a free copy of my book, "Organize Your Office In No Time"! So come on down to Cameron Village at Myrtle Beach, visit with me, have some delicious food and get organizing tips and tricks to help organize your home in no time!
Join me this evening at 7pm EASTERN TIME (that's 6pm Central) on WWMM-fm 100.5 in Birmingham and streaming live on the web at as I share the radio waves with Alan Hunter (yes, that Alan Hunter for all you children of the 80s) and Dr. Josh on The b*Side Radio Show.
We'll be talking about the effects of clutter in your life, how to combat clutter and disorganization so your life can totally rock! We'll also be answering caller questions on the topic, so if you have a burning question, I invite you to call toll-free at 1-877-569-1005 and we'll get you on the air.
Every month, I do another episode of "The Big O" with my BFFs Vicky and Jen on their podcast "What Really Matters". I'm proud to say my show is one of the most popular features on their podcast and I'm sure it's because we have so much FUN doing them! If you listen to The Big O, (or even if you don't) and you think "Gee that sounds like fun!" you're right and now we're giving YOU a chance to be a guest host on an upcoming episode! Kewlio eh?
Just two steps and you're done:
1. Fill out the FORM
2. Call and leave A MESSAGE.
I can't wait to find out who our contest winning co-host will be! But one thing I know for sure... if you don't enter, it won't be you!
I'll be at the South Avalon Estates community in Fishers Indiana this WEDNESDAY June 10th -- the previous post indicated Tuesday, but that was a typo. Oopsy. So all you Indy folks come visit me on Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5pm as I give away free copies of my book Organize Your Office In No Time, and discuss ways you can organize your life. Hope to see you then!
Remember that old 70s song by R. Dean Taylor, "Indiana Wants Me"?
Well despite my non-fugitive status, apparently Indiana wants me anyway! Go figure.
Join me next Tuesday June 10th at 3pm for a Beazer Homes event at the South Avalon Estates community in Indianapolis. As always, I'll be giving away and signing books, there will be lots of great food, and I'll be doing a short program called Seven Steps to Simplify Your Life. So come on out and pay me a visit on Tuesday! See you then!
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Oh, I'm so gangsta, aren't I? Yeah, not really. But I AM heading back to Cali next week with Beazer Homes, so come out and see me! I'll be making appearances at two California communities, sharing info about how to get organized and answering your organizing questions, and showcasing all the cool SmartDesign organization features we're building into our new homes. On Wednesday the 27th I'll be at the Rolling Hills community from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
28807 Morningside Lane
Menifee, CA 92584
RSVP to 866-780-4016
Then I'll be jumping on Southwest Airlines and heading up to Sacramento on Friday May 29th, I'll be at a community calling Reflections from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3108 Mowbray Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
RSVP to 866-780-4050
For both events, I'll be signing and giving away copies of my book, Organize Your Office In No Time, and of course there will be great food (as always!) I hope you California cats will come see me!
Last month on "The Big O" we did a show on Best-Kept Organizing Secrets! This month we're doing another episode of "The Big O: Ask Monica Anything!" We did one of these a while back, and they are SO much fun! To listen to the first "Ask Monica Anything" show, just click here.
And when you're done, tune in to the NEW one this week to hear the answers to many listener questions. We talk about almost every room in the house, from the kitchen to the bedroom and everything in between. In addition to all the good organizing stuff, Vicky and Jen gave me two personal pop quizzes... tea or coffee? Foot rub or back rub? Tattoo or piercing? To find out the answers to these (and other burning questions!), listen to my new episode of "The Big O: Ask Monica Anything" on Vicky and Jen's podcast What Really Matters.