Parent Teacher Associations (PTA or PTO)
High School Student Groups
Would the women of your organization enjoy a presentation that offers them creative ideas on getting their homes and lives organized? In many family environments the woman has most of the responsibility of managing the home whether they work outside the home or not; thus systems for organizing one’s life become very valuable. If your group is service based or a professional women’s organization, the entire audience will benefit from learning how to become better organized. What women would not like their home to run more efficiently, feel less stress, manage work responsibilities and clients calmly, and be prepared when necessary?
PTA Programs are the perfect opportunity to gather parents and educate them about the importance of being organized in the home. Parents set the example for children and should be able to teach them practical organizational skills. Many families have become so busy outside the home trying to manage jobs, school, and activities, they simply do not know how to stay organized at home.
Parents in a well-managed home successfully utilize organizing skills such as time management, scheduling, and paper management. This audience will leave with the tools to create a calmer home that allows parents and children to start each day on a positive note. These learned skills also teach good habits in the home that will benefit the family now and prepare students for their future.
Students who are frequently tardy are more apt to have attendance and tardiness problems when entering the workforce. - U.S. Department of Education
As teens prepare to complete their final years of high school and enter college, organizational skills become increasingly important. Educational programs are best presented to small groups during study hall or through after school clubs where they can be in a comfortable environment for great interaction and feedback. After school or evening programs allow for an audience that includes students and their parents.
Students often do not realize they are competing with other students in the U.S., but also their peers sitting next to them in class. How does one student get chosen for his or her first part-time job over all the other applicants with no job history? There has to be something that makes a particular student stand out. One of these factors is their organizational skills.
Programs for student groups include ways to help students get organized and shine. Focus is on organizing time, space, and belongings (yes the dreaded binder), time management, planning vs. scheduling, and getting ready to launch.
In a school or school district, teachers and administrators have different levels of organizational skills. To bring all staff up to the same level, choose a topic focused on workplace organization and work/life balance. Many times the lack of organizational skills in the classroom come from the lack of order and function at home. In rare cases, teachers can be organized in the classroom but that same order and structure falls apart at the front door of their personal lives.
Bring this audience together within the district, school, or office setting. Workshops can be scheduled during summer training events, in-service days, or during the school year for small department groups or districtwide events.
Successful topics include managing time, organizing papers, and suggestions for organizing tools in a desk area. Administrators can also request a program focused on organizational success at home that will translate to a more efficient classroom or office. Custom programs are available for all types of educational environments.
Is your organization begging for a guest speaker who is not only entertaining but sends its members home with practical solutions to implement immediately? Services groups, mom’s clubs, financial organizations, Junior Leagues, libraries, and non-profits will all benefit from the large selection of organizing topics. Presentations can be customized to a variety of group sizes, locations, and organizing needs.
Depending on the need and topic selected, audiences will learn how to successfully manage home, business, and life with unique and practical tips. Organizations will generate an increase in attendance and build membership with a timely and valuable topic. Get Organized! programs are creative, humorous, educational, and energizing.
Networking group attendee are interested in making connections to grow their business and at the same time learn new and valuable skills to improve their business model and management plan. Having a successful business model is a good first step, but managing leads, clients, and the paperwork and labor demands of a small business must be coupled with excellent organizational skills. Too often businesses fail when business owners do not possess these necessary skills.
Lack of organization may cause a loss of clients, missed sales opportunities, or poor accounting. Reserve this topic for a monthly meeting or special networking event to motivate your members to get organized.
Christian organizations, churches, and women’s ministries have audiences that will thrive with a faith-based presentation on getting organized. An organized home allows for time to devote to personal and spiritual development for individuals and families. Too many families are so overcommitted with outside distractions that they fail to be faithfully involved in what the Lord is doing right in their own ministry. While any of the topics can be used for Christian organizations, two have become audience favorites: Stressed to Blessed and the personal testimony of Lorraine Brock, Professional Organizer, Family Coach, Speaker, and owner of Get Organized!. Through her testimony, attendees will be encouraged to see real evidence that the Lord does have everything under control when life seems out of control.
Organizing topics can be presented to small groups, monthly Bible Studies, spring and fall kick-off events, Christmas celebrations, retreats, conferences, and more.
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Organization has become an industry buzzword. Statistics show that improved organizational skills reflect better performance at work and in the home. There is a valuable reason for an organizing presentation at every conference or expo for attendees from a variety of fields or professions.
Although conferences usually provide breakout classes for a specific field, there is always room for something a little different that will excite and educate the attendees. Add a Health and Wellness, Continuing Education, or “just-for-fun" class to your next conference or symposium.
Classes can be presented as different topics throughout the day or one topic presented during multiple sessions.
Consider the following:
Executives waste six weeks per year searching for lost documents.
- Fast Company Magazine
71% of white collar workers feel stressed by the amount of information they must process and act on while doing business. 60% feel overwhelmed.
- Institute of the Future
80% of what we keep we never use.
- Agency Sales Magazine
There is an organizing topic available to solve any organizing dilemma in the workplace for audiences of corporate executives or employees. Biz Talks can include Lunch and Learns, employee continuing education, staff moral boosters, corporate events, motivational events, on or off campus business fairs, conference breakout sessions, and more.
Presentations can be scheduled during employees’ lunch hour or for executives after work, offering the employer a convenient time for a productive event. The right organizing topic for a variety of work audiences will help employees reduce stress at home which translates to a more productive and satisfied employee in the work place.
Looking for an exciting, knowledgeable personality and a trendy topic for your listening and viewing audience? Getting organized is frequently highlighted in the main stream media and is featured on the covers of many popular magazines. TV segments and panel discussions are focused on the latest and greatest products that will keep you organized, organizing small spaces, tips for travelers or those often in cars for work commute, and of course, DIY tips on how to organize a cluttered pantry, closet, or garage.
Lorraine Brock is definitely a “personality" and her funny nature and energizing ideas will have your audiences asking for more. Interviews can be scheduled at any time of year, but topics on organizing are popular in January for National Get Organized Month, during February with a Valentine’s topic of Love an Organized Home, and March and April with a major interest in spring cleaning. Families want to know what to do with kid’s papers when school ends in May or June and how to get organized for back-to-school. Fall audiences need help getting organized for company during the holidays, and look for advice on holiday shopping and meal planning.
Lorraine has a proven track record with TV and radio audiences nationwide and will bring value to any program.
Get Organized! offers standard organizing programs and the option for a presentation designed for any group.
Choose a topic, presentation style, and program time suited to your audience; be sure to get more information on your Target Audience and Topics
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"Most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over."
- Paul J. Meyer