While attending the 2014 ICD conference, I received an email from the Association of Professional Declutters’ (APDO’s) conference chair inviting me to be the keynote speaker at their 2015 conference—keynote speaker, London, England! What a thrill and honor to be asked. We arranged for a Skype meeting, discussed what they wanted me to speak about, and I accepted.
Being an international keynote speaker has been an invaluable experience, and my ICD board involvement led me to that opportunity. Later, in 2017, I was invited to deliver the keynote at the Japanese Association of Life Organizers’ (JALO’s) conference in Sendai, Japan. And, in 2018 I was invited to speak at the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) conference in Kelowna.
I formed lifelong friendships and connections at APDO, JALO, and POC conferences. These speaking opportunities were tremendous honors.
I love learning from my colleagues around the globe!
Be of service to an industry association and watch what happens to your business and you.
If you are a member of an association related to professional organizing and have volunteered with the association, please share which ones and how you have benefited from that experience.