How to organize your conference materials

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This is a three-part series with tips and tools to take the stress out of attending a conference.

You’ve returned from your conference with an armload of materials. You may be tempted to drop it in your office to sit untouched for months. Imagine what would happen if you immediately put the information to good use so your time at the conference could be considered time well spent.

Here’s your step-by-step action plan to make that happen. [Read more…]

Your conference planning checklist

Image of a Conference AgendaIf you’re planning to attend a conference in the near future, there is a lot to do to prepare. It takes more than bringing along some business cards and a notepad. Being organized will help reduce your stress and keep you focused on the speakers and the people you are meeting.

Here is a thorough checklist to help you get the most value from your time and the money you’ve invested. At the end of the article, you can download a PDF version. [Read more…]

5 Smart Strategies for Setting Up Your Home Office

home officeWhether you have a home-based business or you telework, setting up your home office can make or break your productivity. Here are 5 ways you can ensure the space you create inspires you to be your most productive and efficient self.

Have a Private Area

Make sure the kitchen table doesn’t become your workspace. You’ll need a private area (preferably with a door) where you can have the peace and quiet you’ll need to get down to work.

Read 4 More Strategies for Setting Up Your Home Office