A recap of office products from NAPO 2016

Since 2009, I’ve been attending the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Conference every spring. Can you imagine? There are 500+ other OCDish people like myself in one conference center! (I wonder if hotel employees love organized people en masse or are completely annoyed by them.)

Every year I look forward to browsing through the products on display in the expo hall – both the oldies but goodies, as well as the latest and greatest.

SMEAD is always a hit because of their quality office products. This year, Fujitsu ScanSnap offered a great how-to class. I love nerding out in how-to sessions!

I usually write up a summary of what I learned. But, ahem, you know I’m all about efficiency and saving time, so why not have someone else do that for me? OK, I can’t have someone write down and compose what I think, but a friend and colleague of mine (does that make her my frolleague?), Julie Bestry of Best Results Organizing, did a terrific job piecing together a recap. And since she pretty much said what I would share (although she’s far more eloquent and witty than I), why not just share her articles? Yes, efficiency.

So, here you go…straight from Chattanooga, Tennessee…a recap of NAPO 2016 from Julie Bestry, CPO®:

Highlights of Samsill products  (Hey, look! Scroll down to the bottom of Julie’s post, and you’ll see that I’m pulling a Vanna White! This was Samsill’s first time at NAPO Expo, so of course we had to have some fun with them.)

Highlights of SMEAD products  If you don’t already use them, you might recognize SMEAD from when I’ve posted my SMEAD podcast interviews:

Organizing for Teachers

8 Ways for Road Warriors to Stay More Productive

Staying Organized While Working on the Go


Julie Bestry - Standolyn Robertson - Miranda Wise - Helene Segura

A few members of the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers® (BCPO®)

Pictured left to right: Julie Bestry, CPO® (Director of Program Development); Standolyn Robertson, CPO® (President); Miranda Wise, CPO® (Director of Communications); Helene Segura, CPO® (Immediate Past President)

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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