Pinterest for Professional Organizers

Training for Professional Organizers

I have developed a webinar that is geared primarily for Professional Organizers but others in the home decorating, interior design, home staging or fashion can also benefit from this webinar.

Pinterest 101 for Professional Organziers –

Pinterest is the fastest growing social network and is providing more referrals back to website than Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube – combined.  Join me for this 1.25 hour webinar where you will learn what Pinterest is all about, how to set up boards, how to pin an image correctly and why professional organizers arein love with it.

When: Monday, October 22, 2012

Time: 1:30  pm EST / 11:30 am PST or 7 pm EST/4 pm PST

Where: in the comfort of your home or office

How: Webex – invitation sent out once you have registered

Cost: $40   $29

Learn the why you need to be on Pinterest.  The basics will cover:

  • creating a board
  • adding pins
  • linking to your other social media platforms
  • Pinterest etiquette and best practices
  • collaborating for a greater impact

If you are interested in signing up please proceed to my registration page.  Make sure to indicate whether you are interested in the afternoon or evening session.

Space is limited so sign up today so you won’t be disappointed.


LinkedLearning Workshops and Speaking Engagements

This will be a very busy few weeks for me.  I will be presenting in Toronto and Orangeville. Here are the listings and registration pages:


Event: FreelanceCamp Toronto

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time: 11 am – 11:45 am

Location: Bahen Centre University of Toronto – 40 St. George’s Street


Understanding how to Network: going from virtual networking to meeting IRL (in real life)
– Margarita Ibbott (LinkedIn | Twitter)
(Intoductory/Beginner level)

This session incorporates virtual networking with in real life networking. How? First we will discuss how to find networking events using LinkedIn. This session covers: finding networking events to attend, signing up and the understanding how to search an attendee’s profile so that when you actually attend the networking event, you will know how to break the ice.

1. searching events
2. researching profiles of attendees
3. finding areas in common making connecting possible

With years of networking under her belt, Margarita Ibbott, social media trainer and self professed ‘connector’, will take you through the steps that she uses to connect with people at a networking event.

She will discuss how to take the information that you have found on LinkedIn about the attendees to open up a conversation and meet people at an event with the ultimate objective: meeting new clients.

MS2 Conference

Event: MS2 Conference

Date: June 12 – 14, 2012

Time: TBD

Location: Hockley Valley Resort


Join me on Thursday, June 14th when I will be giving three different presentations at the MS2Conference in Orangeville:

  • Understanding Twitter: Chirping, Tweeting, Trending
  • Pinterest 101
  • Advanced LinkedIn Features: Taking Virtual Networking to the Next Level
You can register here...but if you email me, I can give you a special discount code and you will receive $50 off an ‘all access’ registration package.  

Register TODAY!

Space is limited — June 12–14, 2012, Hockley Valley Resort, Orangeville.

@MS2 Conf…Making Social Media Simple Conference, is Ontario’s Social Media educational event designed for businesses, non-profits, and local government. Get practical with us as we share ideas, hear from expert practitioners, and learn best practices in the areas of Social Media, Email Marketing, Video Marketing, Pay Per Click, SEO, Blogging…and so much more!

Reasons to Attend

With a Community of Experts at your fingertips @MS2Conf is distinguished by sessions broken down by category and experience level where participants may choose which may benefit them the most. The conference will showcase the most popular as well as the newest and most innovative social media products and tools on the market. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their industry peers and share ideas, tips and techniques. We’re bringing some of the brightest stars in social media to Orangeville, offering organizations of any size to achieve the greatest return on their social media investment.

Join your digital marketing peers in Orangeville this June 12–14 at the Making Social Media Simple Conference for hands-on learning & workshops with industry leading experts, networking opportunities, thought-leadership presentations and peer-to-peer collaboration on the subjects of:

  • Social Media
  • Video
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • And So Much More!

We encourage you to make the most of your @MS2Conf experience, so bring your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
Get Social! – Get Connected! – Be Remembered!

Conference Pricing

All Access Pass – *$550 | Regular Rate $635
One Day Pass; Wednesday, June 13th – *$290 | Regular $335
One Day Pass; Thursday, June 14th – *$290 | Regular $335
*Early Bird Pricing is in effect until May 15, 2012

Upcoming @MS2Conf Dates

Grand Bend: Oakwood Inn Resort September 25 – 27, 2012 | Register

Chatham-Kent: John D. Bradley Convention Centre October 23-25, 2012 | Register

Have you discovered Pinterest?

Have you discovered Pinterest yet?  The website describes it very simply: it’s an online pinboard that lets you organize the things you love.  I discovered it through, Cynthia Gagen, blogging friend of mine that blogs about crafts (actually, she blogs about a whole lot more) .  She uses Pinterest to capture images of crafts she’s made, crafts she likes and to display craft projects by others.  You can find her awesome boards here and her even better blog here.

The same goes for my organizing buddies.  There is not a day that goes by that a professional organizers doesn’t pin something on the group board.  In Pinterest you have your own boards and you have boards that you can collaborate on. 

Pinterest is a means of capturing pictures from every possible source: websites, blogs, uploaded photographs…etc. so that you can then group them together and create a board.  This is a fun and easy way of capturing your favourite images without having to bookmark each individual webpage. 

The most important thing to remember when sharing content is to be sure to give credit where credit is due. Thank the source (even if they were not the original person that pinned the picture).   If you can, try and go back to the original source (especially if it is a photograph from a blog post and was taken by the blogger). Then the ‘pin’ will have a direct link to the picture. If you just keep re-pinning, sometimes the source is lost – not good content-credit Karma…

Other then that, have fun, get inspired and pin away.  Let me know how you use your Pinterest boards and lastly, stay tuned for an introductory Pinterest Class for those of you just starting.

Here is my board so follow me if you must…