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#002: Photo Organizer Interview [Podcast]

Update 9/19/17

Join us at our new photo organizing podcast
Photos with Sherita!

BPC-podcast-art 600pxThis interview series introduces you to photo organizers around the country who share their unique stories.

Meet Julie Kessler

Julie headshotJulie Kessler, owner of Picture This Organized in Colorado, shares how she transitioned her business from professional organizing to specializing in photo organizing earlier this year. Julie is a certified member of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO). She uses a customized system with each client to help them identify the photos, memorabilia and home movies that tell the stories they want to share.

The fun part of listening to a podcast is that you don’t have to be tied down to your computer. You can download the audio file and load on your iPod/mp3 player. Here are a just a few ideas for listening while you are…

  • Walking the dog
  • Running errands in the car
  • Exercising

You can expect short information-packed podcasts that we’ll keep to 30 minutes or less because we know that we are all busy small business owners.

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Be sure to ask any questions in the comment section below after you listen. We love to hear from you!

If you missed the first interview, click here to listen to my interview with Rita Norton of Photovation.

If you have started your business but still don’t have professional print materials, take a look at our marketing templates designed exclusively for photo organizers. Everything you need for print and your online presence is included in one marketing set. Don’t forget we also have amazing business forms so you don’t have to re-invent the wheel AND you can present yourself to clients with a professional image. Be sure to visit the business forms page to watch the short videos with tips on how to use each form. My clients love them and yours will too!

Radical Business Forms and Rita

Today is the BIG day

The first big reveal that I promised you last week is here! I will try to control my use of exclamation points but I’m not making any promises.

If you are an APPO member, you should have received an email announcement with the preliminary details of the Picture Perfect Profits conference which is Appo’s 2nd annual conference in Dallas, Texas on February 12-15, 2014.

I’m excited to be hosting a pre-conference intensive session with Rita Norton of Photovation. We have an agenda that is filled with content and training that will take your business to the next level.

But that’s not what this big reveal is about today.

One of the things I’ve worked on all summer is to create a place where photo organizers can come and get premium resources as they grow their business and are ready to invest in additional business tools.

BPC Photovation resources smOur services will include all the things you wish you had time to make yourself or don’t have the mastery or desire to learn and would rather just buy. This gives you more time to focus on what’s important; working ON your business instead of IN your business.

Systems and workflow is high on the list of what photo organizers want to improve in their own business. As certified Appo members ourselves, Rita and I are actively developing those things for you!

Rita’s Radical Business Forms

I challenge you to show me better and more professional forms than the ones Rita has designed. When she revealed them to me and let me beta test them with my own clients, I could barely contain my excitement. These forms are amazing!

Exclamation count: 4

Yes, I love forms and I’m betting you do too. Hello? We have organizing in our blood. But not everyone has the technological skill and even more importantly…the TIME to develop what Rita has created! Don’t squint – there is a video for each form and more details on the business forms page.

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Okay, it’s obvious I’m a raving fan. How about I give Rita an opportunity to tell you a little more about how she’s developed her forms and systems and her background in her own words?

Here’s Rita…

Thanks Sherra, I am equally excited to be hosting the Photo Organizer Training with you and even more excited to share the tools to make life easier and business more successful for all photo organizers.

Let’s get right to the good stuff. I was inspired by my clients to develop tools to make their photo organizing projects more efficient. I had noticed a pattern, I am sure you do too, that I was tasking each client with the same type of homework. In addition, I was reinventing my process and steps even though the client project was reasonably similar. Does any of this sound familiar?

After numerous revisions and testing with a select group of clients the result was a series of forms (and more in the design phase) that improved my productivity and client satisfaction. The forms are all pdfs that work with free Adobe® Reader software – but here is what makes the forms very unique – they are editable and interactive. What does that mean? Imagine a form where you can input photo and family information and the form is designed with formulas and special coding that generates important information based on that specific client. Think spreadsheet, but much smarter and prettier!

Here’s a quick look at one of the checklists we’re introducing today.

Here are the key benefits that implementing professional business forms in your business will bring you:

  • More time to spend with your family or creating other components of your business that you are more passionate about
  • Improved customer satisfaction as a result of your professional system and consistent process
  • Branding and Marketing tool: the forms can be branded with your company name and number in the footer
  • Make more money by managing more clients as a result of an effective systems and workflow process
  • Elevated confidence with your clients will result in attracting more of your ideal clients

Feel free to email me at forms@bigpicturecoaching.net with any questions or requests for forms that you need.

Click here to check out the 3 business forms we’re introducing today.

P.S. Note from Sherra…Two more interactive forms are coming by October 1st and they are my personal favorites! Be patient if the site is slow – we’re working on that too.

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