Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Expert advice on how to stage the perfect event every time

"A terrific resource of information for anyone in the event-planning business." —James Spellos, CMP, President, Meeting U.

Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies is a practical step-by-step guide to the strategies and techniques event-planning professionals use to bring people together. This comprehensive resource covers all the angles ? from the little details to the big picture ? to...

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Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies

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Overview

Expert advice on how to stage the perfect event every time

"A terrific resource of information for anyone in the event-planning business." —James Spellos, CMP, President, Meeting U.

Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies is a practical step-by-step guide to the strategies and techniques event-planning professionals use to bring people together. This comprehensive resource covers all the angles ? from the little details to the big picture ? to make sure your business meetings and special events come off without a hitch!

Praise for Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies

"Packed with valuable information in an easy-to-use format. [It] covers all the basics for the meeting planning novice." —Diane Silberstein, President, Diane Silberstein & Associates

"A great resource book every event professional should have.... Checklist heaven! We all love our checklists, and this book is full of them!" —Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053249
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 267,749
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Friedmann is President of The Tradeshow Coach, which works with national and international exhibitors planning trade shows and special events.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Been to Any Good Meetings or Events Lately?

Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Meetings and Events.

Chapter 2: Strictly Business: Knowing Your Meeting Type.

Chapter 3: The ABCs of Meeting Preparation.

Chapter 4: Mixing Business with Pleasure: Events.

Chapter 5: Bringing an Event to Life.

Part II: It's All Show Business.

Chapter 6: Get Me to the Meeting on Time.

Chapter 7: Food for Thought.

Chapter 8: Great Speakers, Great Impressions.

Chapter 9: It's the Extras That Count.

Chapter 10: Is the Grass Greener Overseas?

Chapter 11: Lights, Camera, Action.

Part III: No Guts, No Story.

Chapter 12: Nuts and Bolts: Negotiating, Contracting, and Ensuring Safety.

Chapter 13: Working with Vendors.

Chapter 14: Drinking Champagne on a Beer Budget.

Part IV: Mission Possible: Building Bridges with Technology.

Chapter 15: Making Meeting Technology Work for You.

Chapter 16: This Phone's for You: Teleconferencing.

Chapter 17: Videoconferencing Made Easy.

Chapter 18: Holding Meetings Online.

Part V: Exhibiting at Home and Abroad.

Chapter 19: Planning for Gold: Exhibiting 101.

Chapter 20: Strutting Your Stuff: Exhibiting 201.

Chapter 21: Strutting Your Best Stuff Overseas: Exhibiting 301.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Alternatives to Meetings.

Chapter 23: Ten Common Meeting Mistakes to Avoid.

Chapter 24: Ten Top Negotiating Tactics.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Online Resources for Meeting and Event Planners.

Appendix B: Checklist Heaven.

Index.

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