Planning Successful Meetings And Events

Overview

Planning a meeting or event is no easy task. Just ask any of the administrative staffers who are increasingly being asked to do it. One minor mistake -- a plane ticket that doesn't arrive on time, not enough vegetarian meals at the luncheon, the wrong kind of audio/visual equipment -- can mean big trouble.

Now this handy little how-to guide takes secretaries and assistants through the entire process step-by-step. From site selection and registration do's and don'ts to ...

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Overview

Planning a meeting or event is no easy task. Just ask any of the administrative staffers who are increasingly being asked to do it. One minor mistake -- a plane ticket that doesn't arrive on time, not enough vegetarian meals at the luncheon, the wrong kind of audio/visual equipment -- can mean big trouble.

Now this handy little how-to guide takes secretaries and assistants through the entire process step-by-step. From site selection and registration do's and don'ts to negotiating with vendors and food and beverage planning, this book gives them everything they need to get a meeting planned right.

Packed with floor plans, checklists, glossaries of industry-specific terms, lists of resources, and more, Planning Successful Meetings and Events is sure to transform any take-charge assistant into the Martha Stewart of meeting and event planning. It's a good thing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814479957
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 561,643
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

ANN J. BOEHME (Valley Stream, NY) is founder and president of Meetings and Management Techniques Plus, a meeting planning firm specializing in program development, marketing, and program planning.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Planning a Meeting 1
2 Site and Destination Selection 17
3 Contracts 40
4 Suppliers and Services 51
5 Food and Beverage 63
6 Exhibits 77
7 Special Events 88
8 Budgeting 96
9 Audiovisual Materials 104
10 Promoting Your Meeting 123
11 Registration and On-Site Management 131
12 International Meetings 141
Resources 159
Index 169
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