The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning [NOOK Book]

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Gathering people together for a special event is always a challenge. Even for the experienced planner, each event is unique. The revised second edition of this award-winning book is designed to assist any planner with meeting all the challenges that surround a production. Whether you find yourself in charge of one important event or you have chosen event planning as a career, you want your events to be incredibly successful and remembered for years to come. A memorable event is one that flows smoothly with every ...
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The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning

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Overview

Gathering people together for a special event is always a challenge. Even for the experienced planner, each event is unique. The revised second edition of this award-winning book is designed to assist any planner with meeting all the challenges that surround a production. Whether you find yourself in charge of one important event or you have chosen event planning as a career, you want your events to be incredibly successful and remembered for years to come. A memorable event is one that flows smoothly with every detail carefully orchestrated and meticulously produced with the participant in mind. Successful events do not just fall together; they are the result of hard work, creativity, awareness, and careful attention to detail — every detail.
The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning with Companion CD-ROM — REVISED 2nd Edition is the most thorough, concise, and easy-to-follow event planning book available. From the initial concept of the event to ongoing management, this book provides techniques to increase your chances of success and systems to avoid many common mistakes. It shows you dozens of ways to save time and money and introduces you to every facet of the planning process. This ultimate guidebook equips readers with new ideas, support, and creative problem-solving skills. The chapters follow the dynamics of the actual event planning process and are supported by extensive checklists and timelines. As readers undertake the complexities of daily responsibilities and tasks, The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning inspires efficiency and confidence and makes it possible to stay on track.
The revised second edition includes information on timely practices such as planning environmentally friendly parties, using technology applications and gadgets to orchestrate a modern event, and generating enthusiasm for your events using social media and social networking. The companion CD-ROM included with the book contains helpful checklists, worksheets, and contracts and agreements to help you coordinate an organized event. On the CD-ROM, you will find sample speaker agreements, timelines for planning your event, status reports, budget sheets, site selection checklists, and much more.
The information found in this book is suitable for creating events for any theme, size, location, or budget. Both professionals and novices alike will find this guidebook a must-have. Whether you are planning the Academy Awards or your daughter's wedding, allow this newly revised book to show you everything you need to know to make your next event a success. The companion CD-ROM is not available for download with this electronic version of the book but it may be purchased separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at sales@atlantic-pub.com.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013210639
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 11 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    Very Informative

    Having to plan an event? First time or old pros needing a refresher go no further than this book. Shannon Kilkenny has outdone herself here with step by step instructions and tips to walk you through the whole process of planning and executing even the most difficult event you¿ve ever faced. I found the charts, lists and forms both in the text and the copies on the CD ROM for easy print out to be the most beneficial. I think the best thing about this book is that you can take away something from reading the whole book cover to cover. But you can also take away information from individual chapters if the whole book doesn¿t apply to you. The best example of this I can give is that my mother was panicked last week over trying to plan my little sister¿s 16th birthday. I told mom that while I¿d only read this book last week for a friends baby shower that I thought she might want to take a peek at it. When I came over the day before my sister¿s party to help with setup my mom said that the book had more than paid for itself. It had shown her a much less stressful way to do what she was trying to do. She said that she skipped the chapters aimed at event planners but that a lot of the later chapters helped her immensely in avoiding disaster or over planning for the party. This is a definite read for anyone trying to plan an event from the smallest birthday party to a large banquet or conference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    A reviewer

    I've planned successful corporate Christmas parties, software user group conferences, non-profit fundraisers, weddings, church gatherings, and awards banquets but I found new ways to enhance my services and make the processes flow more smoothly when I read 'The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning'. Shannon Kilkenny provides comprehensive planning guidelines in a way that stimulates further brainstorming and creativity. She teaches you how to easily and systematically envision, create and run a fantastic event that will be memorable for all of the participants, enjoyable for the planner, and profitable when appropriate. I particularly liked her advice on 'greening' your event. Providing organic meals and other environmentally friendly offerings sends a positive message to participants, the community and potential clients. People want to hire event planners who are responsible people. What better way to demonstrate and promote your services than to host an event that is appealing, well-run and certified as environmentally sound? This book does an excellent job of guiding you through the process of planning a successful event and is a must have for anyone who may be called upon to coordinate a gathering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Event Planning Made Easy

    Are you an event coordinator? Me neither! Or at least that¿s what I thought until the day I had to plan a seminar for a client as part of my ¿your gal Friday¿ business. How hard could it be, right? Three days later I was hovering close to a nervous breakdown ¿ so I purchased this book. A week and a half later I put on a professional seminar, didn¿t have a nervous breakdown, and now have so many referrals I¿m actually considering adding event planning to my portfolio! Whether you¿re planning a surprise birthday party, a conference, a tournament of some sort, or even the biggie ¿ a wedding ¿ this book is for you. Shannon Kilkenny provides checklists, timelines, and money saving tips that anyone can use in any circumstance whether it¿s a social event or a business event. The author also discusses those situations that most of us have nightmares about and gives tips and ideas on what to do when something goes wrong, as it invariably will. The book is filled with creative insight, step-by-step walkthroughs, and a lively sense of humor. In addition, the book comes with a CD packed with templates, guides, certifications, evaluations, room design, and numerous other guidelines and resources. So, if you¿re planning Grandma¿s 90th birthday ¿ this book is for you. If you¿re planning the yearly conference for your company ¿ this book is for you. And if you¿re planning a seminar with expected attendance of 30,000 ¿ this book is for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    I wish I had this book when I planned my wedding

    This book is an essential comprehensive step-by-step guide for anyone who is organizing a group gathering. It doesn¿t matter if the event is for a small group of 10 or a convention of hundreds, this book will help to develop your organizational skills to ensure your planned event goes as smoothly as possible. I especially liked the true stories from event planners about parties that went very well or very wrong, particularly the story about a murder disrupting an event. This book is a necessity for anyone planning an event of any size, from a baby shower to a conference for thousands of people. It will assist you through the planning stages, financing, meal planning, advertising, security, and after event chores such as bill paying, thank you notes and evaluations. With the assistance of this book, any event you plan will be a success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Planning an Event? Here¿s Your Blueprint for Success!

    Let¿s face it. When you¿re in charge of planning an event¿any event¿you¿re the one with the reputation on the line. If the event succeeds or flops, people who were there will remember you. So you can¿t afford to overlook even the smallest planning detail. You need insurance against failure¿and that¿s where this book comes in! Anyone who¿s on the hot seat for planning an event can¿t afford to be more than an arm¿s length away from Shannon Kilkenny¿s unmatched expertise. No matter what the occasion or how many people will be at your event, this guide covers everything you must know to ensure its success. And I¿m not just talking about the obvious checklist of to-do¿s most planners have to deal with¿things like location, timeline, budget, and agenda. You¿ll also get invaluable insight on orchestrating the event¿s end-to-end ¿intangibles¿ like mood, vision, and take-away memories that most of us overlook or don¿t even know about. These are the make-or- break elements of the event! It doesn¿t matter whether you¿re talking about a small birthday party for a family member or a Fortune 100 black-tie social for hundreds of VIPs, this book delivers the can¿t-miss wisdom from a planner who¿s ¿been there, done that.¿ And there¿s even a companion CD with sample agreements, forms, and templates you can use in your upcoming planning efforts! So don¿t even think about bringing your next event to the drawing board without this book. -- Robert Gardner, Ph.D.

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