Time Management for Event Planners: Expert Techniques and Time-Saving Tips for Organizing Your Workload, Prioritizing Your Day, and Taking Control of Your Schedule

Time Management for Event Planners: Expert Techniques and Time-Saving Tips for Organizing Your Workload, Prioritizing Your Day, and Taking Control of Your Schedule

by Judy Allen
     
 

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Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days a year. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often far away from their home base, organizing and running events that simply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline is not an option in the event planning field. Time management errors can cost a company a potential sale, lose them…  See more details below

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Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days a year. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often far away from their home base, organizing and running events that simply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline is not an option in the event planning field. Time management errors can cost a company a potential sale, lose them an existing customer, and damage their professional reputation.

Burnout and chaos are real risks in this hectic world of deadlines and multiple projects. Planners often find themselves working down to the wire against crushing deadlines and a mountain of obstacles that impede their progress. Too frequently, there is not enough time to get the job done properly, let alone to spend on personal or professional pursuits. And for many involved in the event planning field, there is the extra dimension of travel to factor in, juggling multiple projects on a daily basis across a multitude of time zones.

For smooth event implementation, and for business success, it is essential that planners know how to manage their own time as well as they manage an event. Time Management for Event Planners teaches readers how to successfully manage their workload, and do what matters most, when it matters most:

  • Analyze and prioritize tasks.
  • Structure your workload and your day for maximum performance.
  • Identify red-flag activities that hinder productivity.
  • Reduce stress-producing time crunches.
  • Identify when extra help is needed, as well as how to delegate, outsource, and even partner with suppliers in crunch periods.
  • Work with rather than against deadlines.
  • Save time using technology.
  • Manage multiple projects, even in multiple time zones.
  • Balance your personal and professional life.
Whether you are an event planner, a hospitality professional, in public relations or other related fields, Time Management for Event Planners offers time-saving tips, techniques, examples, and expert insight that will help you get time on your side.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470739006
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
647 KB

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"Judy presents specific ‘how to’ procedures and maps out the route to timely success in event planning. Time Management for Event Planners brings the concept of   time management down to a practical level which can be applied to any event or to one’s personal life."

Rosecita Jeffers, CEO, Island By Design Inc., St. Kitts and Nevis

"Judy Allen’s expertise in creating larger-than-life events translates into a highly readable, inspirational volume of real-world time management tips for event planners. A must-read for event industry professionals."

Liz Ryan, President, WorldWIT/WorldWIT Radio, U.S.

"I am glad that we can have tools for the meeting industry. Getting things done is the most difficult part of the business. With her new book, Judy Allen positions planners at a managerial level and shows how to work in an effective way to track our productive time."

Wanda I. Hernandez, MBA, President, Caliope Events Management & Corporate Communications; President, Meeting Professionals International, MPI Puerto Rico Club

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Meet the Author

Judy Allen is one of the world's leading authorities on staging, event and lifestyle design and the bestselling author of ten books for the professional, business and consumer markets. Allen, a master of creative design, has flawlessly executed successful special events-corporate, social, and celebrity-for up to 2,000 guests at a time in more than 30 countries around the world. She has designed and produced memorable events such as Disney's worldwide theatrical opening-night gala for Beauty and the Beast, and the orchestration of Oscar-winning director Norman Jewison's 25th anniversary celebration for Fiddler on the Roof.
Highly skilled in staging events that are strategically designed to be one-of-kind experiences and a master of transforming the energy of an event environment by engaging the senses with trademark primary design principles, Allen has worked closely with CEOs, CFOs, presidents and their executive staff around the globe to create, implement and oversee their corporate and social business events.
The many diverse events that Allen has designed and executed extend from complex one-day events to elaborate arrangements of theme productions taking place over the course of a week. These events ranged from very exclusive VIP events to multimillion-dollar, multimedia fantasy extravaganzas including seven new-car product launches and involved high-tech stage and show productions.
Allen, and her 2jproductions (www.2jproductions.com) partner, Joe Shane, are now bringing their dynamic creative energy, innovative style and perceptive insight to home, life and lifestyle design and world class resorts around the world through Sensual Home LivingTM (www.sensualhomeliving.com) and other initiatives.

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