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


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"She has done it again! Judy Allen has written an excellent, educational and user-friendly book, which is a priceless resource for planners worldwide. Time Management is an essential book for all planners, new or seasoned. Judy has provided the tools for managing your time which is one of the most important skills for event planners and all professionals."
Ysabelle Allard, Meetings & Incentives...

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Praise for Time Management for Event Planners

"She has done it again! Judy Allen has written an excellent, educational and user-friendly book, which is a priceless resource for planners worldwide. Time Management is an essential book for all planners, new or seasoned. Judy has provided the tools for managing your time which is one of the most important skills for event planners and all professionals."
Ysabelle Allard, Meetings & Incentives Planner, Bilingual Meetings & Incentives

"As all experienced and inexperienced event managers will know, time is one of the main resources that has to be managed effectively for successful events. In this practical skills-based text, Judy Allen explores time management and provides techniques for event professionals to learn and apply to your work. From exploring your current use of time, through prioritising and action planning, to multi tasking, project management and balancing your personal and professional life, Judy provides hints and tips for making better, and the best, use of time, based on her years of experience in the events industry."
Glenn A. J. Bowdin, Principal Lecturer, UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds, Metropolitan University

"At last, a time management book written by someone who knows what it is to juggle three programs, six clients, eighteen suppliers and a family in a pear tree! Using Judy Allen’s tips have really made a difference!"
Brigitte Mondor, CMP, Event Leader, Microsoft — Maritz Canada Inc.

"A very no-nonsense approach to the real problem of time management. Some excellent tips and strategies for the busy professional."
Deborah Breiter, Associate Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality, Orlando, Florida

"Time is money, and organizing your time is the key to planning a successful event. Judy Allen’s new book gives event planners all the tools they need to manage their time most efficiently."
Luis R. Rodriguez, Executive President (CEO), International Standardization, for the Meeting Industry Institute (ISMI), Isla Margarita, Venezuela

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470836262
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/13/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Taking stock 1
Ch. 2 Charting your priorities 29
Ch. 3 Designing a daily action plan 47
Ch. 4 Integrating time management tactics into your day 65
Ch. 5 Implementing time-saving systems and procedures 95
Ch. 6 Working around the world on multiple projects in multiple time zones 113
Ch. 7 Getting time on your side 135
Ch. 8 Saving time when out of the office and on-site 159
Ch. 9 Making time for professional pursuits 175
Ch. 10 Balancing your personal and professional life 191
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