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

Overview

Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days ayear. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often faraway from their home base, organizing and running events thatsimply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline isnot an option in the event planning field. Time management errorscan cost a company a potential sale, lose them an existingcustomer, and damage their professional reputation.

Burnout and chaos are real risks in this hectic world ...

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Overview

Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days ayear. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often faraway from their home base, organizing and running events thatsimply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline isnot an option in the event planning field. Time management errorscan cost a company a potential sale, lose them an existingcustomer, and damage their professional reputation.

Burnout and chaos are real risks in this hectic world ofdeadlines and multiple projects. Planners often find themselvesworking down to the wire against crushing deadlines and a mountainof obstacles that impede their progress. Too frequently, there isnot enough time to get the job done properly, let alone to spend onpersonal or professional pursuits. And for many involved in theevent planning field, there is the extra dimension of travel tofactor in, juggling multiple projects on a daily basis across amultitude of time zones.

For smooth event implementation, and for business success, it isessential that planners know how to manage their own time as wellas they manage an event. Time Management for Event Plannersteaches readers how to successfully manage their workload, and dowhat matters most, when it matters most:

  • Analyze and prioritize tasks.
  • Structure your workload and your day for maximumperformance.
  • 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, inpublic relations or other related fields, Time Management forEvent Planners offers time-saving tips, techniques, examples,and expert insight that will help you get time on your side.

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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 onstaging, event and lifestyle design and the bestselling author often books for the professional, business and consumer markets.Allen, a master of creative design, has flawlessly executedsuccessful special events-corporate, social, and celebrity-for upto 2,000 guests at a time in more than 30 countries around theworld. She has designed and produced memorable events such asDisney's worldwide theatrical opening-night gala for Beauty andthe Beast, and the orchestration of Oscar-winning directorNorman Jewison's 25th anniversary celebration for Fiddler on theRoof.
Highly skilled in staging events that are strategically designed tobe one-of-kind experiences and a master of transforming the energyof an event environment by engaging the senses with trademarkprimary design principles, Allen has worked closely with CEOs,CFOs, presidents and their executive staff around the globe tocreate, implement and oversee their corporate and social businessevents.
The many diverse events that Allen has designed and executed extendfrom complex one-day events to elaborate arrangements of themeproductions taking place over the course of a week. These eventsranged from very exclusive VIP events to multimillion-dollar,multimedia fantasy extravaganzas including seven new-car productlaunches 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 lifestyledesign and world class resorts around the world through SensualHome 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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