Meeting and Event Planning For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
Expert advice on how to stage the perfect event every time

"A terrific resource of information for anyone in the event-planning business." --James Spellos, CMP, President, Meeting U.

Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies is a practical step-by-step guide to the strategies and techniques event-planning professionals use to bring people together. This comprehensive resource covers all the angles from the little details to the big picture to make sure your business meetings and special events come off without a hitch!

Praise for Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies

"Packed with valuable information in an easy-to-use format. [It] covers all the basics for the meeting planning novice." --Diane Silberstein, President, Diane Silberstein & Associates

"A great resource book every event professional should have.... Checklist heaven! We all love our checklists, and this book is full of them!" --Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP

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Gearing Up for Meetings and Events
Strictly Business Knowing Your Meeting Type
Mixing Business with Pleasure Events
Bringing an Event to Life
Get Me to the Meeting on Time
Timing It Right
Great Speakers Great Impressions
Mission Possible Building Bridges with Technology
This Phones for You Teleconferencing
Videoconferencing Made Easy
Staging a Successful Videoconference
Planning for Disaster
Planning for Gold Exhibiting 101
Strutting Your Stuff Exhibiting 201
Strutting Your Best Stuff Overseas Exhibiting 301

Confirming Arrangements inWriting
Is the Grass Greener Overseas?
LightsCamera Action
No Guts No Story
Working with Vendors
Drinking Champagne on a Beer Budget
Providing Hospitality
The Part of Tens
Failing to Market YourEvent Signing Contracts That Lack Specifics
Trying to Save Money
Online Resources for Meeting and Event Planners
Checklist Heaven

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About the author (2011)

Susan Friedmann is President of The Tradeshow Coach, which works with national and international exhibitors planning trade shows and special events.

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