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The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning, 2nd Edition by Shannon Kilkenny

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Appendix A

Tips to Becoming a Great Planner

Many people come into the meeting and event industry by accident or by reasons other than by choice. So how does one become a great event planner from the beginning?

The event-planning industry is growing. It is a vibrant, exciting, yet young industry. In the United States, there are about 325,000 professional event planners. These numbers are growing as the industry is becoming a recognized profession. In the last 30 years, meeting and event planning has created associations and affiliations with its own set of standards, procedures, and certifications, making the profession viable and ethical. The ...

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