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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meeting and Event Planning, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Takes meetings and conferences to the next level

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. Part 1 - Bird’s-Eye View
    1. Chapter 1 - What Is a Meeting or Event, Anyway?
    2. Chapter 2 - Goals and Objectives: Critical from the Start
    3. Chapter 3 - Time to Evaluate: Was It Worth It?
    4. Chapter 4 - Meeting Industry Resources: Who Ya Gonna Call?
    5. Chapter 5 - Planning and Technology: Soft-Where? World-Wide-What?
    6. Chapter 6 - Focus on the Special Event
    7. Chapter 7 - Supplier Secrets No More: Where Communication Is Key
  7. Part 2 - First Things First
    1. Chapter 8 - Creating and Following a Timeline
    2. Chapter 9 - Budgeting: Dollars and Common Sense
    3. Chapter 10 - Site Selection and RFPs
    4. Chapter 11 - Negotiating the Best Deal
    5. Chapter 12 - Hotel Contracts: Signing on the Dotted Line
    6. Chapter 13 - Marketing—Early and Often
    7. Chapter 14 - Exhibits and Expositions: Should You Do It?
  8. Part 3 - Care and Feeding
    1. Chapter 15 - The Meeting Setup
    2. Chapter 16 - The Stuff That Meetings and Events Are Made Of
    3. Chapter 17 - Yakety-Yak: Working with Speakers
    4. Chapter 18 - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Working with Transportation Providers
    5. Chapter 19 - Food and Beverage Management
    6. Chapter 20 - Strategies for Working with Audio-Visuals
    7. Chapter 21 - Meeting Registration and Housing Reservations
  9. Part 4 - Center Stage and Beyond
    1. Chapter 22 - The Final Stretch: What to Expect Onsite
    2. Chapter 23 - Ready, Set, Show Time!
    3. Chapter 24 - Safety and Security
    4. Chapter 25 - It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over
    5. Chapter 26 - For Suppliers Only (Planners May Take a Peek)
    6. Chapter 27 - Meeting Industry Certification
    7. Chapter 28 - Keeping Cool Under Pressure
  10. Appendix A - Sample Forms and Checklists
  11. Appendix B - Meeting-Related Websites
  12. Index