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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meeting and Event Planning, 2nd Edition
by Robin E. Craven, Lynn Johnson Golabowski
Release Date: March 2006
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Takes meetings and conferences to the next level
Table of Contents
Part 1 - Bird’s-Eye View
Chapter 1 - What Is a Meeting or Event, Anyway?
Chapter 2 - Goals and Objectives: Critical from the Start
Chapter 3 - Time to Evaluate: Was It Worth It?
Chapter 4 - Meeting Industry Resources: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Chapter 5 - Planning and Technology: Soft-Where? World-Wide-What?
Chapter 6 - Focus on the Special Event
Chapter 7 - Supplier Secrets No More: Where Communication Is Key
Part 2 - First Things First
Chapter 8 - Creating and Following a Timeline
Chapter 9 - Budgeting: Dollars and Common Sense
Chapter 10 - Site Selection and RFPs
Chapter 11 - Negotiating the Best Deal
Chapter 12 - Hotel Contracts: Signing on the Dotted Line
Chapter 13 - Marketing—Early and Often
Chapter 14 - Exhibits and Expositions: Should You Do It?
Part 3 - Care and Feeding
Chapter 15 - The Meeting Setup
Chapter 16 - The Stuff That Meetings and Events Are Made Of
Chapter 17 - Yakety-Yak: Working with Speakers
Chapter 18 - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Working with Transportation Providers
Chapter 19 - Food and Beverage Management
Chapter 20 - Strategies for Working with Audio-Visuals
Chapter 21 - Meeting Registration and Housing Reservations
Part 4 - Center Stage and Beyond
Chapter 22 - The Final Stretch: What to Expect Onsite
Chapter 23 - Ready, Set, Show Time!
Chapter 24 - Safety and Security
Chapter 25 - It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over
Chapter 26 - For Suppliers Only (Planners May Take a Peek)
Chapter 27 - Meeting Industry Certification
Chapter 28 - Keeping Cool Under Pressure
Appendix A - Sample Forms and Checklists
Appendix B - Meeting-Related Websites