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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meeting and Event Planning, 2nd Edition by Robin E. Craven, Lynn Johnson Golabowski

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Chapter 2
Goals and Objectives: Critical from the Start
In This Chapter
• Understand the importance of setting goals and objectives
• Learn how to create goals and objectives
• Develop a goals and objectives worksheet
• Define what makes a meeting successful
 
Meetings should be held with purpose. Too many times, meetings are held because one person thought the meeting was necessary. Knowing why the meeting is to be held sets the tone and framework for all that is planned. How often have you attended a meeting and walked away feeling like it was a big waste of your time? You are busy, and going to another meeting just takes time away from getting things crossed off your ever-growing to-do list.
Goals and objectives define your entire meeting or ...

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