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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 8
Creating and Following a Timeline
In This Chapter
• Create your meeting road map
• Understand the importance of milestones
• Identify important tasks for any timeline
• Discover that a timeline is one place to capture many of your details
 
Developing a timeline for your meeting is an important early step in the planning process. You already know that planning a meeting or an event involves scads of details, and most planners are married to their to-do lists for good reason. However, a timeline is not just one big to-do list. In fact, it’s quite different. A good timeline will identify key tasks and dates and keep your priorities straight. Most importantly, it will factor in the time you need to make sound decisions.
Timelines are as unique ...

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