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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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Foreword
Dear Readers,
When this book was first released, we lived and planned in a different world. On 9.11.01 all that changed. In my meeting-planning seminars I always start with a disclaimer that meeting planning is complex and requires careful attention to detail and attention to the objectives around which the meeting is designed. In fact, I always say it’s more than brain surgery: brain surgeons are responsible for one life at a time; we who plan meetings often are responsible for tens of thousands of people at a time. After 9.11.01, we had to look very differently at every aspect of how we planned and executed meetings—and we learned that what we did was truly more than brain surgery as we learned to cope in a new world of security and ...

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