Confessions of an Event Planner

Confessions of an Event Planner

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For anyone planning eventsa€”student, novice, or experienced professionala€”Confessions of an Event Planner is an a€œapprenticeship in a book.a€ This insidera€™s guide takes you on a narrative journey, following a fictional event planning company that stages various types of events around the world for many different clients. While other books, college courses, and training programs give you the theory and how-to of the profession, Confessions of an Event Planner reveals the real world of event planning and what can happena€”usually the unexpecteda€”on an event program when actual participants are added to the event planning design and execution mix. In a climate of media scrutiny and corporate scandals, event planners must be masters of discretion, knowing how to avoid and deal with everything from sexual romps to financial shenanigans, to chainsaw wielding salesmen dead set on a€œre-landscapinga€ the grounds of the resort theya€™re staying at. From an event planner whoa€™s seen it all and knows how to deal with it all, comes practical first-hand advice delivered in an entertaining and accessible format. Each chapter is set in a unique location, with a cast of characters, and a host of challenges and problems to overcomea€”from the boardroom to the resort guest bedrooms. Readers learn what they can come up against, how to problem solve creatively on the fly, get ideas for staging spectacular events, and see the principles of event planning in action. The scenario in each chapter is introduced by an outline of what will be covered in the chapter, and each chapter concludes with a series of review questions to explore key issues and stimulate reflection or discussion for individuals or groups. Ideal as a companion to Judy Allena€™s six other event planning books, as a textbook in event planning courses, or as a professional training tool Confessions of an Event Planner prepares planners for what they can expect once they start working in the world of corporate and social event planning, and will help decision-makers set company policies, procedures and protocol and promote discussion about codes of conduct in the office and offsite.Discuss ways that event planning companies can handle clients with very specific service needs and how to decide if and when it is time to walk away. Client History Q: Along with the client proposal request, is there anything else that will helpanbsp;...

Title:Confessions of an Event Planner
Author:Judy Allen
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-08-26


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