Time Management for Event Planners: Expert Techniques and Time-Saving Tips for Organizing Your Workload, Prioritizing Your Day, and Taking Control of Your Schedule

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9780470836262: Time Management for Event Planners: Expert Techniques and Time-Saving Tips for Organizing Your Workload, Prioritizing Your Day, and Taking Control of Your Schedule

Event planning never stops. This industry goes 24/7, 365 days a year. Planners work evenings, weekends, and holidays, often far away from their home base, organizing and running events that simply must go on, and go smoothly. Missing a critical deadline is not an option in the event planning field. Time management errors can cost a company a potential sale, lose them an existing customer, and damage their professional reputation.

Burnout and chaos are real risks in this hectic world of deadlines and multiple projects. Planners often find themselves working down to the wire against crushing deadlines and a mountain of obstacles that impede their progress. Too frequently, there is not enough time to get the job done properly, let alone to spend on personal or professional pursuits. And for many involved in the event planning field, there is the extra dimension of travel to factor in, juggling multiple projects on a daily basis across a multitude of time zones.

For smooth event implementation, and for business success, it is essential that planners know how to manage their own time as well as they manage an event. Time Management for Event Planners teaches readers how to successfully manage their workload, and do what matters most, when it matters most:

  • Analyze and prioritize tasks.
  • Structure your workload and your day for maximum performance.
  • Identify red-flag activities that hinder productivity.
  • Reduce stress-producing time crunches.
  • Identify when extra help is needed, as well as how to delegate, outsource, and even partner with suppliers in crunch periods.
  • Work with rather than against deadlines.
  • Save time using technology.
  • Manage multiple projects, even in multiple time zones.
  • Balance your personal and professional life.
Whether you are an event planner, a hospitality professional, in public relations or other related fields, Time Management for Event Planners offers time-saving tips, techniques, examples, and expert insight that will help you get time on your side.

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Praise for Time Management for Event Planners

"She has done it again! Judy Allen has written an excellent, educational and user-friendly book, which is a priceless resource for planners worldwide. Time Management is an essential book for all planners, new or seasoned. Judy has provided the tools for managing your time which is one of the most important skills for event planners and all professionals."
Ysabelle Allard, Meetings & Incentives Planner, Bilingual Meetings & Incentives

"As all experienced and inexperienced event managers will know, time is one of the main resources that has to be managed effectively for successful events. In this practical skills-based text, Judy Allen explores time management and provides techniques for event professionals to learn and apply to your work. From exploring your current use of time, through prioritising and action planning, to multi tasking, project management and balancing your personal and professional life, Judy provides hints and tips for making better, and the best, use of time, based on her years of experience in the events industry."
Glenn A. J. Bowdin, Principal Lecturer, UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds, Metropolitan University

"At last, a time management book written by someone who knows what it is to juggle three programs, six clients, eighteen suppliers and a family in a pear tree! Using Judy Allen’s tips have really made a difference!"
Brigitte Mondor, CMP, Event Leader, Microsoft — Maritz Canada Inc.

"A very no-nonsense approach to the real problem of time management. Some excellent tips and strategies for the busy professional."
Deborah Breiter, Associate Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality, Orlando, Florida

"Time is money, and organizing your time is the key to planning a successful event. Judy Allen’s new book gives event planners all the tools they need to manage their time most efficiently."
Luis R. Rodriguez, Executive President (CEO), International Standardization, for the Meeting Industry Institute (ISMI), Isla Margarita, Venezuela

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About the Author:

Judy Allen is one of the world's leading authorities on staging, event and lifestyle design and the bestselling author of ten books for the professional, business and consumer markets. Allen, a master of creative design, has flawlessly executed successful special events-corporate, social, and celebrity-for up to 2,000 guests at a time in more than 30 countries around the world. She has designed and produced memorable events such as Disney's worldwide theatrical opening-night gala for Beauty and the Beast, and the orchestration of Oscar-winning director Norman Jewison's 25th anniversary celebration for Fiddler on the Roof.
Highly skilled in staging events that are strategically designed to be one-of-kind experiences and a master of transforming the energy of an event environment by engaging the senses with trademark primary design principles, Allen has worked closely with CEOs, CFOs, presidents and their executive staff around the globe to create, implement and oversee their corporate and social business events.
The many diverse events that Allen has designed and executed extend from complex one-day events to elaborate arrangements of theme productions taking place over the course of a week. These events ranged from very exclusive VIP events to multimillion-dollar, multimedia fantasy extravaganzas including seven new-car product launches and involved high-tech stage and show productions.
Allen, and her 2jproductions (www.2jproductions.com) partner, Joe Shane, are now bringing their dynamic creative energy, innovative style and perceptive insight to home, life and lifestyle design and world class resorts around the world through Sensual Home LivingTM (www.sensualhomeliving.com) and other initiatives.

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Allen, Judy
Editorial: Wiley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0470836261 ISBN 13: 9780470836262
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
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