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Gathering people together for a special event is always a
challenge. Even for the experienced planner, each event is unique. The
revised second edition of this award-winning book is designed to assist
any planner with meeting all the challenges that surround a production.
Whether you find yourself in charge of one important event or you have
chosen event planning as a career, you want your events to be incredibly
successful and remembered for years to come. A memorable event is one
that flows smoothly with every detail carefully orchestrated and
meticulously produced with the participant in mind. Successful events do
not just fall together; they are the result of hard work, creativity,
awareness, and careful attention to detail — every detail.

The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning with
Companion CD-ROM — REVISED 2nd Edition
is the most thorough,
concise, and easy-to-follow event planning book available. From the
initial concept of the event to ongoing management, this book provides
techniques to increase your chances of success and systems to avoid many
common mistakes. It shows you dozens of ways to save time and money and
introduces you to every facet of the planning process. This ultimate
guidebook equips readers with new ideas, support, and creative
problem-solving skills. The chapters follow the dynamics of the actual
event planning process and are supported by extensive checklists and
timelines. As readers undertake the complexities of daily
responsibilities and tasks, The Complete Guide to Successful Event
Planning inspires efficiency and confidence and makes it possible to
stay on track.

The revised second edition includes
information on timely practices such as planning environmentally
friendly parties, using technology applications and gadgets to
orchestrate a modern event, and generating enthusiasm for your events
using social media and social networking. The companion CD-ROM included
with the book contains helpful checklists, worksheets, and contracts and
agreements to help you coordinate an organized event. On the CD-ROM,
you will find sample speaker agreements, timelines for planning your
event, status reports, budget sheets, site selection checklists, and
much more. The information found in this book is suitable for creating
events for any theme, size, location, or budget. Both professionals and
novices alike will find this guidebook a must-have. Whether you are
planning the Academy Awards or your daughter's wedding, allow this newly
revised book to show you everything you need to know to make your next
event a success.  The companion CD-ROM is included with the print
version of this book; however is not available for download with the
electronic version.  It may be obtained separately by contacting
Atlantic Publishing Group at

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company
based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company
president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a
renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in
print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living,
management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing
prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give
readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and
case studies with expert advice.  Every book has resources, contact
information, and web sites of the products or companies

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September 13, 2008

This book was geard toward Meeting Planning. If you are looking for the overall spectrum about event planning, then I would not suggest this book. It felt like it was addressing the audience that deals with corporate meetings. There was good and resourceful information, but not directed towards me or what I was looking for. I felt the title was misleading.

April 10, 2007

Event Planning made easy
This is a great high level overview of event planning. I am still looking for a reference with more detailed checklists and events of a more civic nature. But it was great to get the accompanying CD to use to start making your own checklists. And a great way to see all the possible areas that could be involved with planning events, especially large ones.

September 20, 2015

This book had good reviews, which is why I bought it. It has the same problem a lot of self help books do. It spends a lot of time talking about how useful the book is, without telling you information to prove it. Lots of nearly meaningless lists that can be over a page long. And I'm not talking check lists. It is like Bubba listing every sort of shrimp food item.

Otherwise it is fine in a general way, but lacks on hard specifics. Someone asked me what the secret is to Successful Event Planning, (As the title says) and I could only respond, "The plan itself". I really couldn't pin point anything from the book that was particularly special.

May 26, 2009

Event planning
I bought this book hoping that it will provide me with a comprehensive guide to event planning since I am a beginner. The author gave some really good insights. Love the "Green Planning" section. Overall, it is an excellent source of information.

March 22, 2010

Great book!
I am not a profesional planner, but I am producing a big event for profit and it really helped me to organize myself better.

January 17, 2014

This is clearly a great resource
I had just started reading it but I can already see the usefulness of this book. unfortunately I have the Kindle version and it did not come with a companion CD. Is there any way to access the files or download them from somewhere so I will have them?

February 17, 2013

Got this book for my wife and she loves it!
I was looking for a book with someone who was passionate about planing events, because I wanted my wife to get some advise and true fact about the business and this book was it.

July 23, 2019

Just what I needed for my event planning class in college. Got a used one but looks brand new!

August 30, 2016

Her writing is poor, repetitive
I don't know how this woman calls herself an event planner when she obviously hasn't ever written for public relations. Her writing is poor, repetitive, and hard to understand. I'm sure there are good skills for event planning throughout, but I couldn't get past chapter 3 due to the horrid grammar.

October 17, 2016

Five Stars
Great resource - reasonable price

July 17, 2016

I love
Very informative. I love it

January 10, 2017

not satisfied
The CD was not with the book!

November 10, 2015

Five Stars
A must have if you are in the event planning industry!

June 14, 2015

Top book
Brillant book I am so delighted with it. There is lots of helpful guidance that has helped me yo shape my business.

May 14, 2014

Yes I did not know about event planning at this helped me. Any body who has to organise people will find it useful.

February 23, 2012

Event Planning
I purchased this book for a class in which I am enrolled. So far the book has been helpful, as well as the material on the CD-ROM. Thanks for making this book available.

October 11, 2010

Great service
The book I ordered came at the right time and I have nothing bad to say about the service I received.

November 3, 2014

Five Stars

August 20, 2014

Five Stars
Excellent great tool,

August 9, 2014

Very Helpful!
This is great book with the practical ins and outs of event planning. I can see me referring to this book for my future events.

May 12, 2014

Great Guide Book!
This book has a lot of useful information. I was happy with this purchase. I would recommend it to all.

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