Confessions of an Event Planner

Case Studies from the Real World of Events--How to Handle the Unexpected and How to Be a Master of Discretion

Confessions of an Event Planner

For anyone planning events—student, novice, or experienced professional—Confessions of an Event Planner is an “apprenticeship in a book.” This insider’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 happen—usually the unexpected—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 “re-landscaping” the grounds of the resort they’re staying at. From an event planner who’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 overcome—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 Allen’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.

Confessions of an Ex-Jehovah's Witness

Confessions of an Ex-Jehovah's Witness

"Charlotte Jennings is an inspiration. The behaviors she exhibits and the examples she sets are goals for us to attain."-Joan Bialk"Charlotte writes an inspiring story of her search for our Savior and His faithfulness to never leave us or forsake us. Hers is a story of stepping into the river for Jesus."-Paula Pelletier"She is called conqueror, encourager, intercessor, prayer warrior, Jesus follower, champion, believer, mighty woman of faith, difference maker, friend, aunt, great aunt, sister, great grandmother, grandmother, the park grandma, cherished wife, but I am honored and blessed to call her mom. I love you mom."-Joelle

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Confessions of a Public Speaker

In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well. For managers and teachers -- and anyone else who talks and expects someone to listen -- Confessions of a Public Speaker provides an insider's perspective on how to effectively present ideas to anyone. It's a unique, entertaining, and instructional romp through the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has experienced over 15 years of speaking to crowds of all sizes. With lively lessons and surprising confessions, you'll get new insights into the art of persuasion -- as well as teaching, learning, and performance -- directly from a master of the trade. Highlights include: Berkun's hard-won and simple philosophy, culled from years of lectures, teaching courses, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC Practical advice, including how to work a tough room, the science of not boring people, how to survive the attack of the butterflies, and what to do when things go wrong The inside scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why The worst -- and funniest -- disaster stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you can use) Filled with humorous and illuminating stories of thrilling performances and real-life disasters, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly honest, and a blast to read.

Confessions of a Frisky Fashion Writer

Confessions of a Frisky Fashion Writer

A girls’ night out during New York Fashion Week takes an unexpected turn when a dashing gentleman enters the scene. Every girl dreams of being in fashion, and Virginia George is no different. As the twenty-six-year-old professional works her way up through the ranks of the industry to become a fashion writer, she realizes there’s a lot more to this world than just beautiful clothes. When she’s not writing about glossy designer names, she is the voice behind the provocative sex blog, Sex with Cocktails, under the alias V. During a chic Fashion Week party, she meets the dapper Jonathan Carter, the owner of a well-known menswear store and a fashion celebrity. Then, just when she thinks life can’t throw anything else her way, an interesting job opportunity comes up as a full-time staff writer at the prestigious Haute magazine. As Virginia sees the possibility for a promising career in fashion, she also begins to consider the probability of interesting developments for her and the dashing Mr. Carter.

Confessions of a Passionate Seeker

Bridging the Gap from Ego to Essence

Confessions of a Passionate Seeker

After many years as a dedicated seeker, Dr. Pamela Gerali hit a wall. An energy-sapping virus forced her to examine her priorities and refocus on the Blueprint for the Human Spirit®, her holistic model for conscious, compassionate living. She was guided to meditate and journal confessions for forty days. Baffled by the directive from her “inner guru,” she explored the significance of the number forty and discovered it represents rebirth. Three days later, Pamela arose early, went to her sacred space, lit a candle, and paused in the silence. A word sprang into her awareness: discipline! She picked up her pen and wrote a confession about her negative reaction to the topic. Memories flowed onto the page—painful experiences, humorous recollections and powerful lessons. Finally, a positive affirmation that encapsulated her journey concluded the journal entry. As Pamela’s experiment in radical honesty continued, a new word emerged each day. At the end of the exercise, Pamela realized she had experienced a huge shift in awareness and made the leap of faith across the chasm from ego to essence. In Confessions of a Passionate Seeker, Pamela’s personal stories and revelations bring to life the Blueprint with all of its spiritual wisdom and practical guidance. By sharing her journal, she hopes to encourage seekers to experience their own deep soul cleanse and embrace their wholeness and oneness. “Pamela Gerali’s “confessions” made me want to honestly look at my life and its challenging times. If the book affects everyone this way, it will be a bestseller.” —Rev. Jim Rosemergy, Author & Unity Minister

Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire


Planning

For the Natural and Built Environment

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Momaholic

Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent

Momaholic

A mother discusses parenting four very different children--an autistic son, a young daughter who gets pregnant, an adopted Vietnamese daughter with no leg below the right knee, and an adopted Ethiopian son who was rescued from the streets.

Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut

Misadventures in the Counterculture

Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut

Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, “father of the underground press” (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of counterculture’s ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society. Whether he’s writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedy’s cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism. As Art Spiegelman said, “Krassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked—but mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.”