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One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding
Rebecca MeadAstutely observed and deftly witty, One Perfect Day masterfully mixes investigative journalism and social commentary to explore the workings of the wedding industry—an industry that claims to be worth $160 billion to the U.S. economy and which has every interest in ensuring that the American wedding becomes ever more lavish and complex. Taking us inside the workings of the wedding industry—including the swelling ranks of professional event planners, department stores with their online registries, the retailers and manufacturers of bridal gowns, and the Walt Disney Company and its Fairy Tale Weddings program—New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead skillfully holds the mirror up to the bride’s deepest hopes and fears about her wedding day, revealing that for better or worse, the way we marry is who we are.
The Everything Guide to Being an Event Planner: Insider Advice on Turning Your Creative Energy into a Rewarding Career
Jennifer MancusoEvent planning is a great career choice for energetic, organised self-starters. "The Everything Guide to Being an Event Planner", by professional event planner Jennifer Mancuso, offers insider advice on how to: tailor events to each client; build client relationships; and, market and network at each event.Whether readers have recently earned a hospitality degree or are looking for a change of careers, "The Everything Guide to Being an Event Planner" helps them to break into this exciting field. A valuable reference, this practical guide is full of techniques and resources to ensure that readers thrive as organised, successful event planners.
The Business of Event Planning: Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Successful Special Events
Judy AllenPractical tools and expert advice for professional event plannersBefore planning an event, there is much that must be done behind the scenes to make the event successful. Before any thought is even given to timing or location of the event, before the menus are selected and the decor designed, there are proposals to be written, fees and contracts to be negotiated, and safety issues to be considered. This book takes you behind the scenes of event planning and explains every aspect of organizing and strategic planning. This book will be of value to both the professional event planner and to clients who are dealing with planners.Its comprehensive coverage includes: how to prepare winning proposals, and how to understand them if you are the client; how to determine management fees; negotiating contracts; safety issues; designing events in multicultural settings; and new technology that makes operations more efficient (such as online registration and response management, database project management tools). The book also includes practical tools such as sample letters of agreement, sample layouts for client proposals, forms, and checklists. Professional event planner Judy Allen offers first-time or professional event planners all the top-class advice they need to make their special events come off without a hitch.
In Action: Building a Successful Consulting Practice
Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. PhillipsFor many talented individuals around the world, starting a consulting practice offers great opportunity for income growth and job satisfaction. Yet, consulting has a unique set of challenges. This book, Building a Successful Consulting Practice, will be helpful to anyone starting down this exciting and challenging road. Focusing particularly on small consulting practices, and specifically on those consulting practices closely related to human resource development, this book presents 12 case studies that analyze the success of consulting organizations. If you are thinking about starting your own consulting practice, you will learn what key factors lead to the building of a successful practice. If you have already started your own practice, you will learn how other organizations have worked to ensure that their business thrives in a competitive marketplace. No matter how you plan to use this book, the impresive group of contributors represented in this collection of case studies will be invaluable as you work to achieve your own level of success in the consulting business.
Management Consulting Today and Tomorrow: Perspectives and Advice from 27 Leading World Experts
This book provides a thorough examination of a variety of specialties within the broad range of management consulting. A book of such scope and depth could only be written by a large number of experts, each from one of the many specialties related to management consulting. Together, all 27 contributors take the reader through an industry that is currently undergoing significant change. While covering all the major practice areas of consulting, the book also offers new insights into change processes and addresses compelling management issues now facing consulting firms.
The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning with Companion CD-ROM REVISED 2nd Edition
Shannon KilkennyGathering people together for a special event is always a challenge even for the experienced planner for each event is unique. This book is designed to empower any planner to meet all 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 produced meticulously with the participant in mind. Successful events do not just happen; they are the result of hard work, creativity, awareness, and careful attention to detail. Every detail! Successful Event Planning is the most thorough, concise, and easy to follow event planning book available. From the initial concept to ongoing management, this book has 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 the reader 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 the reader undertakes the complexities of daily responsibilities and tasks, Successful Event Planning inspires efficiency and confidence and makes it possible to stay on track. Whether you are a professional or a novice, you will find this guidebook a must-have if you are planning the Academy Awards or your daughter's wedding. The information found in this book is suitable for creating any event for any theme, size, location, or budget. Two significant, timely, and relevant advantages this book offers that you will not find elsewhere are Environmental Friendly practices and the latest up-to-date technology applications and gadgets.
The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice
Alan WeissEverything you need to know about building a successful, world-class consulting practiceWhether you are a veteran consultant or new to the industry, an entrepreneur or the principal of a small firm, The Consulting Bible tells you absolutely everything you need to know to create and expand a seven-figure independent or boutique consulting practice. Expert author Alan Weiss, who coaches consultants globally and has written more books on solo consulting than anyone in history, shares his expertise comprehensively.Learn and appreciate the origins and evolution of the consulting professionLaunch your practice or firm and propel it to top performanceImplement your consulting strategies in public and private organizations, large or small, global or domesticSelect from the widest variety of consulting methodologiesAchieve lasting success in your professional career and personal goalsThe author is recognized as "one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America" by the New York Post and "a worldwide expert in executive education" by Success MagazineWhether you're just starting out or looking for the latest trends in modern practice, The Consulting Bible gives you an unparalleled toolset to build a thriving consultancy.
How to Build a Successful Consulting Practice
Jack PhillipsMake Consulting Your Dream Job-On Your Own Terms When you start your own consulting business, you can be your own boss, set your own hours-and make big profits! But that only happens if you're truly prepared. Are you familiar with the biggest consulting myths? Do you know the 12 success factors for consultants? Have you ever owned your own business before? How to Build a Successful Consulting Practice has all these answers and more-distilled by consulting guru Jack Phillips from years spent researching and reviewing successful firms that are still in business today. This essential volume shows how to: Develop a bulletproof business plan Find and keep clients for life Build your brand with magnetic marketing strategies Write spot-on proposals Use the Internet as a secret weapon Become a charismatic public speaker Avoid financial, legal, and ethical pitfalls Adjust to a new work life
The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion : A Guide Understanding Your Expertise
er Block, rea Markowitz, Peter Block and Andrea MarkowitzDon't venture into the consulting field without this essential Fieldbook & Companion!Following on the heels of the best-selling Flawless Consulting, Second Edition comes The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion. Whether you work as a consultant or you work with consultants, this relentlessly practical guide will be your best friend as you discover how consulting influences your business- and real life-decisions and those of others.The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion is packed with:Sample scenariosCase studiesClient-consultant dialoguesHands-on toolsAction plansImplementation checklists"Wow! A companion a business owner can't be without! The insights of 30 consultants the caliber of Peter Block is priceless."--Sue Mosby, principal, CDFM2 Architecture Inc."This book is a companion piece for both the desktop and bedside of those who do consulting full time or in their role as leader. I plan to keep this book close to me to both guide and inspire my work."--Phil Harkins, president, Linkage, Inc.
Million Dollar Consulting (TM) Toolkit: Step-By-Step Guidance, Checklists, Templates and Samples from "The Million Dollar Consultant"
Alan WeissThe practical toolbox for readers of Million Dollar ConsultingThis useful guide provides specific checklists, guidelines, templates, and actual examples for every step of the consulting process. It covers marketing, sales, meetings, implementation, follow-up, invoicing, practice management, insurance, equipment, subcontracting, and scores of other elements. Thousands of people have bought Weiss's Million Dollar Consulting and started their own consultancy. Now, this handy resource goes hand-in-hand to provide all the tools new consultants need to enact all the recommendations and ideas in Million Dollar Consulting.Alan Weiss, PhD (East Greenwich, RI), has consulted for hundreds of organizations around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Chase, American Press Institute, and the Times-Mirror Group. He is the author of 12 books, including Getting Started in Consulting (0-471-47969-1) and Organizational Consulting (0-471-26378-8).

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