"A goldmine of insight and instruction. Anyone planning any type of business event, large or small, must have a copy of this book!"—Lisa K. Altizer, Marketing Director, Mercer Mall, West Virginia
"As usual, Judy Allen has written a valuable book filled with important information. She adds depth and breadth to the body of practical knowledge about the nuts and bolts of event strategy and tactics. This volume should at all times be on the desk of every planner and every business executive charged with planning an event."
—David Sorin, Esq., CEO, Management Mpowerment Associates, and Author of The Special Events Advisor: A Business and Legal Guide for Event Professionals
"Intelligent planning and thorough execution are the keys to success for any corporate function. Judy Allen outlines a succinct, practical methodology that will ensure your next event achieves its stated business objectives and creates a positive lasting impression."
—Zeke Adkins, Co–founder, Luggage Forward
"In today’s competitive business climate, a ‘business as usual’ approach to corporate events and functions simply does not work. Judy Allen has compiled in one comprehensive guide everything today’s successful executive needs to know to take this strategic function to the next level."
—Evans Gebhardt, Executive Vice President, Eos Airlines, Inc.
Chapter One. The Evolution of Business Functions and the Ways They can Be Used to Successfully Drive Business Growth.
Section 1: Traditional Business Functions: What They Are and the Returns They Can Bring.
Section 2. Advanced Business Functions: What They Are and the Returns they Can Bring.
Chapter Two. How to Qualify Your Company Objectives for a Proposed Business Function.
Chapter Three: Selecting Events to Successfully Meet Specific Company Objectives.
Section 1. Traditional Business Functions.
Section 2. Advanced Business Functions.
Chapter Four. Taking Stock and Planning Ahead.
Chapter Five. Spending Your Company′s Dollars Where They Matter Most.
Chapter Six. Identifying Potential Landmines.
Chapter Seven. Protecting Yourself and Your Company from Red–Flag Areas.
Chapter Eight. Benefiting from a Competitive Analysis.
Chapter Nine. Exceeding Expectations Through Execution.
Chapter Ten. Establishing Codes of Conduct and Setting Company Standards.
Chapter Eleven. Tracking and Analysing Your Results.