Mary Jo has thought of everything! In her guide to planning successful meetings, she shares her wealth of experience and all that she has learned. This is a guide that everyone who schedules meetings should have on hand as a resource. It contains processes, strategies, valuable tips, and useful templates. I'm sure glad I now have it as a part of my resource toolbox!
The Go-to-Guide for Successful Meeting Planning for Meeting Planners at all Levels
Starts with a Systematic Plan Identifying –
Goals and objectives; The target audience; Key messages
Action items connecting: Key components; Sequence of tasks; A time line for completing tasks; and People responsible for doing so
Brings order to the process, ELIMINATES panic, chaos and fear. Failure is not an option: This Is Your Company's Bottom Line!
Jane Juetten, President, Innovation Communications
“Everything Mary Jo has to share comes from a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I had the pleasure of working with Mary Jo when she outsourced hotel site selection to us. She was always organized and prepared with all the details it takes to be on your game as a meeting planner. For anyone just starting out in the industry or for event planning veterans, this book will provide you with a checklist of everything you need to know when it comes to planning meetings.”
“The Meeting Planning Process, A Guide to Planning Successful Meetings can apply to anyone with their professional or personal planning. Overall industry markets and meeting objectives can change constantly, however, remembering to stay ‘FOCUSED’ on the ‘basics’ in the planning stages as Mary Jo describes in her book will help make you and your organization ‘SHINE’ with ‘SUCCESS’ every time! Thank you MJ for all that you do and for sharing your expertise in the Meeting & Hospitality industry!”
“This book provides valuable information that any corporate meeting planner will find useful. The systematic approach to planning will help keep planners focused, on task and on time. Thanks for sharing your secrets for success.
“The depth and variety of topics that are covered in the book are very informative and helpful. I have already applied some of the information on my events with great results. I highly recommend.”
“The Meeting Planning Process, A Guide to Successful Meetings is an excellent guide to meeting professionals at all levels. Mary Jo Wiseman offers an overview of the entire planning process with many valuable tips in each section. Her 20+ years of meeting planning history offers the reader a ‘practical wisdom’ with many keen insights and reminders. The focus on a plan and how to develop and work that plan provide the key ingredients for how to manage a successful meeting or event while reducing the stress of multiple details and deadlines. This is a very practical resource and one every planner can benefit from.”