Have a meetings or event planner on your gift list this year? Why not help them along in their career
by giving them one of these great event planning books.
Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Danny Meyer pents this New York Times best seller and teaches professionals how to move from fear-
based to trust-based control in business practices.
Special Events: A New Generation and the Next Frontier
Long time industry expert Joe Goldblatt brings the sixth edition of this valuable work and includes
chapters on corporate social responsibility and greener events. Interviews with industry leaders and
students offer valuable perspectives.
Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings
Jon Petz takes a humorous look at the good and bad side of meetings.
Confessions of an Event Planner: Case Studies from the Real World of Events–How to Handle the Unexpected andHow to Be a Master of Discretion
International Best Selling Author Judy Allen writes a narrative about a fictional event company and
turns this into an “apprenticeship in a book” with stories of the real world of event planning.
Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (Disney Institute Book, A)
Theodore Kinni takes a look at the customer service that makes Disney parks the happiest place on earth. Kinni uses the wisdom of Walt Disney to help planners gain a new perspective.
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