Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Title: The Essential Event Planning Kit
Author: Godfrey Harris
Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge, Pages Read 2010,
No. of Pages: 56
Published: Ninth Edition: October 2009 (The Americas Group – www.americasgroup.com)
Back Cover: A step-by-step system to help anyone organize and manage a memorable event of any size or complexity – meetings, dinners, inspections, exhibits, funerals, conferences, seminars, receptions, parties – by providing reproducible forms and easy-to-follow instructions on how to account for every activity, visualize every moment, and plan for every detail so that a function occurs on time, without stress, and within budget.
Mine“In the United States, most people attend some 24 events a year – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, commemorations, receptions, opening, parties, etc.”
That in itself is daunting, but never fear the answer is here…..The Essential Event Planning Kit has a great checks and balance way to help you prepare for an event. No matter how large or small, private or corporate.
One of the best things is the forms that are found in the book that can be copied for personal use:
*Event Activities – the components of the event
* Planning Calendars – either monthly or annual
* Fundraising/Sponsorship – is there a purpose for the event
* Layout map – great for seated events
*Furnishings – to be used with the layout map
* Event Budget – the scariest part of any event made simplier
* Planning Guide – to be used with the calendar as a written timeline
* Event Checklist – the day of the event – who, what, where
* Event Program – who speaks and for how long
* Contingency Considerations – what if it rains and the event is outdoors - better to think of these things early on
* Event Goals & Evaluations – feedback and review is always good
This book is clear, concise and easy for anyone to use. Having done large lunches (400+ people) with a committee some of these forms would have been very helpful. Especially contingency considerations “ if something can go wrong it will”. I like the idea of event evaluations – what went well and what didn’t. The author also suggests that you save your forms for future events, it can help with organizing and avoiding pitfalls.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Title: Froggy Bakes A Cake
Author: Jonathan London
Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, What an Animal II, Monthly Mixer Mele, Read and Review Challenge 2010, Read Your Own Books 2010, TBR Challenge 2010, Reading From My Shelves Project 2010, Young Readers Reading Challenge 2010, 100 + Reading Challenge,
No. of Pages: 32
Back Cover: It is Froggy’s mother’s birthday, and Froggy wants to make her a cake all by himself! In the kitchen, Froggy finds out that baking a cake is a little harder – and messier! – than he thought. But with a pinch of imagination and an extra dash of silliness, Froggy will serve up a homemade birthday cake his mother will never forget!
Mine: My nephews know I love all books that have to do with frogs, so they bought me a set of several of the “Froggy” series for Christmas. I started with this one, since my birthday is coming up.
What a wonderful story of not following a recipe and having an exploding cake. I’m one of those that cook by the book, so this was a story about my worst fears of not following the recipe.
Monday, November 16, 2009
January 1 - December 31, 2010
Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea is hosting the Reading From My Shelves Project in 2010. Diane writes:
So with 2010 just around the corner, I've decided to try to lessen the weight on my bookshelves, by reading books from my shelves, and then passing the books on to someone else: a friend, relative, the library, used book store, swap them, just as long as the book leaves my house once it has been read. I'm setting an ambitious goal of (75 books).
grab the button
decide how many books you want to read from your shelves (minimum of 20 - no maximum)
find a new home for the books once you read them
post the titles and the authors of books you've read and passed on
Learn more and sign up by visiting the post about the challenge.