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Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette

A Principled Approach to the Business of Special Event Management

Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette by Judy Allen
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The world of event planning can be alluring and dangerous atonce-exotic locales, wining and dining, and people travelingwithout their spouses. In such situations the line between businessand pleasure blurs and the nature of relationships gets cloudy.With a thoughtless act or a less-than-tactful word, long-lastingbusiness relationships can be ruined forever.

Beyond that, budgets are on the chopping block and competitionfor business is tight. In that environment, people often cut notjust financial corners, but the ethical ones, too. There's a fineline between innocent perks and inappropriate gifts or kickbacks.Event planners today must navigate a minefield of potentiallysticky situations that can easily blow up in their face. Without aprofessional code, lines of acceptable behavior are easily crossed.And what you do personally can hurt you professionally.

Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette provides eventplanners with the companion they need to stay out of trouble, keepprofessional relationships healthy and profitable, avoid theriskier temptations of the lifestyle, and win business in a highlycompetitive market using ethical business practices.

  • Explains how to establish policies and codes of behavior, inthe office and onsite at events.
  • Offers guidelines on when it is acceptable to accept a gift,what is acceptable, and what is inappropriate.
  • Shows how to prepare yourself, as well as your staff, for whatto expect, and how to handle the unexpected with businessfinesse.
  • Covers business etiquette in event planning crisis managementsituations.
  • Helps you to avoid putting yourself and your company atpersonal and professional risk.
  • Features real-life examples and situations, and advice on howto handle them with poise and professionalism.
  • Includes a list of "Event Planning Do's and Don'ts."
Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette will be of value to theprofessional event planner; to event planning suppliers and clientsworking with industry professionals; as well as to those in relatedfields, such as public relations, administrative professionals,communications; and anyone in the hospitality, culinary, and travelindustry.
Wiley; July 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9780470963760
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Title: Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette
Author: Judy Allen
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