Jean Campbell April 8, 2020 Checklist Template
So, the meeting planner checklist now includes the placing of advertisements in newspapers, on television and in other media declaring the coming of the event with fanfare; making a final check of the guest, delegate and attendee list; the preparation of meeting kits for the VIPs and the other attendees; checking the final seating arrangement in the conference hall, on the dais, etc; the final estimate of guests, which is to be handed over to the caterers so that they may prepare food according to the number of heads; checking whether all planes and trains are running on schedule and making arrangements for airport pickups in limousines for VIPs; checking hotel bookings once again; etc.
One of the biggest users of checklists is the business world, from manufacturing to investing firms these lists are designed to make sure that all of the necessary tasks are performed. For example those companies that use heavy equipment of motorized vehicles will use a template to create a checklist that is used every day to make sure that the equipment is in proper running order before it is used for the first time every day. These lists have been credited with saving countless lives since their introduction.
You can relax when you use a reliable online diary planner. A reliable online diary planner is a web-based application that helps you to upload meeting agenda, meeting minutes, and meeting summaries; names and details of meeting venues; meeting schedules; names and details of meeting contacts and invitees; and other meeting-related data into it easily. It helps you to retrieve information from it at the click of a mouse. There is no question of the online diary getting lost. You can access the application from any PC or machine in the world that is connected to the Internet.
These lists are used extensively and also very well in facilities management. When one is the manager of a venue that rents out either rooms or conferencing facilities, it works well to design such a database where more than one person can log on via a website based program and book the desired venues and rooms. As the data will automatically be filled in, double bookings will not be taking place. Once again it should be noted that professional programming may be necessary for more complex tasks and needs.
Personally, I use two types of checklists. I use an excel spreadsheet and a filemaker database. They serve two different purposes: 1. The excel or spreadsheet style checklist affords a lot of room for detail and serves well as a simple database. I can plug in dates, times, names and math/budget functions. Budget functions are really important in a checklist in my opinion. For me as an event planner, I live and die by the budget. We can train anyone to plan an event, but planning an event within theme and on or below budget is the sign of a pro. Using a spreadsheet allows us to combine budget details with all of the other event details.
I see the spreadsheet as my notepad for all details. 2. The database style checklist is great for template style event detail. You can program in a variety of fields and the database functions easily. Most professional event planning software is really just a database with a user friendly interface. The database also works really well for pulling detail from a variety of other electronic sources, such as pdf files, jpg`s and word documents. Databases also work really for communicating details to others because of their slick interfaces.