Sonia J. Burdick April 8, 2020 Checklist Template
Deciding on a planner is not a simple job. Instead of creating a checklist of what you would like to do, make a list of what you are reluctant to do and what you fear will happen. Once you have completed the assessments, your initial preparation time takes so much time that you simply do not have enough time to do anything beyond what you will need for the next day.
Once your list is created you need to start putting your tasks in the order that they are going to need to be done. For instance, you can not start worrying about prepping the food until you buy the groceries, and you ca not start buying groceries until the menu is written. Try to create some time order to your entire task list.
Your meeting planner checklist does not end here. As the date of the meeting draws closer and closer, you have to check and reconfirm that everything`s as you have decided, that there is not any controversy about the venue, date and time, before you finally send out the invitation cards. You also have to finalize on the rough estimate of the number of people who will be attending the meeting, menu and the caterers, the light and sound effects, accommodation for the VIPs and celebrities, who will go to receive them at the airport, whether you will allow TV personnel to give a live coverage of the event, etc.
Did you know that 90% of start-up restaurants fail in the first year? Statistics show that 42,000 restaurants apply for restaurants permits yearly in the United States. Only 10% of those restaurants actually make it past the first year. With statistics like those, owners and managers should use any resource available to prevent the closing of their restaurant.
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.
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.