May 21, 2008

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

If you know me at all, you may be aware of these two things about me:

1. I like to organize, especially other people.
2. I like to plan and organize events.

Okay, so maybe you've known me for years and never knew that, but now you do. Anyway, I am in the process of planning my boss's inauguration, and decided I needed some more event planning resources in my library of books. So I picked up "The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning" by Shannon Kilkenny with companion CD Rom.

This morning I popped in the CD ROM.

Oh.

My.

WORD.

This is an amazing resource...the organizer in me is giddy with excitement! Checklists, Budgets, Event Task Status Reports, Room Set Ups, Speaker Arrangements...it's a plethora of reusable resources right at my finger tips!! Granted, many of these things I have used in the past with events, but oh...to have them easily accessible again...in pdf OR Word format so I can tweak them to my liking...this is almost more exciting than reading the book itself!

Timelines. Room Designs. Food and Beverage Servings.

I feel like I've just overdosed on sugar at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory or something...bliss...

4 comments:

melmac said...

you are a sad little nerd. Even sadder, I completely understand what you mean :)

Sarah said...

Yep, self-proclaiming nerd right here :)

Shannon said...

Sarah,

Thanks for the great plug! May I use your entry as a quote on my website? www.successfuleventplanning.com.
Pleased you found the CD useful....that was my plan!

Shannon Kilkenny
eventresults@aol.com

Sarah said...

Shannon,

Yes, you can totally use it as a quote! Thanks for all the resources!

Sarah