The best way to learn new concepts is through dialogue. Find people from your area of expertise who are easily accessible, and start talking to them. Exchanging ideas amongst a group of people who are from your area of expertise and stay in the neighborhood will help you gain newer directions of working and new prospective to think upon.
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The thing you’ve got to ask any potential ghostwriter is this: “Where have you solved this problem before?” In this case, the problem is translating the appropriate body of knowledge in the client’s head into a book that will convince a specific niche audience to take a specific action that the client desires that niche audience to take. We’ve done that a hundred times.
The one thing that I cannot go without when planning an event, is a well organized to-do list. Whether it’s on an i-phone app or on a piece of paper, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a well thought through list. Having it in writing helps make things clearer. It puts you in the driver’s seat and gives you a sense of control. Making more than one list is the way to go. I found this to be very helpful. I compile one master list and then make weekly/daily lists based on priorities. Things could get overwhelming if you stare at your master list every day.
Cocktail party planning has many of the key ingredients as does other parties. It is a social gathering where drinks, food and conversation can be found. The difference is at cocktail parties a great variety of drinks are to be served.
Once you have your checklist laid out in front of you begin jotting down the people you intend on inviting. At cocktail parties it is always a good idea (if possible) to limit the amount of people by choosing those whom you know to get along. At large parties it is much easier for people to get lost in the crowd whereas at smaller functions, i.e. cocktail parties, those same individuals might find themselves in an unpleasant conversation, causing argument. Of course this can happen at any party, but the last thing you want for your party is for an argument to ruin its winning atmosphere. Choose your guest list wisely.
It is a given that different parties require different planning. A holiday party will require a different approach than a birthday party. If it is a surprise party you’re talking about, be prepared for even more work. The bottom line is precise plans will largely depend on what type of party you are throwing.