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Re: [xmca] Events: Assistance requested
Lois describes my understanding, but would add that the *management of
time*is a key factor and other agencies may not meet the deadline.
partly of course what causes the stress. I have an acquaintance who did
this for a luxury hotel cum theme park/golf course and now works freelance
with her husband. Very few people understood the stress, and she told funny
stories about the the clash of of expectations on the part of different
cultures, Needless to say, South African versus German customers were an
I have seen one on a reality programme on TV (USA): the woman performed
miracles in a luxury hotel even though the hotel staff were tardy and
In South Africa glamorous weddings are all arranged by a wedding planner.
The couple get to choose the theme with the planner, and (generally) she
has to carry this through from place/ table settings, other decorations,
through to the shape and size of the cake. In one, the bridal couple wanted
40,000 red roses, and they all had to be imported and kept chilled, as they
were out of season.
I hope this is helpful.
On 13 February 2013 18:00, Lois Holzman <email@example.com>wrote:
> I don't know of any intellectual traditions here but at least some people
> who go into event planning/special events often have a theatre management
> or theatre production background. In small organizations, the position is
> often tied to development (fundraising) and/or public
> relations/communication. It's a highly stressful, complex job that requires
> good "relationship-building" and "communication skills" (I've helped a few
> people obtain these positions).
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> On Feb 12, 2013, at 6:57 PM, mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Ah! Well, I started to send this note to all of you, then decided to send
> > to daughter, but ended up sending to all of you after all, so here is the
> > problem. Delete if this is an intrusion on your time.
> > I am teaching a class where students are interest in an activity called
> > "event planning" for which people are sometime paid enough to make a
> > living. The difficulty is that the students do not
> > appear to have been taught anything they can remember about
> > events and this is a senior class. So I am doing some digging with them,
> > and now with you.
> > The dictionary is of limited use:
> > * *
> > *a. * Something that takes place; an occurrence.
> > *b. * A significant occurrence or happening. See Synonyms at
> > occurrence<http://www.thefreedictionary.com/occurrence>
> > .
> > *c. * A social gathering or activity.
> > A philosophical dictionary lays out the problem territory in greater
> > detail: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/events/#EveVsObj
> > For events of type c, which the students are most concerned with of
> > my thought was to turn to the work of Turner, Goffman..... but I cannot
> > an entire book.
> > I would appreciate suggestions for sources that would help me and my
> > students to think about events, especially as they relate
> > to a process called communication.
> > mike
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