Arranging Meetings 101

Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Planning a Successful Meeting

Thank you for your interest in this event! We'd like to share some of the materials presented at the forum for those of you that requested additional copies at the event, and those of you that couldn't make it.


Engaging Your Meeting Participant

Negotiation Tactics & Tips

Meeting Room Styles & Set-Ups and more

Types of Meetings

Reception Drink Estimator

Thanks to Cynthia Vannucci for sharing her presentation materials.

Enhance Your Knowledge of Coordinating Meetings

Coordinating the moving pieces of arranging a meeting is more than just getting people around the conference table for a cup of coffee! It requires project management skills and a hospitality attitude. Your reputation and the successful outcomes of a meeting are dependent on the logistical skills of arranging a meeting at the right place, with the correct setup, for right environment for learning and communicating.

You'll learn to:

  • Recognize proper meeting room setups for the best type of communication exchange
  • Identify various types of programs and meetings so that you speak the language of a planner
  • Conduct successful site visits
  • Successfully use negotiation tactics when planning your event

Cynthia Vannucci

Cynthia Vannucci is a Full Professor in the Events Management Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry prior to entering the world of academics, her research has been focused on internships for event planning students, issues of academic integrity, and working in the world of international meeting planning.