With the slowing U.S. economy and shrinking budgets, you're going to need some savvy negotiating skills and cost-cutting panache to pull off the meetings your attendees have come to expect. These 16 tips will keep your expenses under control without losing the quality you strive for. CHECKLIST Keep Your Budget Flexible Build a contingency of 10 percent into your total budget to take care of unexpected expenses and emergencies. Unforeseen or overlooked costs such as overtime, overnight ...

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