For several years I have provided my annual “do’s and don’ts” for issuers who have just begun preparing for their annual meeting. Each year the talking points are fairly similar and, each year, for those who ignore the advice find that their results remain the same. Whether it is redundancies in services from your vendors, blown budgets, poor voting results and inadequate quality from your providers or a lack of direction which helps create those nasty last minute fire-drills, most, or all of these challenges could have been avoided.