Planning Events: Back to Basics

Joan Eisenstodt
October 16, 2015
We’re the worst aren’t we? Planners who attend events in which we were or weren’t involved in the planning and execution.

Support and Mentoring: Essential Skills for Meeting Profs

Joan Eisenstodt
October 9, 2015
My friend, and long time mentor, Bill DeLoache, sent me a book—“The Boys in the Boat”—that moved me in surprising ways. Reading this book converged with two other incidents to create an "AH-HA" moment to share.

Defining the Meeting Professional (Who We Are, Where We Came From)

Joan Eisenstodt
October 2, 2015
What was your reaction the first time you said you were a "meeting professional" and the response was “Oh, you’re a party planner?" Not that there’s anything wrong with being a party planner; social events are often a component of what we do.

Safety is Not a Meetings Industry Priority

Joan Eisenstodt
September 25, 2015
Very recently, I learned that one of the major hotel company’s Loss Prevention Department does not allow AEDs to be purchased for their hotels because, they say, it exposes them to more liability.

Is There Such a Thing as Work-Life Balance?

Joan Eisenstodt
September 11, 2015
When people talk about "work-life balance" I don't really understand.

Why Aren’t Meeting Breaks More Fun?

Joan Eisenstodt
September 4, 2015
Here’s what I think we need to do at meetings, conventions and conferences to enhance meeting breaks.