What's on Your Ballot?* VOTE Nov. 8 – Our Industry Matters!

What's on Your Ballot?* VOTE Nov. 8 – Our Industry Matters!
Joan Eisenstodt
October 7, 2016
“...As another election approaches, we all need to be informed as to where the candidates stand on issues important to our industry and how referendums on the ballot may affect us—whether positive or negative..." – Don Welsh, president and CEO, DMAI.

Your ROLE As a Hospitality Professional: 4 Keys to Greater Success

Your ROLE As a Hospitality Professional: 4 Keys to Greater Success
Joan Eisenstodt
September 26, 2016
I didn’t mean to create an acronym; it happened as I thought about what has helped me become a smarter professional.

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education
Joan Eisenstodt
September 2, 2016
It’s September and, for many, thoughts turn to "back to school" which made me wonder where and how readers of Friday With Joan learned to plan meetings?

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location
Nancy Zavada
August 25, 2016
Helpful location-based questions to ask when selecting a sustainable destination for your event and why it matters.

Meetings in the Clouds

Meetings in the Clouds
Joan Eisenstodt
August 19, 2016
Isn't that the reason why we go to meetings? To be "awed" and enchanted? To leave feeling better than when we arrived?

What's Wrong With Hotel Contracts?

What's Wrong With Hotel Contracts?
Joan Eisenstodt
August 4, 2016
Recent conversations made me worry about the state of our industry’s interest in understanding contracts and the risks faced by not preparing enough.