Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?

Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 1, 2016
One of the best lessons I ever learned was from Jeff King, Esq., who, for years was the attorney for the Convention Liaison (now Industry) Council.

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
Joan Eisenstodt
November 23, 2016
Funny, a blog of thanks should have been easy to write. As I drafted it, I realized how much more complicated it was.

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 4, 2016
Everyone says it: there must be "hidden charges" that involve a financial risk to meetings that hotels never disclose. If they were really our partners, wouldn’t all the information be disclosed at the start of the relationship? I really do believe that ethical negotiation is not an oxymoron.

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?