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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. In a lawsuit over a client’s cancellation of a meeting—where the client and I, individually, and my company were all sued—we hired Jeff to defend our case. He said, “It doesn’t matter if you are right or wrong, you can still be sued.”

 


LogoMT Live! Las Vegas 2016 Was a Hit

Meetings Today Live! Las Vegas was held at SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas, November 13-16, 2016. Over 60 industry professionals joined us for 3 days of networking, education, and, of course, FUN! Keep an eye out for our upcoming 2017 events!

Check out our event gallery and video highlights from the event.

So much of my work has been “crisis meeting management,” that is, organizations discovered that a signed contract contained ambiguities (see the Aug. 2016 edition of Friday With Joan and this contracts webinar I hosted for more), and realized they could be or were in trouble. They contracted me in hopes of my being able to clear up contract ambiguities and to help them get through their meetings.


Mayor's proposed tax on short-term rentals would be first in Canada #eventprofs http://bit.ly/2gTdoXu

8 best tiny home hotels around the world (via Curbed) #eventprofs http://bit.ly/2fQkd7v


For our largest meeting we:

  • Always secure cancellation and interruption insurance.
  • We do not secure insurance.
  • It depends on the situation.
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How CEOs Are Responding to Donald Trump’s Win (via The Washington Post)

EU Citizens Don’t Want to Give Britain Its Favored Brexit Deal (via Business Insider)

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Offers ‘Candlelight Dinner’ to Big Money Donors (via AOL News)

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
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?
Psst… did you hear the one about the hotel salesperson and the customer who didn’t disclose their policies and history? OK, maybe that’s not a common setup for a punchline.
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