What about those long head tables?

Joan Eisenstodt
April 27, 2015
At the White House Correspondents' Dinner and other events, why are there still long head tables for important people? What are the alternatives?

Industry Education: 1 of 3 Steps to Improvement

Joan Eisenstodt
March 9, 2015
Finding ways to change how industry education is designed and delivered is a great desire of many professionals.

Not Your Elevator Speech - Your Story!

Joan Eisenstodt
February 24, 2015
I read about The New Yorker "Comma Queen" and, with other inspiration, was inspired to write this blog about our stories. What’s your story?

Let's Go to the Videotape! Verifying Someone's Story

Joan Eisenstodt
February 9, 2015
If you are following the news, you've probably heard that NBC is fact-checking Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. This post from Alan Bean, someone I trust when it comes to ethics and justice, though our religious beliefs differ, provides enlightenment about something referred to as "false memory."

7 Predictions and 6 Resolutions for 2015

Joan Eisenstodt
January 6, 2015
When I began drafting this blog, I ran the idea by a colleague who laughed with me as I said “Whatever I predict could have an opposite and equal prediction!" And so it is. If we all made similar resolutions, we might change things.

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt
September 16, 2014
Over many years in this industry, I've seen planners (including CMPs) solicit gifts for booking properties; suppliers who give gifts for a planner's bookings and more for their repeat bookings.

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