Taking a Stand for People in Hospitality

Joan Eisenstodt
February 27, 2014
We often say "meetings mean business" and promote the economic impact of meetings, but we seem to disregard their impact on individual people. Should we not take a stand for those who work within our industry?

A picture is worth a thousand words

Joan Eisenstodt
January 20, 2014
Illustrations can attract or repel us. And with so many eyes on the meetings and hospitality industry, it's important to try and send the right message. How then does our industry and your company or organization use images to attract the audience - and the employees - you want?

My heart says yes, but my mortgage says no: Working for exposure

Joan Eisenstodt
January 9, 2014
How much pro bono work do you do? Is it because you have some huge clients who pay you lots so you can afford to take a non-paying gig now and then? What's the solution to giving so much when others don't?

First kiss or first tweet: Connected over the holidays?

Joan Eisenstodt
December 23, 2013
An association colleague has already turned off her office email and plans not to check until the first of the year. Will you disconnect over the holidays?

International Hospitality Ethics: If everyone is playing the game...

Joan Eisenstodt
November 8, 2013
A few years ago at an ethics seminar I facilitated, international students from a nearby college asked to meet with me after the session to discuss what they could do when business was done by bribes. I had no easy answer. How could I tell someone to choose what I believed was the ethical course when it would mean not having any business?

The US government reopened - Do you have a plan for January?

Joan Eisenstodt
October 17, 2013
The US government is back in business...at least until January when the budget deadline is reached. The meetings industry lost lots of money during this shutdown and that's not even counting the continuing sequestration! What will we do to prepare for January, February and beyond?

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