Defining the Meeting Professional (Who We Are, Where We Came From)

Joan Eisenstodt
October 2, 2015
What was your reaction the first time you said you were a "meeting professional" and the response was “Oh, you’re a party planner?" Not that there’s anything wrong with being a party planner; social events are often a component of what we do.

How Will Free Education Impact the Hospitality Industry?

Larissa Schultz
July 27, 2015
If free education is offered at the community college level how will it impact our industry and its associations?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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