5 Steps to Smarter Meetings

Joan Eisenstodt
February 8, 2013
Some of the following five steps to smarter meetings will be 'old hat' to some; others will be known to but not practiced by many; and some will be new to your meeting planning process.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> We can work smarter to plan&nbsp;meetings, request information, and respond to requests. Let's ask the right questions and be deliberate in planning. We'll have smarter meetings, well-planned, and our objectives will be met.

Need a motivational speaker

Joan Eisenstodt
February 1, 2013
For an upcoming meeting, there are lots of needs: hotel, restaurant, florist, motivational speaker, and AV company among them.<br /> <br /> With the wide distribution of this blog, there must be lots of folks who can help.<br /> <br /> Oh and there's a&nbsp;gift (of my choosing) for your help. It's not a bribe, commission or incentive. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">That</span> would not be ethical! All will be revealed on February 8 after help is offered. <br /> <br />

Fun exercise to begin to create better meetings.

Joan Eisenstodt
January 27, 2013
It seemed the comments made on <a href="http://www.meetingstoday.com/Blog/tabid/330/entryid/99/Im-mad-as-hell.aspx">my last blog </a>and in other outlets where it was posted didn't calm me down much. Too many folks are still asking me to be patient and wait for changes. (I appreciate what Niesa Silzer said about the time it takes for change. How long <span style="text-decoration: underline;">is</span> a generation?!)<br /> <br /> Join me in an exercise that's fun, creative and will help us find a way, from our experiences and illustrations, to make me not as cranky and angry about how slow meetings change and to help our industry at least make our own meetings more interesting.<br /> <br />

I'm mad as hell ...

Joan Eisenstodt
January 17, 2013
I'm mad as hell and I'll proably continue to take it and ask myself why! <p>It's my fault. Like Charlie Brown with his football, I have expectations that what has always happened <span style="text-decoration: underline;">won't</span> this time. </p> <p>Inevitably, I'm disappointed.</p> <p>I'm just back home from two industry meetings, both of which offered so much promise in content and design, and in a city and in facilities that should have been outstanding or at least great and certainly ADA-accessible, and didn't deliver.<br /> <br /> I want to believe there is change. Tell me how I can.</p>

Need your meeting ‘summarized’? I’ve got your guy!

Zachary Chouteau
January 8, 2013
Dale Irvin&nbsp;has built&nbsp;a career out of making meetings more fun...

3 Predictions for 2013's Meetings Industry

Joan Eisenstodt
December 31, 2012
My predictions - always an unsteady limb on which to go out - for 2013 in the meetings and hospitality industry contain some about brains, learning, meeting formats, RevPar, technology and human interaction.<br /> <br /> What about yours?

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