18 Questions to End One Year and Begin a New One

18 Questions to End One Year and Begin a New One
Joan Eisenstodt
December 20, 2017
Usually in December of every year, there are predictions for what's to come. I've attempted that before. This December, I end the year wanting to know more and thus, my 18 questions—which some of you will know has meaning beyond the new year's number.

Why Can't We All Just Meet AND Get Along?

Why Can't We All Just Meet AND Get Along?
Joan Eisenstodt
August 31, 2017
There's no denying that for each meeting on which I’ve been involved in the design, content, delivery and logistics, and for those I’ve attended and will attend in the future, change is needed—it’s about more than one’s generational cohort. And yet, with four to six generations in the workplace, as guests at our hotels and our meetings, we are considering what it means. I don’t have simple answers on how to make meetings work for all generations, but I do have some ideas—as do those from different generations who I spoke with.

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery

9 Ideas to Innovate Meeting Design and Delivery
Joan Eisenstodt
June 2, 2017
Surprise and joy. These are the emotions I have felt when an educational experience, in particular one in a school or meeting setting, was creative and transitioned from the usual straight rows of chairs to a more audience-centric setting and from a lecture to an engaging, interactive experience.

9 Universal Truths About Our Industry

9 Universal Truths About Our Industry
Joan Eisenstodt
May 4, 2017
Universal Truth 1: “Der mentsh trakht un got lakht.” This Yiddish saying is widely translated as “Man plans and God laughs,” or further considered to mean, “Humans plan and the universe laughs.”

Accessibility, the ADA and Inclusion – It's Our Job!

Accessibility, the ADA and Inclusion – It's Our Job!
Joan Eisenstodt
April 5, 2017
Within this blog post are some ways to begin thinking and planning differently in order to have more inclusive meetings.

2017 Meetings Industry Hopes & Predictions

2017 Meetings Industry Hopes & Predictions
Joan Eisenstodt
January 6, 2017
At the end of 2015, I wrote a predictions blog that I never posted. I reviewed it at the end of 2016 and found, much to my dismay, too much was still true.

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