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.

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
Joan Eisenstodt
November 23, 2016
Funny, a blog of thanks should have been easy to write. As I drafted it, I realized how much more complicated it was.

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 4, 2016
Everyone says it: there must be "hidden charges" that involve a financial risk to meetings that hotels never disclose. If they were really our partners, wouldn’t all the information be disclosed at the start of the relationship? I really do believe that ethical negotiation is not an oxymoron.

Your ROLE As a Hospitality Professional: 4 Keys to Greater Success

Your ROLE As a Hospitality Professional: 4 Keys to Greater Success
Joan Eisenstodt
September 26, 2016
I didn’t mean to create an acronym; it happened as I thought about what has helped me become a smarter professional.

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education
Joan Eisenstodt
September 2, 2016
It’s September and, for many, thoughts turn to "back to school" which made me wonder where and how readers of Friday With Joan learned to plan meetings?

Meetings in the Clouds

Meetings in the Clouds
Joan Eisenstodt
August 19, 2016
Isn't that the reason why we go to meetings? To be "awed" and enchanted? To leave feeling better than when we arrived?

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