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.

Lifelong Learning: Everyone's Responsibility!

Joan Eisenstodt
August 6, 2015
What’s puzzled me for years is why, when people achieve credentials (diplomas, degrees, certification, etc.), they often believe they are done learning?

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?

Creating Options for Learning Meetings

Joan Eisenstodt
June 4, 2015
In part two of my education series, I’ve written about content and delivery, as well as scheduling and timing. And this is all adaptable to your own meetings.

A Proposal is NOT a Contract!

Joan Eisenstodt
May 19, 2015
I've worked at refining RFPs and contracts for more than 40 years and after questioning and teaching and learning, find we continue to do it all the same still. Why is our industry so sloppy?

Opinions Wanted - Now that You Know Now

Larissa Schultz
April 13, 2015
Now that you know now what you wished you would have known then – what do you think students should study to be successful in event management careers?

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