Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!

Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!
Joan Eisenstodt
February 1, 2019
I’m frustrated with the meetings industry. OK. More than frustrated—pretty darn angry. In the week before I wrote the final version of this blog, I met with a retired hotel colleague and his husband, who asked me if I still loved what I did. I hesitated. Read on to see how "never-the-less" I persist.

Event Planners: It’s Time to Set Boundaries With Your Clients

Event Planners: It’s Time to Set Boundaries With Your Clients
Lynne Wellish
January 23, 2019
When I transitioned from working for hotels to independent meeting and event planning, I wish I would have known it was OK to set boundaries or charge your clients for additional services. My focus was on providing anticipatory service, versus remembering I was now a small business.

Add Elements of Theatre to Make Meetings That Inspire

Add Elements of Theatre to Make Meetings That Inspire
Joan Eisenstodt
January 4, 2019
For years, I’ve tried to understand why going to live theatre and experiencing a performance, usually not an interactive one, is more invigorating and engaging than going to a meeting or session at a conference. Daniel Mayer, ED of TheArtsCenter in Carrboro, N.C., provided insights as did Cricket Park.

'Tis the Season: Ethics of Gifting & Entertaining

'Tis the Season: Ethics of Gifting & Entertaining
Joan Eisenstodt
December 7, 2018
Many of you will give or receive gifts or entertain or be entertained by those with whom you are doing business, have done business, referred business or one day may do business. What goes into your thinking when giving or accepting gifts?

Learn These 4 Elements of AV to Enhance Your Event

Learn These 4 Elements of AV to Enhance Your Event
Lynne Wellish
November 27, 2018
Think about a meeting or event program you are working on and how the four key elements of audiovisual—sound, lights, projection and special effects—can be woven into the overall experience to create an engaging and interactive environment for your participants.

Safety and Inclusion Tips for Meetings in Troubling Times

Safety and Inclusion Tips for Meetings in Troubling Times
Joan Eisenstodt
November 2, 2018
The last few weeks have been especially difficult. It’s not just client deadlines, illnesses of those I love, and the normal stress of a year coming to an end. It’s the horrific acts of hate in the United States and around the world. You, before reading on, want to know what this has to do with our industry and your work. Stay with me, please. I’ll show you.

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