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.

14 Helpful Speaker Tips That Are Worth Saving

14 Helpful Speaker Tips That Are Worth Saving
Lynne Wellish
May 8, 2018
I wish I would have known to keep a list of helpful hints earlier in my career. The following list covers sage speaker advice learned by several planners, through the school of hard knocks.

Why Would I Use a Speakers' Bureau?

Why Would I Use a Speakers' Bureau?
Lynne Wellish
March 21, 2018
You have a big event coming up and you’ve been tasked with lining up a mix of speakers that are educational, motivational and inspirational. Most importantly, they have to know your industry. Where do you start?

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to and for Hospitality, Tourism and Meetings

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to and for Hospitality, Tourism and Meetings
Joan Eisenstodt
March 2, 2018
It’s pretty easy to understand why people want to be included in all the activities at your conferences and in your facilities. And why it hurts so much when people are not. We need to be hospitable and welcoming in all that we do.

A ‘Great Speaker’ May Not Be Great for All

A ‘Great Speaker’ May Not Be Great for All
Lynne Wellish
February 21, 2018
In the beginning, I was only focused on the speaker and the budget. Now I know that, while those two pieces are important, the focus needs to be on how attendees experience and interact with the content of the event.

#MeToo in Meetings and Hospitality: What's Next?

#MeToo in Meetings and Hospitality: What's Next?
Joan Eisenstodt
January 5, 2018
Policies of non-tolerance for bullying and harassment at meetings will do nothing unless they are actionable. Read these stories, the links and the Q&A article, and then tell us, what do you commit to do?

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