International Women's Day: Moving the Industry Forward

International Women's Day: Moving the Industry Forward
Joan Eisenstodt
February 28, 2019
Each time I’ve asked women in our industry if they consider themselves feminists they hesitate. Not all of them—but enough and in different age cohorts that I think there is a fear of being a strong woman, showing you are a strong woman, and identifying as a feminist. We can do more and better.

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.

A Tribute to the Memory of Arlene Sheff and Others in the Meetings Industry

A Tribute to the Memory of Arlene Sheff and Others in the Meetings Industry
Joan Eisenstodt
May 16, 2018
Our world moves too fast. We rush from one meeting to another. From one crisis to another. From one believed crisis to another. And while we rush, we forget so many who meant so much—family, friends, colleagues—who came before us. On May 12, 2018, Arlene Sheff, wife, mom, bubbe, friend, teacher, extraordinary human being, died. I offer this to her and to others lost too soon. May their memories be for blessings.

Support and Mentoring: Essential Skills for Meeting Profs

Joan Eisenstodt
October 9, 2015
My friend, and long time mentor, Bill DeLoache, sent me a book—“The Boys in the Boat”—that moved me in surprising ways. Reading this book converged with two other incidents to create an "AH-HA" moment to share.

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?

Millennials Don't Own 'Mentoring'

Larissa Schultz
September 16, 2014
Mentoring is a part of continuing education and not just limited to the younger generations. Even industry veterans have more they can learn.

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