What's on Your Ballot?* VOTE Nov. 8 – Our Industry Matters!

What's on Your Ballot?* VOTE Nov. 8 – Our Industry Matters!
Joan Eisenstodt
October 7, 2016
“...As another election approaches, we all need to be informed as to where the candidates stand on issues important to our industry and how referendums on the ballot may affect us—whether positive or negative..." – Don Welsh, president and CEO, DMAI.

10 Tips for Better Site Inspections

10 Tips for Better Site Inspections
Joan Eisenstodt
May 6, 2016
In the April print and digital editions of Meetings Today, I wrote about the "10 Areas of Site Selection to Question and Learn" and spoke more about site selection on the April 27 webinar, “Site Selection: Finding the Right Fit.” It all ties together with this Friday, May 6, blog and Friday With Joan interviews about site inspections.

6 Considerations to Better Destination Selection

Joan Eisenstodt
December 18, 2015
Factor in these and other issues when selecting destinations. Know what you will do to manage and counter the issues that could have caught you by surprise.

Professional Involvement: What's In It For You?

Joan Eisenstodt
December 4, 2015
From my memberships and, more from active engagement, I’ve gained experience and knowledge, friends, a support network and clients.

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.

If Your Event's Drone Takes Down My Plane...

Joan Eisenstodt
August 28, 2015
Our industry is hyping the use of drones for special events and in general, as the latest, coolest toy. Do we really need, given the potential risk to airplanes and human beings, this toy for our events?

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