COVID-19: Trust, Information, Solidarity and Change

COVID-19: Trust, Information, Solidarity and Change
Joan Eisenstodt
April 3, 2020
Some topics about which I write are easy and joyful. Last month’s praise of CSMs/Event Managers was pure joy. Even writing about the option for sabbaticals was interesting research and those now on “forced sabbaticals” (aka furloughs) may find ideas to use. I’ve delayed writing this blog as long as possible. My notes from WHO press briefings and articles and emails fill pages. By the time you read this, the information that changes hourly on who is impacted, where #COVID19 has reached new levels, and what is being done to protect healthcare providers, emergency responders and the public will have changed dramatically. I updated the blog draft on Monday, 30 March, after the governor of Virginia, issued a Stay at Home Order until June 10. Maryland and Washington, D.C., are doing similarly.

Travel Packing Tips for Meeting and Event Planners

Travel Packing Tips for Meeting and Event Planners
Joan Eisenstodt
April 6, 2018
For those among us who are experienced; for those still acquiring business travel experience; and for the hospitality and meetings students that are in this to travel, here are some travel and packing tips.

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?

Can Meetings Help Alleviate a Major Healthcare Epidemic?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 3, 2017
Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States wrote: "There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic." I believe that our industry—meetings and hospitality—can make a difference. Read on.

5 Ways to Improve Intergenerational Interaction

5 Ways to Improve Intergenerational Interaction
Joan Eisenstodt
March 2, 2017
Today, with five or six generations in the workplace and at meetings and staying in hotels, learning to better interact with each other has become critical.

6 Ways to Change Meetings

6 Ways to Change Meetings
Joan Eisenstodt
March 21, 2016
Meetings have looked and felt the same for years. We can make wholesale or small changes to create different thinking by meeting participants. It just takes a bit of planning and a bit of a nudge!

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