From Sages on Stages to Sages on Screens: Pivoting to Virtual Meetings

From Sages on Stages to Sages on Screens: Pivoting to Virtual Meetings
Joan Eisenstodt
July 9, 2020
Is it really July? I finally got out for a haircut. Apartment door to elevator to garage to car (my spouse drove—I don’t drive [despite what someone once said, yes, you can be successful and not drive!]—six blocks to haircut where every precaution was taken. It felt great and I was terrified being out. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases soar in many U.S. states; meetings and conventions continue to be postponed or to move to a virtual platform; and sports, theater, and most other events are on hold. And more meetings are moving from physical to virtual. Thus we must consider what and how content will be delivered and by whom.

Do You Feel “Aged-Out” of the Meetings Industry?

Do You Feel “Aged-Out” of the Meetings Industry?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 4, 2019
Feel like you're being forced out of the meetings industry by younger, less experienced hires? Joan Eisenstodt addresses this topic and more.

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude

Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
Joan Eisenstodt
November 23, 2016
Funny, a blog of thanks should have been easy to write. As I drafted it, I realized how much more complicated it was.

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education

Back to School: Industry Degrees and Other Education
Joan Eisenstodt
September 2, 2016
It’s September and, for many, thoughts turn to "back to school" which made me wonder where and how readers of Friday With Joan learned to plan meetings?

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.

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