Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!

Meeting Trends: We’ve Only Come This Far?!
Joan Eisenstodt
February 1, 2019
I’m frustrated with the meetings industry. OK. More than frustrated—pretty darn angry. In the week before I wrote the final version of this blog, I met with a retired hotel colleague and his husband, who asked me if I still loved what I did. I hesitated. Read on to see how "never-the-less" I persist.

Participant Safety Above All Else: On Water, Land or in the Air

Participant Safety Above All Else: On Water, Land or in the Air
Joan Eisenstodt
August 3, 2018
Immediately upon hearing about the Branson, Missouri, duck boat catastrophe, in addition to feeling a profound sadness for the families, my risk management thinking went into high gear.

Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?

Insurance: How Covered Are You and Your Meetings?
Joan Eisenstodt
December 1, 2016
One of the best lessons I ever learned was from Jeff King, Esq., who, for years was the attorney for the Convention Liaison (now Industry) Council.

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?

'Ethical Negotiation' - An Oxymoron?
Joan Eisenstodt
November 4, 2016
Everyone says it: there must be "hidden charges" that involve a financial risk to meetings that hotels never disclose. If they were really our partners, wouldn’t all the information be disclosed at the start of the relationship? I really do believe that ethical negotiation is not an oxymoron.

6 1/2 Practical Steps to Emergency Preparedness ... Right Now!

6 1/2 Practical Steps to Emergency Preparedness ... Right Now!
Joan Eisenstodt
January 21, 2016
A blizzard is predicted for the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the United States. Take these practical steps right now.

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