Friday With Joan Newsletter
With virtual meetings supplanting face-to-face meetings in the COVID-19 era, meeting planners need to select speakers for their virtual events wisely. Joan Eisenstodt asked three speaker veterans what questions they should ask and criteria to consider when selecting a virtual speaker.
Two accessibility experts chime in with their top concerns about how attendees with disabilities can be equitably served after major hotel and meeting facility COVID-19-related changes are implemented.
Convention service managers and event managers are the glue that keeps meetings running, facilitating the relationship between sales and meeting planners. Here are some stories from veteran CSMs on their challenges, successes and why they deserve our respect. Read more.
Meetings Today blogger Joan Eisenstodt interviews hospitality industry professionals to share their stories about sabbaticals. From highly structured to relatively no structure, there is a wide variety of sabbatical formats. Learn more.
Meetings industry veterans provide ways to keep knowledge and history in organizations and in the industry. They discuss how to retain talent as well as to identify new talent to mentor and nurture.
When people retire—or reach a certain age and still working—the industry forgets to ask for input about who we were and what that means now.
Besides benefiting those in need, volunteering can be instrumental in building one’s career, whether it be in the meetings, events and hospitality industries or not. Learn more about how volunteering has helped these four industry experts.