Friday With Joan Newsletter

July 2020

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.

March 2020

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.

February 2020

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.

December 2019

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.

October 2019

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.

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