Virtual Meetings Must Incorporate Stories to Create Memories

Virtual Meetings Must Incorporate Stories to Create Memories
Joan Eisenstodt
August 7, 2020
“As Dr. [Maya] Angelou entered the conference hall, the air was electric with excitement and awe. Even at 85, she invigorates a crowd as if she were a rock star! She started to speak and the crowd hushed to hear her every word. From beginning to end, she did not lecture, she did not follow an outline – she simply told stories." And so as we move to more virtual and hybrid meetings, must we engage audiences with stories.

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.

Epic Challenges Ahead: Expert Opinion on the Post-COVID-19 Meetings World

Epic Challenges Ahead: Expert Opinion on the Post-COVID-19 Meetings World
Joan Eisenstodt
May 1, 2020
My head is exploding with information gathered to help clients move forward with meetings. It all changes daily, sometimes hourly, and a life-long learner, I too seek out more. Thus, this month's Friday with Joan where I rely on others to help us all think through what we do today, tomorrow, and in the coming months and years. We can no longer operate as we always have. It is not post-9/11 or even post-early 2000 recession. It's time for a reboot of how we always met.

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