A couple of weeks ago, I posted some links to stories that presented our industry in a favorable light. I’m glad to say that there have been more of them to share.
The New York Times ran a great article by Ben Stein entitled, “Don’t Blame the Business Trip.” In it, he points out that there is a danger of puritanical excess in the way business meetings are being criticized that will ultimately put companies at a competitive disadvantage and punish the most productive employees companies have. On March 30, the Times also ran an article about the effect cancellations have had on major hotel chains and what the industry is doing to turn things around.
“The Today Show” recently did a segment on what criticism and cancellations are doing to the meetings industry. You can watch the clip here:
Speaker Keith Ferrazzi also created this short video on “Why Meetings Matter:”
Do you have other news items or comments on what’s going on? If so, please post them below.