How to Connect in an Over-Distracted World (And Other Lessons from Leaders in Human Behavior)

Leaders face a mounting challenge in today’s increasingly technological world. People have a host of distracting devices now available at their fingertips. According to research compiled by the HFTP Americas Research Center, Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes. Conversations are consistently interrupted by cell phone pings or instant email…

Annual Convention 2018: A True HFTP Experience in the Land of the Kentucky Derby

On the bank of the Ohio River in the east south-central region of the United States looms Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville — home to the famed Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Louisville Slugger baseball bats. It will also be home to the 2018 HFTP Annual Convention, where more than 600…

HFTP Helps Contributes Sizeable Donation to Camp Boggy Creek

Less than two weeks ago, HFTP and its stakeholders came together for HFTP Helps to raise $9,500 for the life-changing organization Camp Boggy Creek. This was done as part of the HFTP Helps program, now in its third year, which puts focus on a charity in the surrounding area of…

Pick Up and Earn as You Go #HFTP65

Written By: Artak Gevorgian Day two, Thursday, October 26, and the fears and uncertainties of a first-time attendee have stayed behind. I am in the middle of my deep dive, full of energy and enthusiasm constantly refilled throughout the Annual Convention’s sophisticated events – starting with various educational sessions, keynote sessions,…

Learn as You Go #HFTP65

Written By: Artak Gevorgian I would like to start by linking this blog post to my pre-arrival blog post dated from last week on October 18: Dive in and Discover at the 2017 Annual Convention. I named this post “Learn as You Go,” since the experience is entirely so for the…

Leadership: Lessons Learned Along the Way

By Lisa Martin, CHAE I have been to more sessions on what it means to be a leader that I can count. Often the presenter will have a white board or a flipchart and have everyone yell out characteristics or attributes of a great leader. What do we say? Honest,…

Be a 2017 Annual Convention Guest Blogger – Apply Today!

Returning this year, HFTP Connect is looking for up to three professionals involved with the hospitality industry who would like to write original and educational blog posts about their Annual Convention experience. Guest bloggers do not have to be professional bloggers; however, must have good writing skills and an interest in sharing their Annual Convention experience. If…

Why Students Should Attend HFTP’s Annual Convention

Written By Michael Bonn “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” – Mark Twain My father has instilled a value in me that will inspire me for the rest of my life. He told me to “take advantage of every opportunity you get” and to “surround yourself…

How Much Do You Actually Know about HFTP’s Annual Convention?

Written By: Michael Bonn “Going out with a bang” is an understatement for the HFTP® organization. Our last day of the convention blew me away AGAIN, and it went by way too fast! Friday’s schedule started a little later than Thursday’s itinerary and allowed us to sleep in an extra…

(#TBT) Throw Back Thursday – Do You Remember Yesterday?

Written By: Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP Thanks to our friends at Facebook, the platform sends you memories from years ago to see if you want to re-post or re-share them to help you remember and celebrate what you have done over the years. This morning, I was notified of a “memory”…