Every so often I come across a good team building idea and feel compelled to write about it. Here’s one called Avital Tours… and while I am writing… a quick idea from TeamBonding I have written before about the Escape Room phenomena as team building.Read More
ALL THINGS MEETINGS BLOG
I recently wrote about Napa (The Town) and said there was so much to cover, so for now, let’s talk about Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford and we’ll save the rest for some other “other” day. Luxury hotels and a few spectacular venues.Read More
Billions of marketing words have been written about Napa Valley. Rather than re-hash all of that, and in the interests of time, I have edited them down to… food, wine, great hotels, lots of things-to-do and really good. The town of Napa (itself) has been undergoing a steady renaissance of its own, and is now actually a place to go (itself). The marketing highlights? All of those Valley things but you’re in town.Read More
I had written about Peerspace in one of my first blogs, long before the sponsorship thing. And why had I written about them? Because it’s a cool idea. Why am I writing an update? Two reasons… 1. it’s still a cool idea and 2. I would not have found Forager for my next Trade Show, a very cool, new venue, if it wasn’t for their listing on Peerspace.Read More
(All Things Meetings Visits Paso Robles)
Can’t decide if your northern California people should meet with their southern California counterparts “up here” or “down there”? Getting tired of the back and forth thing and want something different (that is also an excellent option)? Want to make the people who are unhappy with either choice, happy (once they get there)?Read More
I do not have to tell you that Monterey is a great destination for meetings and incentives. You already know that. So why am I writing this? Monterey is in the midst of a major renovation, the main component being the completely re-born Monterey Conference Center, plus the make-over of everything around it Yes, it’s Major.
With all of that in mind, here is a very brief guide to what is happening in Monterey. We’ll keep adding things as we find them.Read More
Your group may already be classy, or they may aspire to classiness, or at least want to give the appearance of it… but for whatever reason, when it comes to an event, Museums should always be in your consideration set (and once again I commend myself for using the phrase “consideration set” in a sentence).Read More
Here are a some more very cool venues (it will keep growing). This way, when you need a venue you can bookmark this and start your search. We’ll keep the copy at a minimum for each, but you can always click through to their web site for their sales/marketing blah-blah, and contact info. Hope it helps.Read More
America’s premier maximum security prison, thousands of the nation’s most incorrigible prisoners spent day and night trying to figure out how to escape the 22 acres of living hell. Irony being what it is, you can now pay to go there and have fun while learning valuable team building skills.Read More
Imagine you are in a submarine lodged in a seabed fissure. If you can’t find a way out, you will sink like a rock and suffer a horrible death by suffocation. Or maybe you and your colleagues (that you don’t really know very well) stumbled into the wrong village only to find that it is about to be taken over by werewolves.
I have enough problems of my own without inventing any new ones, but oddly enough there are a lot of people who not only find this kind of horrific dilemma valuable as a team-builder, but also think it’s fun. If you are one of those, then welcome to SCRAP ENTERTAINMENT and The Real Escape Game.Read More
Perhaps if we walk for a moment in “the other guy’s shoes”, we may learn what obstacles our business partners (whether they be clients or vendors) have to overcome in order to have the best possible outcome, and thus foster a sense of shared commitment.Read More