The featured image for this post is where Best Conference Session Ever all began.
It started with a weekly bike ride with some friends. We rode our bikes. We stopped for coffee. We talked. We laughed. We uncovered cool places. We had FUN!!!!! We called it #CafecitoAdventures because in South Florida we drink Cafecito (aka coffee) and each week we didn’t know where we’d end up……………………….
As weeks went on I started noticing something…………… Our conversations, the places we uncovered, and the fun we were having……..led to aha moments. Aha moments regarding work. Aha moments regarding family. Aha moments regarding our businesses. Aha moments on how we could solve world problems.
And then I thought to myself………………………………what if I could do this with a client. Take a group of people on an “Adventure” of sorts. Create an offsite experience that I could bring to any conference location (Atlanta, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans to name a few) and offer a different type of learning. A new type of learning. A learning that didn’t involve dreaded slides, ballrooms, lectures and forced group activities. A true Adventure where participants didn’t know where they were going (only me, the bus driver and the meeting planner did) but ideation, problem solving, program development, customer service and so much more would be pretty much guaranteed.
So I approached my largest client industry with the idea………………..the National Recreation and Park Association. And the Conference Education Manager gave it a resounding YES! His level of enthusiasm may have been greater than mine.
And a few months later #CafecitoAdventures (now Best Conference Session Ever) was born. Vision Statements have been created as a result of this experience. Revenue has increased as a result of this experience. Staff became (more) excited about their roles. One organization even figured out a fun way to get rid of trees that were cut down! It really is a win-win-win-win for everyone!
So I’ll ask you…………………is your next meeting, conference, board retreat, “team building” day ready for something different. An Adventure that may change how you do business and get your employees and customers more excited? Let’s talk!! CLICK HERE!
And who knows as I get more and more people like you to include Best Conference Session Ever in your next event maybe we CAN solve world problems. Cuz let’s face it, our world leaders are doing a pretty shi**y job at it!