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Ideas From The Pros
Planners share their experiences for high-pressure, last-minute corporate meetings planned on
very short lead time.
We recently had a group that found the need to ener-
gize their team and refocus their goals. The CEO of the
company passed away and they wanted to provide re-
assurance. We had less than a month to find space and
plan unique activities to bring their group together.
We selected a unique location (WaterHouse) and
planned bonfires, catered lunch to a hospitality suite
and even helped them search for a motivational
speaker for the weekend.
—Nancy Stanley, Director of Marketing,
St. Joe Club & Resorts
Meeting participants reach their first meeting break, and instead of
milling around waiting for the next session, they can head outside the
conference center where they find fishing poles and tackle right at their
fingertips. A few more steps takes them to a freshwater pond. It's the
perfect opportunity to turn an acquaintance into a trusted confidant.
Thinking back to yesterday's off-shore fishing trip, they had no idea
their leadership team is full of such avid anglers! Cheering on as the VP
ade that tarpon jump was a thrill, but not as exciting as the fight to
bring in the 4-foot bonnet head shark! There was a palpable sense of
camaraderie at dinner, and participants have felt it energizing the
whole morning's board meeting.
—Jennifer Slaydon, Senior Coordinator,
Marketing Communications, MeadWestvaco/Cabin Bluff
Using Special Spaces
Breaks That Build Camaraderie