Virtual or Real Conference?
Video conference hookups, webinars and other virtual meetings are great for small amounts information exchange.
However, in today’s multi-tasking and often distracting work environment, attention spans are short. You’ve got from thirty minutes to an hour for someone to pay attention to a webinar while they are sitting in front of a monitor. After that, attention fades fast. That’s if they are even still sitting there.
Conferences, on the other hand, take people to a more focused location with fewer distractions.
As long as your delegates are being informed, engaged, entertained and fed, your conference event hosts can keep them attending for days. At the minimum, there is a social contract to at least look like you are paying attention at a conference. Most virtual events do not give you this benefit.
The opportunities for networking, brainstorming, and relationship building are far better at face-to-face events than online. To put it succinctly, there is no such thing as a virtual beer!
So if you are wanting to build your team, get strategic buy-in or launch something, there is seldom a better way do do it than to put everybody together, in an environment that takes them away from all those distractions.
A country conference venue like Lythwood, where you have places such as the Karkloof Canopy Tour close at hand. The best mountain biking trails in the country. All manner of great spots for team building and getting your message across in an unforgettable way.
And while you’re enjoying the fresh KwaZulu-Natal Midlands country air, come explore the delights of the Midlands Meander
Click on the video below to see a sampling of what you can find along the meander.
There are so many great adventures to be had here in the KZN Midlands countryside.
Set the range you’re willing to explore (10 km, 50 km, whatever), enter a town in the area you’d like to visit then press enter. You’ll be shown a map and a list of all the places you can visit within that range. You can click on each place marker to get more details.
Below the map, you’ll see a list of all the places to visit in the area, with a link under each where you can get directions. Just enter your current address (e.g. r103 nottingham road) and click or tap the button and we’ll give you a list of directions.
Perhaps some of your delegates would like to extend their stay!