Meals

TBD


Location

We have rented out private tents and Cabins at the Sandy Pines Campground near Goose Rocks Beach.

277 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046


Cabin Assignment

Please check your attendee page to see which cabin you'll be staying in. 

Each person will have their own private bedroom - some in tents and some in cabins.

See more details and photos at the http://sandypinescamping.com/


Items you should bring

  • Something you can wear that represents your company (TShirt, Hoodie, etc)

  • Mark's contact info in case you get lost or need help (312 286 7491)

  • Sunscreen

  • A smartphone with "Whats App" installed (https://www.whatsapp.com/)

  • Good outdoor shoes

  • Dress clothes (Saturday night "fancy" dinner). Business casual (coat recommended, no tie, no jeans).

  • Casual clothes that can be worn in layers - it can be hot in the day and cool along the ocean

  • A nice camera if you wish - some incredible scenery in and around Kennebunkport

Packing List


Wednesday

Nothing - come as you are. Get to the campground and unpack.

Thursday

Do a self-retro since the last time we got together (or if you are new, review your last year). What is your biggest professional mistake / failure (that you'd feel comfortable to share?) 

As is our tradition at this rate - we always share the bad ideas before we share any good ones. 

Friday

Please read Made to Stick (available on Kindle, Audible, and you know, as an actual book too)

https://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287

On Friday, we will be learning how to build a message and a story that connects with an audience. After reading that, please come prepared with a 3 minute story around one of these four topics:

  1. What is an interesting way that you’ve won over a customer?

  2. How are you being an inclusive business?

  3. How have you grown an employee?

  4. When have you been excited about what you’ve been working on in the past year (and why?)

Saturday

Do you have something really neat that you want to share with others? We will organize short lightning talks that will allow each of us to promote something innovative, experimental, or creative that we've done in our businesses that others could learn from. 

 

Homework to prepare