It was a very casual retreat — no planned team-building or trust exercises, no organized activities, just conversation around a roaring fire (Thanks, Erin!), some good food, and lots of Diet Coke.
I recall when the idea for a retreat first came up, it was part of a conversation on Twitter wondering if they made the clients of an agency feel like a clique, and I have to say that, having been part of a successful retreat now, I think it’s about bonding, sure, but not to exclusion of others, as a clique would be. In addition, my authors couldn’t be more excited now to support each other, and that’s the best benefit to come out of the weekend.
I’m already looking forward to planning the next one, for 2012! Where will it be? And will YOU be there? Maybe!