Travel to a spectacular, exotic place.
Check in to the hotel room. Wander around enjoying the beauty and splendor of a new or unusual place and the magnificent weather.
Then spend three days locked in a generic ballroom or conference center.
There's nothing like a change of scenery to revitalize a weary conference attendee.
That's why when I arrived in sunny Orlando a few years ago for a corporate event I was shocked to find out where I'd be speaking.
You see, I'd been invited to be the opening keynote speaker the night before the three-day corporate retreat began.
When I asked the front desk which ballroom the dinner and keynote speech was in, they couldn't find it on the conference sheet.
After asking around the helpful front-desk attendant told me that the dinner was right there.
As I spun around to see where she was pointing, I could see the banquet tables and buffet being set up. Right outside the lobby was a spectacular pool and amazingly inviting...