We recently received the following impassioned plea from a devoted Mindcamper:
“Please try to keep the announcements to a minimum. Whatever you were planning, cut the number of announcement periods in half, and then reduce the actual announcements per announcement session by at least 66 per cent.
I/we (believe me, I do speak for many!!) have at times felt inundated with the frequency, number and length of the announcements, about everything
under the sun. It impacts as overload — often even disturbing either golden silence or a good conversation.”
We hear you! And thus we have set the following challenge for this year’s Mindcamp…
We are asking, in what ways might we have NO audio-broadcast-over-a-PA-system-during-meals-announcements at Mindcamp?
We have a few ideas, but we are open to more. So here’s our challenge: comment on this post with your ideas on how to eliminate mealtime announcements altogether from Mindcamp. Prizes will be awarded to the originators of our favourite ideas — judged on the basis of subjective, biased, and completely irrational criteria. To give you all time to incubate, the winners will not be decided until August 10.
Please don’t send in your ideas by email! We want this to be a conversation. Just put your ideas in “Leave a reply” below to submit.
(And thanks W/L/B for your feedback! You get a prize automatically!)