21 May 2014 by Gaopalelwe “Gao” Meraba
In life you are never certain on what tomorrow will bring. The only trick you need is to commit to the task you have set out to do regardless of what may happen. This day started on a low for most of us as we were so exhausted from staying till late the previous night plus that the weather conditions were not that favourable.
The only thing that kept us going was the activities that were set for the day. This was mainly cantered round continuing working on our group case studies. The interesting part was really when Jannekke gave a presentation on how to make a poster and an elevator pitch. This was mainly because most of these concepts were not that new to most of us. Now we have the opportunity to practice or sharpen them.
What really stood out for me with regards to the poster was that we must be as relevant as possible. With the pitch the key is to leave the audience begging for more. It was in fact clear from the group discussion that most of us have learned the do’s and don’ts of how to put a poster together and give a brilliant elevator pitch.
With all that morning activity it was then time to drive back from the venue at Protea Hotel to Bundu Lodge. On arrival, with the sun now being out, the trampoline and the swimming pool proved to be more favourable as we all remembered that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. This break in transmission assisted very much as the energy was now very high and work could continue.
As jokes and laughter was shared amongst friends who in less than a week ago were strangers, goes to show that no man is indeed an island. ‘Ubuntu’ (The spirit of togetherness) amongst the delegates still remains the order of the day.
When I now look back on the day is how it is never how you start that matters but rather how you finish.
Team 2: Trampoline at the lodge