LEAD YOUR TEAM TO HIGHER LEVELS, START AT THE TOP!
If you are planning a business meeting to
challenge your organization to....
"The Ultimate Summit" series can
provide the framework and structure to deliver your message in a motivational and
"Everest: The Ultimate Summit" is
the story of one Canadian mountaineering team's successful expedition to the top of the
world. Success did not come easily nor quickly and the summit did not yield before
forever extracting a piece of every member of the team.
The story of what drove this successful
expedition contains several business metaphors, providing an ideal framework for a themed
business meeting. "The Ultimate Summit" series of audio-visual modules
both establishes the adventure theme and provides continuity throughout various stages of
the meeting. As a modular system, the series is flexible and can be customized to
fit a wide variety of meeting formats and agendas.
And, as a special option, the stars of the
show -- the actual Everest climbers from the featured team -- are available to speak to
your meeting audience.
The seven modules include:
Using dramatic photography and an involving
"personal glimpse" style of narration, this theme-setting module profiles one
team's triumph on Mt. Everest. The story combines business goals and human interest by
focusing on the personal thoughts and motivations of three team members as they set goals,
make plans, work as a team, face change, and reach down to find the deeper level of
commitment that pushes them to the top. The module ends with a new beginning: when the
climbers reach the top, they reflect momentarily on their triumph, and then discuss their
need to take on the next challenge that lies ahead.
The importance of planning and preparation is covered this
presentation, which begins with a "practice climb" on the cliffs of the Rocky
Mountains in Canada. The team members tell how they first began planning five years before
the climb, and how that period allowed them to test ideas and prepare themselves so they
would be able to face all obstacles that could occur during the actual climb.
In this module, the audience learns that even though
the expedition may involve over one hundred people, they all know from the start that only
two or four will actually get to stand on the summit. This underlines the need to align
your goals and your sense of accomplishment with the success of the entire team. Other
topics treated in "Working Together" include valuing each persons
contribution, helping each other out, and drawing on one another as sources of inspiration
A sudden avalanche drives the flow of events in this
exciting module. As the audience watches the climbers triumph over adversity, they hear
the team members reflect on their fears and apprehension in the face of change. But then,
they hear how these people triumph over that fear and ultimately view change as an
opportunity to grow and a chance to become even better than they were when they began.
Ordinary people driving forward against punishing
winds, sub-zero temperatures, and a constantly depleting level of oxygen highlights the
message of this module. "Pushing Your Limits" reveals how the climbers found
something within themselves to keep them moving on to greater heights, even though the
odds seemed virtually impossible. With its portrayals of personal commitment and
incredible accomplishment, his module makes an excellent lead-in to an awards ceremony.
This module brings your meeting to a dramatic
conclusion by focusing on the challenge ahead. The message of this module is not so much
the thrill of triumph, but of the desire to prove yourself once more. Even though the
climbers have reached the highest summit in the world, they speak of their need to find
new challenges, new adventures, and new goals to achieve.
This high energy closing module is the perfect way to
showcase all the key elements of your meeting, while allowing your audience an opportunity
to take a candid look at themselves. Using a dynamic original theme song and bold,
brilliant graphics, "STRAIGHT TO THE TOP" is guaranteed to bring your people to