Facilities The Cabin
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the cabin?
What is your opinion of the retreat venue based on the amount of space available in the cabin:
For future events, I would like to see/have (mark all that apply):
What else did you like/dislike about the cabin or what do you hope to have at future event facilities?
Food What food arrangement do you prefer? Caterer
On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the worst and 10 the best food and service you’ve ever had), how would you rate the caterer?
What did you like about the food/service? What did you dislike about the food/service? Future Retreat Catering
What kind of food services would you like to see offered at future retreats?
Content Was the retreat worth your time and money? What was your favorite workshop? What was your favorite presentation from Workshop #1 – Writing?? Unputdownable – Becca Wilhite Finding (Researching) The Perfect Book Idea – Ashley de Tello Establish Your Goals and Audience – Curtis Howe The Value of a Book: How Writing a Book Can Shape and Improve Your Business – Jackson Calame Outlining and Story Structure – Ashley de Tello How to Write a Bestseller – Ashley de Tello and Madeline Mortensen What was your favorite presentation from Workshop #2 – Editing? The Editing Process – Ashley de Tello Working with an Editor – Ashley de Tello Working with an Editor – Panel Writing Group Discussion – Carole Warburton and Julie Dymock What was your favorite presentation from Workshop #3 – Publishing Indie vs. Traditional Publishing – Becca Wilhite The Self-Publishing Checklist – Ashley de Tello What was your favorite presentation from Workshop #4 – Marketing Social Media for Authors – Curtis Howe PowerLaunch Publishing: Book Marketing for Business Owners – Jackson Calame Book Marketing – Madeline Mortensen How to Get Rave Reviews – Ashley de Tello What was your favorite presentation from Workshop #5 – Expansion Tracking Your Success and Building Your Business Systems – Jackson Calame Becoming a Thought Leader: How Thought Leaders Leverage and Scale as Authors – Tony Lopes The Creator Economy: How to Keep Your Audience With You – Curtis Howe We're All in This Together: Expansion for Fiction Writers – Becca Wilhite Start Your Website: From Book to Blog to Business – Rick Meekins What Was Missing?
What would you have liked to learn that was not covered? What content would you like to see at future events?
How else can we improve content?
We know the timing was an issue! How else could we improve the delivery and organization of the content?
The Writers' Workbook
What did you like/dislike about the workbook? What would you add or change?
Was the writer's workbook useful? Technology For Virtual Attendees
Please describe your experience. Were you able to hear and see the presentations? Did you feel included? Did you feel you learned the material and got value out of the retreat? Would you recommend virtual tickets in the future?
For In-Person Attendees
Were you able to see the presentations and hear the presenters? Are improvements to the technology needed? If so, what would you recommend?
Time Did you have enough free time? Would you like to have more free time than what was available? Were you able to get any writing done at the retreat? Future Retreat Length – 1st Choice
What is your first choice for retreat length?
For context, the “Family Vacation” option would be available in the summer months or winter ski season. Your family could get separate accommodations at a discount and participate in a week full of family activities (skiing, playing in the lake, ropes courses, etc.) while you attend the retreat. Family time for participants would also be worked into the retreat schedule.
Future Retreat Length – 2nd Choice
What is your second preference for the ideal retreat length?
Future Retreat Length – 3rd Choice
What is your third preference for the ideal retreat length?
Time of Year
What is the best time of year for you to attend a writers’ retreat?
Networking Opportunities Were you able to make connections with other attendees at the retreat to discuss questions/projects/ideas? Were you able to have conversations with speakers at the retreat about your projects/questions/ideas? Would you like to have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time/consultations with speakers at future events? Other Networking Needs
What other networking opportunities would you have appreciated? What kind of networking experiences did you have and would like to have again?
Would you come again?
If we hosted another writers’ retreat, would you come again?
Do you have any other feedback, ideas, complaints, etc.?