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How to promote a networking event

By |2023-12-05T12:03:13-05:00December 5th, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

Understanding how to promote your network is key for your event’s success. Whether you’re planning a charity event, business networking cocktail hour, reception or educational conference, getting the word out about your meeting can be a challenge. To properly promote an event, planners need to target potential attendees by using a variety of media.  What is a networking event? A networking event is a gathering or occasion where employees or individuals from different professional backgrounds and industries come together to learn, develop or maintain relationships. These types of events offer opportunities for people to connect and seek potential collaborations down the road.  How to encourage attendees to go to your event Events are no longer just about listening to keynote speakers and watching a Q&A. They’re about making connections and networking with others in the crowd, while making a lasting impression on your attendees. When attendees leave your events, you […]

How To Create & Take Meeting Notes

By |2023-11-01T09:52:24-04:00September 17th, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

Taking better notes is a key business skill that will improve your communication with coworkers and clients while also creating a meaningful record of knowledge for yourself and others. Whether you are taking notes for internal meetings, clients, or something else, it is crucial to have some form of documentation of what was discussed or agreed on. Meeting notes help create a tangible record of something that can be looked back upon when necessary. What boardroom are meeting notes? Meeting notes – including boardroom meeting notes – are exactly what they sound like. They serve as a quick reference to some important topics that came up during a meeting. These notes can refer to goals, obstacles, objectives, deadlines, and ideas that were brought up. They don’t have to cover every single thing that happened during the meeting. However, they should focus on anything you find essential that you and your [...]

How To Attract Customers To Your Meeting and Seminar Rooms

By |2023-11-01T09:55:02-04:00July 31st, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Downtown Toronto Office Space|

When a small or medium-sized business needs to hold an offsite meeting or training session, business owners will search to find the best space for their whole team. If you’re trying to attract new clients to your flexible workspace, it’s important to showcase all the benefits you offer. The more you cater to a wider variety of businesses and their different needs, the more clients will be drawn to your office space. Here are a few things you can do to help your clients reach their meeting or seminar goals. Understand the purpose of your client’s meeting The first step to attracting new customers to your shared office space is to get a better understanding of their needs and what brings them value. To start, you can send over your clients a questionnaire or survey asking what would take their seminar or training session to the next level. A lot [...]

The Basic Requirements of a Seminar and Training Room

By |2023-11-01T09:56:30-04:00May 9th, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

If you’re conducting a seminar or training session, there are a few things to keep in mind. Before we review what you should include in your own seminar room checklist, it’s important you nail down the perfect location. Yes, even for training sessions and seminars, the “location, location, location” rule still applies. The location of your training session or seminar can easily influence the success of your event – so choose it strategically! Why you need a training room checklist In general, a lot of people don’t inherently enjoy meetings, training sessions and seminars. But, there is a way to make them more enjoyable and engaging. Having your own checklist of what equipment and materials you need, can make the experience that much better. Seminar and training room checklist No seminar or training room setup is 100% foolproof. However, to ensure your training sessions run smoothly, there are a few […]

Seminar and Training Rooms: How They Provide Networking Opportunities

By |2023-11-01T09:58:43-04:00May 1st, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

Whether you’re starting your own business or trying to expand your current small business – networking can be your life support. Networking not only helps propel your business, but it gives you the opportunity to connect with professionals you don’t normally interact with. Why is networking important? The trick to effective networking is to be genuine and approachable when speaking to other people. This will help you develop long-lasting relationships which can lead to future opportunities down the road. To do this successfully, you should be a good listener, be patient and understand the needs of others. Nowadays, social media can be a great way to network virtually – whether it be via LinkedIn, Gmail, Instagram and more. If you’re not sure where to start, your local library will often offer free programs, seminars and workshops – on topics including taxes, digital design, computer basics, franchising and much more. This […]

Private vs Semi-Private: The New & Improved Coworking Office Space in Toronto

By |2023-11-01T10:47:31-04:00April 25th, 2023|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Office Space, Shared Office Space|

Corporate offices and cubicles are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Although they might work for some companies, they can actually be a wasted investment for others. Depending on the structure of your organization, having a private or semi-private coworking space could be the solution for you. If you want your business to have all the professional amenities of a real leased office space (furniture, office supplies and equipment and more), then a coworking space is an excellent choice. Continue to operate and grow your business without the hassle of a long-term lease and expensive overhead. What is a private office space? Like the name suggests, private office spaces are private and are reserved for employees that work for a specific company. They have dedicated workstations, boardrooms and meeting rooms. In general, private office spaces are rented for longer periods of time. A lot of companies will sign a […]

Starbucks offers meeting room, but do they give you a professional look?

By |2023-11-01T09:33:08-04:00November 14th, 2022|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Virtual Office|

Some Starbucks coffee shop locations have private meeting rooms with WIFI access. And while it sounds like a great idea to go to a local Starbucks and reserve a private meeting space, we can’t help but wonder how professional that will seem to your clients. Remote Workers and Coffee Shops Working from home every day can become tiresome. With the distractions of family members, chores, and pets, your work productivity tends to suffer. For people with remote jobs, working at a coffee shop can seem like a pleasant experience, as it’s a chance to get out of the house and avoid distractions. However, coffee shops are only a temporary solution since they come with their own set of drawbacks. The amount of traffic can be unpredictable, so you never know how loud it will be or if you will be able to find a spot to sit. This kind of […]

How to choose the best venue for your seminar or training

By |2023-11-01T10:02:07-04:00October 10th, 2022|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

So you have a great idea for a seminar or training workshop, but have you discovered the best venue? Before you answer that question, you need to figure out what your desired outcome is, and what tools you need to reach that outcome. Simple questions to ask might include: What are the goals of the workshop Who do you want our workshop to reach How will you get attendees there How many people should you expect and does the venue have the capacity to accommodate them How long should the workshop be What is your budget for the workshop Once you have defined the goal and scope of your workshop or seminar, you need to establish where you want to hold it and why you want to hold it at that particular venue. The primary factors in choosing your venue could be location, cost, available dates, capacity and built-in amenities. […]

What Makes a Good Meeting Room

By |2023-11-01T10:05:54-04:00June 1st, 2022|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Downtown Toronto Office Space|

A professional conference room can be the difference between running a successful meeting or leaving attendees feeling confused and unsatisfied. In order to maintain prosperous business relationships you need to ensure the space you're inviting people into has them feeling comfortable, and has you feeling prepared to accomplish the task you set out to do. Hosting an effective meeting starts with the room you are hosting it in, so make sure you know what to look for when choosing a space. What to Look For In Professional Conference Rooms? There are many aspects that go into making your conference room rental a professional setting. When choosing your room, consider the lighting, location, technology and other amenities that you are provided with before making a final decision. Lighting An easy aspect to overlook when booking a meeting or conference room is the lighting. Since most of us use laptops with backlit [...]

8 Benefits of Having a Flexible Meeting Space at Your Disposal

By |2023-11-01T10:07:46-04:00May 31st, 2022|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

Our daily operations don’t always require a fancy office space. However, as our businesses grow our needs change. This means, on occasion we may require the added benefits of having a professional space to host meetings. Whether you work from home and want an in-person meeting, have a smaller office space, or are traveling for work, having access to a flexible meeting space will benefit your business in more ways than one. 1. Convenience Day to day business needs will vary depending on your schedule and workload. For example, if you recently signed a new client you may want to meet with them in a professional setting to discuss important matters. Or, you might want to host a conference and require a large enough space to accommodate everyone you want to invite. On the other hand, on some days you don’t require an office space at all. Whatever your situation [...]

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