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

By |2022-11-29T10:45:17-05:00November 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 |2022-10-27T18:27:05-04:00October 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 |2022-05-31T10:06:18-04:00June 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 |2022-08-22T15:56:19-04:00May 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 [...]

How To Effectively Structure & Run A Client Meeting

By |2021-04-28T13:37:15-04:00January 26th, 2021|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

Getting off to the right start with a client can make or break a business deal. Whether you are self-employed or a small business owner, client-relations are an essential part of your job responsibilities. Therefore, when it comes to meeting with clients to discuss current or future contracts, you should always have a plan of action to ensure your clients are happy with the interaction. Here is what you need to know when it comes to structuring and running a client meeting. Choose a Professional Setting When setting up a client meeting, it is important to choose a location that works for all parties involved. It is best to try and schedule a meeting outside of your office space. Using a larger and more spacious setting like a meeting room or conference room creates a professional atmosphere where everyone can feel relaxed and comfortable. When you take the time to [...]

Choosing The Right Venue for Your Corporate Event or Seminar

By |2022-02-28T13:15:40-05:00April 18th, 2018|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

  Tips on How to Find the Perfect Venue for Your Small Event It’s incredibly easy to put the cart before the horse when it comes to finding an event venue for your small corporate or business to business event. To a great degree the venue you choose will be dependent on the purpose and goals of the event, expectations of the audience and budget for the event. Free Event Space Isn’t Always the Best Choice What if you have a free venue for your corporate event? You still need to access the free event space because it may not be suitable for the purpose of the event or meet your attendee’s expectations for the event. When choosing a venue your focus should be on meeting the purpose and goals of the event! Often small corporate events can be held in the business location to cut costs and for employee […]

The best group training and meeting layouts

By |2022-02-28T14:54:27-05:00May 11th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

When you are planning a training session or meeting, the layout of the training/seminar room can be just as important as its location. The layout of the room can set the tone and change the desired outcome of your meeting or training session. You just need to choose what that direction and outcome is going to be. Have you ever been in a meeting in a room that was in a different configuration from one you are accustomed to? Was that meeting or training session more or less effective than what you expected? That format was most likely planned to achieve the best results of what the meeting organizers were trying to accomplish. Let us help you to understand the reasons for different training or meeting room layouts – so when you rent one from a business centre like Telsec, you will get what you need. It is important to […]

Adjusting to a business centre from a home office

By |2022-02-28T14:56:53-05:00May 9th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Coworking Office Space, Growth & Innovation, Shared Office Space|

That time has come that your business has outgrown your home office and you need real office space (even if it is shared or only part-time) that has a professional business address. Your best choice is a downtown office business centre that has several options. When we talk about office space options at a business centre, three primary ones come to mind: Private offices, semi-private offices and shared office space/coworking offices. For the purposes of this article, we will be talking about adjusting to shared office space/coworking offices – since that will probably be your best option when you first move out of your home office. Shared office space is also your best option in terms of flexibility regarding when you can utilize the space. Why? You pay only a small monthly fee for unlimited access during regular business hours. With coworking, you become a member and choose from various […]

How small business owners can benefit from dog parks!

By |2022-03-30T08:48:13-04:00April 20th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms, Growth & Innovation|

  The idea for this blog came from one of our office-space tenants who has networked at dog parks for the past few years and has established some great business contact that way. This past week, he invited a number of those dog park contacts (most of which work downtown) into one of our large meeting rooms and treated them to lunch to talk about setting up a formal networking group. If you take some time out of your office space and spend a few hours observing “the off-leash,” you will learn a great deal about how dogs play and behave in a pack. But more importantly, you will learn about how their owners behave when they let their pets off the leash. You will notice that most owners come to the dog park, unleash their pet and immediately turn to their mobile phones or chat with other dog owners. […]

How a small business finds its training seminar opportunity

By |2021-06-29T12:08:33-04:00April 19th, 2017|Boardrooms & Meeting Rooms|

When you are launching a new product or a new business process or procedure, the most important thing is to train your staff and your distributors about the new product and how they can help the end-customer better understand it. You could go around and train one or two people at a time. But you could also arrange a large group training seminar. If you do not have the space, consider renting a training seminar room in offering professional atmosphere at an upscale office business centre. With in-house classroom training and development, a group of employees gathers in a room (on-site or off-site) and is led through the training program by an instructor. These sessions can be facilitated by trainers who are either employees themselves or outside specialists that are familiar with the new product or service. In-house/internal training does not always need to be about a new product or […]

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