Dispel these 6 Meeting Room Myths

1. Everyone has to be present in the meeting room before the session starts A punctual start should be followed with interactive activities that require those in attendance to think about what they bring to the table in the context of the current meeting agenda. Encouraging groups or pairs to talk about certain concerns will yield dynamic results. Beginning with fruitful activities at the outset that set the tone for the meeting will motivate people to be on time. 2. Memos should be read … [Read more...]

How Does the Mobile Professional or Virtual Office User Leverage the ‘Cloud’?

Has anyone ever tried to explain cloud computing to you? Were you left feeling a little, well... cloudy? The best example of cloud computing I can think of is an email service like Gmail or Hotmail.There's nothing to download. All you need is an internet connection and you can start sending emails. The server and software is all on the cloud (internet) and is totally managed by the cloud service provider. All you have to do is use the software and enjoy receiving and sending off those … [Read more...]

Guess Who will be providing Meeting Rooms for the Crew of the Genie Awards in Toronto?

The Rostie Group is proud to be a service provider supporting the crew of the 32nd Genie Awards. Since 1980, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has served to unify the country’s film industry by honouring and showcasing outstanding achievements in Canadian cinema with the annual presentation of The Genie Awards. For three decades, the Genies – like the Canadian Film Awards before them – have celebrated and affirmed Canada’s national cinema. Promoting all facets of film, the … [Read more...]

Could Dickens’ 200-year-old desk improve your Office Space’s productivity?

A 200-year-old desk may have, in part, inspired the works of great novelist Charles Dickens according to its current owner, 80-year-old Desmond Zwar. The sloping desk which was with the famous novelist from early youth to adulthood appears to have been a definite favourite of Dickens' for writing. Today marks the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth and many events are taking place to celebrate his life and his great literary contributions which include A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist. What … [Read more...]

Garner some Superbowl ‘Star Power’ with a Prime Office Space or Virtual Office in Toronto

Indianapolis, the host of Superbowl XLVI won't have the club or luxury hotel clout of former host cities but will celebs and the media clamour to the city this weekend? Yes. Whether you're the 'Indianapolis' or the New York Giants of your industry, the way to get clients making a bee-line to your home office or office space is to unify clients around what they're passionate about, i.e. quality service and products. How do you communicate quality to prospective and current clients? Firstly, … [Read more...]

How is Your Office Space Etiquette?

We recently invited image consultant, Nicole Schwartz to be keynote speaker at one of our weekly Lunch and Learn seminars at the Rostie Group. Her presentation was entitled "How to Make Friends Quickly and Influence People". While many rules of etiquette appear to be 'common sense' there are many things that aren't as obvious or that we just haven't thought of because of the level of comfort some of us are accustomed to, even in a professional environment. Here is Nicole's presentation on … [Read more...]

30 Snow-related collisions in Toronto: Time to consider a Virtual Office?

If you're pouring into downtown Toronto, braving the high winds, wet snow and icy roads, one pretty elaborate question might start to formulate: "Why me?" Interestingly enough a small subset of commuters like yourself could have been warm and toasty at home. Hopefully none but some may have been among the 30 smash-ups recorded before 7.30 this morning. … [Read more...]

Shared Office Space: Best of Both Worlds?

You can enjoy the benefits of the Downtown Toronto, full-service office location with even more flexibility and none of the huge overheads that usually come with all the above. There is also that added incentive of a friendly, collaborative work environment, ripe for networking as you mix with other local business personalities. Hot Desking is the highly efficient shared office space solution practised the world over. At the Rostie Group, our very affordable hotdesking package offers … [Read more...]

When it comes to your Office Space needs we get the #Why

At the Rostie Group we get that there's a "why" behind every business so we take pride in continuously creating innovative ways to provide added value with our own initiatives designed to bring our customers closer to their purpose and vision, or what we like to call the "why". … [Read more...]