Team Space Office – Move-In Ready

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Join the Waterfront work community today!

20 Bay St, WaterPark Place, on the 11th floor has everything your business is looking for!

You will be minutes from Union station, connected by the PATH – Toronto’s indoor pedestrian walkway that connects the downtown core.

Fully furnished and customizable team space to suit your business, with Wireless Internet and phones included.

You have 24/7 secure access to your space; including the Rostie Kitchen and Lounge, reception and mail services, fax/copier/printer services and use of meeting room space.

Save on overhead costs with flexible terms.

Cleaning, lights, AC, security and more all included.

NEW – On-site WaterPark Athletics Centre – for tenant use only!

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Book your tour today!

info@rostiegroup.com                        416-214-1840                1-800-648-1840

Freelancers Unite – with Coworking

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Are you a Freelancer looking for a place to connect, network and get work done?

We are offering free coworking hours and a special discounts  on coworking packages for freelancers. Get your creative juices flowing and let us take care of the rest.

Enjoy an all-access workspace with Wi-Fi, printing/ fax capabilities and of course complimentary coffee!

Be inspired. Take a stroll along Toronto’s Waterfront, only a few short steps away from your workspace.

Be connected. Coworking encourages like-minded people to come together and share ideas. Our shared office environment encourages networking and is home to an array of entrepreneurs, startups and business owners.

Be productive. Focus on your work without the stress of a home-office or crowded coffee shop. We take care of all your workspace and caffeine needs.

Call today!

416-214-1840

Toll-free:1-800-648-1840 info@rostiegroup.com

Free Rise & Shine Breakfast Seminar – July 8th – 8:00am

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Come and join us over breakfast and learn about SLAP (Silver Lining Action Plan) for businesses with Founder & CEO Carissa Reiniger!

Wednesday, July 8th – 8:00 am
20 Bay St, Waterpark Place, 11th Floor

Toronto, ON
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If you are a business owner with 100K to 2M in revenue and feel like you never have enough time or money – you probably need a SLAP! A SLAP (Silver Lining Action Plan) helps you set revenue and profit goals AND create the most direct Action Plan to hit those goals.
This SLAPsession is not going to have any consulting speak or leave you with another impractical business plan that you won’t ever look at or use – instead it is a working session where we will move fast and guide you through our SLAPmethodology to help you build a one year growth plan for your business!

In our time together, we will work through:
• How to build a niche and grow faster
• How to evaluate expenses, profit margins and best pricing for your products or services
• How to figure out who your Ideal Client is
• How to go out and find more Ideal Client’s (without spending ANY money and very limited time)

http://silverlininglimited.com/

Please respond to rsvp@rostiegroup.com to confirm your attendance.

Tips on Where to Sit in Your Next Meeting

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Ever wondered how where you sit impacts a meeting or interview? There are definitely dynamics to consider when choosing where to sit in relation to the other attendees in the meeting room. In the western world, the most senior person in the meeting sits at the head of the table. While in Asia, the most senior person sits in the middle of one of the horizontal rows.

 

Here are some tips about seating positions and how they impact the dynamic of meetings. While many factors will determine the application of the points here, such as number of people in attendance, how early you are to the meeting and even the shape of the table, these tips can help at the very least by highlighting the forces at play and the advantages and disadvantages of various seating arrangements.

 

Share the corner to put them at ease

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When you share one corner of the meeting table, the other person is more likely to be relaxed, comfortable and open to free-flowing conversation. This positioning allows for easy eye contact, freedom to use and observe each other’s gestures, and eliminates territorial division of the table. This can be used for introductory meetings and one-on-one presentations to establish rapport quickly and gain trust. In larger meetings it is easier to reciprocate cooperation from the person seated next you than anyone else at the table.

 

Side by Side for collaboration

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Have a deadline looming? Sitting side by side is great positioning for collaborating and brain storming between two people. Most people gravitate to this position naturally when they are working on the same project. Depending on your level of comfort prior to the meeting there might be a feeling of discomfort or invasion of personal space because of the close proximity of the parties at the table.

 

Face-off for a power play

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We’ve all experienced the tense atmosphere that sitting directly opposite someone (or in a competitive position) can create. In an office setting it can be used to establish a superior-subordinate role. In social research it was found that when seated across from someone else, people speak in shorter sentences and recall less of what was said. It was also discovered that those involved in the study were less likely to be persuaded than any other seating arrangement.

 

Circle, Square or Rectangle?

Square tables provide the opportunity to combine both corner and side by side seating while a rectangular table provides multiple competitive positions. It is said that King Arthur sat the knights around the round table to avoid the competitive dynamic and imply equality.

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So how will you leverage your place at the meeting table to forge a new relationship or establish leadership?

 

Sources: http://westsidetoastmasters.com/resources/book_of_body_language/chap17.html
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/digital-leaders/201210/the-power-seat-where-you-sit-matters

#RostieTalks – Citrix – GoToMeeting

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This week on #RostieTalks features David Potter, Marketing Manager for Citrix Canada in Toronto and Spencer Anderson, Rostie Group’s Customer Service Representative. They dive into Citrix’s GoToMeeting platform and the benefits of having a versatile office space in Toronto’s waterfront community. Watch the video then check out http://www.gotomeeting.ca/ for more ways to improve your business meeting experience.

 

This is Spencer Anderson from The Rostie Group, and I’m here with David Potter from Citrix.

Q.  Tell us a bit about your business and what are the specific areas that you guys specialize in.

A.  We’re a software company. We have a range of online products that allow people to collaborate, work, and stay productive regardless of where they are.

 

Q.  How did you develop your interest in the industry?

A.  I came into tech marketing kind of backwards, I was in the advertising industry first and got into working on clients who were in tech business and gradually over time moved into working on the client side of the business and was lucky enough to join Citrix when we opened the office for our mobility apps business unit here a couple of years ago.

 

Q.  What are the main differences between GoToMeeting and your competitors?

A.  Whether you’re looking at GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar or any of our other products we really focus on a couple different things. The biggest one being ease of use because if the products aren’t easy for your customers or for you to use or your employees to use then you’re not going to see the benefit that you hope to. We also have a product set that is focused on businesses, so they’re not consumer products; they have really been designed with businesses in mind.

 

Q.  How long has Citrix been with The Rostie Group?

A.  We have been here at The Rostie Group for about three years since we opened since we opened our offices for the mobility apps and business unit here in Canada.

 

Q.  How often do you use our meeting space and training space?

A.  The great thing for the meeting space for us is that we have a relatively small team in Canada and the ability to have extra meeting rooms and scale up when we need it gives us the flexibility without the need to have to carry that extra cost in an ongoing basis.

 

Q.  What is your experience working in this kind of an environment so far?

A.  We have a great balance in this type of environment. We have a personal or a segregated office space here for Citrix which gives us the privacy but we also have access to the shared facilities such as the kitchen or the extra meetings rooms which has been great for us as we’ve grown

 

Q.  What is the most exciting part of your job?

A.  I think I have a really great job; I have lots of opportunities to do different things on an ongoing basis. There is a great opportunity to test and do new things whether it’s in social media or some of the things we’re doing to help support the sales team here in Canada.

 

Q.  Living and working in downtown Toronto, Harbourfront/South Core, what do you love most about it?

A.  I think for me I really like the way the South Core has been changing over the last number of years, despite the construction I think it will be well worth it in the end. I’m working here now as my second stint, my first being working at a university at one of the other buildings here and it’s amazing how much has changed. With the connection of the PATH getting you right downtown when you need to, particularly in the winters, the addition of UP is going to be great in the sense that if you’re travelling regionally you can quickly get over to Billy Bishop (Airport) to take a short flight, if you need to go a little farther the UP train will get you to Pearson (Airport) fairly quickly and painlessly once it’s up and running and I think the changes that are happening along the WaterFront make it a very vibrant place to work and live.

 

Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions David!

Welcome to Your New Queens Quay

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UntitledIn a little more than two months – mark your calendars for June 19, 2015 – Queens Quay will officially reopen. Soon we’ll be strolling along the revitalized Queens Quay’s generous pedestrian promenade and riding our bikes down the new Martin Goodman Trail. If you’ve been by the construction site in recent weeks, you’ve already seen the new street taking shape. The streetcars are running. The granite promenades on the north side are almost complete and those on the south side are well underway. The Martin Goodman Trail is also nearing completion and soon we’ll just be applying the finishing touches.

How to choose a Meeting Room in Toronto

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IMG_0653Inspections for choosing a meeting room provider can be particularly nerve racking. Agreed. However, we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be and here are a few short and sweet tips.

Put yourself in the attendees’ shoes

Do a surprise tour. Pop in unannounced and save yourself the distraction of the red carpet treatment that’s doled out for a prearranged visit.

Know your parameters

Your goals and parameters should ideally dictate the facilities you end up choosing. If you want to have excitement and interaction then your venue should have theatre capabilities and suitable tech support. If you are conducting training then you will do better with a location that can eliminate interuptions and has sound proof walls in each room.

Is there dedicated IT support? If not , are you able to risk running into a technical hitch right before your meeting begins and not have dedicated IT staff on hand?

Make a note of all the things that are important to you such as catering options that fit your budget, amenities, view and flexibility.

Take a closer look

Conduct a deep analysis to compare sites’ strengths and weakness. Evaluate locations based on relevant factors such as proximity to public transport, restaurants, parking, airports etc

How safe are the surroundings and how easy is it to get around if your attendees decide to leave the meeting room site?

 

Peak of the Week has now ended!

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This is our official wrap-up of the Peak of the Week lunch series! We are phasing out this program with the recent arrival of WaterPark Place’s new food vendors. For the last year, while the building was under renovation, The Rostie Group had started ‘Peak of the Week’ which is a meal delivery program for our clients. We picked a new restaurant every Wednesday (the peak of the week) and had lunch delivered for all of our clients from that restaurant.

We would like to thank our customers for their ongoing participation and support of Peak of the Week, which has made our program successful over the renovation period at WaterPark Place. Below are the most popular restaurants and dishes chosen by our customers. These are all local and Canadian favourites that we encourage you to try, especially if you’re interested in exploring more of Toronto’s food scene!

 

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Summer Sweet Salad

 

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Pad Thai

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Quarter Chicken Dinner

 

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Smoked Meat Sandwich

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Souvlaki Dinner