It has been said time and time again: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And it’s true. The way you present yourself to others can leave a lasting mark, and it often frames the development of your relationship. In the business world, prospects need to be impressed in order to convert into customers. It’s important to keep these seven tips in mind next time you’re booking a meeting room rental for current and potential client conferences.
Cost is perhaps the most important thing to take into account when you’re booking a meeting rental. Staying on budget is crucial, especially if you’re dealing with currency in countries around the globe. There’s no need to break the bank, there are plenty of great virtual office spaces that allow you to book meeting rooms instantly, and can help you stay budget conscious without sacrificing the other must-haves on your list. Read more...
Davinci Meeting and Conference Rooms is proud to present an infographic checklist to finding the perfect meeting room rental. Use this checklist to ensure your client meetings are fully equipped with all the technology, amenities, and other miscellaneous items you may need. To learn more about booking a meeting room, check out our blog post, “Book a Meeting Room with Confidence,” or visit DavinciMeetingRooms.com. Book a meeting room rental straight from your phone with the Davinci Meeting Room app on iTunes and Google Play.
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Effective small-business branding is one of the most important things you can do to get ahead of the competition. It encompasses every aspect of your business, from what your salespeople wear during presentations to how a video conference call is handled. Your brand should tell your customers who you are and what you offer—clearly, quickly and confidently. So what are the musts? Here are some business branding tips.
A Great Logo
A swoosh, an apple and golden arches: Branding for Nike, Apple and McDonalds has been so successful that their logos are some of the most widely recognized symbols in the world. Incredibly, in 1971 Nike paid a freelancer just $35 for its now iconicswoosh – one of the biggest branding bargains ever. Pay a graphic designer to create a logo for you. It may cost more than $35, but it will be well worth it. Read more...
Small business owners today are doing much more with much less, thanks to mobility. With the ability to work across time zones, they can have more flexibility and grow their business.
Apps (short for application software) are a key component of mobile tools. Made famous by Apple in 2008, apps have become so popular that in 2010 “app” was named word of the year by the American Dialect Society. And since then, they have become a game changer for small businesses.
The DavinciMeetingRooms.com app was designed as part of Davinci’s meeting room booking system to give business owners the ability to reserve an office, meeting or conference room on the go, taking as little time as possible while you get precisely what you need. Read more...
It’s a good problem to have: Your business is so large that you need to schedule meetings in different states and countries. So what are your options? Noisy public spaces or stale hotel conference rooms? Expensive and underutilized satellite offices? None of these are equipped with the technology and resources you need to make the right impression.
What if you could rent an office for a day, or book a meeting room or conference space for a short period of time, and have it come fully equipped to meet your unique needs? You’d save a lot of cash and make a stronger impression on your client. Well that is a possibility. Refer to our list below to book a meeting room that not only fits your specific needs but also helps you feel more confident with your decision to use virtual office solutions.
Traveling to make sales presentations doesn’t have to be a time and money suck—or a pain in the neck. Planning and using technology-fueled resources can help you save money, cover every last detail, and make the best presentations possible to as many people as possible.
Here are a few tips to efficient (and cost-saving) business travel:
1. Use Social Media And Mobile Devices
Mobile devices and social media place time and cost-saving resources at your fingertips. Take TripIt—a popular trip organizer that lets you keep colleagues, coworkers and contacts informed of upcoming travel plans in Salesforce Chatter (an enterprise social network). With this tool, colleagues can easily coordinate transportation, client meetings and activities with each other.
Travel apps can help you find cheap flights, check in early, get flight and gate updates, and book meeting rooms on the go. With their iPhone and Android apps, DavinciMeetingRooms.com lets you browse and reserve conference rooms, day offices and a variety of tailored business services in real-time, receive instant confirmations and manage reservation details. Read more...
Delivering killer presentations to prospective clients is important to expanding your business, but they can be tricky—especially if you’re presenting in a different state or country. When you’re on the road, it’s crucial to understand regional cultural differences, be familiar with the technology you’ll be using and work around jet lag so you appear fresh. Here are three key elements that will help make your presentation great.
Planning And Prepping
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs possessed a legendary ability to capture an audience’s attention. It wasn’t by chance that his presentations were so successful—it was the hours and hours of work he put into making them perfect. Brainstorming, white boarding, sketching, honing his script and practicing over and over again were all part of his prep work. When he finally took the stage and uttered his first carefully chosen word, he was confident he’d kill it—and he did. This attention to detail can pay off for you, too. While planning your presentation, remember another tool that Jobs used effectively: the “ten minute” rule. Make sure you do or say something especially captivating every ten minutes to keep your audience engaged. Even the best presenters must work to hold their audience’s focus. Read more...