A snapshot of public events happening at Camaraderie, or events related to Camaraderie members.
Photoshoot for DSAO
an event at Camaraderie
- Jun 8, 3:00pm to 8:00pm, $50, link tba
- Get your portrait taken by a professional photographer while helping a great non-profit charitable organisation that provides sailing opportunities for people with mobility impairments.
an event at Camaraderie with Brian Chick of Left Button Solutions
- Jun 9, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, free
- A seminar about the basics of social media, and how you can use some of these tools to help market your small business and gain valuable feedback and participation from your customers.
an event at Camaraderie with Marc Roginsky of HeadStart Solutions
- Jun 14, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, $10 online/$15 at the door
- This seminar is designed to demonstrate some of the techniques that allow professionals, business owners and corporate employees to become their own agent of change in both the Social Media realm and offline.
an event at Camaraderie with K Sawyer Paul and Eisee Sylvester of Gredunza Press
- Jun 15, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, free
- A lively roundtable discussion of the perils and best practices in the new publishing industry.
- Jun 16, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, fees vary
- Share trials, tribulations and tips with panelists that have tried joining the new generation of employee who works from coworking facilities, cafes, and libraries.
Twitter API Meetup
an event at Camaraderie
- Jun 16, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, free
- Get together and share ideas, get questions answered and support one another with Twitter app developers.
an event at Camaraderie with Michael Bungay Stanier and NewPath Network
- Jun 24, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, $10
- In this fun, practical session Michael Bungay Stanier from Box of Crayons will share seven practical ways you can do more of the work that matters - and less of all that other stuff.
It's been a crazy month since our last newsletter. We've been getting a great response lately, in part due to some great media coverage from a feature article in Yonge St magazine
on May 26 and the front page of the business section of the Toronto Star
Jun will be a crazy month as well, partially due to the G20 Summit. Thankfully we are OUTSIDE of the security zone
, but travel of any kind that week will surely be a hassle. To get to our office we recommend you avoid the subway past Queen station and instead take the Queen streetcar if coming from the east or west, or the Sherbourne bus if coming from the north.
news about us
We're going to be launching our website
redesign on Jun 8. We're happy with how it has been shaping up and are super excited about a few new features, such as the Divvy widget to book our boardroom or event space.
With Divvy you can be at home in your bathrobe at 11:00pm managing your schedule for the next day and still book the space for when you need it - and if you're a member then the cost of the boardroom is included in your membership, but if you're not a member then you can even pay for the space all in one shot, without having to wait for the next day to book the space. We still have some tweaking to do with it, but we're happy with it thus far. Sign up for an account and book time on your terms!
Have a look at the tutorials for setting up your account and making a reservation, as well as a tutorial for extending or cancelling a reservation.
Our featured member for Jun is Sue Varty
of Wordtree Consulting
. Rachel sat down with Sue for a chat about freelancing, coworking, and everything in between.
What is your company name and brief description?
Sue helps people finish writing proects, do simple copy editing or large software documentation projects. She also provides training in popular internet tools such as social media websites.Be sure to say hi to Sue next time you're in!
How does being an entrepreneur fit into your live/work balance?
She has been freelancing for many years, and enjoys the flexibility and variety. And though she's adventurous, her kids keep her grounded, and so a coworking facility offers something different each day and an outlet for her creativity and sales.
What is the top thing you get out of working from Camaraderie?
For Sue, it is being with other people. Online resources are great, but nothing beats face to face to bounce ideas and networks - every time she comes to Camaraderie it evolves into a new experience. Basically this is business development with minimal effort.
What is one thing you would like to see happen/change/start at Camaraderie that would benefit you the most?
She'd like to see more activities during the day such as workshops, seminars, and brainstorming sessions. We hear you loud and clear, Sue, and we'll get on that for the benefit of everyone there!
until next time
Here's a time management tip from the Time Management Guide: "Learn to see the difference between urgent and important. The important tasks are those that lead you to your goals, and give you most of the long term progress and reward. Those tasks are very often not urgent. Many urgent tasks are not really important."