Category: Meetings & Events

What to Know About Private Event Space in DC

EVENTS

October 18, 2022 | Meetings & Events

As organizations return to the office, in-person events are making a comeback. District Offices has multiple spaces across six centrally located venues to accommodate your event needs and to ensure a memorable experience. Here’s how we do it.

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Ways to Impress During Your First Meeting with a New Client

client meeting

February 14, 2022 | Business, Meetings & Events

First impressions are especially important when a new client is involved. You want to show that you’re capable, knowledgeable, experienced, and able to deliver value. Here’s how to ensure that you put your best foot forward during that all-important first meeting.

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How to Build a Better Professional Network

Network

October 20, 2021 | Business, Meetings & Events

It’s common knowledge that your professional success is heavily influenced by the professional network you create. Even so, we often expect our network to grow passively – with little to no work on our end. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

Building a better professional network happens over time and with quite a bit of effort. These valuable relationships are the result of finding innovative ways to communicate, strengthening existing relationships, creating a fluid networking strategy, and more.

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Where to Rent Conference Rooms by the Hour in DC?

DC Conference Rooms

March 4, 2021 | Meetings & Events

When it comes to impressing a client, delivering a winning pitch, or hosting a high-impact workshop or board meeting, location matters. Elevate your offer with an on-demand conference room at one of District Offices’ strikingly appointed, centrally positioned locations. Here’s why renting a conference room with us makes sense to your bottom line – and reputation.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Team this Year

virtual holiday party

December 4, 2020 | Meetings & Events

2020 was a tough year for everyone, and with a spike in cases and more shutdowns, it’s not getting any easier.  So, what can your company do to lift everyone’s spirits?

It’s more important than ever to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate the wins. To help, we’ve brainstormed some ideas so you can have a festive and safe virtual gathering with your team.

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In-Person Meetings Still Matter: How to Hold a Safe In-Person Meeting

Meeting space

October 28, 2020 | Meetings & Events

Remote meetings have allowed businesses to continue operating throughout the pandemic. Technology has allowed conferences to pivot into webinars and events to be held virtually. But no matter the platform you use – it’s still not the same as meeting in person.

Virtual meetings have their limits. It’s easier to be less engaged (i.e. turn on mute and turn off your camera), long meetings tend to exhaust employees, and it’s hard to build strong relationships. Every so often, an in-person meeting is necessary.

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Engaging Remote Employees and Extending Your Company Culture

remote employees

April 22, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events

As we all seek to flatten the COVID-19 curve, businesses around the world have adapted by mandating remote working. But while working from home can boost productivity gains, it does lag in certain areas, namely engagement and culture. Here’s how your company can keep your employees engaged and feeling part of a team when there’s no water cooler to gather around.

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How Your Business Can Benefit From Partnering With a Non-Profit

Nonprofit Partner

April 15, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events

Consumers have never been as concerned about corporate social responsibility as they are today. Social enterprises are on the rise, and more and more startups are following this business model. But what if your mission isn’t tackling a social or environmental issue head-on? How can you demonstrate that you are socially responsible? Or maybe you’re just starting out as a social enterprise and need to amp up your network and reach? There is no business strategy more effective in making a positive difference, both economically and socially, than building a strategic partnership between a for-profit business and a non-profit organization. Fortunately, there are more than 1.5 million non-profits registered in the U.S. that are looking to partner with businesses and make a difference. Below we’ll go through the top reasons (besides changing the world) that you can benefit from partnering with a non-profit.

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6 Virtual Meeting Etiquette Rules to Follow

Virtual-Meetings

March 19, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events

Whether you’re an occasional remote worker, a full-time freelancer, or amid a pandemic, chances are you’re participating in a fair number of virtual meetings. In fact, 14 percent of remote workers engage in more than ten meetings per week (during regular business circumstances).

While virtual meetings provide critical face time and build stronger professional relationships, they also present a unique set of etiquette challenges. We’ve compiled a list of virtual meeting rules that everyone should agree to follow.

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The Secrets to Hosting Successful and Productive Business Meetings

Business-Meetings

February 11, 2020 | Business, Meetings & Events, Shared Office Space

Business meetings are part of the job in any industry. When designed effectively, they can leave you feeling inspired, accomplished, and connected. However, when designed poorly, they can leave you feeling like you wasted your time. According to Doodle’sDoodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report, the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 reached $399 billion in the United States. 

To help you avoid contributing to this waste of time and money, District Offices’ has gathered our meeting planning intel and shortlisted the secrets to hosting productive meetings— so you can hit 2020 ready to go.

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