Last week saw the first of our ArticulateTalks. It turned out to be a great couple of hours spent talking, questioning and of course imparting those all important copywriting secrets.
What really helped to pull it all together though was the fantastic venue. We held it at Club Workspace Chiswick, a communal workspace for entrepreneurs, consultants and remote workers looking to co-work, collaborate and just plain get out of the house.
Designed with collaboration and innovation in mind, Club Workspace Chiswick combines dedicated lockable desks with co-working chic and an inspiring auditorium for event and presentations
With the shuffle of a couple of tables, the wheeling of a moveable wall and the pulling down of a projector screen, suddenly we had a relaxed but well structured presentation space.
There are tables and chairs for your early arrivers, seating up to say 30. Then sloping up towards the back of the room are some (cushioned) bleachers/ step seats. This is particularly good if you are not sure how many people will turn up as you don’t have a vast echo chamber reaching back, but plenty of seating if you turn out to be a smash hit.
Start at the bar
Being the kind and generous souls that we are at Articulate we offered a free drink with every ticket, so we set up in the little kitchenette area, replete with fridge, sink and bin. The essentials really.
Folded in neatly next to the bleachers, there’s plenty of counter space to line up your glasses of bubbly or bowls of nibbles and it’s not disconnected from the seating area so it’s easy enough to network and natter at the same time as catering to your attendees’ needs.
Location, location, location
Starting small and working outwards, it’s off the main road so you’re not disturbed by traffic noise, but it’s still easy to find. (It’s also next to a nice pub if you’re looking for an after-event retreat). Chiswick is a lovely area, and Club Workspace is mere minutes from Turnham Green or Chiswick Park Tube stations. Took me about 25 minutes total to get from Victoria.
And there’s more
The manager Phil, @Hodgkinson_PRJ , was a great help and really enthusiastic (which was particularly helpful for us first-timers).
And finally, you’ll be pleased to know, there’s another chance to see us and the venue in action on July 4th when we hold our next ArticulateTalk: Writing for the web: how to improve your website copy. Check us out, check Club Workspace Chiswick out and maybe be inspired to hold an exciting, expertise-imparting event of your own.