Are you a remote worker?
- March 31, 2020
Remote workers have several options to choose from. One may work from the convenience of his/her room, from a coffee shop, a…Read More
Being a “super deskon host” is based on simple common sense things. We provide here several tips for your hosting on deskon. Follow them and soon you’ll reach a “super host” status.
Send an email a week before arrival – Prepare an email outlining all the details that may be helpful to your guests. Include information on how to get to your workspace, where to park, intercom code, which floor, etc. Add details about the neighborhood like recommended restaurants and cafes, food deliveries, post office, laundries, and other relevant places. Make sure you personalize this email to the person you’re sending it to.
Present a note about the WiFi – Hang a note with all the required details for your guests to connect to the internet and how to use the printer if available.
Be honest — provide an accurate workspace description. Think about your guests. If the workspace is on the second floor with stairs only, for example, make sure to note it so people with disabilities may consider it.
Keep it clean – A clean, cozy space that’s clutter-free will make your guests feel most welcome. Also make sure that the toilet is clean and has paper, soap, and towels.
Exceed expectations – It can be a fresh morning coffee, a flower bouquet, a fruit basket or just a jar of cold water with lemon. Anything that will make your guests happily surprised.
Greet your guests the first time – help put your guests at ease the first moment they arrive. Give them a quick tour around and point the essentials like toilet, towels, coffee area and such. Ask them if there is anything they need.
Provide good lightning – Lighting should be soft white, preferably not overhead that cause shadows or fluorescent.
Play soft music when they arrive – to create a welcoming atmosphere, you can play soft music (like elevator music) when your guests arrive the first time.
Invite your guests to join you for a meal – If the workspace is where you live and the vibe is good, why not invite your guests to a dinner, sharing good food, wine, and great stories? That’s a great way to make friends and fruitful networking.