Member Onboarding

The following page has been designed to help onboard you as a new member of The Speak Easy. Please take the time to read through and familiarize yourself with the information below. If something is missing, don’t hesitate to ask another member. If they can’t help you, ask another member or reach out to us at info@speakeasyindy.com. Additionally, we ask that you bookmark this page so that you are able to refer back to it in the future. Cheers, The Speak Easy

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Rules & Culture

1. Follow the Golden Rule.
The Golden Rule does not mean “those with the gold make the rules.” It means to treat others with the same respect and courtesy with which you would like to be treated.
 
2. Obey the laws (and the basic tenants of good taste).
Illegal behavior of any type will not be tolerated. Don’t abuse the facility. Don’t use the facilities or services for anything that could jeopardize The Speak Easy, offend other members, or encourage a visit from the authorities. This includes, but is not limited to: spamming, harassment, viewing, publishing, or distributing any kind of inappropriate material, and infringing on the rights of others.
 
3. Never hand someone your business card…unless they ask for it.
More specifically, don’t solicit other members. The Speak Easy is a great place to meet potential service providers, investors, co-founders, and new friends, but don’t gross anyone out by handing out resumés, brochures, and press kits – unless you’re asked to do so.
 
4. Be part of the community.
Make an effort to get involved with The Speak Easy community. Pitch-in, help out, offer encouragement, spread the word, and try to help make others’ dreams come true. In a nutshell, look for ways to help your fellow members.
 
5. You’re responsible for your own stuff.
The Speak Easy strives to create a safe and productive environment for work and play, but remember The Speak Easy is not liable for any loss associated with your membership. Your personal property is your responsibility.
 
6. Give more than you take.
Respect the facilities and leave the space in better condition than you found it. If you moved things around, return them to their original location. If a trash can is full (even if you didn’t fill it up), take the bag out to the dumpster. What goes around comes around. So, if you drink a lot of coffee, consider donating some beans. If you mess up the kitchen, do a bit of housekeeping. Dish rack full? Put a few dishes (or all) away. You’re not a guest, you’re family…act like it.
 
7. The Speak Easy is for adults.
No one under the age of 18 is allowed into The Speak Easy unless explicit permission has been granted. No one under the age of 21 is allowed without being accompanied by a member. No one under the age of 21 may be served or consume alcohol on the premises. There are no exceptions and failure to comply will result in the immediate termination of your membership.
 
8. Respect others’ privacy and workspaces.
Expect to support others and be prepared to draw on the help of others, but please respect the right to get their own work done. If you need to place or take a phone call, please use one of the available private rooms. If it’s nice outside, you might even consider getting some fresh air.
 
9. The Speak Easy is for humans.
No dogs or other pets are allowed at any time.
 
10. Don’t smoke here.
This one’s pretty simple. We’re not going to tell you how to live your life, but please don’t smoke here.
 
11. Be flexible.
Occasionally, The Speak Easy will be reserved for private events. We do our best to notify members well in advance so you can make alternative arrangments. If you’re working in the conference room by yourself, consider moving if a larger group needs to make use of the space.
 
12. Close up shop.
If you’re the last one out, please turn off the lights, televisions, coffeemaker, etc., and be sure the door is secured.
 
13. Bring a friend.
If you have a friend or colleague that you’d like to bring to the space for a day or two – feel free. Remember you need to be present in order for your friend to gain access. We do ask that you use discretion; if your friend wants to tag along more than twice, encourage them to apply for membership.
 
14. Get comfortable with change.
We all want The Speak Easy to keep getting better with time. This means that these rules may be amended.

Room Reservations

The Speak Easy has a variety of meeting areas available for member use including four smaller breakout rooms and one larger conference room. While there isn’t a monthly cap on how often members can use these rooms, we do ask that members be mindful.

The smaller breakout rooms offer semi-private meeting areas for anywhere from 2-8 people and must be reserved in person up by writing your name/date/time on the whiteboard outside the room you wish to reserve. Reservations for these rooms can be made up to a week in advance. Members can reserve a breakout room for up to 4 hours/per day/per member.

The larger conference room offers a private meeting area for up to 25 people. Reservations for the conference room can be made online through Calendly. Calendly will not allow you to reserve the conference room day-of, at night, on weekends, or more than 90 days in advance. Weekend reservations can only be made 2 weeks in advance pending availability. Members can check the availability of the conference room using this link. If you are looking to reserve the conference room for evening hours please contact us at info@speakeasyindy.com.

Please find a description of these meeting areas below:

Breakout Room

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  • Four semi-private meeting areas for 2-8 people
  • Reservations muse be made in person
  • Television capabilities in rooms 2 and 4 for onscreen projection
  • Rooms 1-3 include large whiteboards

Conference Room

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  • A private meeting room for up to 25 people
  • Reservations must be made online through Calendly system
  • Television capabilities for onscreen projection
  • Chalkboard walls for brainstorming

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the guest policy?
More than welcome to bring guests in for a meeting or to work on a project, but we do ask that your guest arrives at the same time as you. If it gets to the point where a person is working here with you day in and day out likely to approach them about joining as a member of the space.
 
Does it cost money to reserve the conference room?
Use of the conference room for the purpose of holding meetings is included in membership for up to 3 hours a day at no additional charge. For a 4 hour reservation, there is a $50 charge. For an 8 hour reservation, there is a $100 charge. For more information please contact info@speakeasyindy.com.
 
How do I book the space for a private event?
Members interested in renting The Speak Easy for a private event should get in touch with our venue manager, Jessica. You can email her at jessica@speakeasyindy.com.
Is there ever a time when I cannot be in the space?
Yes, anytime the calendar says private event or ticketed event it means members cannot be in the space during that time. The Speak Easy will very rarely (if ever) have private events on weekdays during work hours because our priority is to be a space to come work from. Private events are most likely to happen on weekends or anytime after 5 pm on weekdays. Private events are always on the calendar so members are aware and can plan accordingly.
How do I know what is what on the main calendar?
The main calendar will show a number of different events. If the event is titled private event or ticketed event it means you cannot be at the space during that time. If the event is titled anything else, it’s most likely a Meetup group. Meetup groups are member-run and do not require other members to leave the space.
 
How do I add the Speak Easy main calendar to my Google calendar?
To add the Speak Easy main calendar to your own Google calendar, follow the link here.
 
How do I get more involved with The Speak Easy community?
There are a number of ways to get more involved with the community like attending monthly 1 Million Cups Events, member coffee gatherings, Sip & Learn events or participate in meetup groups hosted in the Speak Easy. Also by being a present, engaged member of The Speak Easy by helping out around the space with cleaning up or putting away dishes.
 
How will I know of upcoming events and happenings at the space?
 
Make sure you read your member newsletter! It contains all the need to know information and space happenings for the week.
 
Pro Tip: If you’re having trouble locating it in your inbox be sure to check your promotional folder.