You don’t say

“I don’t know what kind of masochists you are, coming to hear a presentation on presentations.”

Todd Ramsey of Apples & Arrows, speaking on “The Practical Principles of Potent PowerPoint Presentations” at the Chamber’s Sunrise Scrambler today

You don’t say

“That is an unintended consequence and benefit.”

Todd Ramsey of Apples & Arrows about how the ad agency has cleverly allowed clients to take over its Twitter posts to give them some exposure and give the agency a social media break

Labor Party to open in Old Town for collaborative creative office space

WICHITA — A lot of independent creative professionals, such as writers, graphic artists and web designers, either work from home or in area coffee shops.

The Labor Party is looking to change that.

“We’re trying to provide kind of another alternative to that,” says Todd Ramsey, a brand strategist.

Ramsey is part of a group that has leased almost 5,000 square feet in a two-story building at 216 N. Mosley, which is north of the Hotel at Old Town’s banquet space, and will sublease space to creative individuals who’d like to share working space.

“The real benefit to people is more than just a desk or office,” Ramsey says.

“It’s more of a collaborative environment that can be created.”

Ramsey will work out of the space along with graphic designer Chris Parks, Jarrett Green of Blink Interactive and Kenton Hansen of Go Banana, who also is Blink’s collective director.

There are five offices left to lease that are $450 a month, which includes Internet and utilities.

For $150 a month, there also are an unlimited number of subleases for a large, open area that includes Wi-Fi and access to desks and other seating.

“It’s kind of like a coffee shop almost,” Ramsey says.

Hansen says the space will allow a lot of sharing of ideas and work.

“This is going to give us the opportunity to be the hub, to facilitate the community,” he says. “That’s really what we’re interested in.”

Ramsey says the definition of creative types will be fairly loose. For instance, he’s talking with an interior designer about subleasing space.

There’s no website yet, but if you’re interested in finding out more, you can reach Ramsey on Twitter (@toddramsey). The space should be ready in January.

Tweet of the week

“Twitterfession: I’m singing ‘Inbox Zero’ to the tune of ‘Jukebox Hero’ in my head.”

— The tweet Todd Ramsey (@toddramsey) of the Greteman Group posted on Twitter after achieving a clean e-mail inbox this afternoon