The room you choose for your company’s next training plays a massive role in the overall learning experience. If you want the attendees to walk away inspired to take in the new information that they had just learned, an excellent venue is a definite must.
But what exactly constitutes an excellent venue for training?
Below are 4 tips that you should consider before choosing a training room rental in Singapore!
1. Choosing the right kind of room layout
Knowing how many attendees are going to be is one thing; knowing what type of room layout is best for your training is another.
As a good rule of thumb, for straight lectures, theatre-style seating is almost always used. However, if you want attendees to collaborate and work with each other, a U-shape or cabaret-style seating is much better. Also, while non-fixed seating arrangements are excellent so your arrangements can be changed last-minute, it’s always best to know what kind of seat arrangement you’re looking for beforehand.
2. AV equipment and support
The worst thing that can happen in any training is for technical issues to keep on popping up to make the presenter or presenting company look incompetent.
When looking for the ideal seminar room rental, you should look for more than just the basics. Let the venue know what you need and what kind of features or support they can offer to help make your training a success.
Non-negotiables and must-haves include hard-wired internet connections and Wi-Fi support, as well as on-site technicians and assistance.
Although you may end up having to pay more for venues with on-site AV technicians, the technical support you get from having such people around is invaluable. AV technicians grant you the support you need to ensure your event goes as smoothly as possible.
3. Amenities and comfort
For seminars, trainings, and presentations, the venue should be conducive to a learning environment. If it’s dull with uncomfortable seating and too much artificial lighting, attendees will walk away having learned nothing and form a negative perception of the training company.
Before booking, take a good look at your venue of choice first. Photos are great, but they’re often biased.
Failing to inspect the training venue for amenities and comfort, such as plenty of natural lighting, individual room temperature control, as well as comfortable seating options and affordable eating locations, among others, is setting up the presentation to fail.
The location should, first and foremost, be convenient to all attendees.
Find a venue with multiple transport links set-up. Remember, not everyone drives a car, so make sure that the venue is accessible to public transportation. Also, don’t forget to make sure that there’s ample parking space available for those who choose to drive to the venue.
If the training is held during times of bad weather, such as during the rainy season, a venue located near a major transport route will prove to be more successful. Though it may be more expensive, it prevents your venue’s location to be blocked or clogged, especially if it is located in a rural area.
Finding the best training room for your event isn’t easy. However, with these tips, it becomes a lot more manageable.