It’s not unusual for people to mix up conference rooms and training rooms with each other. They’re very similar. However, they are also different in many ways.
If you’re looking to hold a training session or presentation for a group of people, it’s important that you understand the difference between these two types of rooms.
What is a Conference Room?
Conference rooms, otherwise known as meeting rooms, are rooms set up to facilitate a meeting between two or more like parties. It’s where most companies discuss business with other companies, as well as agendas, goals, quotas, and so on within their own. They are usually smaller and make for a more intimate setting. They are very rarely built to hold more than a dozen people.
Think of conference rooms as just a typical office. The only difference is that they’re bigger, classier and more comfortable. They’re built to make everyone inside feel comfortable. They also usually feature high-definition video-conferencing technology and high-definition wall-mounted LCD displays, or projectors, to help in facilitating presentations, meeting clients who cannot attend in person, and in securing important business deals.
What is a Training Seminar Room?
In contrast, training seminar rooms are larger and built specifically to use for trainings and educational purposes. They can house as few as a dozen people to as many as a hundred, if not more. They’re the go-to choice by academics and businesses when giving training seminars to students and employees alike. As well as by motivational speakers who are hoping to impart some of their knowledge to a group of interested parties.
Because these rooms are mostly used for educational purposes, it’s not unusual for a training room to also double as a classroom. The way these two rooms are set up are very similar, often with long desks, whiteboards and projects with the speaker situated at the front of the room for everyone to see. But, of course, much like conferences rooms, training seminar rooms are also built to be comfortable, albeit not as high-class. The place is for learning and fostering growth, after all, and not for impressing clients. As such, most training rooms are fitted with large projection screens and mounted speakers to help drive whatever the message the speaker is sending across many people.
Which is Which?
Basically, choosing between conference rooms and training rooms boils down to the number of people. If you’re meeting with less than a dozen, then a conference room might just be the right fit. It’s more intimate and perfect for such small meetings. Besides, anything bigger, and the meeting might end up losing its purpose. However, if it’s for a few dozen people, your best bet is to get a training room.
Before renting a room, it’s important that you understand the difference between these two types of room. You’ll help your company save a lot of time, money, as well as from a potentially embarrassing situation by doing so.