There are a number of venues that you can choose from to hold your first seminar in. You can go with a small training room rental space or something bigger, like an auditorium, or maybe even somewhere in the countryside if you want someplace unique to conduct your seminar.
When it’s all said and done, choosing the place to hold your first seminar as a speaker depends on the purpose of your seminar. Also, regardless of your goal, never ever let brochures or photos be the basis of your decision; always take the time to visit each venue in person so you get exactly what it is that you are looking for.
Here are a couple of places you should look at when conducting a seminar:
Coffee Shops and Restaurants
Did you know that coffee shops and restaurants have seminar-ready rooms for those who are interested? Though not all of them offer this service, a lot do, and if in case your seminar involves having to cater food to your attendants, holding your seminar in coffee shops and restaurants is a more practical decision.
If you want to conduct your seminar outdoors, then what better place would there be than the countryside? Everyone in attendance will be free to gander at the wonders of mother nature as they listen to what you have to offer. Of course, this isn’t always the most practical decision. Sometimes, the weather might not agree with you and there might be complications in the availability of the venue. Even if the venue is okay, the open area nature of the space might not be conducive to conducting a seminar in.
Meeting Room Rentals
Meeting room rental services offer you the glitz and glamour of a spruced-up seminar room at a fraction of the cost of having to rent and decorate one. This includes everything you need to pull off a successful seminar, from quality furniture to an environment conducive to your goal as a speaker and all the latest conferencing technology available.
How to Choose the Right Place for Your Seminar
When shopping for a venue for your first seminar as a speaker, keep in mind the following considerations first:
- Get the exact number and profile of your participants
- Define all of your technical needs
- Make sure that the venue is well-equipped to meet your demands, including being able to accommodate not just the number of people but also the layout that you want for your seminar
- Consider if your seminar needs to be private and confidential, in which case, an area that can be adapted to private use might be more fitting
- Of course, never forget about making sure that the area is accessible to all parties involved.
- Your budget has to cover everything, including the rental costs, the equipment, catering, transport, goodies, and still have some extra left for unforeseen expenses
More important than the venue of your seminar is the actual content; if you deliver fresh content, then it doesn’t matter if the surroundings aren’t top of the line, your event will be successful by all measures.