A seminar room is one of the keys to seminar success. Within a well-planned, well-equipped, comfortable and conducive setting, participants can better capture and understand
the seminar topics while the speaker can deliver a more efficient presentation.
A superb seminar room usually has characteristics that give both the participant and speaker a good and memorable experience. These include flexible and open spaces that encourage interactive learning. A flexible space can mean furniture pieces are movable or the seminar room can open up to the next room to adapt the space according to the size of the group. Flexibility can also be in the form of a more relaxed seating style that makes it less intimidating for attendees to speak up or participate in group discussions.
Larger work surfaces are also useful for hands-on activities. Look for those with good lighting; if there are windows that let in natural light, even better – but make sure there are blinds that you can draw down if it gets too bright.
A well-equipped seminar room is also highly important. While the lack of little things like a marker pen or a table for the speaker may seem trivial, it can be an inconvenience for the speaker. When you explore your options, go for those which don’t just offer the basic features but something a bit more on the side as well. For instance, fast wireless Internet, water dispenser, cushioned seats, comfortable restrooms, projectors and a good quality audio system with both wireless handheld and lapel mikes. Make sure multi-media audio-visual systems have good sight lines. All these can improve the experience of the seminar.