15th June, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Some of the world’s largest deals have been agreed in the humble meeting room, yet it is an element of a business which is often overlooked.
Businesses have the option to rent meeting rooms on an ad-hoc temporary basis but picking the right meeting room can be tricky as there are a lot of pros and cons to weigh up before your final decision can be made.
Location, location, location
As the old saying goes, location is everything, and this applies to picking a house as well as finding the perfect meeting room for your needs.
It is crucial to make the meeting room easily accessible for yourself and your clients as there is nothing worse than turning up late to a meeting you have arranged – there’s no such thing as fashionably late in the world of business.
Consider the facilities on offer
Many businesses seem to focus on the aesthetic of a meeting room without looking in-depth at the facilities provided.
While having a great looking meeting space will impress clients, failing to offer basic technology such as a broadband connection or having to improvise your presentation due to a lack of necessary equipment will not go down well.
Lighting and furniture needs
Considering the lighting and furniture needs for both your business and your prospective clients is crucial when looking to rent a meeting room.
Ensuring the facility comes with comfortable furniture is vital; both you and your clients will feel the benefits when those complex meetings start to drag late into the afternoon.
When viewing a prospective meeting room it is also important to consider the lighting situation as this may play a significant yet unnoticed part in sealing a big deal.
Take note of the amount of natural light coming into the room and if this is not suitable for your needs investigate the amount of light you can generate through artificial means as a dark, dingy room will not lead to a successful meeting.
So, as long as your rented meeting space meets the needs of your business, you won’t go far wrong.
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