Designing a Training Room? Here’s the AV You Need
Your corporate training team has spent weeks preparing for a company-wide training event. The invitations have gone out, the presenters have been confirmed, the PowerPoint slides are ready to go. But is your training room equipped to handle what’s coming? If participants have to wait for the training to start while the presenter struggles with the technology, or they miss what is being shared because of low-quality AV, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your training material is. People will remember the impact of the bad tools more than the value of the good content.
So how do you make sure you have the right technology to make every training session a smooth-running success? Start by choosing these three tools for your corporate training rooms.
The Top Training Room Must-Haves
- An interactive display. Having the right kind—and right number—of displays ensures everyone can see the materials and learn from your training content. An interactive display has the added benefit of encouraging collaborative learning. Further enhance collaboration by adding video conferencing and content-sharing capabilities that support BYOD.
- A professional audiovisual system. If training participants can’t see a presenter or hear what’s being said, they won’t learn. An enterprise-quality AV system is critical to your corporate training room design. A well-designed room equipped with beamforming microphone arrays will ensure participants can hear presenters no matter where they are in the room. Video conferencing hardware and software will help you accommodate and involve remote participants.
- An intuitive control hub. Remember that old rule from your college days—if the professor is 15 minutes late, the class walks out? Well, being late isn’t the only way to waste valuable class time. It takes an average of 15 percent of a meeting’s total time, or nine minutes of a 60-minute meeting, just to get the video conferencing system and other room technology up and running. Participants might not walk out, but they will start to lose patience and interest. A touchscreen control panel lets you get your room ready and your technology running with the push of a button—all before participants have even found their seats.
According to Deloitte, spending on employee training and development programs has increased by 25 percent over the past decade. But more money doesn’t automatically yield better trainings. A qualified AV integrator can help you put that money toward the technology tools and solutions that will best meet your organization’s—and employees’—training needs.