We all know one of the toughest parts about running any sort of training business, is finding reliable hosting partners.
For the most part, like any other event that is being planned, securing the proper venue is always the first and most crucial step in planning a training workshop. The venue will further determine the date availability, how many attendees can register, room layout, set up time and A/V that is incorporated.
One must consider a multitude of different options such as price, availability, or location when selecting the proper space as every training workshop is unique in its requirements.
Price always seems to be the main determining factor; after all, you get what you pay for, right? Humans naturally associate the highest priced items with the best quality. However, price may not always have the biggest impact on the quality of service you receive and deliver.
Sometimes price can be based simply on cost of operating. A venue that is located in the heart of the city, close to all of the amenities, has the best technology, and operates on the weekends, may offer a smaller space. However, because of the pricy real estate market, they may be charging the most for their space. The location may be exactly what you are looking for, however this may not be ideal for a company looking to maximize the number of people who are able to attend.
At the same time, some venues offer prices that present a more economically responsible outcome for training companies. Of course, this sounds perfect. Who doesn’t want the cheaper option?
If this is the case, expect sacrifices to be made. Maybe you can’t offer catering services to your attendees or are locating the training far from the public transit line. Perhaps they even ask that you bring in your own technology. These types of sacrifices may be the difference in garnering registration for the training workshop. However, if you are trying to maximize your bottom line, this may be the best option for you.
When securing your venue, it’s important to outline what the key components are to your success. If it’s maximizing the number of people you have, perhaps the less-costly venue outside of the heart of the city works best for you. If it’s providing the most up to date technology and food options, perhaps the more expensive niche facility works best for you.
The Rostie Group presents the best of both worlds. Take advantage of fully serviced training rooms with free Wi-Fi, superior tech-support, unique catering options, video conferencing, customizable furnishings, built-in presentation equipment, soundproof walls, courtesy telephones, data networking connections and much more…all for an affordable price.
First impressions only come around once. In the day and age of massive selection, making sure that you leave a memorable experience, will always put you ahead of your competition.