I think I'd prefer Room B - mainly because I'd be intrigued as soon as I walked in, and curious about what sort of activities or exercises were planned!
Hi Garry, out of the 2 I would be happier for it to be B. However, to be honest if I entered a course and it was set up in a Board Room style, I would be slightly disappointed about how old school it was. Is this a decision you are facing?
I'm enjoying the responses to this in our LinkedIn group too!
A- with B I'd be assuming that they were expecting this event to bore me rigid so they've provided things to help me stay awake!
I spend a great deal of time planning room layouts and adding items of interest that will stimulate and engage delegates as they enter the room.
99.9999% don't even notice and generally move the "stuff" out of the way and plonk their backpack on the table.
As for the carefully thought out posters..."oh I thought it was left over from the last course"...
For the very small proportion of people who actually do notice I will continue to make an effort!
It would depend on the training topic/purpose, but B tells me the training is going to be fun and active.