While an open white board is useful, many institutions prefer something a bit more elegant for professional spaces. Enclosed dry erase boards and executive whiteboards have stately veneer or laminate doors that can be coordinated with the finishes of other office furniture. They will fit perfectly in your conference room, executive suite or boardroom.
When many people are sitting in a meeting or planning session, it is important to make sure that everyone stays on track and follows the conversation. It is easy to get lost in technicalities which can lead to misunderstandings and frustration. With a clear writing space at the front of the room that is visible to all meeting participants, you can avoid confusion and be certain that everyone understands even the most complicated technical details.
Although a regular open dry erase board fits well in a classroom, the principal’s office, executive conference room or boardroom requires a more professional design. Conference cabinets provide user-friendly whiteboards that are framed and covered by sleek doors. Doors serve the dual purpose of protecting the writing surface and providing a more professional-style presentation space.
With a whiteboard cabinet mounted at the front of the room, everyone at the conference table will have a great view of diagrams and illustrative examples. Meetings will run more smoothly because it will be easier for everyone in the room to follow the conversation or presentation. If confusion does arise, it can easily be cleared up by pointing to specific challenges that are illustrated in front of everyone.
White boards facilitate colorful presentations because their white surfaces can be written on with a wide variety of hues. Many of our dry erase board cabinets also feature tackable panels inside their doors. This convenient addition provides a space for hanging up printouts of examples or important points. Large pictures that are meant for the audience can be displayed easily in this highly-visible space, or speakers can use this area to hang personal notes and reminders.
All of our enclosed dry erase boards provide the same convenient writing surface, but they have different kinds of doors. There are veneer doors and laminate doors, both of which come in a selection of finishes. If you are on a tight budget but want the professional look of wood, laminate doors appear similar to veneers but are more affordable. For a truly coordinated conference room, you can order models from Mayline and Offices to Go, which are part of full office furniture collections. They can be matched perfectly to conference tables and office desks for an appealing professional space.
If you are planning on having a lot of multimedia presentations in the conference room, the Aarco projection magnetic whiteboard is a smart choice. This open markerboard is specially designed to be projected onto and written on simultaneously. This enables presenters to easily point out important things on slides and make real-time demonstrations.
For those institutions that don’t have a special meeting room or need a more versatile writing space, mobile easel whiteboards are a perfect fit. They take up a very small amount of space and can easily be moved from one room to another. This is an excellent alternative to wall-mounted dry erase boards. Portable dry erase boards are also helpful for teaching small groups.
Whichever model you choose, it is always convenient to have a marker tray. This great feature keeps markers handy right where you need them. You can keep the whiteboard stocked with an array of colors that are readily-available so no one has to worry about bringing their own. This also eliminates the annoyance of having to hold writing implements throughout a demonstration or risk them rolling off of tables and desks.
At Hertz Furniture, we know how much a great whiteboard cabinet can add to a meeting room. With the right presentation surface, every planning-session can run smoothly. If choosing the right conference cabinet has proven to be a challenge for your company, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.