The layout of the conference room should allow staff and guests to roam freely, creating an efficient traffic flow. Avoid clutter at all times. Store extra chairs in a nearby closet or other room if possible. The style of the layout can vary widely, depending on the type of meetings and events the room will host. For example, use a theater setting to set up rows of chairs for the staff and guests to sit as the audience. A U-shape layout creates a focal point for a guest speaker but still maintains a discussion-friendly environment for board meetings or discussion groups. Other layout options are classroom style (equal rows), boardroom style (chairs around a table), banquet style (long table) and cocktail style (several small tables and discussion areas).