Room and Audio-Visual Requirements
Even the greatest speech can be viewed as ineffective when the room set-up is not optimal. To help ensure that Chris’s program meets your expectations, please review the A/V requests below and let us know if there are any challenges. Chris is flexible and will work with your A/V capabilities and your technicians to maximize the effectiveness of your platform.
- Microphone Preference: Wireless ear set Countryman microphone. If this is not available, please have a wireless lavaliere or lapel microphone.
- This microphone needs to connect to the room’s speaker system or independent audio equipment.
- Speakers located in front and also behind the audience is recommended.
- Please test all audio equipment prior to Chris’s arrival.
- Chris will use slides and a video during his presentation. Please have a LCD projector available.
- If there is wifi please provide the login and password.
- Chris controls his presentations through Apple’s Keynote app via IPhone or IPad and will have adapters that connect from his devices to a projection system that uses hdmi or vga. For backup, we will have a flash drive with the presentation on it that can plugin to a computer if the devices are not working.
- For keynote speeches, remove or set aside podiums or other large objects that will limit Chris’s ability to move about the stage or will block Chris from view.
- A raised platform or stage (wheelchair access is preferred, but not required). This stage should provide the audience an unobstructed view of Chris during his presentation.
- A bright stage will help keep audience focus at the front of the room. Chris will utilize the entire stage area and will stay toward the front edge. If the room has any spotlights, please aim them for a general wash of the front of the stage.
- People are more alert in brightness. Dim the lighting on the screens but keep the house lights up.
- Please do not over seat the room. If you are planning on presenting to 500 people, set chairs for only 500 (or even fewer). This will force the audience to fill all of the seats, including the front row.
- The front row should be no further than 10 ft. from the stage.
- It is requested that the chairs in the room are staggered, instead of directly behind each other. This will offer a better view to the audience members.
- Using a dark backdrop on the stage will help accentuate the presenter during the event.
- Please provide a table in the back of the room for Chris to sell his books after his talk if appropriate.
For questions or concerns please contact Brooks Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org