Stand on it? Stand behind it? Lean on it? Walk around it?
Speakers, Lecterns and Podiums often appear together. Frequently, You may have the need or opportunity to work with Lecterns and Podiums. Fortunately, not at the same time. You see, both the Lectern and the Podium are Speakers tools that you should learn to use. Your proper use of each one can enhance your impact with your audience. Now, Let’s see how you can…
use a Lectern or Podium to your best advantage. Now, they do come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Many Speakers are often confused as being the same thing or interchangeable. But as you’re about to learn, they’re not the same.
A Speaker typically stands on one, the Podium, and behind the other, the Lectern. So, In this Show we’ll take a look at Speakers, Lecterns and Podiums, understand which is which, then learn:
1. How to make skillful use of a Lectern, and a bit about,
2. Working with a Microphone at, on, or around a Lectern, and,
3. Here’s a reliable bit of advice based on my experience, when standing on a Podium.
You may still be unsure which is which between Lecterns and Podiums. If you want to improve your front-of-the-room Performance, take a moment and watch this video. These are Tools needing skills that can be developed and polished. Incorporate these suggestions into your Speaking Performance, They will help you “Deliver and Gain Support” for Your Solution to your Audience.
But why would you care about these tools or props? You will feel more “at home” and you will appear more natural. When you appear more “natural” you relax the Audience. That’s a win! More of a friendly Conversationalist, Teacher, or Advocate rather than a Sales Person. You make a better connection when your appearance is more relaxed, more personable, more Believable. You can’t expect to “win” at every event you Present. Still You can still hit a “Homerun”. Like Elections, Presentations are often won by slim margins. But, you can influence people “today” and make a positive impression. In some instances, you are preparing them to accept You as a Speaker in their future. Now, That’s the “Win” for You! Congratulations.
Performance of Speaking© includes Stagecraft skills.
…and these Professional Skills are Learnable.
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