Fast Facts on Lecterns & Podiums
Keep these tips in mind when purchasing a lectern or podium:
A better way for a speaker to draw the audience's attention is to have a full-length lectern. These full-length lecterns come in a variety of designs and materials.
In a small space, a speaker stand with a simple base will be effective without using up too much floor space.
A clear acrylic lectern is also a great solution for a small space or area that should have an unobstructed view.
For larger audiences, full-bodied lecterns will give more presence to a presenter and may act as a comforting barrier that can lessen stage fright. These lecterns come in a variety of wood finishes that will make any presentation look polished and professional.
Will the lectern be moved frequently? Look for lecterns or podiums that come with casters for ease of mobility. Adjustable-height lecterns are also available for spaces that have speakers of all ages and sizes.
For spaces that require ample sound and have no other public address system, consider a lectern with built-in sound equipment.
Here are a few electronic features that can be found on most sound lecterns:
Most lecterns offer both AC and DC power. Plugging the lectern into any standard wall outlet uses AC power, while DC power is used by way of a rechargeable battery.
Some other accessories that may be found on the sound lecterns are mounted reading lights, digital clocks, and locking cabinets to secure expensive electronics.
This article is courtesy of Worthington Direct, www.worthingtondirect.com.