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Podium vs. Lectern

Manner of Speaking

Rather, it’s about the distinction between two mainstays of public speaking: the podium and the lectern. A lectern is a raised, slanted stand on which a speaker can place his or her notes. There are tabletop lecterns and there are standalone lecterns. Uncategorized lectern Podium presentations public speaking

"How do you wean yourself from the lectern?" 4 ways

The Eloquent Woman

"How do you wean yourself from the lectern?" Leaving the lectern and making a closer connection with the audience was among my recommendations.

Should You Speak Behind a Lectern?

Executive Speech Coach

I suggest you do not use a lectern. Standing away from the lectern exposes your full body to the view of the audience. How Can You Use a Lectern Effectively? The problem is most speakers hide behind lecterns thereby greatly constraining important body language. Lecterns do make things look official. Maybe.

The Difference Between Lecterns and Podiums

Executive Speech Coach

Lecterns versus Podiums Many people confuse the words “lectern”, “podium”, “rostrum”, and “dais”. To remember lectern think lecture.

Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Choosing whether you'll use or lose the lectern is a major factor in adding presence to your presentation. Tags: lecterns Enjoy!)

The great lectern debate

Speak Schmeak

Thomas adds his two cents to the "great lectern debate," as he has christened the recent discussions on public speaking blogs. Nick R.

Is it OK to Lean on the Lectern? | Presentation Skills

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Public Speaking - Lecterns

Great Public Speaking

[link] Tom Antion shows you a lectern with wheels. He discusses what you would use this for

Using a lectern: do or don't?

Speak Schmeak

Following up on my post about where to put your notes , here's my quick tip about using a lectern: Don't. Okay, that's a little harsh.

How to use a lectern or podium | 20-Part Body Language Series for Public Speakers

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Bad Public Speaking Advice: Always Stand Behind the Lectern | Presentation Training

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A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

L – Lectern. I think that the poor lectern has a bit of a bad rap these days as being a “barrier&# between the speaker and the audience. There are times when it will be perfectly appropriate to use a lectern when speaking. Did the lectern create a barrier between Steve Jobs and his audience in this speech ?

Another reason to avoid the lectern

Speak Schmeak

Lecterns are already a bad idea most of the time, and they don't make anyone look good as a speaker. But here's one more reason I dislike them: Unless you're using an adjustable lectern, a short person is at a greater disadvantage than a person of average or above-average height. An example: The presidential debate on Friday night.

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Week 7: Use-or-lose lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Choosing whether you'll use or lose the lectern is a major factor in adding presence to your presentation.

Toastmasters Friday: Order! Order!

Speak and Deliver

Maybe we are overly-concerned with keeping the lectern attended. Ah, formalities. Our organization is full of them. So did she have a point?

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Week 7: A new speaker mulls the lectern

The Eloquent Woman

Here's Stephanie Benoit sharing her perspective on what a lectern might--or might not--do for her as a speaker.

Turning Republicans and Democrats into Americans: a talk by Mickey Edwards

Speak Schmeak

Even though I can''t go and do this (I wouldn''t know how to stand at a lectern) but here you are, and there''s A lectern. One thing.

Step away from the Podium

Green Room Speakers

This month, when Mr. Romney prepared for his seventh debate of the 2012 campaign, at Dartmouth College, there were no lecterns. Giuliani.

testing the kindle on the lectern

The Eloquent Woman

In this case, our venue had a nice spotlight trained over the reading surface of the lectern, and it was midday. Buy the 6-inch Amazon Kindle.

Joining the Great Lectern Debate!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Seven tips to improve your public speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Many writers are more comfortable at their keyboards than at lecterns. How good are your public speaking skills? Many executives are more comfortable speaking one-on-one than speaking on a panel. Many authors are more comfortable writing a book than doing the book talks. Yet good public speaking skills are essential to any career.

How to Use a Lectern or Podium When Giving a Speech | Public Speaking Training

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3 ways to know if you would benefit from speaker coaching

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Do I sometimes walk away from a lectern feeling I did less-than-my-best? Do I feel nervous when I get a public speaking invitation? Keep notes.

Cameron takes to the lectern in a crisis

Max Atkinson

One reason why I suggested last week that Gordon Brown should give up trying to emulate David Cameron's walkabout style of delivery and return to the lectern was that it would make the embattled P.M. Well, it was back to the lectern, back to a script and hardly any movement at all, let alone any walking about. look more statesmanlike.

Using props to create a vibe

Speak Schmeak

I attended a presentation the other night where the speaker took props to a whole new level. And there was definitely a vibe in the room. Any ideas?

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‘Mature, grown-up and statesmanlike’ Cameron at the lectern

Max Atkinson

So David Cameron did stay at the lectern for his big speech - and won the instant accolade of being ‘mature, grown-up and statesmanlike’ in one of the interviews with the party faithful a few seconds after he’d finished. But there’s still some room for improvement in his delivery. In fact, it was a rather unusual form of ‘skewed’ eye-contact.

6 things you might be hiding behind as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Perhaps that's the origin of the lectern* and the reason why so many speakers stay tucked behind it. Lecterns are almost the least of it.

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Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

No lectern: Don’t have a big box between you and the audience. Don’t read: The audience hates it when you read text on slides.

A remote control can set your presentations free!

Presentation Zen

A good remote allows you to get away from the lectern and your laptop. This is a rather old model, but I love it. alternative link on Amazon ).

Be the only presenter who stands out with a truly TED-quality talk

The Eloquent Woman

Some speakers get out from behind the lectern, but give their regular talk, loaded with slides and no storytelling. Join us in April in London.

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A long time ago, before death by PowerPoint

Presentation Zen

Do not stand meekly in the corner or behind a lectern, removed from both the audience and the bright screen.

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Famous Speech Friday: Manal al-Sharif on The Drive to Freedom

The Eloquent Woman

You don't need notes and the safety of a lectern to tell a story from your past, so step out where we can see you. But not anymore."

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Seen and not heard: So great is the desire for women and minorities to stay silent, there's backlash when they try to speak up for themselves.

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Public speaking gestures: Too many "don'ts"

Speak Schmeak

Small movements, big movements, even leaning on the lectern with one elbow for a few seconds while you make a point. It's okay.

"I was the only one who really followed the TED-talk approach"

The Eloquent Woman

Though the session was billed as “TED talks” I was the only one who really followed the TED-talk approach and I think it made a big difference.

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Presentation Zen

Steve Jobs passed away today. He was just 56. Steve often talked about changing the world, and he did change the world in a huge way. I have no words.

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Speeches from Film: Up in the Air

Manner of Speaking

He stood behind the lectern at all times. Up in the Air is a great film. Ryan’s job sees him on the road most days of the year. Feel them?

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Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

Manner of Speaking

a) If you are speaking at a lectern, or have a table to which you will return during the talk (for e xample, to pick up a prop) place your watch on the lectern or table with the face up so that you can quickly check it. (b) Only use a smartphone as a timer if you can place it on a lectern or table. Practice with a timer.

50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

I will speak without using a lectern. Some ideas to help you take your public speaking to the next level in 2012. In no particular order: 1. I will prepare. I will practice. I will have a clear message. I will be able to distill every speech and every presentation into a single sentence. ” 6. Or a new audience. I will smile.

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Famous Speech Friday: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

The Eloquent Woman

Here are a few of the things that stood out: Lose the lectern, and gain an audience. Find a way to work in a story. Choose your words carefully.

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