Lose the Lectern
Thoughts On Presenting And Design
JULY 26, 2009
The keynotes and break-out sessions all suffered from the same problem: detachment from the audience, both physical and emotional. Specifically, with the only available microphone attached to the lectern and no lavalier mics available, the presenters were stuck in one place and were prevented from interacting with the audience. Lisa Braithwaite has a great post where she discusses why you should avoid the lectern if you can.