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

The Eloquent Woman

This time last year, I was in the middle of the "Step Up Your Speaking" online coaching of Stephanie Benoit, so I thought I'd share again this post on 7 things every speaker should know about when to use--or lose--that lectern. Lecterns have disadvantages: They hide you, the speaker.

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. Lecterns have advantages: They're a natural focal point for the audience. Lecterns have disadvantages: They hide you, the speaker.

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Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Visualize your success at the lectern. When you visualize your success, you will be successful.' Check the audio/visual equipment as needed. Practice, Practice, Practice your speech beforehand. Here are some tips to reduce speech anxiety that I have gleaned from working with professional speakers over the last 24 years. Arrive early and become familiar with the room in which you will give your presentation.

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Public Speaking Advice: 7 Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

How will you reach the lectern? Is the light on you instead of the banner or the lectern if you are not standing behind it. Hand-held, lavaliere, or Lectern? Practice talking into it, the proper placing is chin level for a handheld. Audio visual: If you are using a PowerPoint projector make sure the equipment is working well. Public Speaking Advice.   7 Public Speaking Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation. By Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE.

How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

You may not be a professional speaker, but struggling with audio/visual equipment just distracts and annoys your audience. Write key points in large, bold typeface on your pad you keep on the lectern or table. I urge you not to stand behind the lectern throughout your entire talk. However, if you feel more secure standing behind the lectern, do not lean on it. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.