Lose the Lectern
Thoughts On Presenting And Design
JULY 26, 2009
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. Likely a main reason why people stand behind a lectern, even when they don’t have to, is because of the perception of safety.