The aim is for all participants to be able to see and hear what is happening at the front.
A raised stage is desirable. However, if the event takes place in seminar rooms, it is also possible without a raised stage. What is needed, however, is an open space 3 m deep and 4 m wide. A height of 3.5 m is sufficient.
Light and sound
For groups of 50 or more participants, I prefer to speak with a headset microphone. Please note that a handheld microphone is NOT “portable” for me. It needs a functioning sound system with good sound quality.
At the end of the lecture, there is a juggling performance. This requires lighting and sound equipment, which should depend on the size of the room and the number of participants. For large stages, appropriate equipment is desirable. If the event is for a smaller group or in a seminar room, more minimal equipment may suffice. It is best to talk to each other to find the best solution.
I usually also bring two floo spots to the event. For this I need a power connection near the stage.
A technical rehearsal should take place before the event to rule out any technical difficulties. This is best done during a break or before the participants enter the event hall. During this time we test the sound, lighting and microphones. Please let me know when the rehearsal can take place.
Dial-in for virtual events
In order to solve possible technical problems at short notice, I like to dial in 30 minutes before the participants. Most of the time it is unnecessary. But if something doesn’t work out, everyone is grateful that the event can still take place as planned.