Michael does NOT require a lectern (what many people incorrectly refer to as a podium) – and it is helpful to make sure that if there is a lectern (for opening remarks or the emcee etc.) it is located on a far side of the stage OR can be easily moved out of the way for Michael’s presentation so he has room to roam and most importantly so the audience can see him clearly from every seat.
Michael will arrive at the venue early to do a sound check (or at whatever time previously arranged with any audio-visual company) and make sure the stage area is set up properly. He needs about 10 minutes to set up his props – if there is not a break before Michael speaks then typically he’ll setup at whichever break is closest to the presentation.
All he requires is the six-foot table to be set up lengthwise on the stage to the right of where Michael stands, with enough room for Michael to stand alongside it and roam around a bit, as pictured in the highly technical diagram below:
Audience of engaged, happy, attentive people located here (preferably facing Michael.)
“Just wanted to say “WOW!” Our group has had many speakers over the years, but none the likes of Mike Kerr.”
Richard Dansereau, President, NAPA Autopro BDG
“Michael Kerr is one of the best speakers I have seen. I highly recommend him!”
Veronica D. Bouvier, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Aspen Properties Ltd.
“Mike held the full attention of our senior management team for a full FOUR hour
presentation – no small accomplishment!”
Martine Rothblatt, CEO, United Therapeutics
“Our participants rated you as the speaker with the highest quality and relevance.”
Lana J. Larocque, Alberta Human Resources