Randall can work with just about any room configuration, but for audience members to get the most from the presentation, please use the following guidelines:
Microphone: Randall requires a wireless lav microphone or “countryman” headset, as he needs both hands free, and tends to move around the stage.
Stage set-up: No lectern, or if there is one, it should be far enough to the side of the stage that it does not distract. (Randall doesn’t use it at all.) If readily available, a “cocktail” height table for his materials (and water), placed just off to the side.
Audience seating arrangements: Anything is fine, so long as everyone has clear line-of-site to the stage. Please seat people as close as possible to the stage.
For presentations that require Powerpoint or Keynote: For large groups, either a low table in front of the stage where a laptop can be plugged in, or a table to the side where the laptop can be plugged in, but with a monitor at floor level in the centre of the stage. For groups where he will interact with the computer during his presentation (including his “digital hot seat” sessions), a cocktail-height table in the front-side of the stage is required. Randall must use his own laptop as it contains special fonts for PowerPoint/Keynote, and digital analytic tools. He will bring his own remote control and “dongles” to connect to either HDMI or VGA.
Internet Connectivity: For most keynotes, this is not required; if Powerpoint is being used, Randall will have screen shots of all required pages. For workshops or presentations that include a digital hot seat or other interactive activity, then Internet connectivity will allow Randall to respond to questions by going live online.
Twitter wall: There are pros and cons to having “live” user feedback during the presentation. If this is required, please provide a second video screen, projector and computer with WIRED internet access. In addition, a secondary mirror monitor at floor level is also required, to allow Randall to monitor feedback without turning his back to the audience.
Book signing: If Randall is signing his books, please arrange for a table near the back of the room for this purpose.
Any additional questions, please call Randall at 416-256-7773 ext 101, or at request [at] randallcraig [dot] com.