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Room Set-up

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.


Randall has been advising on Web and Social Strategy since 1994 when he put the Toronto Star online, the Globe and Mail's GlobeInvestor/Globefund, several financial institutions, and about 100+ other major organizations. He is the author of seven books, including the recently released "Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business", and speaks across North America on Social Media and Web Strategy. More at and