Public speaking, whether to small groups or huge audiences, is an essential skill for all types of business people. Presentations communicate your company’s message through the spoken word, enhanced by graphics, music, and other multimedia. It can be intimidating for anyone - but having the right equipment makes it much more manageable.
High-quality sound systems make it possible to extend your voice to every listener with complete clarity. They can be integrated into lecterns that project a professional image while supporting the multimedia devices that make your presentation stand out. Technology makes the possibilities seemingly endless – but sometimes overwhelmingly complex. Multimedia presentation furniture helps you control, transport, and store your computers, document cameras, and other vital equipment, making it easy for you to deliver dynamic presentations.
Choosing the right multimedia furniture and sound equipment depends on the specific needs of the presentation and its setting. Manufacturers like AmpliVox offer options that range from strictly functional to traditionally elegant. Ask yourself some general questions as you start to consider your selections:
How will this lectern work with technology? If multimedia is commonly part of your presentations, think about furniture that will easily integrate the devices you need. AmpliVox’s Multimedia Furniture line features dedicated shelves, dataports, cable reservoirs, and surge protectors to simplify connectivity. Rack mounts allow for the installation of sound equipment, preferably with capability for audio streaming. Desktop controls for sound system functions make it easy to make adjustments without juggling devices. Sound systems with integrated Bluetooth™ modules make it easy to stream music from phones, tablets, or other devices, enhancing your presentation.
Security and mobility also come into play when a lectern is used as a permanent base for devices. Will your furniture serve as permanent storage for document cameras, projectors, or other expensive equipment? Look for designs with lockable cabinets, shelves, and cables to keep everything secure. If the furniture and equipment will need to move from room to room, be sure to choose lecterns with smooth-rolling, sturdy casters that will transport delicate electronics safely.
What does the appearance of this furniture say about my message? Lecterns should be chosen to complement the overall style of your venue, with a careful eye to materials and footprint. Maintain the integrity and dignity of your presentations by investing furniture that fits the setting in which it will be used. AmpliVox offers lecterns in a wide variety of materials, including traditional hardwoods, modern metallic, and crystal-clear acrylics, to fit any design need. Customized logos can be added to many lecterns, promoting your brand with elegance.
What about presentations on the road? You may not always have the comforts of home for your presentations, but you can have the confidence of a familiar, reliable sound system that travels with you. Portable sound systems, available in a range of power levels, amplify your voice for complete sound coverage in any size room. In addition, top quality systems offer technology options including Bluetooth streaming, auxiliary inputs, and multiple microphones for dual presenters or audience participation. Units for road warriors come equipped with wheels and luggage handles for portability, durable outer shells, and onboard storage for accessories.
Multimedia technology, when used skillfully, delivers presentations that are more engaging, interactive, and inspirational. Well-designed presentation furniture makes that technology easily accessible so that any speaker can use devices with confidence. Take the time to investigate the wide range of available presentation furniture options and don’t compromise style for functionality – in today’s market, the best manufacturers can provide you with both.
About the Author:
Don Roth is owner and CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems, which designs and manufactures a wide array of sound and presentation furniture products. AmpliVox was named 2016 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce for Northbrook, Illinois, in recognition of the company’s community values. Contact Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Photo Caption: AmpliVox’s SW225 Voice Projector is the simplest, most professional wireless presentation available. Place the speakers, add the batteries, clip on the microphone, and start speaking with clear sound coverage from the black carpeted acoustic speakers and wireless 50 watt amplifier.