Room / AV Setup

Even the greatest speech can be viewed as ineffective when the room set-up is not optimal. To help ensure that Maureen’s program exceeds your expectations and fulfills the ultimate benefit of your audience, please review the A/V requests below and let us know if there are any challenges. Maureen is flexible and will work with your A/V capabilities and your technicians to maximize the effectiveness of your platform.


  • Wireless lavaliere (tie clip) microphone
  • Audiocassette and/or CD player
  • AV control center and an AV technician in the back of the room – Maureen will provide a “play list” for your technician to follow


  • If possible, set the room up theater or classroom style with two side isles and no center isle. Position the first row about five to six feet from the stage.
  • The stage should be positioned in the middle of the front wall of the room with steps off the front.
  • A small, draped table on the stage with a floral arrangement, set to the side for water and other miscellaneous items to be placed on.
  • A lectern, with clock or timer.

Room Environment:

  • Maureen will utilize the entire stage area and will stay toward the front edge. If the room has any spotlights, please aim them for a general wash of the front of the stage. A bright stage will help keep the audiences focus at the front of the room.
  • Dim the lighting on the screens but keep the house lights up full.
  • Temperature: A cool room produces an alert audience, a warm room produces a drowsy audience. A cold room produces a distracted audience, and a hot room produces an irritated audience. The actual room temperature should be somewhere between 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Recording of presentation:

The material to be presented is protected by copyright. Audio and/or video recording is permitted and encouraged, however a separate recording agreement must be signed prior to the event.


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