My presentations are highly visual and highly interactive, drawing on the principles and practices of experiential learning to maximize the impact of training on participants.  For this reason the following are essential for the success of all presentation formats:


  • LCD projector  to connect to my own Mac laptop (I provide the adaptor for VGA hook up), or HDI connection to large screen TV appropriate to size of audience
  • Standard audio jack connection from computer to the sound system for frequent presentation of video clips
  • Power supply to computer and back-up speakers
  • Cordless lavaliere (belt clip or pin) microphone, for hands-free movement throughout the room
  • Cordless handheld microphone for use by the audience and in live demonstrations

I will not require a podium or fixed microphone at any point in the presentation.

Room Setup:

  • Central stage area with small table and two extra chairs for demonstrations
  • Single large, central screen; avoid distraction of several screens, making interaction of presenter with slides impossible
  • Adequate light control in the vicinity of the screen for bright, clear presentation of slides and videos (i.e., cover all windows and skylights with opaque shades and reduce dramatically or remove all lighting in vicinity of screen)
  • Classroom style (with narrow, forward facing tables) preferred for workshops
  • Auditorium style with raked seating preferred for keynotes

Note:  Avoid round tables in all presentation formats, as they awkwardly orient participants to the stage and screen, push them far back from the center of action, and interfere with small group work.

Preferred options:

  • Book table in break area to offer discounted books and permit signing
  • Bar stool on stage for occasional brief readings

Audiovisual Requirements