Suzanne F Stevens prefers to have her audience close to the stage with clear view of Visual Aids. She can, however, work with just about any room configuration. Listed below are suggested guidelines:
Microphone: As Suzanne tends to have a lot of energy on stage and prefers a headset microphone, however a wireless lavaliere microphone is also effective.
Stage set-up: Suzanne would like easy access to two chairs or stools to bring on stage. One placed on both sides of the stage. No podium, or if there is one, it should be far enough to the right side of the stage that it does not distract (right viewing the audience). If readily available, a “cocktail” height table for her materials (and room temperature water), placed just off to the right side is appreciated.
Audience seating configuration: The most important element is that everyone has clear line-of-site to the stage. It is preferred if people can move their chairs because on occasion we will incorporate an activity that requires movement. If there is any specific limitations you have, or requirements Suzanne has, she is happy to discuss the best alternatives for the audience.
For presentations that require PowerPoint: Suzanne will often use PowerPoint in her presentation. If you have a large group, 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 smaller groups, a cocktail-height table in the front-side of the stage will be fine. Suzanne prefers to use her own laptop and remote control.
Sound for Video: Suzanne incorporates unique video into many of her talks. She will often have African women pioneers share insights and as a result will need to have a sound system that would accommodate the room and audience size.
Any additional questions, please call Suzanne at +1 (519) 488 7141, or at send your request to email@example.com