To help ensure that Mike’s program meets your expectations and brings the most value to your audience, please review the requests below and let us know if there are any questions or challenges. Mike is flexible and will work with your A/V capabilities and your technicians to make the most of your program.
We appreciate your attention to detail and your willingness to help Mike create the very best experience for your audience.
Wireless lavaliere (tie clip) microphone with fresh batteries. (A back-up microphone is also recommended.) Mike prefers a clip-on microphone versus over the ear or handheld…but, he can also work with what you have.
Second microphone (handheld or stationary) for the introducer. It works best if there is no need to “hand off” the lavaliere microphone from the introducer to the speaker.
Mike rarely uses slides or video during his presentation, but will often provide a simple title slide with his name, contact info, title of his keynote, etc. We will email that slide prior to the event and ask that it stay up on the screen during Mike’s presentation. If you’d like to modify the slide to fit into the overall theme of the slides for your event, that is fine. If a full slide deck is necessary for Mike’s keynote at your event he can discuss this with you and your team prior to the event. He will sometimes use a simple, one-page physical handout. In that case, we will email the handout to you prior to his program so you can print it and distribute it to all of your meeting attendees.
STAGING and LIGHTING
A small table or lectern to the side and pushed to the back of the stage with space for notes/books, and also lots of space for Mike to walk around – he doesn’t speak from behind a podium.
A bright stage will help keep audience focus at the front of the room. Mike will utilize the entire stage area. If the room has any spotlights, please aim them for a general wash of the front of the stage (not directly into Mike’s eyes if possible).
Mike likes to be able to see the audience and wants the audience members can be able to see each other’s reactions. For this reason, please keep the house lights up a bit.