While overhead projectors have dominated academia for the past 30+ years, technology has evolved to create a sense of integration. No longer are teachers limited to using clear projector transparency sheets with dry erase pens; today’s visual learning combines interaction between computers, projectors, tablets, and Wi-Fi. If you’re looking to refresh or add to your visual resources, then consider a modern day projector cart. Below are several tips to help narrow down your search to find a media center lectern or projector cart that suits your needs.
Tradition is one theme that has often been associated with church culture. Many contemporary places of worship get their inspiration from older religious institutions and adopt similar hymns, liturgies, interior designs, and in many cases, it’s not uncommon to see church building shaped like a cross.
Eventually, there comes a time when most church interiors need to be refreshed. Although this step isn’t one to be taken lightly, there is evidence that to suggest it’s not something to be overlooked:
If your church building is over 15 years old, it is probably a growth-restricting obstacle…While nice facilities won’t cause your church to grow, poor facilities can prevent it from growing (CT).
Whether your church is considering a full remodel or just sprucing things up a bit, the time may be right for you to upgrade your church furniture.
Whether presenting an elementary talent show or annual sales figures to executives, keep these tips in mind when purchasing a lectern or podium:
STYLE : If you simply need an elevated surface to keep notes while speaking before a small audience, perhaps a tabletop lectern is the answer. They can sit on existing furniture and are lightweight, portable and inexpensive.
A better way for a speaker to draw the audience’s attention is to have a full-length lectern. These full-length lecterns come in a variety of designs and materials. In a small space, such as a classroom, a speaker stand with a simple base will be effective without using up too much floor space. A clear acrylic lectern is also a great solution for a small space or area that should have an unobstructed view.
For larger audiences, full-bodied lecterns will give more presence to a presenter and may act as a comforting barrier that can lessen stage fright. These lecterns come in a variety of wood finishes that will make any presentation look polished and professional.
Will the lectern be moved frequently? Look for lecterns or podiums that come with casters for ease of mobility. Adjustable height lecterns are also available for spaces that have speakers of all ages and sizes.