Amatt is renowned for using high-quality photographic images to
illustrate his presentations. To this end,
the following suggestions and specifications are provided to
assist planners in setting up prior to the event:
Out - the
room chosen for the presentation must
have good quality “black out” curtains on all windows.
This is particularly important if the presentation is
scheduled during daytime hours, where sunlight could interfere
with the quality of the image on the screen.
- the larger the screen the better!
Obviously, an audience of 1,000 persons will need a larger
screen than one of only 100 persons.
As an absolute
however, we recommend a screen size of 10 foot by 8 foot. All
photographic images are in horizontal format.
If possible, we recommend that rear screen projection be
John's speaker support is available on a CD-ROM photo disk in a
Microsoft PowerPoint format. This CD can be shipped upon
request to meeting planners and production companies in advance of
the presentation. However, John also travels with his
presentation on a notebook computer. In both cases, an
LCD digital projector is required and must be provided by the
Modules - to
complement John’s presentations and provide a consistent theme
throughout a 2/3 day event, a seven-part award-winning
series of audio-visual modules are available for rental,
the metaphor of “Everest:
The Ultimate Summit”. This series is available in single
screen, three projector and wide-screen, nine projector formats.
Individual modules focus on the themes of:
to Achieve (Opener), First
Steps (Planning), Working
Together (Teamwork), The
Adventure of Change (Change),
Pushing your Limits (Awards), Straight
to the Top and Beyond (Candids Meeting Closer).
(For more information on length and cost please
- a podium microphone or
lavaliere (throat mike) are both suitable.
However, a lavaliere microphone is preferred since it
gives more flexibility of movement.
In either case, the location of the microphone should be
such that the screen is visible to the speaker.
- during the presentation, the house lights must be dimmed to
provide maximum quality of slides on the screen.
Therefore, it is a good idea to have a separate spotlight
which should be focused on the
speaker so that he is visible throughout.
Someone in the audience should be delegated to dim the
light at the appropriate time.
Clock - where time is at a
premium and exact timing for the presentation is necessary, a
digital time clock on (or near) the podium is of great assistance
to the speaker.
- While the above specifications reflect the value of
audio-visual support for John Amatt’s presentations, it should
also be understood that his message has been given with great
effect without any slides and music at all.
In short, the presentations are completely flexible for all
formats and audience size.