Setting a room for A/V and seating arrangement requires a keen attention to detail. Ensuring that the projector has enough throw distance, the speakers are correctly placed for complete audio coverage, and the cables are properly hidden is just the beginning. Here are a few tips and tricks we have found useful over the years. Feel free to comment and add to the list!
- To determine screen size for the room – the distance to the rear-most seat should be no more than ten times the width of the screen.
- When setting the projector screen, angle it to the left or right of the stage when possible. This will allow the speaker/presenter to continually face the audience while referencing the screen.
- When a speaker/presenter is using slides, the podium microphone should be mounted on the side of the podium nearest the screen. This assures that the speaker will talk directly into the microphone when he/she refers to the screen.
- Stadium style seating can be utilized to provide considerably more seating space, as well as provide an unobstructed view of the stage.