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A Podium Or Lectern With A Mix Of Traditional And Contemporary Styles 0

A few years ago, the traditional wood podium, pulpit or lectern was popular, but that has begun to change.  We see that reflected in the orders our customer’s place. Most often they are a mix of traditional and contemporary styles.

The most popular of these mixed styles is the Wood with Acrylic Podiums, Pulpits and Lecterns.

It integrates wood and acrylic seamlessly together to become the focal point of your presentation, whether in a church, school, or business.

The Acrylic with Wood Podium, Pulpit and Lectern has a modern elegance that makes it distinctive and at the same time impressive, which makes it perfect for any décor.

            702, Wood with Acrylic Proclaimer Pulpit with Wings.

Wood with Acrylic Pulpit w/Wings 702 Proclaime

            Customer No. 5, Wood with Acrylic Pulpit

Wood with Acrylic Pulpit Custom No. 5

            FLCTSHLFRMA, Wood with Acrylic Curved Sides, Frosted Front Panel-              Mahogany Pulpit

Wood with Acrylic Pulpit Curved Sides, Frosted Front Panel-Mahogany

            CVWDLCTBK, Wood with Acrylic Public Speaking Stand       

Wood with Acrylic Public Speaking Stand

            

See this link for more styles of Wood with Acrylic Podiums. Link:

https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/wood-with-acrylic-pulpits

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  • Mark Korte

Local, State and Federal Governments All Use Podiums Or Lecterns 0

Local, State and Federal government agencies all use a podium or lectern at one time or another.

How they use these podiums or lecterns vary from agency to agency.

Many will use them to address the general public on the State of the State, emergency situations, public health crisis and more.

Candidates for government and public offices give speeches at political rallies from them.

Military bases find them useful for honoring troops and veterans, recruiting, training sessions and briefings.

Homeland Security use them for security stations, checkpoint stations and to address the public about awareness preparation.

Law Enforcement often uses a podium or lectern to address the media.

As an example, we recently had an order from a county court system that are using Tabletop Lecterns in their courtrooms, instead of sharing on main podium, each attorney has their own Tabletop Lectern to present their case.

These podiums and lecterns are attractive, classic, sophisticated with an air of distinction without compromising quality, substance, or functionality.

            NC2W, Church Wood Prestige “The Speaker” Pulpit.

Church Wood Pulpit NC2W Prestige The SPEAKER

            PDROY, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Royal Lectern

Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Royal

            PDPRE, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood PD Presidential Non-Sound Lectern

Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern PD Presidential Non-Sound

            W480, Security Station Sentry Mobile Workstation

Security Station W480 Sentry Mobile Workstation

Visit our website at www.podiumsdirect.com to see all our podiums to suit your government needs.

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What Styles Do Podiums Come In? 0

You often heard me mention styles of podiums as modern, contemporary, or traditional.

But what is the difference? Let us take a few minutes to break it down.

Modern – Features of a modern style podium are that the esthetics are minimalistic with crisp, clean lines and simple form and function.  Another characteristic is wood, or wood elements incorporated into it.

            LECTFLCHW, Clear Acrylic and Wood Lectern With Open Back and Shelf.

Acrylic Lectern Clear and Wood with Open Back and Shelf

Contemporary – Traits of these podiums are bold designs in many variations, with materials such as glass, acrylic, metal, or a combination of materials.

They are also minimalistic with clean lines, often featuring curves.

Contemporary podiums will fit any church, business, school, or meeting place.

            LECTCHR2PL, Contemporary Acrylic Top With Steel Poles Podium.

Contemporary Acrylic Top with Steel Poles Podium

            K-1, Contemporary Lectern and Podium.

Contemporary Lectern and Podium K-1

Traditional – The definition of this word is Characteristic of older styles and customs, beliefs or methods that have existed for a long time without changing.

Podiums and Pulpits that fall into this category have classic designs and details from a variety of centuries and made of solid hardwood.

Usually heavy looking with carvings, fluting, scrollwork, or dental molding.  They also include warm to dark stain colors and have symmetrical lines that contribute to a comfortable elegant feeling.

            TSP-620, Church Wood Colonial Tiered Pulpit.

 Church Wood Pulpit Colonial Tiered TSP-620

Now that you know the differences in styles, you can choose the one that best fits your space and needs.

We invite you to check out all our podiums, pulpits and lecterns at www.podiumsdirect.com

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  • Mark Korte

What Are Podiums, Pulpits and Lecterns Made Of? 0

We get asked this question on a regular basis.

A few years ago, there was only one option: wood.  Today, there are many options from Acrylic to Wood.  There is one to fit any environment and décor.

Acrylic – These contemporary, yet functional podiums, pulpits and lecterns are durable, impact resistant, lightweight, brilliant in clarity and easy to clean. The best part is there is one to fit any budget.

ACRKD, Acrylic Lectern KD Clear with Shelf.    

Acrylic Lectern KD Clear with Shelf

Acrylic and Aluminum – A mix of Acrylic Panels and Aluminum Posts. They will fit well in both a traditional and contemporary setting.

SN3080, Contemporary Acrylic and Aluminum Podium

Contemporary Acrylic and Aluminum Podium SN3080 Alumacrylic

Glass – Made of 3/8” Thick Architectural Glass, these podiums, pulpits and lecterns are timeless, classic and traditional, that are made to impress.  Another plus is that they are Green (environmentally friendly) choice.

NC1/NC1G. Glass Prestige WINGED Pulpit.

Glass Pulpit NC1/NC1G Prestige WINGED

Hard ABS Plastic – The one-piece molded units are lightweight, durable, weatherproof, waterproof, and portable with modern styling.

Chameleon, Contemporary Lectern and Podium.

s Contemporary Lectern and Podium Chameleon

Metal Truss – These attractive, modern, industrial feel podiums are an assembly of metal beams and/or other metal elements that create a rigid structure, which are durable, lightweight and will fit into any small or large professional environment.

JP1, Original Metal Truss Lectern.

Metal Truss Lectern JP1 Original

Wood – High quality solid wood podiums, pulpits and lecterns are made by skilled craftspeople. They are strong, sturdy, durable, beautiful, yet functional.  These serve well in many venues, including academic, churches, corporate and conference facilities.

PDCEL, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Celebrity Lectern.

Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Celebrity

Wood and Acrylic – A simple integration of wood and acrylic make these podiums the focal point of our presentation, whether in a church, school, or business.

702, Wood and Acrylic Proclaimer Pulpit with Wings.

 Wood with Acrylic Pulpit w/Wings 702 Proclaimer

I hope this brought you some insight into the many different materials that podiums, pulpits, and lecterns are made of.

Thanks for joining me today, for this blog.

  • Mark Korte

Tabletop Lecterns… Also Known As A Desk Podium 0

Tabletop Lecterns are often referred to as a Desk Podium, as they sit on top of a table or desk, as the name implies.

Tabletop Lecterns are compact, portable, practical, and economically priced for businesses, classrooms, clubs and more.

Generally used anywhere that is short of room for a full-size podium.

In contradiction to that, with the current Covid-19 crisis, we recently had an order from a court system that are using them in their courtroom. Instead of sharing one main podium, each attorney has their own Tabletop/Desk Lectern to present their case.

In these uncertain times, another plus of a Tabletop Lectern is their smaller size, which makes cleaning them faster and easier, if multiple people were to use them.

So, in conclusion these lecterns are great for social distancing, health, and safety measures.

Our collection of Tabletop/Desk Lecterns features wood, acrylic and glass.

They can be found using this link: https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/tabletop-lecterns

  1. PAT023-TT, Tabletop Lectern “The Patriot”.

 Tabletop Lectern "The Patriot"

  1. ACRTBLTP, Tabletop Lectern Clear Acrylic.

 Tabletop Lectern Clear Acrylic

  1. NC2T/NC2TG, Tabletop Prestige Glass Lectern.

 Tabletop Lectern NC2T/NC2TG Prestige Glass

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Is There A Standard Height For A Podium? 0

Before we answer that question, there are a few things to consider.

How tall is the main person(s) that will be using the podium; a too tall podium will diminish a person and distract the audience.

What is the space size or constraints and location (business, church, etc.) where the podium will be installed or used? These play a big part in the width, depth and height of the podium purchased.

Will there be laptops, audio-visual equipment or other electronic devices placed on the surface of the podium for the speaker to use? If so, these need to be considered as not to block the audiences view of the speaker and distract from the message they are delivering.

Now, to answer the question of what is the standard height for a podium; A standard height podium is between 45 – 48” in height. This height comfortably fits the vertically challenged, as well as someone on the taller side.

There are many types of podiums to choose from depending on your needs regarding the above considerations.

Fixed Height Podiums – Are the most popular. Generally, ranging from 45 -48” in height. Used most often in churches, business, and other professional venues.

  1. TSP-620, Church Wood Pulpit Tiered.

 

Church Wood Pulpit Colonial Tiered TSP-620
  1. Model S, Acrylic Lectern.

 

Acrylic Lectern Model S

 

Height Adjustable Podiums – Fit speakers of all heights, as the reading surface can be raised anywhere from 30” at the lowest to 56” at the extended height, contingent on the model you choose.  Generally used in schools, universities, convention halls and auditoriums.

  1. 70, Oklahoma Sound Portable Presentation Lectern.

 Portable Presentation Lectern 70 Oklahoma Sound

  1. CLR235-LIFT, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Counselor Lift Lectern.

Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern CLR235-LIFT Counselor Lift

Tabletop Podiums – Are another choice to consider for speaking as they can be used while seated. They are compact, portable, practical, and economically priced. Common venues for these podiums are town halls, or anywhere short of space.

1. PAT023-TT, Tabletop Lectern "The Patriot".

Tabletop Lectern "The Patriot"

 2. K-9, Contemporary Table Top Lectern.

Contemporary Table Top Lectern K-9

Explore all our podium options at www.podiumsdirect.com

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  • Mark Korte