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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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  • Mark Korte

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

By Using A Podium Or Presentation AV Cart You Will Look And Feel Professional While Hosting A Webinar 0

Do you or your company host webinars? If you answered, Yes! Then you know that webinars or webcasts are a great marketing tool for businesses and have many advantages.

Here are just a few of those benefits:

  1. Wider Audience Reach or Base – Businesses can connect with people around the world, not just a regional or geographical area.
  1. Sales Leads – On-Line webinars draw attendees from all over the globe, all at the same time. Those in attendance, take the time to follow your presentation(s), which may turn into sales and customer loyalty.
  1. Cost Effective – This is a significant benefit of a webinar. It is an affordable way to promote your product(s) or service(s) and to increase profitability for your company, as it reduces the amount of travel of your personnel to tradeshows, seminars, suppliers, and customers.

With that being said, you still want to look professional and have the right equipment for your audio and visual components.

First, to look and feel professional while hosting a webinar, you need to be organized and have a place for your notes and other presentation needs.  This can be a Portable Presentation Podium or Tabletop Lectern. Both are idea for this situation.

T-40, Portable Presentation Lectern.

 

Portable Presentation Lectern T-40 Speaker Stand
Portable Presentation Lectern, Folding/Collapsible. Black
Contemporary Table Top Lectern K-9

Tabletop Lectern Link: https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/tabletop-lecterns

For your audio and visual components our Presentation AV, Laptop and LCD Carts and Stands are perfect.

EDTCP, Presentation AV Cart EDTCP EduTouch Pro Sit & Stand.

 Presentation AV Cart EDTCP EduTouch Pro Sit & Stand Cart Oklahoma Sound

PRC200, Presentation AV Cart.

Presentation AV Cart PRC200 Oklahoma Sound

TWPL, Non-Sound WorkPod Lectern.

Non Sound Lectern Oklahoma Sound WorkPod Lectern

Presentation AV. Laptop, LCD Cart and Stands Link: https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/presentation-av-tablet-laptop-carts-and-plasma-lcd-stands

Non-Sound Podiums and Lecterns Link: https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/non-sound-lecterns

In conclusion, the right equipment and organization while hosting a webinar can be successful and profitable for your company.

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed this blog.

Good Luck on your next webinar.

 

  • Mark Korte

Do Flower Stands Serve A Purpose In The Church? 0

Flower Stands can complete your church furnishings and lend beauty to the sanctuary by holding plants or flower arrangements.

There are many styles of Flower Stands ranging from traditional to contemporary and are made to coordinate with pulpits and communion tables.

Placement of the Flower Stand(s) depends on space size of the sanctuary and/or the discretion of the church staff or church regulations. But one Flower Stand is usually in front of the pulpit. While two Flower Stands are placed, one on each side of the pulpit or altar/communion table.

Flowers or plants are often given as a free will offering from members of the congregation and placed on the Flower Stand(s) to honor or commemorate a person, occasion or special event, as a remembrance, as a dedication of the church religious season or to the Glory of God.

They are also used to hold plants or flowers during a funeral service or a wedding celebration.

Flower Stands can be a useful and decorative piece to enhance the worship space and experience.

Flower Stand NO 200F.

Flower Stand NO 200F
Flower Stand NO 810
Flower Stand NO 8300
Flower Stand White with Clear Acrylic

Survey this link for more Flower Stands: https://podiumsdirect.com/collections/tithe-boxes-baptismal-baptistries-flower-stands-offering-tables

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  • Mark Korte

A Podium Is The Perfect Solution For A Employee Check-In Station 0

Are you in charge of developing and implementing a safe office or work environment amid the coronavirus pandemic?

If so, does it include employee daily temperature checks, healthcare checks for symptoms.  Also, handing out masks, face (safety) shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting agents and copies of safety guidelines.

Have you designated an area as an employee check-in station for this purpose? If you answered, Yes to the above questions; Do you want to keep these items at the check-in station? If the answer is Yes, again; then a podium is the perfect solution.

Podiums have a reading surface area to put your record/log books for contact tracing, a shelf or shelves and/or storage area with doors to keep temperature check equipment, masks, face (safety) shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting agents, safety guidelines and any other safety equipment that may be needed or required.

These are just a sample of our podiums that would be ideal for this type of application.

  1. LCKDSDWSBK, Closed Cabinet Restaurant Host Station.

Closed Cabinet Restaurant Host Station in Black or Mahogany

  1. GSL, Oklahoma Sound Greystone Lectern.

Greystone Lectern GSL Oklahoma Sound

  1. 910/901, Oklahoma Sound Versatile & Portable Non-Sound Lectern.

Non Sound Lectern 910/901 Oklahoma Sound Versatile & Portable

View our website at www.podiumsdirect.com to see which podium may be right for you.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

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