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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 to see which podium may be right for you.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

I appreciate you reading this blog.

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Portable Presentation Lecterns… A Welcomed Addition to Outdoor Worship Services 0

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed many things for us, including the way we worship.

Many churches have had to adapt to other methods to bring their worship service(s) to their congregants.

Many churches, including the Catholic Church in the town where I live, provide a drive-in worship service.  It allows the church members to attend the worship service(s), provided that they remain in their cars and maintain a six-foot distance between, if vehicles windows are open.

Another way churches are holding services outside is by setting up chairs six-feet apart. Congregants are required to wear masks, have their temperatures checked and everyone must sign in, just in case contact tracing is needed.

With having outdoor worship services, comes many new challenges, one of them being, you cannot simply move the pulpit or podium that is inside the church outside.

Our Portable Presentation Lecterns work great for this type of application.  I had a customer order the Portable Presentation Lectern 70 Oklahoma Sound for their outdoor church service and here is her testimony “This podium has been the answer to our prayers. It is sturdy, lightweight, and portable. It truly is a welcomed addition to our worship time.”

If your church is planning to have outdoor worship services, a Portable Presentation Lectern is a must have necessity.

Check out all our portable, lightweight, practical and affordable lecterns, using this link:

I hope this blog has been helpful. Thanks for reading.

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Are You Teaching Virtually? Then A Tabletop Lectern or Presentation AV Cart Is For You. 0

The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted all of us one way or another.

It is especially true concerning schools.  As it has brought about a debate of when or if school facilities should open.  In the interim many schools are turning to virtual education.

This may be new territory for some teachers.

When providing virtual learning from home you are still providing the same guidance and skills to your students as you would in a classroom.

It is important in virtual teaching to:

  • Establish an at home workspace
  • Be organized
  • Look professional
  • Set a routine
  • Have teaching materials ready and available

To help you be organized and look professional while virtual teaching, we have Tabletop Lecterns and/or Presentation AV Carts.

Tabletop Lecterns are compact, portable, practical, and economically priced.  Link:

Presentation AV Carts are mobile, convenient, and practical. They can hold a laptop, projector, camera, or any other electronic device that may be needed. Link:


Go ahead and check them out today!

Here’s to a successful school year!

Thanks for your continued readership.

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What Type Of Business Or Organization Can Benefit By Using A Podium Or Lectern? 0

Have you ever stopped to think of all the ways a lectern or podium can be used? Or what type of businesses or organizations can benefit by using a podium or lectern?

When I thought about it, there are many uses for a podium or lectern, such as:

Churches – As lecterns are smaller than a pulpit, churches often use a lectern as a secondary source, to read scripture from or make announcements.


Church Wood Pulpit NC2W Prestige The SPEAKER

Educational Facilities – Will most likely use a podium or lectern for Student Orientation, Prep Rallies, Debate Competitions, Award Ceremonies or Banquets, in the Classroom and of course Graduation Ceremonies.


Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Conquest

Libraries – Many libraries use a lectern for informational meetings, conferences, and lectures to promote lifelong learning through a broad range of topics


Contemporary Lectern and Podium K-2

Restaurants – Use a podium as a Host Stand, that can accommodate seating charts, reservation logs and menus.


Valet Podium and Host Station, Classic Hostess Station. Cherry

Concierge – Hotels are opting for a podium in lieu of a desk. By doing so, it creates the concierge area more welcoming and accessible.


Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Colonial


Airports – You have seen podiums or lecterns all over the airport, being used in many different capacities. The one that comes to mind is the Security Checkpoint, where they check your ID and Boarding Pass.


Security Station W480 Sentry Mobile Workstation

Funeral Homes – Have a chapel to conduct funerals or memorial services, which features a podium to read a eulogy, scriptures, and remembrances from.

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Church Wood Pulpit Pedestal NO 8401

Auction Houses - A podium is used to present inform to the bidding public about an item(s) for sale and to take bids.


Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Heritage

Charity or Volunteer Organizations – Use a podium or lectern to promote their charity or organization and for fundraising events, meetings, programs, and banquets.


Portable Presentation Lectern T-40 Speaker Stand

Banquet/Reception Halls – Most have a podium available for conferences, meetings, wedding receptions to use for presentations, training sessions and to toast the bride and groom.


Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Royal

Valet Parking – With the increase of valet parking many restaurants, hotels, stores, night clubs, hospitals, concert and sporting events have installed a valet station, which is a podium that has numbered key slots to identify a customers vehicle. These podiums are mobile and can be moved from place to place.


Valet Podium with 100 Key Cabinet Locking Drawer Keyless Lock

These are only a few of the places that come to mind. There are many other venues that use them.

Our collection of podiums and lecterns can be found at or you can contact us at 800-421-9678

I hope you enjoyed this blog. Thanks for reading.

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Do I Need To Supply My Tax Exemption Certificate To Purchase A Podium? 0

It is beneficial to you and Podiums Direct that a Tax Exemption Certificate be collected at the time of purchase.

Why is it beneficial to me? The Tax Exemption Certificate is proof that you can legally buy an item tax free.

Why is it beneficial to Podiums Direct? It is important that we have a Tax Exemption Certificate on file for any Tax-Exempt organization transaction or we put ourselves at risk and will be held liable for the unpaid taxes.

Sales Tax Exemption Certificates are required whenever we make a sale of taxable goods and do not collect sales tax in a state in which we are required to.

Who is Tax Exempt? Most likely if you are a school, church, non-profit organization, or charitable organization. If you are unsure, check with your company’s Business Administrator.

What is the renewal period for a Tax Exemption Certificate? This varies by state and by type of exemption issued.

So, at the time of your purchase, our customer service representative will request you to send your Tax Exemption Certificate to

In conclusion, it is important that we collect a Tax Exemption Certificate for each purchase made by a Tax Exempt Organization.

I hope this blog has been helpful and informative.

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Deliver Your Best Performance Behind A Metal Truss Podium 0

Truss: Is an assembly of beams or other elements that create a rigid structure.

That is our Metal Truss Podiums and Lecterns!

Metal Truss podiums or lecterns are durable, lightweight, affordable and will fit into any small or large professional environment.

These lecterns are designed to have an attractive, modern, and industrial feel, which can complement any venue.

The Metal Truss podium will draw the attention of the audience to the speaker giving the presentation.

Why not deliver your best performance behind a Metal Truss Podium or Lectern!

  1. PQ4PCS, Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Curved. Silver. The truss podium is perfect for your church, business, or conference.

Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Curved.

  1. PQ4PSB, Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. Black. Perfect for any church or business.

Metal Truss Lectern 4 Post Straight. Black

  1. JP1, Metal Truss Lectern JP1 Original.

Metal Truss Lectern JP1 Original

  1. JP1PTC, Metal Truss Lectern JP1PTC Custom Dual Post.

Metal Truss Lectern JP1PTC Custom Dual Post

View all our Metal Truss Podiums and Lecterns using this link:

Thank you for reading this blog.

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