Using the Lectern

Take time to adjust the lectern to an appropriate height so your notes are easy to read without the lectern obscuring your face or gestures. If you need to read your notes the best position for the lectern is directly in front of the speaker. For discreet glancing at your notes the lectern may be placed to one side and slightly in front of the speaker. If the lectern is slightly behind, the speaker must twist their head away from the audience and any glancing at the notes will be obvious.