Lighting


Today’s topic is lighting. We actually do a good bit of our listening with our eyes. We take meaning from a person’s expression and the way they’re using their hands. If you can’t see their face and if you can’t almost read their lips, it’s harder to get some of the subtle meanings. So, it’s important to have the space where your speaker is appearing be well lit so audiences can see them well.

I think that’s one of the things that drove the advent of image magnification – so that a speaker’s face was a lot bigger, and they could see the speaker. And when he or she might wink at an audience or make a subtle move, the speaker can be seen better – a lot better – on your screen.

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One Response to Lighting

  1. Joe Calloway says:

    Lighting is so important, Brian. I tell the technical crew to bring the house lights up when I speak. It totally changes the energy in the room and encourages people to engage with each other. My presentations are about them. Not me. (But they definitely need to see me, as well.)

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