Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators

COMMUNICATION TIP #93

If you’re making arrangements to give a speech, you will appreciate knowing the difference between these two words:

  • If you request a podium, you will get a raised platform.
  • If you request a lectern, you will get an elevated desk for your notes or laptop.

Podium comes from pod—foot. It’s a place upon which we stand. (Think podiatrist or tripod.)

Lectern come from lect—to read. (Think lecture.)

Oh, and request a lavalier or headset mic. You don’t want to be holding a microphone the whole time or constrained by the lectern’s mic.

And enjoy the experience!