The Importance of a Laptop Podium in Recent Times
The laptop podium could be said to be a provision under smart desks.The smart desks are desks that have been modified to give the user the very best by way of accessibility technologically and fashion-wise. Smart desks have a variety of applications depending on what exactly it is to be used for. The business or office setting has been introduced to adjustable tables to allow the users to stand and sit (as they choose) without putting a stop to their work. The conference room set up has allowed presenters and members of a conference to have a more interactive and digitally active session. For those who are scared of theft, the smart desks have also allowed a provision to fix their laptops or monitors to the tables while still giving the entire set up a stylish look. Now, we are turning our attention to another interesting opportunity presented by the application of smart desks.
Introduction to Laptop Podiums
Regular dry eraser boards can no longer keep up with the requirements of modern-day lecture halls and public speakers (academic lecturers included). These public lectures are becoming more and more geared toward containing various multimedia features (pictures and videos). Not to mention the need for stable and reliable internet access at these lecture halls. The days are gone when you would have to drag a random desk for the speaker to use. Laptop podiums, in their own way, have revolutionized public speaking.
A simple laptop podium being used for a lecture.
Laptop podiums have no exact definition. But, they could be said to be structures or frameworks that allow a public speaker to properly connect his device (laptop) to a sophisticated network of other hardware devices. The podium could be simple and straightforward, accommodating only a laptop or LCD screen connection and a sliding drawer for your keyboard. Nevertheless, it could also be quite complicated, allowing a wide array of devices ranging from your keyboard, your mouse, to a shelf made to accommodate an overhead projector or a document camera.
Advantages of the Laptop Podium
More sophisticated podiums even allow for one to use multiple devices or screens interchangeably. Assuming a notebook computer is to be your aid for the lecture, some podiums allow you to simply flip the laptop out of view. This will grant you a smooth plain surface to work on. This ability to flip shut the “laptop/ screen compartment” could also serve as a form of security for the devices (in a public lecture institution).
Most, if not all laptop podiums are moveable. This means that you could alter and adjust the position of the podium as much as you like. This feature comes in especially handy when the size and seating of your audience vary from time to time. It allows you to get the position that grants the audience the most visibility.
If you are worried about your ability to see the audience, a glass top-down view podium is set to meet your requirements. It grants you as the lecturer, a complete view of your screen and also a convenient view of the audience. So you do not have to keep shifting your entire body to alternate your vision between the screen and your audience.
Importance of Laptop Podiums
Laptop podiums are already relatively common sights in any standard conference hall, meeting center, lecture hall, and even classrooms. So, one could say that laptop podiums are becoming indispensable parts of the teaching and learning process today.
Not to mention the fact that it makes setting up of meeting places and conference centers easier. All the speaker needs to do is go up to the podium with his device and plug it in. The meeting commences without much hassle. Unnecessary wasting of time is avoided.
Additionally, most advanced podiums allow the speaker to connect with a wide array of hardware components. These components could range from projectors to sound speakers, microphones and even telephones (if the podium is customized). Hence, it would not be wrong to say that everything you need to lecture is available on the (customized) laptop podium.
So far, we have seen that the laptop podium is very mobile, and this is important in ensuring visibility for both the audience and the speaker. It is a vital part of today` education halls (lecture halls and classrooms). Finally, it saves a lot of time. So, by all account, the importance of the laptop podium is not to be underestimated, and a customized laptop podium is all the more effective.