The purpose of a lectern is to hold your notes. Many people prefer to hide behind the lectern. When you must use a lectern or podium:
- Be sure to organize your notes so you can easily reference them.
- Begin and end your presentation by stepping out or to the side of the lectern.
- Bring your hands up high so that the audience can see your gestures.
- Project your energy so that the lectern is not a barrier.