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Place the speakers in the theater in front of and facing the audience. Place
the speakers as far forward of the lectern as possible to prevent squeal or
feedback. Make sure the speaker wire does not present a trip hazard.
Make sure the briefing theater, conference room, or classroom is near head
facilities. If gedunk machines or a smokers lounge are nearby, so much the
better. Presentations run smoother and on time when breaks are adequate
Only one division should be responsible for assigning and scheduling the
conference room or briefing theater. Establishing a priority method for
scheduling will eliminate conflicts. The individual responsible for scheduling
should conduct a pre- and post-presentation inspection for cleanliness and
material condition. Discourage loitering and impromptu meetings; keep the
presentation room locked when it is not in use. Field day the briefing theater
as part of the normal field day routine.
The equipment, seating, and type of projection you use in the briefing theater
is part of the mechanical environment of the room. Your failure to maintain
ready equipment disables the commands ability to communicate.
Not only is the type of equipment and its material condition important, but so
is the placement of the equipment and how much noise it produces. Select
the equipment that best suites the room and audience size. For front
projection, position the equipment so that it projects over the heads of the
audience. Stagger the projectors in a projection rack to allow multimedia
capability. For rear projection, if you have the room, position the projector
to project directly onto the screen. If space is limited, reflect the light from a
mirrored surface at a 45-degree angle to the screen.
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