In short, any additional paraphernalia that a speaker uses in the presentation
of a program is a lecture aid.
A lectern, or podium, focuses the audiences attention on the person
delivering the presentation. It also serves to support the speakers notes for
teaching or briefing.
A lectern maybe static, merely a platform the speaker stands behind or near.
Lecterns may also be electrified. Lecterns with power options provide the
speaker with control over room lights, projection devices, and microphone
operation and volume. Some podiums have signal indicators or idiot lights to
alert the speaker that the behind-the-scenes crew is experiencing trouble with
Keep a lectern clean and in good repair. Do not allow food or drink near the
podium, particularly if it is electrified. Place a command logo or Navy
emblem on the front of the podium. This may be the first and only
impression your command makes on a visiting dignitary or new personnel.
Flannel/felt boards are large boards covered with felt or flannel material.
Lightweight letters and pictures with a slightly abrasive backing stick to the
board surface. Use flannel/felt boards for static displays, storytelling, and
Figure 5-7 shows the abrasive backing on an object used on a flannel board.
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