Event Details

Technically Speaking

Whether presenting, training or facilitating, Shane uses various tried and tested tools.
So to compliment Shane’s Engagement Agreement, we have the following EQUIPMENT information to ensure a successful event and provide participants with the best experience possible.

Shane runs his Apple MacBook from the front of the room (via HDMI). He uses his own Laptop in every presentation and requires direct HDMI input from the front of the room (no adapters please). By running the Laptop from the stage, there are no issues with custom fonts or embedded video playback, and it also allows him to dynamically adjust the presentation as needed. It is worth advising AV technicians of this requirement ahead of time. In certain circumstances Shane can provide presentation slides after the engagement however Shane’s slides are mostly imagery and may not always be helpful to an audience. If the audience consists of less than 25 people, Shane is also likely to use flip charts on stage instead of running slides from his Laptop.

However, both should be available either way. Please check the quality of the venue flip charts and stand — most are atrocious. Please also ensure that thick markers are provided (not just the regular ones).

Good lighting on stage and in the room is important. A tall table for Shane’s laptop and water (with no ice) is needed and a simple, raised bar stool or raised backed-chair is also appreciated.

For interactive sessions such as workshops, round tables are ideal as participants will have easy access to pens and paper, and the ability to talk with each other. Please err towards ‘organic (and CovidSafe) cosiness’ and have tables placed close together, rather than neatly spaced out to fill the room. Please avoid rigid rows where possible – think ‘network’; not ‘graph paper’.

A wireless lapel mic would indeed be great and ideal to allow the use of Shane’s hands as he moves around and interacts with the audience. It’s therefore essential to have a hands-free mic available, with fresh batteries.

If a wireless mic is unavailable, a hand held microphone will do—but please, no lectern mic. An audio technician should be available prior to the presentation to ensure all is in working order.

There’s plenty we can do.

Shane has worked with many event producers, in a diverse mix of locations and contexts. We’ve also produced a bunch of high-level leadership events ourselves. If you have any questions about the above or would like to explore opportunities to enhance participant experience (across every touchpoint) or would like to talk about how Shane can ensure the event serves the strategy and purpose of your endeavours — let’s arrange to chat. It may be that Shane can spark new thinking, connect you with some incredible characters, or help cook up something even greater.

Are you looking for an MC or Round Table facilitator? Shane can help with that too.

Any workshop, coaching or keynote session will not be recorded without express consent and negotiation.

Please ensure you have read Shane’s Engagement Agreement, and feel free to email via contact@shanemhatton.com to discuss your specific needs.