The following requirements (okay…requests) will help to ensure that your participants experience the best presentation possible!

(To download the A/V requirements in PDF format, click here.)


  • Wireless lavaliere microphone
  • Wireless handheld microphone, on different channel than lav mic (for Beatles keynote only)
  • Audio feed from Bill’s Mac laptop (1/8 inch mini plug)
Please note: These three audio sources all need to be plugged into the house audio system. This may require a separate audio mixer. Please coordinate this with your A/V contact.


  • LCD projector to accommodate a Mac laptop (Bill will provide both the laptop and the adapter cables—VGA, HDMI, and DVI—that will connect his laptop to any modern LCD projector, as well as a wireless remote to control the Mac)
  • AC power for Bill’s computer
  • Screen, with top extended as high as possible


  • A/V table on stage for computer and small props (Bill must be able to see his computer during his presentation. This may necessitate a longer cable between the computer and the projector. PLEASE make sure your A/V contact is aware of this!)
  • If not using rounds, and if possible, please arrange seats in a semi-circular or chevron pattern (audiences respond better when they can see each other)
  • Lectern removed or placed to the side of the stage
  • Ideally, distance from stage to first row of seats/tables should be no more than 10 feet
  • House lights should be at full intensity (people tend to laugh and listen more in bright light)
  • If possible, screen should be placed to the right side of the stage, from the audience’s perspective. (This puts your speaker at the center of the program, rather than the graphics.)
  • Stage riser (ideal height is 6″-12″ for audiences of up to 200 people; 12″-24″ for audiences greater than 200). Please allow enough staging area for Bill to bring up to four audience members onto the stage (for Beatles keynote only)
  • Two bottles of room temperature, non-carbonated water on side table

Thank you for your attention to these details. They really do make a difference!

(To download the A/V requirements in PDF format, click here.)