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How to Make Your Meeting Rooms Speaker Friendly

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When you are speaking or presenting away from your own office you will often have to deal with awkward room arrangements, projectors that shine in your eyes, dry markers and other problems. This is just something you have to learn to live with and a good speaker should be able to work effectively in any situation. But when it is your own meeting room that is causing you problems then instead of learning to live with it you should be trying to fix it.
If you are the boss you can simply tell someone to fix it; if you are lower in the hierarchy you can still influence the decision makers to improve the room since it is in their interests, too.  In both cases you will need to know how to make a meeting room speaker friendly. Here are some practical tips:
MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS SPACE FOR THE SPEAKER.  Between the furniture and the wall there should be enough room for the speaker to move in a natural way. I have seen meeting rooms where the space between table and wall is so small you cann…