Audio Visual Guidelines for Steve Spangler Keynote / Featured Presentation

It is our goal to make your upcoming event an unforgettable experience. For your audience’s ultimate experience, Steve Spangler requests the following audio/visual requirements.

For a Steve Spangler keynote presentation, please have available the following equipment…

• Wireless lavaliere (TIE CLIP) microphone. No over the ear microphone, please.
• A/V Projector and screen
• Full house lights (if using image magnification and/or videotaping, please use as much house light as possible)
• The AUDIO OUT from Steve’s computer needs to be patched into your system for audio to accompany some of the videos that Steve will present.

Steve Spangler will bring his MacBook Pro laptop and all of the necessary connectors (specific to the Mac) needed for the audio and video clips to play from his presentation through the event location’s system.

Unless we are informed otherwise, visuals are prepared in the 16X9 format.

Because of copyright restrictions and requirements regarding aspects of the unique program Steve presents, he must always deliver his presentation to your event from his computer. We are not permitted to send our complete visual package in advance, nor are we allowed put the program visuals onto a memory stick for you to copy onto a master computer at the event.


There is no one single factor that influences the success of the presentation more than the set-up of the room. Steve and his support team are experts in helping you finalize a room layout that accommodates his high level of audience engagement. The following are suggestions to enhance the audience experience.

You’ll receive additional set-up information, room layout diagrams and other information once all of the details are finalized.


Steve needs to have at least 30 minutes away from the audience to set his materials and demonstrations. Someone from Steve’s team will be on hand to help distribute materials on tables or under chairs if Steve is doing a hands-on activity with the audience. This will be discussed in more detail after the program is booked.


The distance from the first row of seats or tables to the stage (performing area) should be as small as possible. Speakers often joke about Death Valley – the greater the valley between the stage and the front row, the greater the likelihood the presentation is going to die! A front row that is 5 feet away from the stage is TWICE AS GOOD as a front row 10 feet back from the platform. Bottom line… keep the audience as close to Steve as possible.


The ideal stage/riser height for audiences of up to 200 people is 6 to 12 inches and for larger audiences, a riser of 12 to 24 inches is appropriate. A stage or raised platform is only important if you want your audience to see, engage and benefit from Steve’s message!


A wide room set-up is vastly superior to a long room set-up. In other words, in a rectangular meeting room, place your stage in the middle of the long wall so the audience is evenly divided between left and right. Some of the most difficult events are when the stage is on the short wall, making it seem as though Steve is in the end-zone and speaking down a football field. Placing your stage in the middle of the long wall ensure a greater number of your audience is seated more closely to the speaker and your program.


There needs to be a table on stage for Steve to set his props and demonstrations. A standard folding table (2×6) or something a little smaller works well. Drape the table to class up the joint and you’re set. If a waiter stand and tray are available at the venue, please set it next to the table.


It’s important to aim as much light on the stage as possible. If the venue is a hotel, check to make sure the lights over the stage area are working… and bright! If the room has theater spotlights or any type of stage lights, please aim them to cover the entire stage. Steve utilizes lots of movement to connect with his audience.


If a podium is being used for introductions or other presenters, please set the podium to the side of the stage to allow Steve to work in the middle of the stage. Steve will not use a podium during any part of the presentation.

If you have any questions regarding our audio/visual requirements or are interested in taping Steve Spangler’s presentation, please contact Carly at (855) 228-8780 or by e-mail at [email protected]