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Lectern or Podium

Whether you call it a Lectern, Podium, Dias, Rostrum or Pulpit we know what you mean!

It’s our job to demistify the all the different terms commonly used in the AV industry and ensure your getting the right product for your application.

Funnily enough did you know that technically the Lectern is the raised bench with a sloped top that you would traditionally mount a microphone on and address the crowd?

a quick Wikipedia search reveals “A lectern (from the Latin lectus, past participle of legere, “to read”) is a reading desk, with a slanted top, usually placed on a stand or affixed to some other form of support, on which documents or books are placed as support for reading aloud, as in a scripture reading, lecture, or sermon.”


All the other terms are ways of describing a raised platform you stand on otherwise know as a stage or riser.

Luckily we hire out all of the above and can help you make the right decision whether it be hire for one day or a longer term rental.

Recently Conference Audio Visual made a investment in new Black Lectrum branded Lecterns (the industry standard) and a large quantity of stage.

Our stage starts a 1.2m x 1.2m square and is expandable from there with variable heights, black skirting and stage steps to suit. A stage can make a real difference to a presenter when standing behind the lectern to be seen by everyone in the audience.

Stage can be suitable in many applications wether it be a low rise option to fit in to your office or a higher outdoor stage when presenting at festivals and events.

If you need help deciding which product is right for you wether it be a lectern, stage or another item drop us a line we would love to hear from you!

Truss Lectern
Truss Lectern with Perspex top