A/V Requirements

Audio Visual Guidelines for Scott McKain
It is our goal to make your upcoming event the best you’ve EVER HAD! For your audience’s ultimate experience, Scott McKain requests the following audio/visual requirements.

For a Scott McKain keynote presentation, please have available the following equipment:

  • A/V Projector with a minimum of 1500 lumens and screen
  • Wireless lavaliere (TIE CLIP) microphone
  • Full house lights (if using image magnification and/or videotaping, please use as much house light as possible)
  • Audio Out from Scott McKain’s computer

If Scott McKain is doing a workshop or breakout session for your organization he requests the following in addition to the above equipment:

  • 2 flip charts
  • Markers

Scott McKain will bring his MacBook Pro laptop and any/all dongles and connectors needed in order that audio and video clips play from his presentation through the event location’s system.

Unless we are informed otherwise, visuals are prepared in the 4X3 format and VGA video output from the computer. We can, of course, create 16X9 images upon your request and output can be upgraded to DVI or HMDI from the computer, as well, if your A/V requirements have those specifications.

Because of copyright restrictions and requirements regarding aspects of the unique program Scott 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.

Please note, however, we will provide you (upon specific request) with an outline of the visuals – including Scott’s customization for your group – prior to your program. AND, we will make a version of your specific organization’s slides – each individual visual that Scott custom designs and presents at your program — available to each audience participant following Scott’s speech.

Room Setup

An effective room set-up is important to the overall success of any event. The following are suggestions to enhance the audience experience:

  • The distance from the first row of seats/tables to the stage should be as small as possible. Speakers joke about “death valley” – the greater the valley between the stage and the front row, the greater the likelihood the speech 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.
  • If a lectern is being used for introductions or other presenters, please set it a few feet back from the front of the stage to allow for Scott to move in front of the lectern during his presentation.
  • The ideal stage/riser height for audiences of up to 200 people is 6-12″; for audiences of more than 200 people, 12″-24″ in height is appropriate.
  • If the room has spotlights, aim them toward the very front of the stage – not just the lectern, as Scott McKain utilizes movement to connect with his audience.
  • 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 crowd 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 Scott 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.

If you have any questions regarding our audio/visual requirements and guidelines, please contact Perry Cremeans at:
+1 (800) 838-6980 x3 or via email at: perry (at) scottmckain.com.


If you are interested in taping Scott McKain’s presentation, please contact Shelley Erwin prior to your event at:
+1 (800) 838-6980 x2 or via email at: shelley (at) scottmckain.com.


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