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Alvin’s equipment needs are a bit out of the ordinary. Because the program is largely based on the status quo perceptions in society, the visual nature involved is essential:
- Sturdy, non-swiveling, backless stool of approximately 30 inches in height
- Piano or electric keyboard and stool or bench
- Concert snare drum and stand (Alvin brings sticks)
- Stage or platform allowing optimum visibility
- Pro-quality wireless lapel microphone and sound system.
Alvin uses his musical abilities to demonstrate vital points and requires a piano or electronic keyboard and a professional quality snare drum and stand (he supplies his own sticks). They must be visible to the audience. On occasion the piano doesn’t fit on the stage, so in that case, assure that it is accessible to the stage and as visible as possible.
When not moving, Alvin uses a stool so he may use his feet as hands. Therefore, he needs a sturdy, backless, non-swiveling stool of about thirty inches in height.
It is important to Alvin that everyone is able to hear him clearly. Alvin has his own wireless microphone if you do not have one available. Alvin will be happy to bring his microphone if necessary. Please call if you are at all unsure.
The ideal setup is where the audience has an unrestricted view of the speaker. However, it is not necessary that he be on a stage or riser.
No special lighting is required but if available, may be utilized. Alvin likes to see his audience so if possible some houselights would be preferable. All of these requirements have been refined over 30+ years of professional speaking, and are proven to enhance the impact of the presentation – in other words, we ask for this stuff for your benefit! That said, Alvin is very flexible and will be happy to discuss variables.