Motivational Speaker Eileen McDargh's Speaker Room Logistics

No guess work here. You’ll get an idea of how Eileen creates an environment for you.


Eileen prefers full house and full stage lights as much as possible, dimming only the screen for her computer-generated presentation (if such is used). She moves across the stage and occasionally into the audience during her program.

A follow spot is recommended for audiences over 1,000. In all cases, the speaking area requires good lighting.


First Choice Microphone: She brings her own Countryman headset that will fit into an onsite SHURE batterypack.

Second Choice Microphone (or for backup): Hand-held, cordless microphone

Computer: For PowerPoint presentations, Eileen will bring her Mac and a technician should be on hand to set up whatever equipment you’ll use to show it. The laptop should be on a table on the stage where Eileen can advance the slides.

Music:  Loaded into her presentation so she will need an audio feed from her laptop.

A/V Check:  Please let Eileen know when she can setup her computer and check that everything works.

Stage Setting

A lectern is not used and should be removed if possible. If it is required for other presentations before or afterwards, please recess it so there is free movement in front of it. The head table should be invited to join the audience during her presentation.

  1. Stairs, without arm rails, are front center.
  2. Audience seating—Environment is essential to give members both freedom of movement, ability to see each other as well as the stage and if they need to leave the room in case of emergency.

Eileen will also come in early and work with you and or the hotel crew on room setup, lighting, and A/V checks. Thanks so much for attending to these important, not-so-small details!

Seating Charts

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Introduction: Eileen will provide you with a fully customized introduction before the event.

Handouts: Once finalized, depending upon the program, a master handout will be provided for the meeting planner to duplicate.

Other materials: Groups often buy Eileen’s books or resource materials as a gift to audience members. In some cases, these materials can be personalized for the specific audience. Contact her for more details.

Lodging: Most of the time, at least one overnight stay is required. Please arrange a non-smoking room and provide Eileen with the address and reservation confirmation number.