Presenting in the round is a seating configuration for meetings & events that lends itself particularly well to high-energy productions and anything that requires audience participation.
For this presentation style, the stage is always in the center with the audience arranged on all sides. Stage can be rectangular, circular, diamond, triangular or something more custom. The stage most commonly is on an even level with or lowered below the audience in a "pit" or "arena" formation, although sometimes can be above the audience seating area.
If an in the round presentation is not plausible because of budgetary constraints, presenter comfortability or any other reason… consider a presentation in the ¾ or ½ round. This type of format can be almost as engaging, and is easier to implement in most cases.
The 6 questions you need to ask when planning a presenting in the round format are:
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Article submitted by Julie Renninger