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Room and Audio-Visual Suggestions

Even the greatest speech can be viewed as ineffective when the room set-up is not optimal. To help ensure that Andrew's program meets your expectations and fulfils the ultimate benefit of your audience, please review the A/V requests below and let us know if there are any challenges. Andrew is flexible and will work with your A/V capabilities and your technicians to maximize the effectiveness of your platform.


  • Wireless handheld microphone
  • DVD movie with audio presentation ability


  • If possible, set the room up theatre or classroom style with two side aisles and no centre aisle. Position the first row about two meters from the stage.
  • The stage should be positioned in the middle of the front wall of the room with steps off the front.
  • Stage size and height appropriate for room size.
  • One bar stool.
  • A lectern.

Room Environment:

A bright stage will help keep audience focus at the front of the room. Andrew will utilize the entire stage area and will stay toward the front edge. If the room has any spotlights, please aim them for a general wash of the front of the stage.
People are more alert in brightness. Dim the lighting on the screens but keep the house lights up full.

No meal service during speech please


A cool room produces an alert audience, a warm room produces a drowsy audience. A cold room produces a distracted audience, and a hot room produces an irritated audience. The actual room temperature should be somewhere between 20-21 degrees Celsius.

Recording of Presentation:

The material to be presented is protected by copyright. Audio and/or video recording is permitted and encouraged. A separate recording agreement must be signed prior to the event.

"Just want to say a big thanks from all of us here at the Foundation for Young Australians. It's a rare gift to be able to reach young people in that way. As one kid said in his presentation "Andrew is awesome." Big Prasie from a 15 year old boy! We want to thank you for what you contributed. You had such an impact on those kids I can't begin to describe it to you."

John Kilner - Foundation for Young Australians

Royal Children’s Hospital - Zoo

Zoo After many years of lobbying by Andrew, the new Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne will incorporate a zoo, run by the Royal Melbourne Zoo. This innovation will help catapult the new Hospital’s recognition throughout the world.


Andrew’s appointments include: * Past board member of the Song Room * Board member of Florey Neurosciences Foundation Council * Past Board member Zoos Victoria Foundation * Board member of Petstock Foundation * Past Chairman of CAPRA - Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia @ Monash * Chairman of The Click Foundation  * Fundraising Committee of SecondBite * Patron and Founder of Caitlin’s Retreat * Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors * Chairman of Rees Partners Advisory Group