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The Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Event Design: From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design by Troy Halsey

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CHAPTER 3

Staging

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WHY IS STAGING NEEDED?

Staging, also known as decking, risers, or platforms, is the literal foundation of scenic design for corporate events. In its most basic function, staging serves to elevate presenters and performers, thus allowing a clear line of sight for audience members. In addition, staging creates boundaries for the performance area, separating the audience from the performers. Staging also plays a psychological role, because it gives those standing on the stage the illusion of authority and aids in commanding the audience’s attention. In a curious way, the higher the stage, the more important the event will feel in ...

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