Tech Needs

For a successful event...

Technical needs vary, depending on the event. Here are minimum (πŸ†—) and optimum (βœ…) guidelines to consider. Contact the talent (The UP Guys) with any questions.


πŸ†— 16 ft. wide x 8 ft. deep area.

βœ… Better yet, 24 ft. wide x 12 ft. deep area, with 10 ft. or higher ceiling. For best visibility at big events, provide 16-inch or higher stage with dark backdrop and steps in front.



πŸ†— If using talent's system, you're all set.

βœ… If using in-house system, provide one XLR input to control overall volume from talent's onstage mixer (their mics + music). Also, provide front monitors and backup mics, as appropriate.



πŸ†— Provide bright, evenly lit space.

βœ… For some events, a general wash will do (see above). Bigger events and theater shows can add warm/cool washes, as well as chases and follow spots, if available.



πŸ†— Seat people as close as possible.

βœ… Theater style? Rope off back rows or set up seats only as needed. It’s better to add seats than to have a lot of empty ones. Banquet hall? Put presenters by the long wall instead of at the end.


Set Up

πŸ†— Arrange access one hour prior to event.

βœ… Arrange access (and tech help) two hours prior for set up and rehearsal. If requested, trainings may require laptop, remote, projector, and screen – preferably upstage right or left, not center.



πŸ†— Ask before taking photos or video.

βœ… For theater or ticketed events, provide talent with bottled water, changing room with mirror and restroom, copies of marketing materials, and tickets for guests, as appropriate.