How To Use A Meeting Timer At Your Event

How To Use A Meeting Timer At Your Event


– Hi, I’m Jordan from Kettner Creative, and in this video I want to
show you our meeting timer. So, this meeting timer works great for keeping your events on time. As you can see, there’s a large clock that you can put on the floor of the stage for the presenter to see. There’s a smaller countdown clock that you can put on the podium
for your presenter to see. And then there’s the
control device for yourself. So with the control device, you can set a variety of programs, you can set programs
for whatever you want. You can hold four programs here, so if you do a lot of 2 minute speakers, or 10 minute presentations,
30 minute presentations, and then a 90 minute keynote, you can have that all
pre-programmed in here. As you just saw, at the 30 second mark, I had it programmed so the
yellow warning light came on. So you can set that to however you want, so if you want to warn your speakers with five minutes to go,
that the light goes yellow and it’s time to start wrapping it up. You can do that. When the clock hits zero, you
have a variety of options. One, you can just pause it at zero. Two, the light will go red. And three, it will start
counting in reverse. So I don’t like the reverse
with the red flashing, that doesn’t make sense to me because, if you have a runaway speaker, they’re gonna look down at a certain point and see five minutes left,
and they’re gonna look down and they’re gonna see six minutes left. In their mind, but they don’t realize that it’s actually counting overtime. So my preference is to
always manually pause it when it hits zero. But you also have an
option to make it beep. So it’ll keep beeping over and
over once they hit overtime. Generally, I will sit at the
back, if I’m managing this, and I will let it beep
once and turn it off. And once it hits a minute, I’ll let it beep twice and turn it off. Once it hits two minutes, you just keep getting
more aggressive with it. But it’s a good way to, if you’re serious about time
management at your events, it’s a good way to really let them know that they’re going overtime. The base unit basically
just has an XLR output and two ethernet. You can run this over an XLR snake, and we have an adapter
cable to bend it back, but typically, nine times out
of ten, it’s just ethernet. You can daisy chain ’em all together. So you go ethernet out of the box, you can go straight into either device, cause there’s two outputs, so
you can run a cable to each. Or you can go through the podium clock, and out to the floor clock. And I think you can do like
twenty or thirty devices, the number of devices that you can link is basically irrelevant,
you won’t max out. The other thing to note, it
ships with two power supplies. We’ve never had to use the second one, it’s all powered from the main device. I guess if you’re running over XLR, that’s probably why you’d
need the power this stateside, but if you run with
CAT5 you don’t have to, it powers itself over it. But if you have any other
questions about this device, and you want to rent it for your upcoming event
in the Vancouver area, please email us,
[email protected] or leave a comment in the
Youtube comment selection below and we’ll get back to
you as quickly as we can. Thanks so much.

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