Quiz for today: Is there a difference between a lectern and a podium? Clue: (you bet there is….) Tell me what the differences is (are). thanks. July 15, 2013 You Might Also Like I’m INSP!RED 2 March 22, 2010 You’re Invited! *Updated July 26, 2010 LUL Update August 16, 2016 This Post Has 6 Comments Lotlot 15 Jul 2013 Reply Literally podium is a platform from which you stand for. while lectern is a place or furniture from which you put your notebook. or any somethings to read. Francis Kong 16 Jul 2013 Reply thank you Tess 16 Jul 2013 Reply A podium is a platform where the speaker stands while a lectern is usually a slanted stand to which the written materials of the speaker is placed for his guide so he does not read on the PowerPoint presentation. Francis Kong 16 Jul 2013 Reply thank you Eric T. Monte 17 Jul 2013 Reply A podium is a platform or rostrum (e.g. for a speaker or an orchestral conductor). A lectern is a stand for holding a book (usu. the Bible) in church or a similar stand for a lecturer, etc. You stand at or behind the lectern; you stand on the podium. …but what do you call a podium that eats people? A Hannibal Lectern. Francis Kong 18 Jul 2013 Reply thanks. Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.