SMARTdesks podiums support the presenter with space for computers and audio visual technology to perform behind the scenes. Podium shelves extend for additional equipment mounted on the podium. Podiums can be equipped with designer task lighting when podium is used in semi-darkened room. Microphones may be mounted on the podium for sound reinforcement. Heavy-duty casters give podiums mobility. Flexible wire management may be used to make snakes specialized for the podium systems.