1. As I approached the podium to speak to the entire school my heart began to pound. Fortunately my speech went well and I got a standing ovation in the end.2. The witness took the stand to speak to the jury.
 stand Lectern podiumlectern 指有台子放書或小抄的講台, 通常給老師或演講人使用.podium 則沒有台子, 通常指給樂隊指揮使用, 但也可指有台子的講台.stand 是最簡單普遍的說法
Being able to speak at the age of one, the boy has unlimied potential when he grows up.