Equipment for Speakers

PowerPoint Tips

So I thought I’d list my recommendations for equipment for speakers, including webcam, lighting, screening, mics, and much more. Mics and headsets. Lavaliere mic. Another Lavaliere mic. Blue Yeti mic. Delivery Resources backdrops headsets lighting mics screens speakers speakers equipment tripodsI’m writing this during the Coronavirus pandemic and I just heard that webcams are on backorder.

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Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Contest

Humor Power

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic Contest. Humor In Speaking Open Mic Contest standup comedyThe Second-Annual. Sponsored by PowerHouse Pros. Don’t miss this fun night of laughter. Monday, November 30, at 6:15 pm. Special Persentation: What Agents are Lookng for in a Comedian. The location is 920 Pilot Road in Las Vegas. Join us for an evening of fun. If you miss it…we will have the last laugh!

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Don't be macho -- use a mic

Speak Schmeak

Use a mic. Download audio here. I'll be the first to admit that I take an almost macho pride in my ability to project my voice. I was born this way. Even when I wasn't trying, I could be heard talking a mile away. And yes, I got in trouble a lot in school for being too loud. However, I've learned my lesson about voice overuse, and I'm happy to say that if a microphone is available and a group is over about 40 people, I will use it. Here's why.

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The mic and the woman speaker: Practical tips

The Eloquent Woman

A male speaker is typically wearing plenty of things on which you can hook a lavalier mic: Lapels or a tie or a jacket breast pocket for the mic that goes in front, and a belt and pant waistband on which to hook the battery pack in back, or a pocket to put it in. Using the headset mics made popular at conferences like TED? If they want a consistent mic for all speakers, find out what it is and what they recommend for wardrobe to accommodate the mic.

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How to Get a Grip on That Portable Mic During Your Presentation

SketchBubble

Mics may seem easy enough to manage, but if you don’t know how to use the equipment properly, you’re apt to have issues. The post How to Get a Grip on That Portable Mic During Your Presentation appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. You’ve spent hours preparing for your presentation, so it would be a shame if the audience didn’t hear it the way you intended because of poor microphone skills.

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Don't be macho -- use a mic

Speak Schmeak

Use a mic. Download audio here. I'll be the first to admit that I take an almost macho pride in my ability to project my voice. I was born this way. Even when I wasn't trying, I could be heard talking a mile away. And yes, I got in trouble a lot in school for being too loud. However, I've learned my lesson about voice overuse, and I'm happy to say that if a microphone is available and a group is over about 40 people, I will use it. Here's why.

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My Trusted Sidekick: The Yeti Blue Mic

Great Public Speaking

The Yeti is a USB microphone used for professional recording. A USB microphone connects to a computer or a laptop and allows the user to record directly into the computer. I use a Yeti to record all of my audio lessons and telesiminars. If you are in the speaking business you should invest in a high quality USB microphone. With the Blue Yeti you can produce great sounding audio recording in no time.

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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Mic The Audience!

Great Public Speaking

You may have killed! You may have had them rolling in the aisles! You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! but your tape of this event might stink. I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons.

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Digital Camera Mic Questions

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Public Speaking: Mic The Audience

Great Public Speaking

You may have killed! You may have had them rolling in the aisles! You may have gotten a 3 minute standing ovation! but your tape of this event might stink. I have seen so many tapes ruined (including my own) because the presenter didn't make sure there was a microphone recording audience reactions. This isn't really a humor technique but it is really important for humorous presenters for two reasons.

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Remarks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized open mic President obama Russian Predident Dmitry Medvedev

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Public Speaking: Dumb Blonde Mic Check

Great Public Speaking

This is what can happen without the proper public speaking training.well, maybe not you, but you never know. She really could have used my speaking system! Make $5500 or more every time you speak!

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Mike Bako on ESPN 1240 recapping the Women’s World Cup, Mike Vick and Nike, and MLB Home Run Derby predictions

TJ Walker Interactive

Analysis Audio mic hael vick mike bako nike world cup soccer

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When a man hogs the mic at the the Women's March on Washington

The Eloquent Woman

For actor Scarlett Johansen, whose impassioned speech came near the end of the already overtime program, they simply turned off her mic and turned on music, to her obvious dismay. It's a shame that the staffers who tugged on the sleeves of women speakers or turned off their mics or urged them to hurry up didn't do the same for Moore. Surprising Scarlett Johansen by turning off her mic? Even at a women's march, a man can hog the mic. "Who's speaking now?"

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Trump's Hot Mic and/or Bridgegate Hot Seat - Chris Christie Goes Low Profile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But since the hot mic expose, Trump might be the one Christie has taken the initiative to distance himself. According to Politico, Chris Christie is still in charge of the transition team in the event Donald Trump wins the White House. Aside from that, he's essentially gone low profile. This was not unexpected, given that he's been fingered by government as among those responsible for Bridgegate.

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Vocal space: Can I please hear you “Wow” me?

Kate's Voice

Headset mics […]. One of the most common vocal habits that we hear in business presentations is people dropping the volume of their last words to an almost inaudible level. I am quite sure the habit is a result of people being hunched over their computers all day, speaking into headsets rather than across a room. Vocal Image exercises perception vocal power

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Vocal space: Can I please hear you “Wow” me?

K8sVoice

Headset mics […]. One of the most common vocal habits that we hear in business presentations is people dropping the volume of their last words to an almost inaudible level. I am quite sure the habit is a result of people being hunched over their computers all day, speaking into headsets rather than across a room. Vocal Image

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Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

Presentation Guru

I was extremely careful with my arrangement: set up the screen just so, timed my slides perfectly, ensured the mic was working seamlessly without any annoying feedback. I had a kick-ass presentation prepared for my seminar on “Managing Equity Funds”. The room was full, it was time to start.… … Hardware Technology featured Presentation Hardware presentation technology Remote Control

How Stories Can Help Your Virtual Presentation Come Alive!

DeFinis Communications

The power of practice: Most people are not natural “open mic” storytellers but are comfortable telling a story at the dinner table. When leading a virtual presentation, many speakers find it difficult to hold people’s attention. Keeping an audience engaged on a screen, when your listeners have many other things around them competing for their attention, is definitely a challenge. That’s why telling stories is key to giving a great virtual presentation.

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Microphone faux pas

Speak Schmeak

It's me, and it's natural, and I don't have a problem with it, but where this gets me into trouble is when I'm wearing a wireless lapel mic. Standing at a lectern with a fixed mic, the person introduced the next speaker, then proceeded to clap right into the microphone inches away from her hands. For more on proper microphone use, see the following: Don't be macho, use a mic I can't hear you How to use a microphone. I'm a "handsy" speaker; that is, I gesture a lot.

How to use a microphone

Speak Schmeak

You might think that using a mic is as simple as holding it in front of your mouth and talking. And no, using a mic is not particularly complicated, but there are a few things to remember to make your speech as effective as it can be. I'm not going into the details of a handheld vs. fixed vs. lavaliere mic except for this: if you're wearing a lavaliere mic, make sure to turn it off when you use the restroom! Practice turning the mic on and off if there's a switch.

Presenters, Be Thankful For These 4 Things

Professionally Speaking...

Things like Canva , PowToon , Crowd Mics and Poll Everywhere. In the early 1600s around Plymouth, Massachusetts the pilgrims observed days of thanksgiving to offer gratitude for the bountiful harvests. Some 400 years later we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving to offer gratitude for our bounty -- friends, family, good health and good fortune.

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Microphone faux pas

Speak Schmeak

It's me, and it's natural, and I don't have a problem with it, but where this gets me into trouble is when I'm wearing a wireless lapel mic. Standing at a lectern with a fixed mic, the person introduced the next speaker, then proceeded to clap right into the microphone inches away from her hands. For more on proper microphone use, see the following: Don't be macho, use a mic I can't hear you How to use a microphone. I'm a "handsy" speaker; that is, I gesture a lot.

IT Genius Who's Fast, Affordable, Speaks Human As His First Language - Ian Billen of Youngstown Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He located the internal mic and showed me that the sound was operational but the mike wasn't. Immediately, Billen outlined several low-cost options for getting the mic working. Does this {my HP PC} have an internal microphone? That's what I had to find out for the first step on the learning curve to doing podcasts. If Ana Marie Cox were just starting out today in digital she would be podcasting up a storm. The blogging medium, now mature, is hardly dead.

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Those Low-Priced Subscription Services - My Experience with Office Depot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Soon enough I had to check if the internal mic was operating okay. The first time was about the mic. In Boardman, Ohio, I had purchased the HP laptop at the Office Depot/Office Max.  I was ready to begin podcasting. The jolly tech expert in the store recommended I purchased a tech subscription service.    The price was right: $15 a month. The terms and conditions were, well, wonderful. There was no one-year contract. Service was available 24/7.

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Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It’s all too common for inexperienced speakers to start off with the mic nice and close but then to unconsciously, move it further and further away as they continue to speak resulting in a gradual tail off in volume. The third most common cause of poor microphone technique is speaking “off mic.” Always keep your mic and your mouth lined up. Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers?

6 public speaking tips for your next protest rally speech

The Eloquent Woman

Here are six more tips for today's protest speaker: Manage your time: If we learned no other lesson from When a man hogs the mic at the Women's March , it's that protest speakers should err on the side of being briefly powerful rather than holding forth. Lean in, part one: Sound systems vary at outdoor protest rallies, from bullhorns to platforms with mics and concert-level sound systems.

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Bustle Media Group Has Another Round of Layoffs Now, Plans Relaunch in 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Other titles Bustle owns include Nylon, Mic, Inverse, and Input. Many know of Bustle Media Group as the parent of Gawker 2.0. After Gawker 1.0 went bankrupt, Bustle Media purchased it for $1.35 million. However, more are coming to know Bustle Media as the business conducting multiple rounds of layoffs. And they feel the pain of their colleagues in communications lines of work, ranging from journalism to books to entertainment.

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Microphone manners

The Eloquent Woman

I sometimes joke that I have two kinds of clients, those who need to be pushed toward the mic and those who must be pulled away from it. The problem's more likely to happen with lavalier mics, which are small and attached to your clothes so they're wearable.which can lead to situations like Brown's, in which he got into a car and forgot his mic was still on, or those where speakers who've just had their mics attached walk into the restroom before speaking.and broadcast to the crowd.

Special Humor Workshop in Las Vegas

Humor Power

Success at Open Mic Night. Humor Workshop In Las Vegas. Monday, September 29. Featuring nine humor experts. Time: 6:15 pm until 8:30 pm. Location: Pololu Robotics, 920 Pilot Road, south of the airport. Cost: It’s free. Topics: Humor for Teens to Seniors. How Presenting Humor is Different for Women and Men. Comedy Magic. Comic Timing. Accents an Dialects. Testing Your Humor. Writing Funny Jokes. Humor is No Joke. Mark your calendar now! Humor In Speaking humor workshop Las Vegas

Never lose focus

Speak Schmeak

The weight of the mic was causing the horizontally-positioned stand to sink slowly. He regained his focus and restarted the song, and within a minute had to stop again, as the second mic stand was starting to droop toward the piano keys. What if none of the mic stands would work? Finally, on the third try, the mic stand was fixed. Last night we saw Rufus Wainwright in concert at small local theater.

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Using Video to Rock Your Speaking Business with Dan Thurmon

Speaker Launcher

Sennheiser Clip Mic for iPhone: [link]. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking about how to use video to help grow your speaking business. Today we are so fortunate to be joined by my good friend Dan Thurmon, who is here to share his expertise on what makes great video and how to use it in your […]. The post Using Video to Rock Your Speaking Business with Dan Thurmon appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Are you making these rookie mistakes?

Speak Schmeak

Bert Decker's post on when to use a microphone mentions other reasons you might need a mic, regardless of the size of the crowd. Don't be macho -- use a mic. Telling the audience about your every discomfort As mentioned above, the speaker asked the audience if he needed a mic; he then proceeded to explain that he didn't know how to use the remote. There's nothing wrong with being an inexperienced speaker. We all have to start somewhere, and it's usually at the beginning.

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Just get out there

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

In my early days of comedy, I had to perform better than those around me at the open mic nights to deserve the right to perform at a professional comedy show. Two of my interests are photography and public speaking, which is why I follow the blogs of Both Darren LaCroix , who won the world champion of public speaking in 2001, and Jared Polin (aka the Fro) , who is the most amazing photographer and teacher out of Philidophia.

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Walk and Talk: give it a try

More than PowerPoint...

lapel mic to my phone, and talked for four minutes straight. I went for a walk in the park. As I walked, I talked. I attached an $11.99 With Google Docs Voice Typing on my phone, my words were instantly transcribed into a document. When I got back to the studio, I had a 552 first draft. And only one error. Basically, I talked my way through an idea I had been wrestling with in the office. The idea was going nowhere, so I took a walk. . And you know what happens when you take a walk.

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Digital Media Wasteland - But Axios Can Still Attract Funding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those funding sources experienced outlets such as Mic and Mashable sell for peanuts. "I had not thought death had undone so many."  "  -T.S. Eliot "The Wasteland" Investors suffered the most from the crash of digital media. There was also Gawker - so gonzo a brandname that Gawker 2.0 can't get off the ground.    But there are still promising digital media players. At the top of the list is three-year-old Axios.

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Public Speaking: Microphone Tips

Great Public Speaking

The first is a lavaliere mic that clips to your lapel or collar. Make sure you turn your mic off when you are not on the platform to avoid sharing private comments with the rest of the audience. Popping is caused when "plosives" like 'p','t', and 'd' are spoken and the air from your mouth hits the mic. To prevent popping, position the mic about a hands width away and slightly below your mouth so that the air from your mouth does not hit the microphone.

Don’t complain to your audience

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

And the microphone was a wired lavaliere mic. Instead, she made a comment close to the start of the presentation about the fact that she was supposed to have a wireless lav mic and instead got this wired one that was less convenient. Later in the presentation she made a similar comment about the mic. You need the right mic, the right type of room, etc. Last week at a conference I saw a speaker do something that I recommend never doing.

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Podcasting - How Long Will On-Demand Audio Remain Level Playing Field?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Most laptops already have internal mics and sound cards. Remember when the medium of the weblog eliminated the traditional gatekeepers, such as the editors at The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone? Everyman and Everywoman could put their content out there, as long as they understood the technology of blogging as well as how to attract, hold, and grow followers. Then the medium was usurped by then well-funded enterprises such as AOL. No longer was it a level playing field.

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Paint the wall of a spare room and put in a Sony videocam with external mic jack, some studio lights and you are set to record. “The job is not doing the speech. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Use that mic! I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook. But I always collect them h ere for you on Mondays as well. Here's what I've been reading lately: Times two: A must-read from Susan Faludi , about the two ways women protest, and how they need to come together for real progress to be made.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

This week, the blog looked at practical tips about the mic and the woman speaker and Famous Speech Friday shared a speech by Gwen Ifill on policy, politics, and leadership. Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook , where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well.

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4 things to remove before speaking

The Eloquent Woman

I recall a speaker who pounded the lectern for emphasis, setting off a jangling set of bangle bracelets each time--beautifully amplified by the mic.) Get your hairstyle off your shoulders: If your hair is shoulder-length or longer and you're wearing a lavalier microphone on your lapel, the sound of hair brushing over the mic will interfere with what your audience is hearing. Use a mic attached to the lectern, or pull your hair back to avoid contact with the mic.

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