Don't be macho -- use a mic

Speak Schmeak

You can also hear yourself better and get more of a sense of what the audience is hearing when you use a microphone, because your voice is playing over a PA system. Use a mic. Download audio here.

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Don't be macho -- use a mic

Speak Schmeak

You can also hear yourself better and get more of a sense of what the audience is hearing when you use a microphone, because your voice is playing over a PA system. Use a mic. Download audio here.

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Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Have you ever seen someone speak into a handheld microphone and yet been unable to hear them clearly, you’ve probably been tempted to blame the PA system? The microphones used with PA systems for speakers and vocalists are normally classed as unidirectional. The third most common cause of poor microphone technique is speaking “off mic.” Always keep your mic and your mouth lined up.