Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

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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. Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers?

Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

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He or she may rely on laptops, projectors, PA systems, and so on, all in an effort to enhance the ability to communicate. When making a speech or presentation, a typical speaker usually has a number of tools to help convey their message. The best speaking tools, however, can’t be found in electronic shops or purchased online. The greatest speaking tools are actually within the person speaking.

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Don't be macho -- use a mic

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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. Download audio here. I'll be the first to admit that I take an almost macho pride in my ability to project my voice.

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. Download audio here. I'll be the first to admit that I take an almost macho pride in my ability to project my voice.

Networking extravaganza

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The only PA system was in the amphitheater, so when the organizers wanted to start the program and move everyone to the amphitheater, they had to stand on a hillside, yelling and pointing. Yesterday I attended the world's biggest networking event. A "mega mixer," they called it.

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Most of the time the pausing is done so the sound from the PA system can settle and your next words are clearer.