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. Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers?

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.

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

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Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

Pivotal Public Speaking

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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Networking extravaganza

Speak Schmeak

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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Tips For Putting On A Better Show

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

A quality PA system will transform the impact of your video material, and lets you use music to greater effect. Separate bass subs (professional ones, not the ones that came with your $200 surround sound system) take it to the next level.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

With the tinnitus group I had wondered about my voice projection but, not surprisingly, they had an excellent PA system. Talks from June - September 2010 Boscombe and Southbourne Probus In June last year I spoke for the fifth time to Boscombe and Southbourne Probus, my previous visit having been in November 2007.

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Late October: literary events, lozenges and linctus!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

There was a lovely moment when the gentleman who gave me a lift back packed up the club's PA system and tried to hand it to me at the station as he thought it was mine! Review: Southbourne Literary Society meeting, Bournemouth, October 2012. On 17 October I was asked to go along to a meeting of Southbourne Literary Society in Bournemouth.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

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

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