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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.

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.

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