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24 August 2016

Tips when performing / presenting with a Microphone

Some presenters are afraid of the microphone and will stand too far away or speak with a soft voice.

As a presenter:

  • Always face the microphone when speaking at a podium.
  • Avoid turning your head away while speaking.
  • Maintain a consistent distance from the microphone as close as possible while still being comfortable and relaxed.
  • If holding a mic, be aware of hand gestures to avoid moving mic around.
  • Speak loudly and clearly into the mic and hold it close to, and in front of the mouth.

Similarly some presenters are very energetic and are constantly moving around a static microphone.

  • Always project with clear pronunciation.
  • Avoid excessive breathing into the mic as this creates popping sound.

One could also make use of a wireless headset/lapel microphone, allowing freedom of movement.

 

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