Mic do's and don'ts by Caroline, CCL

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Mic do's and don'ts by Caroline, CCL

  1. 1. DON’T Tap or hit the microphone to check if it is working Blow into the microphone to test it Ask “Can you hear me in the back?” or “Is this thing on?”Copyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  2. 2. DON’TLean too close to it, ortoo far backTouch it with your lipsUse it to point at youraudience or slidesWave, swing or move itaround as you talkCopyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  3. 3. DON’T Point it towards loud-speakers Address the sound technician over the microphone when the audience is present Begin with a whimper, sigh or throat clearingCopyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  4. 4. DO Hold the microphone like an ice-cream Test the microphone (or have it checked) in advance Leave it on its stand if sharing it with othersCopyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  5. 5. DO Ensure that the mic-light indicates ‘on’ before you start talking Keep the microphone always pointed towards your mouth, even as you turn aroundCopyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  6. 6. DO Keep your mouth-to-mic distance fairly constant throughout your talk Have spare batteries, back-up power source and long cables Project; speak up.Yes! Even with a microphoneCopyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke
  7. 7. Copyright © Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, 2012 www.publicspeaking.co.ke

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