Emceeing:
Are you ready?
Ms. Mahani Binti Mohamad
Centre of English Language Studies
Faculty of Languages and Communicatio...
This Slide Presentation
is prepared for Public
Speaking Workshop –
Emceeing
(Pusat Kokurikulum)
Friday November 22 at the ...
Pengacaraan
Majlis
Puan Hajah Mahani Binti Mohamad
27 Blok Umar
Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
What are we going to
do?
Lecture: ( 3/4 Hour)
# Introduction
# Pre- Event
# During the Event
Individual Practice – 1/4 Hou...
Introduction
MC?
Emcee?

Compère?

Masters of Ceremonies
The official host of a formal event
or programme.
A person who de...
Introduction
# A form of Public Speaking

Role: What do we do?
# Address / Speak to the audience
# Make announcements
#Ent...
Knowledge
• Smooth – Flow of Event

• Proper Conducts of Event
• Protocol
• Customs and Norms
Skills
• Staging
• Posture & Stance

• Voice Inflection
• Microphone Techniques
• Presenting Introduction
• Delivering App...
Pre- Event
Preparation the Self
Glossophobia
• #1 Phobia
• Greek Word:

• ~ glossa = tongue
• ~ phobos = Fear / Dread

• # Public Speaking Anxiety
• # Fea...
Fear of Public Speaking
• incredibly common – not just in those with
anxiety - anxiety tends to fuel public speaking
fears...
Overcoming Public
Speaking Anxiety
~:~
1. What Causes Fear of
Public Speaking?
• # has its roots in social phobia - fear of being
judged & the attention that peo...
1. What are the
symptoms?
- Physical
- Phychological
Physical Symptoms
• # sweaty / cold / clammy hands / stomach
• # tense, sore, aching muscles / headaches /
Pain in the nec...
Psychological Symptoms
• Over thinking
• Feeling lack of self confidence

• Feeling helpless & like I am losing control.
•...
Experience is the master teacher.
The Best of Teachers.

Maybe,
being a Master of Ceremonies
is not a cup of tea
for every...
You’ve make the cut!
Welcome to the world of Master of Ceremony.
2. How to reduce
public speaking
anxiety?
~:~
i) Practice Thoroughly
• Practice! Practice! Practice! Thoroughly!

Practice makes perfect.
• Voice Inflection: Intonation...
ii) Visualisation &
Relaxation
• Use Visualisation techniques: - only after
you’ve practice thoroughly!
• Get used to the ...
ii) Visualisation &
Relaxation
• Now, you should start to experience a bit of
anxiety.
• Now, your heart rate should incre...
ii) Visualisation and
Relaxation
• Once that happen:
• # take some deep breaths - Try to relax
• # Imagine those frowning ...
iii) Get Used to
Embarrassment
Something to try…
• Say ‘hi’ to everyone you walk past.
• Be ‘talkative’.
• Try to dress up...
Pre- Event
Preparation
-

Tentative Programme
- Emcee Script
- Personal Preparation
i) Tentative
Programme
Decide on the flow of the event before hand.
Event Manager.
1) What does a Tentative
Programme look like?
Sample
1
Sample 2
i) Tentative Programme
• Supplied by Event Manager (AJK Perjalanan
Majlis)
• Deal only with ONE person. The appointed
pers...
ii) VIP List
• Get the list – prepare the script.

• Before the event – confirm the attendance –
cross out no shows – or a...
Emcee Script
Write- Up
~:~
1) Format
• What must be there?
• # various formats

• # simple to elaborate
• # depend on the function
• # Convocation – ...
MC Skrip: Format
• 1) Pra Pengumuman

8) Ucapan Perasmian

• 2) Ketibaan VIP

9) Penyampaian Hadiah

• 3) Alu- Aluan / Pem...
MC Script: Format
• 1) Pre- Announcement

8) Opening Speech

• 2) VIP Arrival

9) Award Presentation

• 3)Greeting

10) To...
1) Pre-Annoucement
• Greetings & Salutation –
Tuan-tuan dan puanpuan para hadirin yang
di hormati sekalian

• Attention! A...
Sample
Pre - Announcement
2) VIP Arrival
Announcement
~ To make the announcement or
not to make the announcement?

Pro:

Audience will know and be

...
Sample
3) Pembuka Bicara
~ ; ~
Sample
4) Protocol Mention
Sapaan Kehormat
Hierarchy
• Pangilan Hormat

• Sapaan
• Santunan Bahasa
• Khusus dalam Bahasa Malaysia
Rujukan Kehormat
• Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang diPertuan Agong - Yang di-Pertuan Agong
• Yang Am...
Sample
Greeting of Honour
• The Honourable Chief guest – His Excellency?
• Respected President

• Distinguished guests / Guest of...
Sample: Welcome Address
• … We all know that today’s function is organised
to …. (commemorate / celebrate etc) … the … ?
(...
Sample: Welcome Address
• I’m specially thankful to him because when we
approached him with an invitation and
requested hi...
Sample: Welcome Address
• Secondly, I welcome Mr. Razensag, the
Chairman of our organisation. In spite of his
heavy schedu...
Sample: Welcome Address
• When we requested them to grace our
function as Guests of Honours, they accepted
without any del...
Sample: Welcome Address
• Last but not the least, I welcome those who
contribute to make today’s function a grand
success....
5) Introduction
Pengenalan
5. Pengenalan
~Introduction~
• Welcome
• Intro: What, Where, When,

• What? Name of the Function / Event
• Theme: ~ If any...
Sample
6) Prayer
Bacaan Doa
Sample
7) Welcome Remark
Ucapan Aluan
Sample
8) Opening Speech
Ucapan Perasmian
Sample
9) Opening Gimmic *
Gimik Perasmian
Sample
9) Award Presentation *
Penyampaian Hadiah
Sample
Skrip pengacara pertandingan perlu meliputi:
•

i.

Sapaan - tetamu.

•

ii. Objektif pertandingan.

•

iii. Hadiah pertan...
10) Token of Appreciation
Penyampaian Cenderahati
Sample
11) Thank You
Terima Kasih
Sample
• Para Hadirin Yang Di Hormati Sekalian;
• Majlis pada pagi ini sudah sampai kepada
penghujungnya.

• Sekali lagi, ...
12) Closing
Penutup
Sample
13) Post Announcement
Pesanan Penaja
Sample
• Sidang Media akan di adakan di dalam dewan
konvensyen ini sekarang dan;
• Para Hadirin di jemput untuk menikmati
...
During The Event
Do’s & Don’ts
Now that you’ve thoroughly
practiced …
&
Visualized your Success and You’re Relaxed
Do…
• 1) Call or ask if there’s any last minute changes to the
tentative programme the day before.
• 2) Confirm VIP attend...
Don’t
• Don’t stay up late the night before if the
function is in the early morning.
• Don’t be late – added stress
• Don’...
Staging:
• MC rostrum should be on the right hand side and
on the floor.
• Rostrum on the stage should be on the left.
(Ba...
Posture & Stance
• Don’t look like a turtle backing into its’ shell,
bracing for attack.
• Hump; Slump; Stoop
• Posture is...
Posture and Stance
• Standing Straight:
• Do you sit during Welcome Remarks or
Opening speech?
• Do you lean on the rostru...
Posture & Stance
• Correct Posture & Body Stance:
• Shoulders relaxed;

• Straight back;
• Hands comfortably at sides;
• F...
Voice Inflection
Inflection:
• Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice

• Change in pitch or tone of voice.
• Modulation ...
Voice Inflection
• Be excited, sound excited

• Share your enthusiasm
• Minimize mispronunciation & innocent
mistakes
• Pr...
Microphone Techniques
Microphone Techniques
• Talking directly into a diaphragm of a
microphone will cause a nasty side effect
called 'P-popping...
Microphone Techniques
• When speaking into a microphone, you should
talk "across" or just over the microphone
rather than ...
1. Level
• keep a source at the same distance from the mic - volume
of the source does not change drastically over the PA....
Handling Noise
• Nearly all microphones make noise when you
rub your hand on them or tap them when they
are amplified on P...
Mic Placement
• Mics sound different depending on how they
are pointed at the source.
• Sources also have different respon...
Mic Stands
• Mic Stands are an often neglected issue.
• There are a number of very clever and high
tech mic stands availab...
It’s Practice Time!
Everyone has untapped potentials.
I believe that everyone has the potential to succeed and that
failin...
Work in pair
• Choose a script / or write your own using own
tentative programme
• Practice alone
• Practice with your par...
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Emceeing is a form of public speaking. I think that emceeing in English language is easier than in Bahasa Malaysia. I started emceeing job because friends and colleagues were looking for an emcee in English language and they believe that I can do it. Starting with a sports day for a private school, soon after I found my self being asked to be an emcee not only for official function in English language but also in Bahasa Malaysia as well. Now, I have been asked to share my experience in emceeing. I teach public speaking and emceeing is a part of it.

This was the first draft thus there are a lot of grammar mistakes. Getting the thoughts and content together were my priority. I'll edit it later.

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  • Master of Ceremonies." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/master of ceremonies
  • Source: http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/types/public-speaking-anxiety> retrieved Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:15 pm
  • If you go up there and do a great job, but make a few mistakes, your mind tends to focus on the mistakes, and your fear is then confirmed ~
  • # Are you sick or not feeling well – inform the organiser and ask for a standby to take over
  • Don’t forget to breathe.
  • CarianPusatRujukanPersuratanMelayu - PRPM @ DPB Malaysia > Nov 20th, 2013, Wednesday 8:23 pm > http://prpm.dbp.gov.my/Search.aspx?k=bahasa+sapaan&d=10
  • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_give_an_introduction_for_welcome_address#slide2
  • How does the English language version differ than BM?
  • http://www.heilsound.com/pro/mic-primer/microphone-techniques accessed Thu Nov 21 12:59 am
  • Pengacaraan Majlis (Emceeing for Official Function In Malaysia Context)

    1. 1. Emceeing: Are you ready? Ms. Mahani Binti Mohamad Centre of English Language Studies Faculty of Languages and Communication (FBK) Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) 21300 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Malaysia.
    2. 2. This Slide Presentation is prepared for Public Speaking Workshop – Emceeing (Pusat Kokurikulum) Friday November 22 at the City Campus (Dietetic Students) 9 – 11:30 am Saturday November 23 at Gong Badak Campus (New Intake) 10:30 – 1:00 pm Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA.
    3. 3. Pengacaraan Majlis Puan Hajah Mahani Binti Mohamad 27 Blok Umar Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
    4. 4. What are we going to do? Lecture: ( 3/4 Hour) # Introduction # Pre- Event # During the Event Individual Practice – 1/4 Hour Practice with a Partner – 1/2 Hour Group Practice - 1 hour (self recorded, upload (fb+YouTube), email link for evaluation) ~2 ½ Hours~
    5. 5. Introduction MC? Emcee? Compère? Masters of Ceremonies The official host of a formal event or programme. A person who determine the forms to be observed on a public occasion.
    6. 6. Introduction # A form of Public Speaking Role: What do we do? # Address / Speak to the audience # Make announcements #Entertain people ~Keep the Event Moving~ # Tell Jokes # Annecdotes # Pantun
    7. 7. Knowledge • Smooth – Flow of Event • Proper Conducts of Event • Protocol • Customs and Norms
    8. 8. Skills • Staging • Posture & Stance • Voice Inflection • Microphone Techniques • Presenting Introduction • Delivering Applause Cues
    9. 9. Pre- Event Preparation the Self
    10. 10. Glossophobia • #1 Phobia • Greek Word: • ~ glossa = tongue • ~ phobos = Fear / Dread • # Public Speaking Anxiety • # Fear of Public Speaking
    11. 11. Fear of Public Speaking • incredibly common – not just in those with anxiety - anxiety tends to fuel public speaking fears • Do you suffer from anxiety? Test yourself here >> http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety-test/ • nearly anyone can suffer from this type of phobia - the most common fears shared amongst most of the general - Know how to the to deal with it or to overcome this fear.
    12. 12. Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety ~:~
    13. 13. 1. What Causes Fear of Public Speaking? • # has its roots in social phobia - fear of being judged & the attention that people place on you when you're speaking. Ideally, you need to be able to deliver a loud & effective speech • #Self doubts over our own ability – Lack of Self Confidence - Everyone makes mistakes. ~ No one gives a perfect speech ~
    14. 14. 1. What are the symptoms? - Physical - Phychological
    15. 15. Physical Symptoms • # sweaty / cold / clammy hands / stomach • # tense, sore, aching muscles / headaches / Pain in the neck / twitching, trembling or shaky feelings. • # shortness of breath or choking feeling • # lump in the throat feeling / dry mouth • # hot and/or cold flashes / vomit / numb/ passed out
    16. 16. Psychological Symptoms • Over thinking • Feeling lack of self confidence • Feeling helpless & like I am losing control. • feeling like I am going to embarrass myself • feeling like fainting - sleepy, dizzy, tired, undecisive / ambivalence
    17. 17. Experience is the master teacher. The Best of Teachers. Maybe, being a Master of Ceremonies is not a cup of tea for everyone.
    18. 18. You’ve make the cut! Welcome to the world of Master of Ceremony.
    19. 19. 2. How to reduce public speaking anxiety? ~:~
    20. 20. i) Practice Thoroughly • Practice! Practice! Practice! Thoroughly! Practice makes perfect. • Voice Inflection: Intonation • Timing: – plan ahead • Posture: – Body language & Language Fillers
    21. 21. ii) Visualisation & Relaxation • Use Visualisation techniques: - only after you’ve practice thoroughly! • Get used to the fear: Face Your Fear! • Imagine a huge crowd of people judging you! • Imagine upset faces and anger! • Imagine the things that will cause you anxiety.
    22. 22. ii) Visualisation & Relaxation • Now, you should start to experience a bit of anxiety. • Now, your heart rate should increase a little • Now, your fear should start to take over.
    23. 23. ii) Visualisation and Relaxation • Once that happen: • # take some deep breaths - Try to relax • # Imagine those frowning faces mean something better. Be POSITIVE! • # Imagine that they really love your speech, and they're glaring at you because they can't handle it. T • # try to calm yourself down until you feel better, • # then keep going.
    24. 24. iii) Get Used to Embarrassment Something to try… • Say ‘hi’ to everyone you walk past. • Be ‘talkative’. • Try to dress up in ridiculously funny in public and yes, people will stare at you but eventually it will not bother you anymore. • Try anything that works for you!
    25. 25. Pre- Event Preparation - Tentative Programme - Emcee Script - Personal Preparation
    26. 26. i) Tentative Programme Decide on the flow of the event before hand. Event Manager.
    27. 27. 1) What does a Tentative Programme look like? Sample 1
    28. 28. Sample 2
    29. 29. i) Tentative Programme • Supplied by Event Manager (AJK Perjalanan Majlis) • Deal only with ONE person. The appointed person • Decided in advance • Last minute changes to be minimised – not recommended for first timer.
    30. 30. ii) VIP List • Get the list – prepare the script. • Before the event – confirm the attendance – cross out no shows – or add replacement. • Protocol Mention
    31. 31. Emcee Script Write- Up ~:~
    32. 32. 1) Format • What must be there? • # various formats • # simple to elaborate • # depend on the function • # Convocation – more details • # Opening Ceremony - simpler
    33. 33. MC Skrip: Format • 1) Pra Pengumuman 8) Ucapan Perasmian • 2) Ketibaan VIP 9) Penyampaian Hadiah • 3) Alu- Aluan / Pembuka Bicara 10) Penyampaian Cenderahati • 4) Sapaan Protokol 11) Penghargaan & Terima Kasih • 5) Pengenalan 12) Penutup • 6) Du’a 13) Pensanan Penaja / • 7) Ucapan Aluan Pengumuman Akhir
    34. 34. MC Script: Format • 1) Pre- Announcement 8) Opening Speech • 2) VIP Arrival 9) Award Presentation • 3)Greeting 10) Token of Appreciation • 4) Protocol Mention 11) Thanks & Appreciation • 5) Introduction 12) Closing • 6) Prayer 13) Post Announcement • 7) Welcome Remarks
    35. 35. 1) Pre-Annoucement • Greetings & Salutation – Tuan-tuan dan puanpuan para hadirin yang di hormati sekalian • Attention! Attention! Mohon Perhatian! • Ladies and gentlemen; • # Please take your seat • # Fill up the front row # make sure handphones are turned to silent mode # stand up when VIP arrival is announced. / when National Anthem is perform. # Any other message from the organiser
    36. 36. Sample Pre - Announcement
    37. 37. 2) VIP Arrival Announcement ~ To make the announcement or not to make the announcement? Pro: Audience will know and be ready Con: Too formal for some. ~ Position the rostrum where you can get clear view of the VIP procession. ~ Get the organiser to appoint ONE personnel to give you a CUE when to start the announcement. ~ Time Observe the PROTOCOL > Malaysia) DYMM / YAB / YB / Yg. Bhg. / Yg. Brs. DO WRITE IN FULL WRITING!!!
    38. 38. Sample
    39. 39. 3) Pembuka Bicara ~ ; ~
    40. 40. Sample
    41. 41. 4) Protocol Mention Sapaan Kehormat
    42. 42. Hierarchy • Pangilan Hormat • Sapaan • Santunan Bahasa • Khusus dalam Bahasa Malaysia
    43. 43. Rujukan Kehormat • Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang diPertuan Agong - Yang di-Pertuan Agong • Yang Amat Berhormat - Perdana Menteri; Timbalan Perdana Menteri; Menteri Besar &Ketua Menteri • Yang Berbahagia - Rujukan kehormat bagi yang bergelar Dato', Dato' Seri, Tan Sri dan sebagainya. • Yang Berusaha? –  & Yang Mulia - Kerabat • Yang Dihormati - Rujukan kehormat lazimnya digunakan kepada orang-orang yang dihormati seperti guru, ketua kampung, penghulu, pemimpin kecil parti dan sebagainya. • Saudara- Saudari / Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan / Para Hadirin
    44. 44. Sample
    45. 45. Greeting of Honour • The Honourable Chief guest – His Excellency? • Respected President • Distinguished guests / Guest of Honours • Invitees & my dear colleagues # Your Honour = Yang Arif > Use in the Court
    46. 46. Sample: Welcome Address • … We all know that today’s function is organised to …. (commemorate / celebrate etc) … the … ? (International Animal Protection Day) • … On this occasion, I’m entrusted by the Organising Committee of today’s function to … (give a welcome address / be the master of ceremonies) • First of all, on behalf of my organisation, heartily welcome the honourable Chief Guest, His excellency, the Vice Chancellor of UniSZA, Mr. …(Use ‘Pangilan Kehormat’)
    47. 47. Sample: Welcome Address • I’m specially thankful to him because when we approached him with an invitation and requested him to grace our function as Chief Guest, His Excellency did not hesitate a moment. His Excellency instantly agreed when he looked at the programme. • Once again, I on behalf of my organisation, welcome His Excellency, the Governor of California, Mr. Arnold, the Chief Guest of today’s function.
    48. 48. Sample: Welcome Address • Secondly, I welcome Mr. Razensag, the Chairman of our organisation. In spite of his heavy schedule, he accepted to grace today’s function as the President. • Thirdly, I on behalf of our organisation, heartily welcome Ms. Sonia, Chairperson of Animal Protection Inc. And Mr. Ronaldo, Chairman of International Football Association, to this function.
    49. 49. Sample: Welcome Address • When we requested them to grace our function as Guests of Honours, they accepted without any delay. • I also welcome all my colleagues for sparing a few hours of their valuable time to come here and participate in this function. I’m really indebted to them. Hadn’t it been their cooperation, today’s function couldn’t have been so successful. I on behalf of our organisation welcome them.
    50. 50. Sample: Welcome Address • Last but not the least, I welcome those who contribute to make today’s function a grand success. I welcome all of you who are present here tonight. Thank you very much.
    51. 51. 5) Introduction Pengenalan
    52. 52. 5. Pengenalan ~Introduction~ • Welcome • Intro: What, Where, When, • What? Name of the Function / Event • Theme: ~ If any ~ • Where: location of the event • When : morning, night, afternoon (describe)
    53. 53. Sample
    54. 54. 6) Prayer Bacaan Doa
    55. 55. Sample
    56. 56. 7) Welcome Remark Ucapan Aluan
    57. 57. Sample
    58. 58. 8) Opening Speech Ucapan Perasmian
    59. 59. Sample
    60. 60. 9) Opening Gimmic * Gimik Perasmian
    61. 61. Sample
    62. 62. 9) Award Presentation * Penyampaian Hadiah
    63. 63. Sample
    64. 64. Skrip pengacara pertandingan perlu meliputi: • i. Sapaan - tetamu. • ii. Objektif pertandingan. • iii. Hadiah pertandingan. • iv. Nama peserta/pasukan bertanding. • v. Urutan/ atur cara pertandingan. • vi. Rakaman terima kasih kepada semua yang terlibat.
    65. 65. 10) Token of Appreciation Penyampaian Cenderahati
    66. 66. Sample
    67. 67. 11) Thank You Terima Kasih
    68. 68. Sample • Para Hadirin Yang Di Hormati Sekalian; • Majlis pada pagi ini sudah sampai kepada penghujungnya. • Sekali lagi, majlis merakamkan ucapan terima kasih tidak terhingga kepada Yang Berhormat Dato Haji Mohamed bin Awang Tera yang mewakili Yang Amat Berhormat Menteri Besar Negeri Terengganu di atas kesudian beliau hadir dan merasmikan majlis serta turut memerhati majlis menandatangani Memoradum perjanjian persefahaman tadi.
    69. 69. 12) Closing Penutup
    70. 70. Sample
    71. 71. 13) Post Announcement Pesanan Penaja
    72. 72. Sample • Sidang Media akan di adakan di dalam dewan konvensyen ini sekarang dan; • Para Hadirin di jemput untuk menikmati hidangan yang di sediakan di luar dewan konvensyen ini.
    73. 73. During The Event Do’s & Don’ts
    74. 74. Now that you’ve thoroughly practiced … & Visualized your Success and You’re Relaxed
    75. 75. Do… • 1) Call or ask if there’s any last minute changes to the tentative programme the day before. • 2) Confirm VIP attendance • 3) Bring extra papers and pencil • 4) Bring a bottle of drinking bottle – ask for it if there isn’t any. • 5) A box of tissue – if needed (scarfs over the shoulder) • 6) Keep calm – bring a little something that help you in control and feel confidence.
    76. 76. Don’t • Don’t stay up late the night before if the function is in the early morning. • Don’t be late – added stress • Don’t forget to breathe!
    77. 77. Staging: • MC rostrum should be on the right hand side and on the floor. • Rostrum on the stage should be on the left. (Background Banner has text that is Left to Right) • If Duet and only one rostrum; do request for TWO microphones – height difference, Voice modulation
    78. 78. Posture & Stance • Don’t look like a turtle backing into its’ shell, bracing for attack. • Hump; Slump; Stoop • Posture is how a person holds his/her body in respects to healthy or unhealthy alignment.
    79. 79. Posture and Stance • Standing Straight: • Do you sit during Welcome Remarks or Opening speech? • Do you lean on the rostrum? • Do you put your hand on the rostrum? • Do you cross your legs while standing?
    80. 80. Posture & Stance • Correct Posture & Body Stance: • Shoulders relaxed; • Straight back; • Hands comfortably at sides; • Feet spaced shoulder–width apart; • One foot slightly In front of the other
    81. 81. Voice Inflection Inflection: • Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice • Change in pitch or tone of voice. • Modulation of Voice • Patterns of stress and intonation in a language • Stress; Pause; Pitch; Intonation; Rhythm;
    82. 82. Voice Inflection • Be excited, sound excited • Share your enthusiasm • Minimize mispronunciation & innocent mistakes • Practice.
    83. 83. Microphone Techniques
    84. 84. Microphone Techniques • Talking directly into a diaphragm of a microphone will cause a nasty side effect called 'P-popping'. • P-popping is a horrible explosive bass "thump" you hear when a speaker uses certain letters (P's and B's) and speaks right into the mic. • You cannot remove P-pops from the audio once its there.
    85. 85. Microphone Techniques • When speaking into a microphone, you should talk "across" or just over the microphone rather than directly into the diaphragm. • This will eliminate a good part of this problem. • Another solution to P-popping is the use of a Pop Filter. • These are large circles you place in front of the mic - not visually acceptable in live situations.
    86. 86. 1. Level • keep a source at the same distance from the mic - volume of the source does not change drastically over the PA. • When we move our heads around a lot in front of the mic, the level will go up and down, making the voice loud and then soft, understood and then not understood. • Practice keeping your mouth at the same position relative to the mic as much as possible, except when you really belt it out and need to back it off a bit. • Hold the mic on it's handle, not the ball: huge change in the level and pattern of the microphone will occur if you cup your hand around the ball.
    87. 87. Handling Noise • Nearly all microphones make noise when you rub your hand on them or tap them when they are amplified on PA. • This rumble or handling noise is impossible to remove. – Don’t tap on the mic. • Do sound test. Cardioid mics can be a problem especially in the low frequency area. • Professional sound engineers can solve this
    88. 88. Mic Placement • Mics sound different depending on how they are pointed at the source. • Sources also have different response depending on whether you are directly in front of them or not. – at an angle or direct. • Experiment!
    89. 89. Mic Stands • Mic Stands are an often neglected issue. • There are a number of very clever and high tech mic stands available today. • They will make your job easier and position that microphone exactly where you need. • They are perfect for getting microphones into tight places.
    90. 90. It’s Practice Time! Everyone has untapped potentials. I believe that everyone has the potential to succeed and that failing is a personal choice.
    91. 91. Work in pair • Choose a script / or write your own using own tentative programme • Practice alone • Practice with your partner • Practice in front of the class • Get Feedback

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