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Effective Microphone Usage
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Introduction to Microphone Usage

A microphone is the one piece of technology that almost every speaker depends on. So it makes sense that you should know about the different types of microphones and how to use them effectively.

And that's what this Focus is all about — microphones. Over time, I hope to add Insights on other types of technology. But since microphones are the one item that almost every speaker uses, let's make sure that you're using them effectively....

Jim Barber
signed Jim

Jim Barber
Creator of Pro Speaker U and the Finders Speakers Marketing Center, and Head Barber of one of the web's longest-running sites, The Barber Shop

Here are Insights # 1 - 10 (of 10 total Insights)
in the focus Effective Microphone Usage....
1: Introduction to Microphone Usage — A microphone is the one piece of technology that almost every speaker depends on. So it makes sense that you should know about the different types of...
2: Should You Use a Microphone? — There are many reasons to use a microphone. The obvious one is so that people can hear you, or hear you better. In a similar vein, using a mic...
3: The Lectern Microphone — Now let's consider which microphone you might be using. There are four basic kinds of microphones. Although it's fine to have a preference, it's best...
4: The Handheld Mic — The second type of microphone is basically a lectern-attached mic... without the lectern. Since you don't have a lectern to attach the mic to, you...
5: The Lavaliere Mic — The third type of mic is the lavaliere mic (commonly called a "lapel mic" because it's often clipped to your jacket lapel). The lavaliere mic has...
6: The Headset Microphone — The fourth type of mic is a headset mic. This is a small mic, similar to the lavaliere, but it's attached to a headset that usually fits behind your...
7: Wired vs. Wireless Mics — There are also two sub-types of microphones — wired and wireless. Wired mics are connected to the room’s sound system by a cord. Wireless mics use a...
8: Microphone Tips and Techniques — Now that we’ve explored the different types of microphones, let's explore some general tips for using a mic. If you need to speak louder than you do...
9: Effective Microphone Usage — The best way of polishing your microphone skills, of course, is through practice… practice… and more practice. But there's another way of learning...
10: In Conclusion — Technology is constantly changing, and so microphones themselves are constantly being replaced by newer and better ways of amplifying your voice. But...