|Hold the microphone vertically, straight up and down, about an inch in|
|front of your chin. You want it just below your lips and your airstream, so |
that you're not blowing on the mike when saying words with P in them.
This avoids that popping sound.
|If your voice is too loud in the speakers, move the mike away from your|
|mouth a little bit. If it's too soft, move it closer. If you don't hear anything, |
see if there's a switch on the mike you can flip to ON. If it was off, flip it
back to OFF when you're done speaking.
|Don't stand in front of a speaker, or point the mike at a speaker. Doing|
|so can result in that loud, annoying feedback tone. If you do get |
feedback, turn the mike off or point it away from a speaker. Don't cover
it with your hand.
|It's okay to take a moment before you start speaking. Speak slowly|
|and clearly. If you can, look at the audience as you speak, and take |
turns with each part of the room. It's okay to pause a moment at any
time instead of saying, "um, uh, like, you know". Just pretend you're
doing it for effect. If you say something that can inspire laughter or
applause, pause a moment to allow the audience to do so.
|Don't plug in or unplug the microphone while the amplifier is on and the|
|volume is up. This can result in a loud boom sound, can damage |
equipment and will disturb the audience. The sound man will glare at
|Microphones are fragile. Don't bang them on anything. Not even your|
|head. Don't swing the mike by its cable. The sound man will glare at |
|Most importantly, don't try public speaking if you're inebriated. heh.|