What Not To Do With A Microphone Part 1

Microphone technique is a cornerstone skill for every Event Host MC. Do not let lack of knowledge about how to best use your microphone hinder and handicap your MC career.
how to use a microphone

Poor knowledge of how to use a microphone will immediately tag you as a newbie MC and short-circuit your career.

It’s not rocket science – yet so many performers have not bothered to learn this basic skill.

AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT NOT TO DO

This compere I witnessed (see photos below) was limited by the short length of his microphone cord. He was stuck off to the side below the stage and could not connect with the guests or the crowd. Yet there was a longer microphone cord laying close to him on the floor. Maybe he got there late and didn’t have time to prepare?

SOLUTION

  • always use a cordless microphone.
  • give the corded microphone to the guests.
  • triple test the microphone and figure out before the show begins where you get harsh-sounding feedback from the speakers
  • carry spare batteries
use all of the microphone cable
can you see the extra cable near the stairs ?
standing off stage is not recommended
Its best to be on stage and be visible

See you on stage
Pete Miller

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