You may find you like it!

Chimp with a mic.

I’m in the middle of a regular gig I love: training leaders for my college’s New Student Orientation leaders. We’ve already had our first event of the season, and we haven’t completed all of the training yet. Part of that training involves using a microphone effectively. Because of the timing of events in relation to training, we still have several leaders who have yet to have the microphone training.

During the first event, though, one of the folks who had not yet gone through the training wound up needing to speak on a microphone during a question-and-answer session. She later commented that it was the first time she had ever in her life held a microphone, much less used one–and she was pleasantly surprised that she really enjoyed it!

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Seven tips for using your microphone effectively

People who aren’t used to speaking, and even some who are, seem terrified of microphones. Others don’t respect them enough (a client told me about one of her people who wound up with chewing gum stuck to a stage microphone!). They’re tools. That’s all they are. But they are good tools, especially when used properly.

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