Top 5 tips to make sure your microphone is getting you heard
When fitting out a corporate environment, its key to make sure the communication is to a high standard. Meeting rooms are used regularly and although many are thorough when it comes down to the aesthetics and visuals made available, the audio is often not reaching its full potential. Here are a few simple tips to help you use your microphone effectively.
Make sure your mic is positioned correctly:
The ideal position for a mic is to be around two widths of your hand away from your mouth. This way you prevent booming but also pick up a high level of voice pickup. If your mic is too far away you are more likely to experience feedback and room sound. We recommend getting longer microphone goosenecks when installing a lectern and often two mics are more beneficial, especially if you are likely to move when presenting.
Make sure your mic is not too near a loudspeaker:
This is how feedback is caused.
Have enough mics for group meetings:
Ideally, you should have one mic for every two participants in on a panel meeting. This way you avoid participants fighting to be heard and the distraction of reaching a mic. Beamforming array microphones are a great solution for this, an example can be found here of Clear One’s product.
Include an audience mic:
This is particularly useful for large conference rooms. When the audience wants to ask a question, you often find the main speaker finding it difficult to hear due to distance. A wireless mic is a wise choice that can be passed around.
Avoid On/Off switches:
We’ve all done it, walked up to start presenting when the mic isn’t turned on. Many microphones now come without switches, so that this embarrassment is avoided.
If you would like any further advice on the audio on your systems, please feel free to contact us.