Tips for using microphones

Clip- On Microphone:

      Clip the microphone firmly to your jacket, shirt or tie about eight inches or two hand widths from your mouth and close to the centre of your body. If the microphone is too high it will create hot and cold spots when you turn your head.

      Ensure that any clothing, buttons or reading material does not rub against the mouthpiece.  Each small rustle will be amplified and transmitted.

      Place the transmitter in a pocket or clip to a belt.

      Make a mental note of the on, standby/mute, and off modes on the transmitter.

      Prior to speaking, make sure the transmitter is on and test for sound quality and volume.

      When temporarily finished, turn the transmitter to standby/mute.  If to be followed by the hand held microphone, turn the transmitter off.

      When finally finished, turn the transmitter off.

The clip- on microphone should be used primarily by, and remain attached to, the Chairman throughout the meeting until required for use by the visiting speaker when appropriate.  The Chairman should then use the hand held microphone for his closing address.

Hand Held Wireless Microphone

      Make a note of the on, standby and off modes.

      You need to keep the ball of the microphone below your mouth and pointed towards your nose so that air travels over the microphone and not directly into it.  Alternatively touch the ball to your chin and keep it there.

      Prior to speaking, make sure the microphone is on and test for sound quality and volume.

      When temporarily finished, turn the microphone to standby/mute.  If to be followed by the clip-on microphone, turn the transmitter off.

      When finally finished, turn the microphone off.

The hand held roving microphone should be used by members making reports or raising questions and by the Chairman in his closing address.