How to Choose a Microphone for Presentation

Using a microphone is absolutely essential when delivering a presentation. But having a bad microphone can ruin your presentation no matter how well you’ve prepared for it.

I’ll help you understand what you should be looking for when you are buying a microphone for presentations. I will also help you understand different types of microphones.

Choosing a Microphone for Presentations

There are a ton of options when choosing a microphone for events and presentations.

Wired vs. Wireless

Wired microphones are the ones that use a wire running from the microphone and connect directly into the audio system.

Wireless microphones, on the other hand, connect digitally to the audio system. It doesn’t need a wire running from the mic to the audio system.

Handheld vs. Hands Free

A handheld microphone will need to be held in one hand while the presenter is speaking (as the name suggests).

Whereas the hands-free microphone will allow the speaker to move around on stage and provide a better presentation experience overall.

Frequency Band

There are various types of frequency bands that are used. Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Range are usually the most common.

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