Using a microphone certainly brings value in making sure you are heard by your audience, but from time to time, microphones can do strange things. They’ll emit squeals, pops, or they’ll just stop working altogether.
That’s one of the reasons why many shun the microphone and rely on their ability to use their voice. Based on my experiences on stage and as a member of the audience, my conclusion is that it is always a bad idea not to use a microphone. Always! [Read more…]