DJ TIP #2 - How To HOLD A Mic

This should probably be DJ tip #1, it's relevant to just about every event I've done in my lifetime. Holding a mic is pretty simple, but a lot of people don't have much experience so here are a few dos and dont's :

  • Do hold the mic with the top facing towards your mouth, like BeyoncĂ©. If you hold it down by your belly the DJ will have to crank the volume very loud, increasing the chance of ear piercing feedback.
  • Don't cup the microphone with your fist. This isn't a local rap show, your voice will be more clear if you don't cup the mic.
  • Don't stand in front of the speakers, it will feedback and cause a harsh noise that will hurt you ears, probably your guests too. You'll get embarrassed!
  • Do project your voice. Preferably like Pavarotti or BeyoncĂ©. Did you say you wanted Single Ladies for your bouquet toss? How appropriate.
  • While you speak, try and look up at your audience, even if it means holding a copy of your speech a little higher.

Now you're ready for showtime. If you've hired the right DJ and you follow these rules, everyone will be able to hear you speak.

- Greg