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Finding Conference Room Microphone Systems That Fit Your Business

From entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 100’s, effective communication matters. We now live in a mobile society. Many people are taking conference calls from the road and from airports or in any number of other types of noisy venues where there is background interference. If they can’t hear you, the point of your conference call is lost. They might be on the call, but they have already mentally checked out because they can’t hear you. Effective communication is lost.

Microphones Matter

If you can’t hear what is being said, the ability to communicate, understand and agree goes by the wayside. Action also goes by the wayside. A reputable A/V integrator can help. Whether you’re upgrading your existing office, relocating to a new office or starting an entrepreneurial company for the first time, the right conference room microphone makes a difference. Imagine if you could not hear the person on the other side of the call or conference room?
  • Have you ever heard that annoying crackling sound over a phone call?
  • Have you ever heard that booming sound of feedback while you are listening to a presenter to the point of wanting to put your hands over your ears?
It’s disturbing. It’s disruptive. It affects communication. One of the primary purposes of a conference room is to enhance communication with the most valuable assets of your company—your employees, your customers and your suppliers. Don’t compromise your communication when it comes to microphones in your conference room(s). It starts with your needs and purpose for each individual conference room. A reputable A/V integrator can help you to evaluate and identify your ideal requirements and professionally install a microphone system in your conference room for optimal and effective communication. Size does matter—especially when it comes to designing and installing microphone systems.
  • Are you in an office or a hotel?
  • What is the size of the room?
  • What are the acoustics of the room?
  • What is the width and height of the ceiling? And, what type of texture(s) are on the walls and ceiling?
  • What type of seating arrangement does the room accommodate?
  • What is the size of the boardroom or conference room table (if there is one)?
All these come into play when considering what type of microphone system to install.

Podium Microphones

  • Are you in a large conference room presenting to a sizable group of people?
  • Are you concerned with the person in the last row being able to hear the presentation?
  • Does your presenter have a soft voice instead of a loud voice?
  • If so, you are also going to need to have an amplifier.
  • And, with the right microphone, it’s all adjustable.

Wireless Microphones

  • What type of presenters do you need to accommodate?
  • Do the primary presenters move around and talk while they present, or are they comfortable staying in one location (a podium style presenter)?
  • If the former, you will likely also need to consider wireless microphones, amplifiers, and Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
These are all the details and variables to consider during the design and construction phase or the re-model stage.

Ceiling Mounted Microphones

  • For more intimate, smaller conference rooms, (also referred to as meeting rooms) you can have high-sensitivity microphones mounted in the ceiling that will pick-up and communicate the conversation seamlessly.

Multiple, Individual Desk-mounted Microphones

  • If you are in the corner office, you may have a board meeting and be communicating all over the world to investors, or maybe even investment bankers.
  • Imagine a high-level board room having a conference call with investors. What if your investors (or potential investors) could not hear you?
  • It is possible to have multiple, individual microphones sitting on the board room table in front of every chair to make sure that nothing is missed.
Communication is about translating thoughts and ideas into words and then into action. The right conference room microphone system will help you to communicate your ideas and words into action. Effective communication needs to be clear and concise. What if your communications start with the wrong kinds of questions or goes South during that phone call? What if your conference call is interrupted by any of the following:
  • “I’m sorry, I didn’t pick that up.”
  • “I can’t hear you … the volume is too low.”
  • “There’s too much static.”
  • “Say it again?
  • Or, even worse, they say nothing at all. o They are already thinking in their minds that this is a bunch of amateurs not worth investing in.

VOIP

Increasingly, International and Domestic calls are made using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). In simple terms, this is a phone call across an internet connection, whether across the country or across the globe. If your company relies on VOIP technology, there are specific microphones for this. It’s as simple as plugging a microphone into the USB port of your laptop.

Sound Boosting Technology

This helps you communicate even better. It provides a way to increase your microphones volume level without increasing static or noise. It is often a software solution, especially if you are communicating over VOIP. But, the benefits pay for themselves in communication. Microphones and clear communication are critical to businesses at every and any level. Any conference room communication starts with the voice on the microphone, not simply the speakers that pick up and transmit that voice. Make sure your voices are heard. Don’t leave your communications to chance. A reputable A/V Integrator can help. Whether enhancing your communication options or starting from scratch, an A/V Integrator will partner with you to help your communications and your business grow.