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 MatterIf 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?
- 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)?
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- “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.