Microphone techniques and related tips

How to convey a positive upbeat mood that engages the listener: Before speaking into the microphone, imagine you’re sitting across from a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you are happy to see them and excited to share some news. Be sure to smile before speaking into the microphone. Even though the radio listener can’t see you, imposing upon yourself a feeling of excitement and having your mouth smile causes subtle changes to your voice that convey an upbeat positive mood that is more engaging to the listener.

How to keep the “P” and “T” sounds from popping, and the “Ch” sound from sounding awful: You just point your mouth a little off-center from the mic.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact The Professor, host of our Deep Wax and Juke Joint shows.