Public Speaking Course:
During my public speaking course you will find that it's pretty common to
have several wireless microphones on during the same program. The audio-visual
crew which sets everything up will usually put them all on different frequencies
so no crossovers occur. With that said, you should still double check your MIC
in case they missed something. In your public speaking course you will learn the
best way to work with other presenters, as well as audio-visual technicians.
I spoke in Thailand recently where I ran into a situation that I had never
encountered before. We were both using a Logitech Trackman RF Mouse. RF stands
for "Radio Frequency" which means that the wireless mouse doesn't need
to be in line of sight with the receiver like an infra red mouse does. The
problem we were having was that I couldn't keep my mouse from moving the cursor
on the other public speaker's computer and he was on right after me with no
break in between.
After we tried everything we could think of with no luck, we finally decided
to shut my whole system down quickly after I was finished and then boot his up
as fast as we could while he made some opening comments to the audience.
With more and more presenters using wireless technology you must thoroughly
check out all systems and consider presenters who are on both before and after
you. This is a reason to be there early and find out what is going on during
Had we not noticed this ahead of time he would have had a really difficult
time in the beginning to his program or if the situation had been switched
it would have been me with the problem.