Chances are good that the built-in microphone or webcam mic that you already have will produce adequate results for presentations, however, a specialty microphone may improve the overall sound quality, adding a depth and richness.
- Place microphone 6 – 12 inches away from narrator
- Control room noise as much as possible
- Turn off noise makers: phones, fans, extra computers, florescent lights.
- Put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door
- Choose a time of day when environment is quieter
- Use a “pop filter” to reduce breath noise on the microphone or position mic slightly off axis so vocal breath does not contact microphone
- Record narration at a time of day when you are at your best.
For more details on these and other TIPS:
- 4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio
- 13 More Tips to Help You Record Narration Like the Pros