You’ve probably seen it happen, at a conference, church service, or even a live show; There’s nothing more awkward to a performer, speaker OR to the audience, than when the presenter’s mic goes out. And, if you are on stage for your part-time or full-time profession, it will happen to you at some point.
This is a simple onstage tip that will save your bacon at some point. No matter what kind of mic you use, you always need to have a “back up”. If you are wearing a lapel or an over the ear mic, simply ask for handheld on a stand to be placed within an easy reach. If you are using a handheld, then just ask for another, and again, have it close by.
I’d also recommend that you have in your arrival/set-up/rider information that you’ll need that additional mic. That helps everyone.
Here’s To Your Success!