I don’t write about performing or presenting all that often. I’m a performer and presenter and I like to think I’m pretty good at it. I’ve learned a lot of things in my years and recent experiences suggest that others might benefit from my expertise.
The advice I’m about to give will help you out if you are presenting a panel at a convention, making an announcement at a meeting or even performing on stage. This rule is absolute. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Here it is:
When someone puts a microphone in front of you, use it.