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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Array Mics for meetings
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2023, 12:04:06 PM »

I am also suggesting that they hang some artsy fabric things on the wall as well as the mic. The flutter echoes were horrible.

The importance of presentation during a remote meeting is easily seen during talk show interviews during Covid. Some celebrities just showed up in their sweats and used the cheap camera and mic that came with their laptops. Looked and sounded horrible. Then there was Dolly Parton. Very impressive (as always). She was dressed and made up as if she was in the studio with pro lighting, sound and a
 good camera. She even had a large beautiful vase of fresh flowers on a table.

I don't have a camera on my desktop but I do use a headset so I know I'll sound good and background noise won't be ab issue.

The idea is that CEOs and other corner-office folks will find themselves wanting and up their game, and the company's game.

An executive will spend $$$$ on a new suit, shirts and neckties because those project the status of the wearer.  My point is that a similar effect is created when the on camera, on mic performance should be viewed in a similar manner.   No CEO would make a live presentation in a 10 year old, ill-fitting wardrobe, nor should they use old standards for their online appearance, both in what they wear and how they appear on screen.

Most executive conference rooms are designed to be pretty pictures that committees approve for construction and the vast majority of them are absolute failures, acoustically.  The bit I mention above, about having the CEO watch an online meeting is to get the boss to understand that HE/SHE/THEY cannot be understood without great difficulty on the part of remote participants.  This really happened, and once the boss figured out their meetings were mostly unintelligible (and didn't look very good, either), there was an immediate renovation of the conference room to improve acoustics and visuals.
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Re: Array Mics for meetings
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