Talking into a microphone is always slightly awkward. Most people are hesitant to speak in public and an electrically amplified voice that demands attention is terrifying to the intimidated. Any stutter or vocal tic is painfully obvious. You need to be clear and precise with your words, you need to enunciate, and that makes you more stressed and susceptible to making a mistake. And it doesn’t help that your voice sounds like it’s coming out of the speakers before you even say anything. It’s easier to sing into a microphone than it is to make a speech. Anyone can do karaoke if they have enough drinks in them, but delivering a wedding speech is way more intense for some reason. It’s all psychological, it’s all in your head. But you still don’t want to talk into a microphone.
Critically Rated at 9/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young