Pitching with a microphone can be scary if you’re not used to it. It makes your voice a lot louder and creates the feeling it isn’t your voice.

If you’re not experienced with talking through a microphone, I advise you to practice with it if possible. Ask the organizers of the pitch event if it’s possible to come a bit earlier and practice with the microphone. Generally, they appreciate your eagerness!

There are a few things to keep in mind when you use a microphone in your pitch:

  1. Don’t walk before the boxes

This could potentially create an annoying sound. Try to stay at least a few steps away of any sound installations.

  1. Keep an arms-length distance from the microphone

This is the perfect distance, as it creates enough of a volume, but doesn’t pick up your breathing sounds.

  1. Don’t cough into the microphone

Whenever you feel the urge to cough, try to move away from the microphone. It’s an annoying sound for your audience.


Do you want to know more about the perfect pitch? Check out the Ultimate Pitch Guide.

Hi! Iā€™m Ralph. I help startups to get funded by designing a persuasive pitch.