Bad Aduio – The Nightmare For Speakers

The frustration of Bad Audio

ARG! The frustration of watching a video and realizing the audio is terrible.  The video production is spot on, the speech content is precisely what the client wants, and I thought to myself, “This is going to be a great video.”   Until I sit and watched the playback and realize the mic wiring has gone bad.

I listen to the audio, and you can hear the mic cut in and out. ARG! Technology, don’t fail me now, but it is too late. The only thing you can do is to tweak the audio and say, “This will never happen again!”

Working with balloons, I’ve learned if a balloon pops, it can be fixed.  Fixing audio is not as easy.

Technology failure happens, and all you can do as a professional entertainer/speaker is keep going forward.  Now you may be thinking if you had a sound person there or just one more mic test the problem would have been corrected.  You would think, but can you recall watching the nightly news and the news anchors mic didn’t work?  It happens to the best of us.

In this video, Props, it happened to me.  I tried tweaking the sound, but after an hour of playing with the audio I concluded that I did my best and what will be, will be.

This video is just a training video for my YouTube channel iTalkDEO and is more of an inconvenience but for my friend Garrett, majorly bummed, when the audio issues happened at his TEDx talk.  I come to learn they had a problem with the wireless mic and even though everything was tested and double-check technology failed them.

As a professional, I know I have another day to stand in the spotlight and redeem myself, but it’s frustrating when it happens.