Speaking During the Meeting
With computer audio, you can speak into your microphone at any time to be heard by all participants, as long as you are not on mute.
Tip After you speak, mute your microphone to avoid transmitting noise (such as shuffling papers or typing on the keyboard) to other participants. If you continue to transmit noise after you speak, your video image might continue to be displayed.
During a meeting that includes Automatic Microphone mode, you can speak into your microphone at any time to be heard by all participants.
You might need to adjust your microphone sensitivity during a meeting. Adjusting your microphone sensitivity prevents you from transmitting noise (such as shuffling papers or typing on the keyboard) to other participants when you are not speaking.
During a meeting that includes Request Microphone mode, you must request the microphone before you can speak. To speak during a meeting while using Request Microphone mode:
Note When the participant who is speaking releases the microphone, the first person who requested the microphone becomes the next participant to speak. For example, if Etienne, Maria, and Bob are in a meeting and Bob is speaking, Etienne and Maria might both click the Request Microphone icon . If Maria clicks the icon first, she receives the microphone after Bob releases it. When Maria finishes speaking and releases the microphone, Etienne receives the microphone.
Note If you are on mute when you receive the microphone, you see a different icon , indicating that you have the microphone but are muted.
The meeting chair can pass the microphone to the next person if necessary. For example, the chair might pass the microphone if a participant has finished speaking but is having trouble releasing the microphone.