If you want to give yourself a fighting chance of being heard above the rest you can’t always rely on the built-in mic of your phone or camera - you need an external microphone.
There is a wide range of options you can use, from USB-powered microphones to clip-on lavalier types, which come for cameras or smartphones. We like these for remote meetings as they are lightweight, easy to use and discrete. If you have to attend meetings outdoors or on-location, a shotgun style microphone can be handy for isolating your voice and cutting down on background noise.
If you have been left with plenty of downtime during current events, the right microphone can also be used to start work on that podcast that you've been dreaming up.