Speakers are the people in a room who have the ability to talk. By default, the person who starts the room is a speaker, and so is the first person to join them on stage. Everyone else joins in the audience as a listener, and must be invited up if they wish to speak. Successful speakers tend to:
- Share the stage: Few conversations in Clubhouse look like a one-on-one interview. Most begin with one speaker and expand to three, five, or, even dozens of speakers. “Sharing the stage” and taking turns speaking expands the breadth and depth of conversation and brings in diverse voices.
- Know when to mute (and unmute): When you’re not actively speaking it’s generally good to tap the mute button in the lower right to minimize background noise. But strategically unmuting is just as important! This means going off mute for a few seconds to laugh, acknowledge what the speaker said, signal that you want to speak next, or just be more present in “hangout” style conversations.
- Bow out anytime: Feel free to leave the speaker section anytime without feeling judged, either by going back to the audience or exiting the room using the “Leave quietly” button.