Toxic, first thing that I would suggest would be to assemble the microphone (on podium?), wireless microphone with receiver and the Sony camcorder. Make sure that there are new batteries in all applicable equipment (charge cam battery). Try the wireless microphone with the receiver plugged directly into the camcorder, you may need an adapter to convert to the input on the camcorder (should be able to find this easily, try Radio Shack). If this gives good results, tape the wireless to the podium microphone, attached transmitter to podium and turn everything on and you are golden. If the speaker is going to be walking around holding the hard wired microphone, use the wireless lapel microphone on the speaker, put the receiver in the speaker’s pocket, belt clip,etc. Try everything as far in advance as possible. Hope this helps.