Often corporate events are a once-a-year opportunity to showcase to your staff and affiliates, what is happening in your business and celebrate successes. 
 
High profile awards events or conferences can take months to plan and can involve Event professionals, conference venue managers and internal staff to ensure the occasion goes off without a single glitch. Investing in an experienced Emcee (MC) or Compere will make a big difference at your event. 
 
What is an Emcee (MC)? 
 
An Emcee or MC is a Master of Ceremonies, the role is pivotal to the success of any event as they carry out several duties to create and maintain a professional occasion. The role can also be called Event host, Event Compare or Event Facilitator. 
 
What should you expect from your MC? 
 
If you have booked an MC for your event, they will set the tone, some event planners use internal members of the team, but they are not experts in hosting corporate events. 
A professional MC/Event Host will bring an energy and drive to an event, they may be an entertainer or known personality and bring charisma and add their own personality or character to the proceedings. 
A good MC will keep to the proceedings on time, work to a tight agenda and be able to adapt to unexpected changes on the night or day of the event. 
 
An event host/MC joins all the dots in an event, making sure the hosts key messages are woven into the script and the entertainment
 
An Emcee or MC is a Master of Ceremonies, the role is pivotal to the success of any event as they carry out several duties to create and maintain a professional occasion. The role can also be called Event host, Event Compare or Event Facilitator. 
What should you expect from your MC? 
If you have booked an MC for your event, they will set the tone, some event planners use internal members of the team, but they are not experts in hosting corporate events. 
A professional MC/Event Host will bring an energy and drive to an event, they may be an entertainer or known personality and bring charisma and add their own personality or character to the proceedings. 
A good MC will keep to the proceedings on time, work to a tight agenda and be able to adapt to unexpected changes on the night or day of the event. 
An event host/MC joins all the dots in an event, making sure the hosts key messages are woven into the script and the entertainment. 
 
 
Hosting an event requires a variety of skills 
Confidence 
Adaptability 
Able to read a room 
Well prepared 
Good memory 
And a certain knack in captivating a crowd 
 
It’s not just about learning from a script 
Learning a script isn’t going to ensure you run a great event, an experienced MC/Event Host will be able to adapt to the changes that occur on the night. 
Managing no–shows of members of the event team or the entertainment for the occasion, if you have employed a host for your event they will be able to adapt their own performance to fill in the gaps or extend their part of the show to make up any changes to the agenda. 
 
Booking an event host would be ideal for: 
Conference Dinners 
Award Dinners 
Gala Dinners 
Corporate Dinners 
 
Who make great event hosts/emcees (MC)? 
Depending on your budget you could be book an A List celebrity, they made need all their script preparing and have high expectations on the organisation of the event. They are also going to be very expensive 
 
There is also the option of booking a professional Toastmaster from one of the Guilds of Toastmasters. 
 
There are a few companies that have professional event hosts on their books, so you can be very specific on exactly who or what kind of person you are looking for. 
Event Hosts are often famous public speakers, comedians, magicians or mindreaders. 
 
A comedian will be able to manage a difficult audience, adlibbing and working with the crowd. 
 
A mindreader or magician will be able to entertain before, during and post the event, working close up routines in the bar and around the tables, so staying involved with the audience for the full event. 
 
Anyone you book for an event should love working with live audiences, they will relieve the senior level executives of the event and enable them to participate and have those important conversations that often take place away from the office. 
 
If you would like to find out more about how I could host your event, CONTACT ME HERE 
Dates are filling fast, so don't leave it too late to ensure you get the time and date you want. 
 
Please get in touch now to check availability 
 
 
Alex 
 
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