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Six Vital Tips for a First-Time Emcee

Posted: September 22, 2012 at 11:38 am / by / comments (0)

Six Vital Tips for a First-Time Emcee

with Dr. Bill Lampton

Suppose your supervisor told you, “You know that we have our company banquet scheduled for next month. Before she transferred to another state, Evelyn did a fine job as master of ceremonies for five years. Of course, we need a replacement emcee now, and I have selected you.” Would that assignment intimidate you? Not if you followed these six vital tips.

1. Spotlight others, not yourself
2. Be clock conscious
3. Remain totally alert
4. Be careful with humor
5. Check the technical equipment beforehand
6. Use your natural conversational voice

To sum up: Your employer honored you by asking you to emcee the annual event. You can make your first time effort both successful and enjoyable. Put others in the limelight, be clock conscious, refrain from using intoxicating beverages, use humor cautiously and tastefully, make sure the technical equipment is working, and speak conversationally. When the evening ends, you’ll start looking forward to your next opportunity to emcee an event.


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