Experienced Event Host MCs know their job inside out. They have the whole game sorted. Cool under pressure. Funny when the time is right. Everyone feels included. The sponsors are ecstatic and the audience are captivated by the MCs smooth delivery and confidence at a high-stakes special event. They have a long-list of effusive testimonials from blue-chip clients that re-book them year and after.
No-one is a born MC. Everyone has to learn on-stage skills.
I surveyed all the top wedding and corporate Event Host MCs I knew would give me honest answers.
I even approached some MCs I had never met before and asked them personal questions about their MC success.
Some never got back to me, some said "NO WAY" but most were flattered that I asked them as they had read my books YOU CAN BE A WEDDING MC and UP FRONT IN CONTROL.
Their 'secret' is solid, repeatable preparation habits that they developed themselves or with a coach and refined over the years of experience.
After I complied all the answers together, I managed to list ten of the most important MC habits to master (excuse the pun).
There was more tips such as branding, microphone technique, industry associations, while many said meditation helped their performance; but I thought 10 Habits is enough for now. How many of these do you practise?
The results of my questionnaire showed clearly why the top Event Host MCs earn 6 figures; most around US$350,000 per year. They have risen to the top of their game by adopting excellent everyday habits that keep them moving forward in the right direction. And they all had a structured daily work ethic driven by passion to help the event succeed beyond expectations.
Which important habits do you think I should have included? Please add your own in the comments below.
MC Pete Miller helps you be funnier.