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.
Its easy to assume that you way you sound - your speaking voice - is set and there's nothing you can do to change it. You either sound good or horrible. That's what I believed and I was (gladly) proven wrong.
Even small improvements to your voice can have big changes to your professional and personal life. These upgrades can be about your volume, articulation (clarity), expression (emotion) and intention.
Here's what happened to me when I made some adjustments.
After I was accepted into the Drama Studio Sydney* Acting course for 3 years of full-time study, my tutors immediately informed me that I had probably the worse voice they had ever heard - because it was so nasal.
It hurt their ears to hear me speak in this rough aggressive tone. They told me I would never make it as an actor if I didn't do “a lot of work on my voice”
Besides being a shock to my ego, it surprised me to hear this (excuse the pun). I had naively thought actors like James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons had been born with the rich, deep resonant tone that I loved so much. Lucky them – they could read aloud the computer instruction manual or Terms and Conditions of a law firm and make it sound awesome.
So I started my quest for a sound that would help me, not hinder me. In other words, to turn people On, not Off.
I have poured all I know about how improve and profit from the way your sound into the 5 EASY STEPS TO A FANTASTIC VOICE audio and video recording and within the pages of the book ITS NOT WHAT YOU SAY, ITS HOW YOU SAY IT
These two references are the culmination of 10 years searching to find the ideal, practical, simple (but effective) vocal warm-up and improvement tool; anywhere, anytime. It contains all that I discovered during my acting training and all Ive learned since as a professional Event Host MC.
A on-stage performer is like a sportsperson. They both must be able to instantly 'switch on' their skills, showcase their talent and deliver what is needed when the live event begins or the starters pistols fire GO. There are no second chances.
HELP IS HERE
All high achievers have someone that helps them make faster progress with less mistakes.
This helper is known as a coach, a mentor, a guide, advisor or counsellor.
The key when choosing a helper is empathy. They must Understand You Perfectly. And they must have previous experience of where you want to go.
The stage manager says “You’re On” and the live event begins. Its the same as the starters gun in the sports arena. BOOM. You must be ready to deliver the right results at that time. There are no second chances.
“Switching On” successfully is done via the right preparation and the right practice with your coach.
Pete Miller has worked for 20+ years to help new and experienced speakers, presenters and Event Host MC’s take their career to the next level; to ensure they market their skills in the best way that suits the marketplace.
You can expect Pete to be empathic and fully present during your coaching. He has been there himself – in every corporate emcee and event host role.
Pete knows your time is limited. And so is his – so he will work to get results fast.
MC coaching starts with the run-sheet and then moves onto developing your own MC style.
Speaker coaching begins with a realistic assessment of your presentation goals; and then, Pete will create a plan with you on how to reach the result required – in as shortest time as possible.
The time together on Zoom or Skype is recorded. This allows you to concentrate 100% – secure in the knowledge that you can review every word again and again.
The fee is tax deductible and an invoice will be supplied.
Commencement is as soon as possible after payment and continues on a session by session basis. There is no contract or minimum amount of sessions.
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