I would like to share a few tips on how to be a good emcee. By mastering the art of emceeing you can leave your stage fright at home and become a good emcee a.k.a a storytelling event’s representative which will impress everyone. Here are some tips :
1. Prepare yourself before the event.
Practicing for the introductions – plan on how to open the event. You should know your event so you know what’s going on and what you should talk about. Brief and straight to the points introduction will do well. Avoid any comments on personal appearance and try to familiarize yourself with announcements and pronunciation. Whatever the ceremonies from weddings, house parties or graduations the rule is still the same. When you are well prepared then you will be more confidence in carrying your tasks.Practice in front of the mirror will help you evaluating yourself.
2. On the Show Day.
Establish your contact a few days before the event day will help you in managing the schedules and order of the events as well as give you an ample time to be prepared. Arrive early on that day, and get to know the person in charge for the events, stage managers, sound and lighting technicians and etc.
3.During The Event.
First welcome the audience, be brief and gracious. Please don’t read line from note cards because it will distract your focus on interacting with the audience. You will look rigid and light hearted if you’re
reading from a script. Audience will be at ease and have a good time if you are not too rigid, try to smile constantly to the audience, relax and have a good time. Occasional joke will help to ease the audience but don’t go too far. Your personal enjoyment of the event reflects on the things you say and do while emceeing the event. Your main task is as a bridge between event and audience so you must keep informed the audience about the event. Talk to them nicely with enthusiasm and they will have a great time.
4. Closing the event.
Lastly thank everyone including the audience. If there are any closing announcement to be made, announce it briefly, and don’t forget to wish the audience happy journey on their way back to their places.