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E=Emcee Squared: Tips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies by Rae A. Stonehouse

Albert Was Right!

New E-book Release!

In this practical, easy to use e-book, Rae A. Stonehouse a.k.a. Mr. Emcee, puts the “Master” in Master of Ceremonies. He shares tips & techniques that he has learned over the years in becoming a dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Officiating as a Master of Ceremonies at an event is a lot like looking at an iceberg floating in the water. The public only sees what is happening at the event … the tip of the iceberg. They don’t see what has happened behind the scenes or under the water, so to speak, to make everything look like it is running smoothly.

As in his other publications he uses the “onion” approach of content exploration where he systematically peals back layer after layer. He takes his readers on a journey of discovery to the behind the scenes world of event organizing and the how-to of being an effective, dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

This step-by-step e-book is a primer for wannabe Master of Ceremonies or those that have just accepted the role of Emcee and are asking themselves “What have I got myself into? How do I even start?”

Experienced Emcees can benefit by gaining a different perspective on how they perform the role and add new skills to their repertoire.

Readers of this publication will learn:

  • How to take charge of any event.
  • How to organize yourself so that everyone will know that you are in charge!
  • How to think logistically, from several different perspectives.
  • How to create agendas that work.
  • Stage management techniques.
  • How to present awards & give recognition.
  • How to keep the featured speaker organized.
  • About different emceeing opportunities.
  • How to get paid for what you do.

 

E=Emcee Squared: Tips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, by Rae A. Stonehouse a.k.a. Mr. Emcee is immediately available as a downloadable E-book. Only $5.99 USD

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Sample Content:

 

Take Charge

 

Take Charge: The success of your event depends upon you!

Yes, the success of any event falls onto the shoulders of everyone who is organizing it. The challenge can be in identifying who actually is in charge? An event, or even a smaller scale meeting can have several key players involved.

There may be a Meeting Planner/Organizer involved. Likely, the event would have to be larger in scale for them to gain revenue from the venture, however many volunteer their time and expertise to worthy causes. Their role is to oversee the logistics of the entire event. A larger event can be broken down to smaller mini events. They may engage you take on the role of emceeing a specific portion of the larger scale event. This can provide challenges for you. More about this later.

You can also have a client or event sponsor taking on an active leadership role. While they have a vested interest in the success of the event, after all they are paying for it, they may not have the organizational skills and everything else that you bring as a Master of Ceremonies. Their involvement may not be helpful.

Taking charge does not mean acting as a military general where only you know the battle plan. It isn’t about issuing orders that must be followed. It is helpful to think of your role as being that of an orchestra conductor. While strategy is necessary, the event goes much smoother if everyone is working from the same page. I don’t have a musical background but I do know that the conductor leads the musicians to play from the same page, together and adding to each other’s sound. When that doesn’t happen … I guess that’s what they call Jazz!

A helpful tip is to insist on the client designating a single person to be the go-to-person to solve problems. Quite often there can be last minute changes to the agenda or on-the-spot input that can change the agenda. Simply insist that all changes to the agenda and announcements come from the designated client representative. That way the client is in control of the meeting and you look good in their eyes.

 

Tips from the Pros:

 

Albert Einstein SmallAn Emcee should have the ability to “ACE” an event.

 

 

The three A’s:

  • Awake - make them laugh and they will pay attention.
  • Alert - look forward to your next quip.
  • Alive - even if the speaker you introduce bores them, they will anticipate your return, expecting more fun.

The three C’s:

  • Current - talk about today’s news events or this event.
  • Clever - intellectually funny, not silly.
  • Concise - say it quickly, make your point, get off.

Should the client request a serious set of introductions then you employ...

The three E’s:

  • Excitement - about the person or company.
  • Enthusiasm - about what they do.
  • Energy - to keep attention even if the subject is dry.

“The right Emcee can make or break your event. It is important to position yourself as the right person.”

Source: Unknown

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E=Emcee Squared: Tips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, by Rae A. Stonehouse a.k.a. Mr. Emcee is immediately available as a downloadable E-book. Only $5.99 USD

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