Audience Management 101 for Emcees

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

However, the choreographer usually plans … Continue reading Audience Management 101 for Emcees → Articles Effective Emceeing (Tips!) Any stage act or performance will involve an audience. That’s the whole point of the act. Performers know this, and a lot of them react to the audience when they are on stage. For example, in a dance routine, the dancers cannot move out of their formation to interact with the audience.

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Keeping the pace lively: The job of an emcee

Speak Schmeak

Enter Tom Phillips, perennial emcee. Be humble One thing I love about Tom's emceeing is that it's never about him. Being an emcee is hard work. Tom Phillips is a true expert in the art of emceeing, and I look forward to hearing him again next year!

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Keeping the pace lively: The job of an emcee

Speak Schmeak

Enter Tom Phillips, perennial emcee. Be humble One thing I love about Tom's emceeing is that it's never about him. Being an emcee is hard work. Tom Phillips is a true expert in the art of emceeing, and I look forward to hearing him again next year!

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How to be a Great Emcee

Pivotal Public Speaking

I’ve been an emcee for a few gigs — and being a female doesn’t always put me as a first choice in the stereotyping! Nothing is worse than for something to happen on stage and the emcee goes right on with the next introduction as if he/she missed the point.

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Learn About Effective Emceeing – Online Course (Live Now)!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

Hi Everybody, after months (actually… years) of receiving emails and requests from readers from all around the world – about the art of effective emceeing, and for more resources to BE an effective emcee… I’m pleased to share we’ve created out very first online training course on the subject. For this, I’ve worked with Joshua Sim, … Continue reading Learn About Effective Emceeing – Online Course (Live Now)!

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Another Emcee-ing Project: SDE Dinner & Dance « The Shy Speaker's.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

link] 4 months ago Top Posts Effective Emcee-ing! Categories Articles Body Language Coaching Communicating with Children Dealing with People Effective Emceeing (Tips!) Have you read my post on Effective Emcee-ing? As an Emcee, it is critical that one remains cool and spontaneous – be ever ready to react to changes and the response of participants or guests who are with you on stage. Related Posts: Effective Emcee-ing It Just Keeps Getting Easier!

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Don’t be an Awesome Parrot on stage

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

As an audience member, have you ever heard an emcee on stage introduce or close an act by describing it as “Awesome”? Based on these, it seems like everything is “Everything Is Awesome” … Continue reading Don’t be an Awesome Parrot on stage → Effective Emceeing (Tips!) That dance performance was … Awesome! Up next we will have an act that is simply … Awesome! That accounting presentation was so … Awesome!

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How to Deliver and Outstanding introduction for a Keynote Speaker

Pivotal Public Speaking

public speaking emcee introductions keynote MCimage source. As the introducer, you are the connector – the broker – between the speaker and the audience. The article is short yes, but oh so to the point. All are excellent reminders.

Are You an Effective Compere at Public Functions?

Pro Humorist

Compere, MC, Emcee whichever spelling you choose it’s important to have someone who gain capture everybody’s attention. A good emcee can help to keep an event to time by giving ample warnings to any long-winded speakers. Tags: Public Speaking Auctioneers Comedians Comedy Compere Emcee Fundraiser humour Introductions Jokes Presentation Presentations Public Functions Toastmaster Toastmasters

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6 Freebees

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Related posts: When you are the Emcee at a Wedding I mentored a new client recently on being an emcee. Use these when preparing your speeches, and you will give a great and engaging presentation. Be prepared. Be concise. Be engaging. be authentic. Be aware. Be involved.

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Get Your First Out of the Way!

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link] 4 months ago Top Posts Effective Emcee-ing! Categories Articles Body Language Coaching Communicating with Children Dealing with People Effective Emceeing (Tips!) And I was really horrified when I first served as the Toastmasters for the Evening (Emcee) at another Toastmasters Club. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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The Impact of Your First Public Speech

Speaker Launcher

Imagine you are a 10-year-old boy and your teacher asks you to emcee a Remembrance Day (Canada) ceremony in honor of veterans. The entire school will be there along with parents and you have never spoken in front of a large audience before. This was the exact situation that my grandson, Jayden, found himself in just […]. The post The Impact of Your First Public Speech appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

The emcee of the evening, Tootie, pulled out all the audience engagement tools, most notably humor (after all, it was a drag show).

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Observational Humor — Case Study #148

Humor Power

The emcee said that her three speakers tonight had not been drinking. The emcee also said that she had a crack team of evaluators. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll tell you what was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented. TH SET-UP. We will give you enough background to help you understand the jokes. JR mentioned Pole Dancers.

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Stand-Up Comedy

Humor Power

Special thanks to the contestants, the coaches, the Sgt at Arms JD Smith, the timer Jesse Oakley III, the Emcee Bill Brown, the Videographer/Editor Philip Dahlheimer, and the Facility Host Ryan Mulligan. The Power House Pros Second Annual Stand-Up Comedy Competition was held on November 30, 2015. Six brave and funny contestants took the challenge of being funny on stage. Congratulations to Elliott Chase, Andrea Grossen, Beverly Rideout, Joan Wang, JR Wilson, and Bill Parker.

Lessons from a drag queen

Speak Schmeak

The emcee of the evening, Tootie, pulled out all the audience engagement tools, most notably humor (after all, it was a drag show).

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District Governor (gulp)

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Emceed meetings, conferences and events. As of two days ago, I am the District Governor for Toastmasters District 74, Southern Africa. Geographically, we are one of the largest districts in the world, covering 9 countries in Southern Africa. I am also the youngest District Governor in D74.

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Presenting at an Awards Ceremony

Professionally Speaking...

There were two emcees, actress Sally Field and Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown , who brought a conversational tone to the structure of the evening. The role of an emcee is to create context and add color and variety to break up the standard format of presenting awards; Field and Brown carried this task off admirably.

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Do it with the lights on

Speak Schmeak

This doesn't guarantee that the emcee will practice your introduction or have any measure of polish, but at least you can choose the words. I felt that the emcees lacked preparation and were winging the introductions, one more noticeably than the other.

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Make sure the announcer can pronounce your name

Speak Schmeak

Because I wasn't actually a speaker, but was being introduced from the audience as a mentor in the new mentor program, it slipped my mind that I would still need to check in with the emcee beforehand.

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Do it with the lights on: TEDxSB Part 1

Speak Schmeak

This doesn't guarantee that the emcee will practice your introduction or have any measure of polish, but at least you can choose the words. I felt that the emcees lacked preparation and were winging the introductions, one more noticeably than the other.

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Titles a bore? Not any more!

Speak Schmeak

He's introduced by the emcee as "One of the pioneers of stand-up." I'm currently reading POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn, a book about crafting memorable titles, taglines and slogans.

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Titles a bore? Not any more!

Speak Schmeak

He's introduced by the emcee as "One of the pioneers of stand-up." I'm currently reading POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title, and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn, a book about crafting memorable titles, taglines and slogans.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #65

Humor Power

The emcee of the program quoted large parts of King’s I Have A Dream speech. Frank, the emcee of the evening, had interviewed every speaker for the evening and asked them what was their dream. That evening the Master Evaluator passed control of the meeting back to the emcee without introducing me. The emcee (Frank) kept the meeting moving by doing my introduction.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #87

Humor Power

The emcee said that this year celebrated the 30th Olympic games. The emcee shared parts of the Olympic creed…to participate, to struggle. The emcee said that before 1912, gold medals were made of real gold. Here is an analysis of another Observational Humor monologue. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented.). A speaker told us about The Secret Society of Happy People.

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Stage Time--On Stage

Speaking Of...

As the emcee, it was my job not only to follow contest protocol, but also to conduct contestant interviews. there's room for emcee creativity during unscripted parts of the show; my chance came during contestant interviews, when I engaged contestants in an improvisation exercise--this made the audience laugh and showcased the contestants' talents; I also got rave reviews for being creative. Last Saturday I had a real dose of Stage Time.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #158

Humor Power

In his role as emcee, Marv did a costume change during the meeting, changing coats. This was even more important because our emcee was so dynamic, and that provided a contrast to my low-energy style. It has been awhile since I published an Observational Humor monologue. Here’s one I presented at the Las Vegas NSA chapter meeting in October 2017. THE SET-UP.

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Meet the Winner of Our Public Seminar iPad Drawing

DeFinis Communications

She runs training programs, speaks at meetings and events, presents to her staff and sits on several San Francisco-based non-profit boards where she has been an emcee at events for over 400 people. “Wow…how exciting! I never win anything!”

Support for Speakers

Speaking Of...

I've been up on the District stage before, once as a contest master, or emcee, and twice as a contestant in other contests. Speakers don't become successful overnight, or alone. As I enter the next round of the Toastmasters International speech contest this spring, I was reminded that as the contests get tougher, I'll need more support. The familiar faces in the audience, the emails and good wishes of those who can't be there, even the coaching of other speakers. It all counts.

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The Shy Speakers' Guide on Facebook!

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

link] 4 months ago Top Posts Effective Emcee-ing! Categories Articles Body Language Coaching Communicating with Children Dealing with People Effective Emceeing (Tips!) For all you emcee-wannabes, I may even throw in a couple of sample scripts or two.

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Observational Humor — Case Study # 105

Humor Power

The emcee pointed out the restrooms to the guests. “When you get to the end of the hall, you can go either way and you’ll find a restroom.” This joke depended on people remembering the emcee’s comment. Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. . I’ll privide the set up to the joke, the punchline, and a quick look at what makes the joke tick.

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Speaker's Remorse - The Strongest Editing Tool

Speak and Deliver

The crowd claps, maybe even stands, you shake the hand of the emcee, walk off and smile and wave, both energized and relieved that you've done your best. Don't you love the feeling right after you finish a speech?

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The Stage and Your Body

Speaking Of...

After competing in contests at many levels, and my recent stint as a contest emcee, this has become clearer to me. The Improv Geniuses from World Class Indifference [link] When you're onstage, a real stage, in front of large groups, your body can speak louder than you ever imagined it could.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #86

Humor Power

Daniel was introduced by the emcee to be the Master Evaluator. He ran up to the front of the room with high energy and ran around Corrine, the emcee, twice. We recently had a Toastmasters meeting with low attendance. A small crowd can make the humor less effective. Humor is contagious, and fewer people in the room means less people to “catch the laughter wave.”

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The 'women can't be funny' myth, and the power of making people laugh

The Eloquent Woman

If women don't use humor, or are diverted or discouraged from using it, they may miss out on invitations to emcee or chair an event at which that quality is desired, as it so often is.

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Why Communicate? – Reason #1 Love Beyond Affection

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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Sorensen: Still Packing a Punch

OnSpeechwriting

Seitel was the emcee for the day and captured very well the mood and the words. Ted Sorensen still packs a punch. That much was evident when he spoke to 300+ speechwriters at Ragan’s Speechwriter’s Conference in Washington on Feb.

15 More Ways To Take The Stage And Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills

The Public Speaking Blog

Volunteer to emcee at your company’s event or your child’s birthday party. Photo credits to Slimmer Jimmer. Let’s set things straight. There is absolutely NO way you can learn how to swim or cook from just reading a book or attending a seminar unless you are a genius.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #78

Humor Power

The emcee of the evening was introduced by the club President. The emcee talked about the physics of pressure on divers and the need for decompression. While talking about Scuba sign language, emcee Daniel demonstrated the many ways of signing OK. The emcee said that the odds of having a malfunction of scuba equipment was “the square root of one percent.” Here’s another Observational Humor Monologue with an analysis of what makes the humor tick.

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