Keeping the pace lively: The job of an emcee

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Enter Tom Phillips, perennial emcee. Here are some of the techniques I've witnessed Tom using to keep the audience and participants from drifting off during the lulls. 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. Here are some of the techniques I've witnessed Tom using to keep the audience and participants from drifting off during the lulls. 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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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). While, as emcee, it was her job to announce each performer and keep the evening on a tight schedule (ours was the early show; a second one followed) she also kept the audience engaged in between divas. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Entertainers Humor

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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). While, as emcee, it was her job to announce each performer and keep the evening on a tight schedule (ours was the early show; a second one followed) she also kept the audience engaged in between divas. Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Entertainers Humor

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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." Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Books Word Nerds Resources 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." Preparation Products Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Word Nerds Resources About MeI'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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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. Tags: Quick Fixes Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies General Comments Another little reminder from the WEV graduation the other night: always make sure the announcer or introducer knows how to pronounce your name.

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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. The emcees don't have to be as engaging as the speakers; that's not why we are attending. If you are ever asked to give introductions or emcee an event, don't take this job lightly.

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The Shy Speakers' Guide on Facebook!

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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 to celebrate this launch, I’m going to release my latest compilation of speaking tips and techniques (with bonus resources) that will be free for you to download! For all you emcee-wannabes, I may even throw in a couple of sample scripts or two. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Conversation Starter: Crouching Cuppa, Hidden Dagger

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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. I used the technique of “dropping myself into her story.” Here’s another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. .

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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. Marv’s joke used the technique of “the set-up question is the punchline.” 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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Enhancing the Quality of Your Visual Presentations with PowerPoint.

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Add Humor to a Club Meeting — Five More Ways

Humor Power

For example, the Toastmaster of the Meeting may be called: The Master of Ceremonies, The Emcee, or The Ringmaster. Joan Miller, Wit Pleasure Toastmasters in Calgary, shares a brainstorming technique: We’ve added a new feature called Humor Incubator. Five more ways to add Humor to your club meetings. Theme. Every club meeting should have a theme. It gives a structure for building humor, even if the theme itself isn’t humorous.

How to Model After & Make the Most Out of Every Public Speaking.

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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!) Identify and Isolate the speaking styles, techniques and strategies used by other, proficient speakers. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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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. You just need to adjust your expectations, sharpen your techniques and direct your focus. 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 Imposter Syndrome

Speak and Deliver

I don''t promise they''ll become worldwide millionaire speakers, since ''I is not one'', as my grandaddy would say, but I can share the techniques I''ve seen from those who have done it. It''s still easy to feel like an imposter , knowing one day I''m figuring out how to fix my car and the next I''m booking a ticket to Malaysia, that in the morning I''m dealing with insurance issues and at night I''m emceeing a public celebration. "I haven''t succeeded enough." "I''m

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The Biggest Lesson You'll Ever Learn About Stage Fright to Become.

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Fear Busters – 10 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright! « The Shy.

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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!) This will be a great strength if you’re preparing yourself to take up the role as Emcee for a Dinner and Dance event. Posts Effective Emcee-ing!Fear I have to emcee at an event today. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Observational Humor — Case Study #49

Humor Power

Let’s look at some Observational Humor from a Toastmasters meeting which highlight some humor techniques: – Call backs and running gags. – Dropping yourself into the story. – What this means is. – What everybody is thinking. The Toastmaster of the evening (emcee) selected a meeting theme of Star Wars. My use of story boards might be considered a call back to those used by the emcee.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #49

Humor Power

Let’s look at some Observational Humor from a Toastmasters meeting which highlight some humor techniques: – Call backs and running gags. – Dropping yourself into the story. – What this means is. – What everybody is thinking. The Toastmaster of the evening (emcee) selected a meeting theme of Star Wars. My use of story boards might be considered a call back to those used by the emcee.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #96

Humor Power

The Emcee of the meeting gave interesting trivia about Daylight Saving time. Using the technique of extrapolation and asking what if: If moving the clock back reduces heart attacks, what if we moved the clock back EVERY month. Here is another Observational Humor monologue presented at the end of a meeting. We’ll look at the set-up, the joke, and comment why the joke worked. .

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Crackling Standup Comic! – Australian Baggage by Rhod Gilbert.

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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!) Still, for all you humorists out there who are seeking to have a firmer grasp of the concept of humour, continue studying comedians like Rhod Gilbert to gather more skills and techniques and sharpen your sense of timing and delivery! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Body Language in Action « The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage

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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!) I think Mark’s analysis offers us a great deal of insight into the world of body language, and if you’re sharp enough, you would be able to see some of the techniques I spoke about in my earlier post on Power Moves at play. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

A Short Note on How to Relate to Your Audience « The Shy Speaker's.

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PowerPoint: Sometimes You Have to Laugh to Keep from Crying

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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!) Is it possible, then, to make a connection with an audience and make meaning using traditional death-by-PowerPoint techniques and limiting your vocabulary to one word? Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Are You Hungry for Growth?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #99

Humor Power

” (Bobby used the technique of self-aggrandizement, which is the opposite of self-deprecation. The emcee of the meeting shared Las Vegas trivia with us, which included the making of the world’s largest cake. Here is another set of humorous observations from a recent meeting. We’ll look at the set-up, then the joke, and then we’ll analyze what made the joke work.

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Friend over 'Stranger'

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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!) The following are some of the techniques I’ve utilised over the past few weeks. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Gervais Humor at Golden Globes

Humor Power

Some people were surprised he was chosen as this year’s emcee because many thought he was over-the-top offensive last year. The technique of extrapolation. When a comedian hosts an awards show, you can expect some roast-style humor. That’s why they hire the comic. A roast structure creates a vehicle to ensure the success of the jokes which follow. Before you start firing jokes at people in the audience, you need permission.

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Power Moves! – 5 Tips to Make Body Language Work for You! « The.

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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!) So, for the benefit of everyone, I’ve not only decided to attach and share the video here, I’ll also be providing you an evaluation and analysis of the techniques and body language strategies she used to articulate and present her points for maximum impact!

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Public Speaking: Deliver Your Punch Line to Someone Who Appreciates You

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You can also find your punch line receiver by watching when the emcee or program coordinator talks to see who is paying attention and having fun. Using the right delivery techniques, selecting appropriate and relevant jokes and practicing diligently. As a professional public speaker, you naturally want to entertain your audience, as well as inform them. Using humor as a tool to convey your message, and not strictly to elicit laughter, can take a lot of stress off a public speaker.

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Six Speaking Skills You Need For Managing a Crisis

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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!) To do manage emotions effectively, I’d suggest the “Agree and Propose&# technique – ie: Instead of denying that there’s no problem, agree that there’s a valid concern wherever possible and propose a remedy to the situation. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

How to Look Confident by Knowing Where and How to Look! « The Shy.

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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!) For those of you who aren’t sure about it or are having difficulty recalling the significance of maintaining eye contact here’s a quick recap, followed by simple to use but effectives techniques on how to use your eyes to charm and connect. The screen saver technique, however, will save you.

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The Power of Personality!

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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!) Techniques and speaking strategies aside, you must understand yourself sufficiently to be able to present your personality. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Keys to a Question – How to Sound Intelligent when Asking a.

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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!) Gary Guwe offers three techniques for asking questions from the audience. [.] Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

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Essential Elements for Effective Evaluation « The Shy Speaker's.

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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!) That’s a tried and tested technique that’s stood the test of time! Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!:

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Observational Humor — Case Study #60

Humor Power

The emcee was dressed in the same colored suit as Frank. This uses the Drop-Yourself-Into-The-Story technique. Here is another Observational Humor Monologue. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.). A speaker told a story of locking her keys in the car. She had recently made a new friend, Beverly, at a Toastmasters meeting. She rode her bicycle to Beverly’s house to get help with her lock-out situation.

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Stand Out or Lose Out: Your Introduction to a Successful.

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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!) In this post, I’m going to share with you three techniques on how you may go about crafting a powerful introduction for your speech/presentation. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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Getting Your Speech Off To a Good Start

Humor Power

Las Vegas is a classroom for performance and presentation techniques. And that’s the reason the Emcee of the Contest usually tries to warm up the audience before the first contestant speaker hits the stage. One of the lessons I’ve learned after watching over 200 shows is the importance of The Show Before The Show. Rarely does a Las Vegas show begin with the curtain rising on a dead stage before a lifeless audience. .

Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

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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!) To create a structure for your presentation, you will have to face your own “Chaos Monster&# and, like an archer, master the organizational techniques that follow. Use an opening technique — “a hook&# — and deliver it with dramatic voice, gesture and technique.

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National Speakers Association > INSIDE NSA > Competencies

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It embodies the knowledge and skills of presenting, performing, theatrical methods, as well as techniques for creating the proper setting for an effective presentation. speaker introductions, room setup, proper staging and lighting, knowledge of audio/visual equipment and technology) Implementing techniques to understand, connect with, and engage audiences including those made up of diverse members Acquiring the skills for different delivery methods (e.g.,

Hook, Line, and Sinker! Your Guide to Creating Interesting.

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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!) Well, here’s a technique which I’ve observed some of the most successful trainers, entertainers and Casanovas (*wink*) use. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS!

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