A lot goes into event-planning, from the food to the venue to the entertainment. As with anything, you want the decor and the overall feel of the occasion to be amenable to everyone there. A lot of this comes down either to specific directions you were given or to you just reading between the lines of the event to determine what choices might be best.
We talk a lot about hiring live music for special events, since music can certainly help to set the scene for a large get-together, but what few people seem to talk about is an event’s need for a good host, an emcee who can be familiar with the chain of events of the night and then guide the congregation through the program.
Do you have a greeting to get through? Are you introducing special speakers, keynote speakers, awards, dinnertime, and other stops along the way during the night? If you yourself don’t want to have to worry about it, hiring an emcee for the day might be a great idea.
What kinds of events might call for such a role? We’ll help you. Here are three.
First up are award ceremonies, apt candidates for the talents of a good emcee. The presentation of awards is typically a formal to semi-formal event, one where a group or organization wants to honor certain individuals for their accomplishments or other contributions to charity or other parts of society.
These kinds of nights are often populated with speeches by distinguished personnel, and they typically demand a master of ceremonies to introduce everyone. This is the perfect type of event to find an emcee for hire to do the job.
Similarly, seminars and other presentations that will feature a motivational speaker could certainly do with an emcee. If the mood here is to uplift and inspire, you could even go a slightly different route by hiring a host and comedian together in someone like Josh Denny. This would be someone who’s not afraid to get up and keep events flowing while adding in a touch of comedy now and then to keep things light.
As we said, the right emcee is all about reading the event to determine what’s best, so if lighthearted is what you’re going for, then take that road all the way.
Last up are all the industry conferences that take place out there in the world of business. With technology always advancing and exciting things always happening, there are always a plethora of conferences and showcases taking place to show things off.
With a conference involving product reveals, speeches to describe new services, and other types of presentations, an emcee’s services would definitely be needed at an industry event. Each party would get an allotted amount of time, and it would be the emcee’s job to keep things moving and on time. It’s the perfect reason to employ such a person.
We hope we’ve rattled your brain around a little to get you thinking about how you can best use a master of ceremonies at your next event that has a lot of moving parts. Be smart about it, and everything should go just fine.