Tuesday, 9 February 2016

MC- Multiple Speaking Intelligences


Here is the first part of a series of articles on what I call the multiple speaking intelligences every aspiring or experienced leader needs.

In this first part, here are ten Tips on how to be a great MC for every occasion.

Here is the first part of a series of articles on what I call the multiple speaking intelligences every aspiring or experienced leader needs.

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Clarify with the event organiser beforehand what their expectations are and what they require exactly.

one. Get A Lovely Briefing

two. Work To A Jogging Sheet

There is a lot to keep in mind and do as an MC. Make definite your event organiser provides a jogging sheet so you know what happens and when.

three. Run On Time


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The major role of a lovely MC is to keep the event jogging on time. It is your role to make this happen. No likes an event that runs over time.

You require to be firm on time. This is element that is nonnegotiable.

four. Be The Glue That Holds The Event Together

Your role as MC is to be the glue or cement that holds the event together.

You require to link, segue and make a transition directly from section or theme to another in the coursework of the whole event.

The best MCs do this seemlessly and effortlessly.

five. Focus On The Speakers and Performers

Keep in mind the speakers or performers you are introducing are the stars of the show not the MC.

Don't grandstand, massive note or let your ego get in the way.


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6. Rehearse

Let the event elements, be they speakers, performers or award winners shine.

Practice your lines out loud. Warm up your voice. Get in the moment.

Spend time at the venue before hand getting used to the stage, lighting and sound method.

Research the speakers or performers you are introducing.

7. Research

As an absolute maximum do a Google search on them. Always request a formal introduction from speakers.

Most professional speakers will provide a prepared introduction.

8. Provide a Mix of Entertainment and Information

The key to a lovely MC is light and shade.

9. Let Your Persona Come Through and Be Yourself

Don't be excessively wooden or scripted. Let your persona shine through.

ten. Have Fun

In case you are having fun so are the others speakers and the audience.



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