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Master Of Ceremonies: 21 Tips
 

Master Of Ceremonies: 21 Tips

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Nothing beats conscientious planning, preparation and practice when it comes to interacting with large audiences. ...

Nothing beats conscientious planning, preparation and practice when it comes to interacting with large audiences.

I have done it thousands of times and here are some easy tips to put you in the right mind-set for success and excellence while hosting an event.

Enjoy!

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    • 1www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #1 Relax. This Too Shall Pass! Breathe Normally. 2www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #2 Just Like You Choose Happiness, Plan to Choose Charm and Engagement for the Eventwww.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #3 Read up, Internalize, and Get all Details Right at least a Day Before. Know all Names and Memorize Them if You Can. Breathe, Nice & Cool 4www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #4 Divide the Work, the Space, the Time and the Spotlight Properly between you and Your Lovely Co- Host. Build Rapport with Co-Host before the Event. 5www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #5 Print ONLY that you MUST read in Really Big, Bold Font & Number your Note-Pages BOLDLY. Ad-Lib & Improv the Rest. 6www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #6 On the night before the event and the event day...Rest Well. Eat Right & Light. Drink & Smoke None. 7www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #7 Test the Sounds by ALSO Letting Someone Else Speak into from the Lectern While you Listen from the Far End of the Hall. 8www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #8 Many will Recommend Start with a Bang. I say Start Cool. Real Slow, Suave & Cool! Breathe, Nice & Cool 9www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #9 Emceeing or Compère- ing requires more Listening and Orchestrating than Speaking. It is Gracious Facilitation of a Dialogue between Speakers and Audience. 10www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #10 Stay Aware. Watch People. Listen to People. Give Other Speakers, Presenters and the Audience a 101% Attention. Breathe Normally 11www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #11 Use Chosen Words & Humor from One Presenter to link & connect Another Presenter. Weave in “Theme of the Day” and the Flow every now & then.www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #12 Depending on Size of Room & Audience, Speak 10% to 20% louder than Normal. Smile Inwardly and Outwardly as you Talk. It’ll be felt and sensed by all www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #13 If you Stumble, Mumble or Fumble. Make light of it quickly; forgive yourself quickly, Smile and Let the Show Go On. If your Co-Host Stumbles, Mumbles or Fumbles make do as if it was your error. 14www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #14 While speaking make eye contact , pause often, and project voice as if you were speaking to the last person in the hall. 15www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #15 Build up other speakers/presenters before they speak and thank them after they speak. (the book, the HeART of Public Speaking, has the protocol on Introducing Speakers) 16www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #16 Every once in a while, sparingly and carefully, engage an audience member through a rhetoric question or a light conversation recall. 17www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #17 Sustain your Stamina, Stay Enthused. Drink Warm Water & Light Snacks throughout the Event. Focus on your Breathing & Staying Relaxed Throughout.www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #18 Summarize, together with your co-host, the activities and in your Summary include Words & Salient Points made by other Presenters and Speakers. 19www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #19 Have a pre-planned, pre-practiced Simple Quote relevant to the Event and use it before you bid adieu and Thank Everyone.www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #20 Relax & Celebrate, This Too Has Passed 21www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • #21 For the next time, Invest in an Audio Book called, the HeART of Public Speaking because Public Speaking, like Leadership, is not just about Looking Good or Speaking Good but really and truly about Doing Good! Raju Mandhyan 22www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!
    • Adios!From where you are, to where you want to go,The path is not too long but the way is deep.You cannot just walk there, you have to take aleap! www.mandhyan.com A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers! 12/19/12 23