Skill #2 – Making Announcements!

OVERVIEW 10 min alarm for speeches goes off. Identify speechgivers (take the Mic with you). Approach them in order of their speech. Introduce yourself and show them the basics of microphone technique (even if they have used one before) Hold it like a necktie and...

Skill #3 – Effective Communication

OVERVIEW Remember and respect the information Totem Pole. Never make an announcement that will get guests seated before talking to the Event Manager first. Once the EM agrees the next segment (Mains, speeches, first dance etc..) is 5 -10 minutes away, communicate with...

Skill #2.1 – Gathering Attention with Class and Humour

OVERVIEW Get a Champagne flute or glass, and a knife. Set the Mic in a stand or on the lectern, hold the glass close, and ‘ping’ it with the backside of the knife. Keep ‘pinging’ until you have everyone’s attention! Have a zinger about the heightened decibels of...

Skill #1 – Timekeeping

OVERVIEW Prepare your run sheet – Highlight or underline every time you need to make an announcement. Set your smartphone to silent and vibrate (then set your alarm volume to very low.) Set alarms for 10 minutes before you need to make ALL announcements! Check in with...