SPECIAL EVENTS, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES:
I have been both guest and host at a variety of events. Through the years, I have observed hosts and emcees that made me feel the event was organized and I was a valued guest, and those that were unorganized to the point guests felt uncomfortable.
What does an Emcee do? That varies per Emcee. As YOUR emcee, I can help you manage some planning details and be a confident presence at the event. This will give you or your business/organization time to be more attentive to those details you are not delegating, and attendees who need you most.
It's my job to make sure things we planned go smoothly. There are things we cannot anticipate or control. When that happens, I am there to cover/recover gracefully to get things back on track. Being very detailed AND creative, I am fairly "quick on my feet" with solutions.
Though I am not a well-known celebrity or comedian, as a vocalist/musician who entertains folks, and a speaker who inspires, I thrive on making my clients feel confident and their guests feel good! I don't just show up. I take some ownership in caring about my client's events as much as my clients do.
Here are some of the ways I can work with you for a successful event:
PLANNING THE EVENT FLOW/AGENDA:
Let's talk about your event vision, purpose, and activities planned/desired. In our discussion, I can help clarify the flow, make suggestions, identify things that could enhance - or be problematic, organize and share a detailed timeline draft, tweak the timeline after clarifications and discussions, and present a final agenda.
If there are places you want me to fill the agenda, encourage guests to take action, or introduce others, I can prepare specific appropriate commentary, fillers, and learn about those I will introduce (or assemble prepared introductions / bios to use in the right order). It may be possible to connect with those special others/speakers during planning, to get questions answered or materials timely submitted.
EVENT DAY PRACTICE/LAST MINUTE DETAILS:
Close to event day, we revisit the agenda, walk through the details, make sure all components are properly in place, and adjust for any changes in the intended agenda. I can help troubleshoot if a person you were expecting suddenly cannot make it. This could mean assisting to find a substitute, revising the agenda so that portion is not missed, or preparing other ideas to fill in.
I'll be there in plenty of time to set up any tools I need to bring, test equipment, or work with your AV team. As appropriate, I will introduce myself to venue staff, your event staff, and any guests or vendors involved in our agenda. We can confirm the plan, make changes on the spot if needed. Then, ON WITH THE SHOW! Let's have a good time!