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:

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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. 


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.


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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!

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What They Are Saying About Paula C. Snyder (Motivational Speaker)

PRESENTATION: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS...USING OUR OWN "HIDDEN CREATIVE GENIUS" TO EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES:  "Paula is wonderful. She spoke at our Women in Networking group recently. Her energy and motivational message was well received and greatly appreciated. Many speakers deliver a message, Paula connects with the audience and makes a memorable and lasting impression. I would recommend Paula to any group looking for a speaker who links her personal experiences to the audience in which she is speaking."  ~M Owens, 2019-2020 President Apex WIN (Linkedin review)

MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATION:  IGNITE YOUR HIDDEN CREATIVE GENIUS - TOOLS FOR PERSONAL REINVENTION:  "Great Performance!  Paula Snyder gave a wonderful account of self-discovery and cultivation of talents once hidden but eventually revealed through the up and downs in her life to a full-house at our Career Network Ministry event. Highly recommended." ~ A Delane, Apex NC (5 of 5 star review on

EMCEE: Keen attention to details, very easy communication!  "We hired Paula for our event June 29, 2019 as an Emcee.  Paula was very easy to communicate with, she did the planning with us over the phone for several times with us making so many changes with so much patience.  She has very keen attention to details and she carried out the event very well. The event was great!!!" (5 of 5 Star Review on ~ J C, Mebane NC

"Paula does a terrific job of engaging her audience through stories and anecdotes.  I've heard her speak a couple of times and have found her message to be motivational and empowering.  I would not hesitate to recommend Paula for your next event."  S Orcutt, Raleigh NC


"Captivating Woman: Paula draws you in from the first word she speaks.  She invites you into her world and you immediately settle in.  There is something very familiar about what she says.  Before long, you are smiling and shaking your head in agreement or reflecting on a thought provoking comment.  She connects with her audience like each one of you is a trusted friend.  Can't wait to hear her speak again!" and "Paula is the consummate professional. Her warm, giving personality shines through immediately. She is thorough, efficient and delivers (on time) more than expected. Paula's rapport with her audience is a joy to experience."  K Parker, Apex, NC

"Great Presentation!  Paula spoke to the North Raleigh Rotary Club and did an outstanding job. She spoke about finding your passion and used music to make the presentation entertaining as well as educational. I really appreciate her story and her performance. By the end of the speech, she had all of us singing!" (5 of 5 star review on "Paula spoke at my Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, on finding your passion. She did an outstanding job with the presentation. She incorporated music, and was really did a great job. I blinked and she was wrapping up, she really engaged me!" (5 of 5 star review on ~ J Potts - N Raleigh Rotary Programs,  Raleigh NC

"Paula was keynote speaker for our state organization of activity professionals. She energized our group and brought insight and understanding into what we do for our seniors. Her musical talents gave our session an extra lift and I am very happy she was part of our conference."  M Guy (NCAPA Conference) (5 star review on