Here is the encyclopedia of how to work as a corporate Event Host MC.

This handbook is used by all the leading business MCs around the world.

Here is the answer on how to monetise your public speaking skills.

skyrocket your Event Host MC career with UP FRONT IN CONTROL
the best job in the world

SUMMARY

Topics covered include

  • Use humour and classic one-liners to WOW your audience
  • Deal with hecklers so you look like a winner
  • Recognise the difference between a speaker, an entertainer and a Master of Ceremonies
  • Use acting techniques to keep you calm and cool — on and off stage
  • How to spot the difference between a Compere and an MC?
  • Fancy dress
  • Marketing your services as a professional MC
  • How to acknowledge and thank a speaker
  • Introducing speakers
  • Proposing a toast
  • Presenting gifts
  • How to manage yourself at large corporate events
  • An introduction to MCing a wedding
  • How to shorten lengthy award nights so they have impact
  • How to connect with everyone at a huge outdoor event
  • Learn the basics of compereing a fashion parade
  • Creating a buzz from retail promotions
  • The rise of female MCs
  • How to have a powerful voice
  • Techniques to enhance your charisma
  • How to recognise and develop your personal style of presentation
  • Grooming

There are also helpful templates that accelerate the entire process and get you onto the stage without too much legwork. It will guarantee your next assignment will be better prepared and more rewarding for you and your audience.

FOR SPEAKERS

Using the skills you already possess as a speaker, why not extend your income base and work as a corporate Event Host MC.

All you will ever need to know to be a great Event Host MC

Essential information/secrets that will guarantee you MC your way to success

Magical Masters of the Microphone

Rich rewards revealed

Discover the benefits that flow from being a master of the microphone.

Discover the 7 techniques to earn big money and add value to any business or social occasion.


MAKE EXTRA INCOME FROM YOUR AWESOME PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS

UP FRONT IN CONTROL is the perfect handbook for speakers who want to increase their career prospects and get in front of more audiences — and make more money.

It clearly describes how to market yourself to bureaux plus the book shows you how to add a further income stream to your speaking activities and add value to your marketing portfolio.

You can accelerate your career and your earnings while becoming the most popular, admired and respected person at the conferences or conventions.

If you would like to be asked back time and time again, this ability to conduct the role of MC on its own, in conjunction with your keynote and workshop activities, is the key to unlocking all that future business.

The Event Host MC brings it all together and is worth their weight in gold.

“To be able to MC a business or social occasion is one of the most valuable skills you can possess. MCing literally bullet-proofs your income” as spoken by Ron Tacchi, the co-author.

You already know that specific techniques learned and practised will generate confidence and enthusiasm for the task. And, like anything else, it’s difficult until it’s easy.

The magician amazes their audience – because they are the only one who knows how the trick is done.

In UP FRONT IN CONTROL, you will discover the magic techniques used by the top Event Host MCs to look confident and be in control of any event.

The advice will be helpful to anyone who currently has, or will in the future have, the obligation of standing up in front of a group and seeing that the objectives of the function are met.

It has everything and anything you will need to know in order to succeed ‘up front’. You have all you need in terms of methods, procedures, and rules

It is packed with procedures, hands-on strategies, suggestions and checklists that

UP FRONT IN CONTROL is a thorough and complete, easy to use guide to every conceivable aspect of emceeing.


CHAPTER TITLES

To prove to you that this book is the MOST comprehensive manual of its kind, here’s the table of contents:

Part A The Job

Chapter 1 – A LEARNED SKILL

That was then, this is now
What exactly does a MC do?
What skills are needed?
Why were you chosen to be the MC?
Experiences that help

Chapter 2 – THE JOB DESCRIPTION

Am I an MC or a compere?
Today’s MC is different from yesterday’s
MC or Emcee?
Many different hats:
Housekeeper
Communicator
Entertainer
Actor
Comedian
Motivator
Cook
Leader
Arbiter of style
Program link or mood changer
Journalist and researcher
On-stage interviewer
Fireman
Public speaker
Facilitator or moderator
Conductor
Salesman
Diplomat
Summary

Chapter 3 – AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT

The cake is getting bigger

MC opportunities

The Circus

Weddings

Outdoor special events

Breakfast meetings

Lunches

Award nights

Product launches

Retail promotions

Dedication of a new building

Fashion Parades

The rise of female MCs

Gender issues

Profile or non-profile

Where do I start?

Chapter 4 – CORPORATE EVENTS

Conferences and conventions

Working with PCO’s and event managers

An industry growing through expertise

Chapter 5 – WEDDINGS

A unique opportunity

Making an impression

Responsibilities

Thinking creatively

The System

The future for wedding MCs

Summary

Part B – The Rules

Chapter 6 – PREPARATION

Groundwork

Research

The organiser

The Briefing

Acting techniques

Audience analysis

MC’s personal checklist

Card file system

Preparing everyone else

An MC’s advice to a speaker on how to prepare

Five easy rules for preparing a speech

Chapter 7 – THE BASICS

Punctuality

Responsibilities

Runsheet

Where and How to carry the runsheet?

Bridge time

Protocol

Controversial topics

Drinking

Eating

Timekeeper

Who’s in charge?

Summary

Chapter 8 – LIVE TECHNIQUE

Introducing yourself

Using ‘Globals’ and ‘Universals’

Creating empathy

Brevity

Facial expressions

Pressing the flesh

Relating to an audience

Creating Rapport

Colin Pearce – the chameleon

Creating a relaxed mood

Introducing speakers

Proposing a toast

Introducing entertainers

Once the show is underway

Adjustments

Q & A

Acknowledgments

Presenting a gift

Announcements

Linking segments

Closing

Raffles – A once-in-a-lifetime raffle story

Charity auctions

Award nights

Microphones

General rules for sound systems

Microphone stands

Stage dynamics

Nerves

Chapter 9 – COPING WITH PROBLEMS

Murphy lives

Major technical failures

Be careful of guests who fancy themselves as an MC

Be careful of a speaker who goes over the time limit

Be careful of starting late

Be careful of losing track of time

Be careful of giving credit where it is NOT due

Be careful of enjoying yourself too much

Be careful of the practical joker

Be careful of latecomers

Observe your audience

Keeping cool

How to deal with hecklers

Being ignored

Put-downs

Back-stops

Complaints

Controversy