Is your audience getting bored? Here are 10 ways you can grab their attention and get them re-enganged. Ask a question Vary your voice … volume, pitch and tempo Slam the lectern … but only if it helps make your point Move about … we are born to notice things […]
Monthly Archives: December 2011
By Featured Speaker Daniel Hall
Being an approved cruise enrichment lecturer is the greatest gig on the seven seas. The deal is simple: you furnish the cruise lines three or four 1-hour lectures on subjects you love and you get a free cruise for yourself and a companion. The best part is the lectures are usually scheduled on sea days so you’ll have every port day totally free to explore. Further, you cruise as a passenger (not a crew member) so you’ll get every other passenger perk, too.
Although it is relatively easy for anyone willing to try there are some pitfalls to becoming an approved cruise lecturer. Here are the things you should watch out for:
1. You don’t do your homework. Learn which cruise lines have enrichment lecturer programs and what topics they generally seek.The cruise lines will know if you aren’t asking intelligent questions. You’ll only be able to sound intelligent about their programs if you’ve done your homework. Being labeled as an amateur because you have not done the required up front work will be the kiss of death to your application.
Your audience may be bored … or just need an energy/bathroom break if … They are yawning They are fidgeting They are playing with their portable devices They are talking or whispering to their neighbors They are sleeping They are slouching in there seats They are leaning their chin on […]
The Master of Ceremonies, or MC for sho (sometimes emcee), is the host of a staged event. As MC you are in charge of introducing the speakers, and sometimes for making the opening presentation before the Keynote. You are the conductor of the meeting, the host of the event.
In most cases, the MC is the face of the organization putting on the event. The MC rarely runs the meeting lie a facilitator, but acs as the transition between speakers and segments of the event. Like a facilitator, the MC is responsible for making sure the meeting runs smoothly and on time. However, the MC’s role is not as integral to the flow as that of a facilitator.
Here are some tips for being an effective Master of Ceremonies.