Are you looking for additional sources of income in these difficult financial times? Have you ever considered being an emcee? Marketing yourself as a master of ceremonies not only provides value-added opportunities for potential clients, but also gives you access to high-profile events for which you might never be considered as a main speaker.
Emceeing is a different skill from delivering a speech. It requires different marketing, and certainly demands different preparation — there are a number of challenges you should avoid or you’ll be cleared out before the main course. But it can be a lot of fun and quite lucrative.
Mark Standriff has worked as a professional emcee for hundreds of events during his 25-year speaking career and shares his secrets on knowing how to shine without being the star attraction. If you’re open to looking at a different side of speaking, this session will open your eyes to professional opportunities you may never have known existed.
You will learn:
- Key selling points that will make you a sought-after emcee
- How to prepare so that your agenda complements the event’s agenda
- Creative ways to command attention and keep the program flowing
- How to handle hecklers and other audience problems
- Common concerns and how to overcome them
Mark Standriff has been one of the most sought-after emcees in the country, thanks to his 25-year career as a professional speaker and morning radio show host. He’s served as the master of ceremonies for hundreds of events for such organizations as AT&T, Wells Fargo, the American Leadership Foundation and Owens Corning, as well as handling emcee duties for President George W. Bush’s first official state visit with Mexican president Vicente Fox. Mark is a proud member of the Northern California chapter of NSA.