8 Considerations for Finding (or BEING) an Emcee, Part 2

PART 2- 

In Part 1, I covered the role of the emcee from my own 360 degree perspective as an event producer, talker, and occasional emcee – who usually experiences life as an introverted planner rather than an in-the-moment performer.

We covered the Role of the emcee – from the perspective of either the event producer or the emcee herself.

Whether you’re an event organizer, or whether you have been asked to emcee an event yourself, I want to save you some energy, time, and focus by sharing these tips with you.

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8 Considerations for Finding (or BEING) an Emcee, Part 1

If you’ve ever thought about hosting a business event or simulcast, or live event – the role of the emcee is critical.

Or if you’ve ever planned your wedding, or arranged a funeral, or any other social or extended family event – you can’t avoid the role of the emcee.

Or if you’ve ever been asked (sometimes on short notice) to “moderate” any event – you may or may not know exactly what to do.

See Also – BETHETALK PODCAST: 054: Emceeing Tips with Andrew Munz – BONUS Episode

If you haven’t, then the emcee is part of the mostly invisible crew behind the scenes – the folks you don’t notice at all until something goes wrong, like the mic, or the lights, or the visuals.

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My 3 Favorite Mindset Books – Which Have You Read?

James Altucher once said, “Read every book, blog, website, whatever about what you want to be an expert in.”


When I decided to reach beyond the corporate content world, books became some of my best friends. They spoke to me in ways mere humans could not, they were a constant companion when there was no one on the other end of the phone to call, they were there in hotel rooms and on planes and while I was standing in line to get my Starbucks fix.


These are some of my recent favorites – so whether you’re looking for a fresh source of inspiration, education, or just plain entertainment, consider checking these out. There are tons of great titles out there, but these have been really meaningful to me.


Book 1: Think And Grow Rich


In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles.. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.


One of my favorite quotes from this book was

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”

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Book 2: The Science of Getting Rich


The Science of Getting Rich preceded similar success books such as The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill . In the 100 years since its publication, it has been credited with the success of hundreds of millionaires.

The Science of Getting Rich was credited by Rhonda Byrne as one of the inspirations for her popular 2006 film and 2007 book The Secret. As Byrne explained it on the web site of Oprah Winfrey, “It was like a flame inside of my heart. And with every day since, it’s just become a raging fire of wanting to share all of this with the world.”


One of my favorite quotes from this book was

“There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now. If you are ever to begin to make ready for the reception of what you want, you must begin NOW.”


Book 3: As a Man Thinketh

James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh explains and promotes the direct connection between what we think and the direction our lives take. Allen reveals the secrets to having the most fulfilling existence possible, and it’s easier than any of us could have imagined. You, too, can learn how to master the output of your brain in order to obtain personal success.


One of my favorite quotes from this book was “The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”


What are some of your favorites? I’d love to hear them — especially if you’re in a season of transition.

Leave a comment below!

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