Part-time Referral Agent:
We are seeking persons interested in being a part-time referral agent with Premiere Emcee.
Are you honest and dependable?
Are you courteous and self driven?
Do you possess strong communication skills?
Are you interested in working in the Wedding and
If you answered yes to all of the above, read on…
If you know some one that is getting married or might be interested in utilizing a MC and you refer them to us to host their event/wedding reception, we will pay you up to $100 commission per referral. (pending confirmation and payment of deposit)
Interested persons (only) send email with contact number to;
Or call: 1-888-59-EMCEE
So you’re having a corporate event, and you’re spending all of this money on renting a hall, catering the event, getting a sound company, etc. Why not save a few bucks and have Bob from your company be the Corporate MC for the evening? Bob is funny…some say he ishilarious, and people like him– it’s tempting. Here’s why you should NOT go down that path. Consider these 5 reasons to give Bob the night off, and spend a few extra bucks to hire a professional Master of Ceremonies:
1) Pressure: Bob is really funny in small groups. But when the house lights go down and the mic goes hot, it’s a completely different game. Only a very small percentage of people are equally comfortable standing on stage speaking clearly in a formal situation as they are joking around the office with a couple of their co-workers. There is nothing more painful than seeing a coworker struggle on stage in front of his or her peers. No matter who is being honored that evening or what the company is celebrating, it will all be overshadowed by this distraction.
2) Being funny vs. having material: Bob may be very clever around the water cooler, at lunch, or in a board meeting. There is a big difference, however, between someone who is a witty conversationalist, and a comedian or emcee with actual material. Having an act is the difference between the amateur and the professional. The amateur requires a particular set of circumstances to be present in order to be “on.” The professional creates laughs and audience rapport from scratch every night at show time, regardless of the circumstances. A professional always has enough core material to fall back on in an emergency. I have seen the following set of events happen many times over— Bob is asked to be the emcee for the big company event. Bob thinks “Wow they think I’m funny! I’ve always wanted to try standup comedy! Now is my chance.” So Bob takes it upon himself to write some jokes and create an act for this event. So that means not only is Bob writing comedy for the first time, he’s attempting his comedy at the big event for the first time. NOT GOOD. No matter how naturally gifted you may be in the humor department, professional comedians and presenters will always stress that there is no substitute for years of experience on stage. Working your material over years and years in front of live audiences is the only way to attain the polish of a true professional. This leads directly into…
3) Experience: A professional Corporate MC has hosted countless events, and the problems that arise are always the same– timing issues, technical issues, etc. Chances are that the seemingly catastrophic “problem” that happens in the moment is standard operating procedure for a professional emcee. What could potentially turn your first-time emcee into a deer in headlights is simply no big deal for the professional. The more events an emcee has hosted, the better s/he learns to handle all types of situations that routinely come up again and again. Because you have outsourced the most stressful job of the evening that night to a competent person, everyone can relax and enjoy the evening. And isn’t that really the point, anyway?
4) Perspective: Comedy is very closely tied to perspective. Having a neutral 3rd party on the mic creates an essential distance between the emcee and the material that is extremely advantageous for comedy. For example, if someone within the company is poking fun at another department, it could come off as hurtful or condescending. However, if a neutral 3rd party pokes fun at the same department, it comes off as playful. Or how about a joke at a company rival’s expense? Again, it could seem bitter or overly antagonistic coming from an employee, but it becomes “ok” when someone else is delivering the joke. Providing some distance between your company and your emcee creates a nice buffer zone for whatever happens on stage.
5) Different = Better: Different isn’t necessarily always better, but in this case… it is! Hiring a professional emcee sends a signal to your attendees that you are taking the event seriously. When your emcee is introduced with TV credits or a show in Las Vegas, it naturally elevates the caliber of the event. Your attendees perk up and think, “Oh wow, this is something special!” An exciting tone is set. By the same token, when Bob comes on stage and starts talking, you’re inviting shouting from the audience, inside jokes among peers, and a very casual office party feel which will lessen the professionalism of the whole evening.
When planning a any event, the MC is all too-often an afterthought. Event planners spend so much time organizing the venue, the catering company, the centerpieces on each table, the gift bags, the programs, etc. All of these pieces are important, but at the end of the day, people are going to remember how they FELT at the event. The job of creating that emotional connection falls largely on your emcee for the evening. He or she is the face of your event, the person who sets the tone and guides the audience throughout the night.
With live events, the only thing you can ever be sure of is that you really can’t be sure of anything! After all the homework is finished to ensure the event goes as smoothly as possible, life happens. The dinner starts late, the speaker finishes early, the awards presenter skips a section, the video doesn’t work, the microphone is cutting in and out for no reason whatsoever! It worked just fine at sound check– why now??
The only way to gain true control of your event is by choosing a Master of Ceremonies with the experience, material, and poise to deal effectively with any situation that may arise. Wouldn’t you want to leave that responsibility in the hands of a professional? A professional Corporate MC will keep your event running smoothly and on time, every time.
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Premiere Emcee's number one priority is to make your wedding experience one that is elegant and classy, traditional yet unique, and most importantly as stress-free as possible. When making the decision on who to trust with “The Most Important Day of Your Life” please consider the following statistics from a recent survey of brides after their weddings:
· 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. This happens because they make a quick decision, and look for the cheapest.
· Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment. This is the result of number one above. Cheap is never the best; all DJs/MC's are not trained in wedding reception entertainment, and not ALL are professionals.
· During the planning of a wedding, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority! This again is the result of both one and two above. This tells us that 78% of the brides surveyed, after looking back at the outcome of their reception, would have taken the time to manipulate their budget so they could have retained a separate professional MC and DJ. Don’t be the bride that can only recall all the unpleasant memories of her reception, because of the unprofessional abilities of a budget entertainer.
· When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment. Not the food, not the flowers, not the cake, the entertainment. It only makes good sense to provide your guest with professional quality entertainment. It is an entertainment function, a celebration, and your guests are looking forward to having FUN.
· 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding said if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a DJ and a separate MC. Bands can only perform the music they know. Often they are not trained in wedding reception, Emcee skills and coordination. You’re limited to only the music the band knows. With a professional DJ you get all the music you need to reach everyone’s taste, from the youngest to the oldest.
*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine. Sources include: Simmons; USA Today; National Bridal Service; The Knot; and Brides Magazine.
Premiere Emcee, LLC is an elite Master of Ceremony services!