5 Reasons to Hire an Emcee

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A common challenge faced by event organizers is ensuring that their conferences truly stand out and leave a lasting impact on attendees. Enter the professional emcee—the unsung hero who can transform an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience.

Here are 5 compelling reasons to include a professional emcee at your event. 

The Glue that Holds Your Event Together

A professional emcee is the linchpin of your conference, ensuring fluidity and cohesion. They expertly navigate the event’s itinerary, providing continuity and connecting each segment with finesse. Their skill in managing transitions and introductions is invaluable, keeping the event’s pulse steady and engaging. 

A Reliable Backup Plan

No event is immune to the unexpected. Speaker cancellations or delays can disrupt the flow. An emcee is your ace in the hole, ready to step in and captivate the audience with minimal disruption. They ensure that your event retains its professional sheen, regardless of any curveballs. 

Keeping the Energy High

The energy of a conference can ebb and flow. A professional emcee uses transitions to maintain a high level of engagement. They have a unique ability to inject excitement into the proceedings, ensuring that each session transitions smoothly into the next, keeping attendees focused and energized.  

Your Event GPS

An emcee provides clarity and direction, guiding attendees through the conference’s progression. They act as a live informational hub, announcing sessions, and providing updates, enhancing the audience’s experience by removing uncertainty and allowing them to concentrate on the value at hand. 

Solutions, Not Stress

Adding a professional emcee to your team offers more than just a host; you receive a strategic partner. They bring a wealth of experience, reducing your load, offering innovative solutions, and ensuring your event is a resounding success. 

In conclusion, a professional event emcee is invaluable in creating a cohesive, engaging, and stress-free corporate event. Their ability to ensure a seamless flow, adapt to unforeseen circumstances, engage the audience, provide information guidance, represent the brand professionally, and assist with time and stress management make them an essential asset for maximizing the overall impact and success of the event. 

Scott Bloom has hosted hundreds of conferences and he can custom tailor his unique brand of showmanship to meet your needs.​ Whether opening the general session – introducing executives – staging audience participation segments – moderating leadership discussions – or delivering segues that underscore the objectives of the session, Scott delivers meetings with poise, power and panache.  

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.