Some MCs receive a justified bad rap from the public.
The reason is the emcee arrogantly starts to think of themselves as one of the main attractions.
All they want to do is make a couple of easy announcements or read out a few names. This is a fatal mistake caused by an over—inflated ego.
Instead, a great MC is more proactively involved and helping the event to succeed.
For instance, I am constantly amazed at how unhelpful some well-known MCs are when it comes to helping the guest speaker give a good presentation.
Take the other night at the NRL Grand Final post-match prize-giving. The photo says it all
How often have you witnessed the star of the show bending down to speak into the microphone?
The MC (Ken Sutcliffe from Channel 9 Sports) should’ve stayed at the lectern until the winner arrived and taken the time to adjust the height of the microphone to suit the speaker.
Instead, he left the space bare after he announced the medal winner – so Sam Burgess arrived at an empty lectern with the microphone down near his chest
A very poor performance from Ken.
REMEMBER: the MC is always an expert at making everyone else the star of the show; so be proactive and thoughtful enough to adjust the microphone for the height of the speaker.