Value of a Professional Entertainer and Emcee for Your Awards Night!


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Volume 1, Issue 13
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Tim Gabrielson

 

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Tim Gabrielson

Infusing Audiences with

the Magic of Laughter

 

Tim Gabrielson's unique presentation Lemons to Laughter is one part mind-bending magic, one part hilarious comedy show, and one part life-changing message. Simply put, Tim helps franchisees understand that choosing to see the joy and humor in any situation helps everyone regain perspective and control of a situation.  Want to make your next Franchise Conference Awards Ceremony remarkable?  Consider using Tim as your Emcee.  He'll seamlessly combine magic, comedy and authentic appreciation to create a fantastic evening for your team.

 

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What a Professional Emcee/Entertainer Will Do for Your Franchise Convention Awards Ceremony!



 

We are putting the finishing touches on our most recent special report on Annual Franchise Conferences Best Practices: Awards and Recognition in hopes to help you make your awards ceremony more fun and more meaningful for all attendees. Here's one juicy section for you...

 

RAZZLE DAZZLE - USE A TALENTED EMCEE/ENTERTAINER TO CREATE AN AMAZING EVENING!

Using a professional Emcee/Entertainer to co-host the awards (or run the charity auction if you are doing them together) will dramatically increase the impact of the awards event. The role of a professional Emcee is to inject the event with high-energy entertainment and to keep the audience focused and engaged on their reason for being there - to recognize and praise their peers or to be recognized and be praised by their peers!


 

Why use a professional Emcee/Entertainer?

  • There's a craft behind keeping the energy in the room up and keeping the entire audience engaged. A professional Emcee/Entertainer specializes in keeping the flow moving with fun insights and humor. And here's a tip - have an inside person read the names of the award winners to avoid possible mispronunciation of your winner's names. No matter how good your pro is, names can be a challenge and it's especially important to get it right on your recipient's big night!
  • A professional Emcee/Entertainer will manage the time and make sure that your evening runs like clockwork!
  • A professional Emcee/Entertainer will customize their content to connect directly with your system culture and your event theme. So often drawn-out award ceremonies are only fun for those few franchisees who are actually getting an award. A professional Emcee will ensure that the evening is fun and entertaining for everyone!


How to use a professional Emcee/Entertainer:

  • Consider using an Emcee as a warm up, when your franchisees are being seated. This may only be 10 minutes to get a groove going and then have the Emcee hand over to your more serious presenter (often the CEO) to signify respect for the awards and what they mean to the company culture. If you are spacing the awards throughout the meal, use your entertainer to settle the crowd each time you rejoin the awards process. They may bring in a few jokes, magic tricks or fun bits for 5 minutes or so and then hand-off again to the CEO to deliver more recognition. When you have completed the awards, your Emcee/Entertainer can do a short closing piece before the close of the evening or if you are using a band, before the party and dancing begins.
  • As your recipient comes up to receive their award, your Emcee/Entertainer can talk to the images of the person flashing up on the screen and share with the audience some little know facts and personal details about your winner. This adds a very human touch and helps your entire network really get to know your winners.
  • If you are also running a charity auction, it's a proven fact that a professional Emcee will drive more engagement and thus more pledges.
  • Have last year's award winners engage with your Emcee, 'Emmy Awards' style to award the current year's winner for their specfic category. This involves more of your franchise partners in the overall event and re-enforces the recognition that last year's winners received for their achievement. Your audience will stay more engaged as they wonder what's going to happen next!
  • Leverage the extensive experience of your Emcee/Entertainer. They likely have a bag full of great ideas of how to keep everyone engaged and help you create a fabulously fun and memorable evening for your franchisees.


For more creative ideas how to give your franchisees a memorable and fun awards ceremony, contact SPEAK! - we'd love to help! And let me know if you'd like to receive a copy of our soon to be released special report on Annual Franchise Conferences Best Practices: Awards and Recognition.

More soon!

Katrina

PS: Interested in finding the perfect Emcee/Entertainer for your next event? Our team of franchise-savvy corporate comedians, magicians and celebrity impersonators are sure to please!

 

 

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Katrina Mitchell 
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"Thank you Tim, for the perfect kick off presentation for our recent Annual Convention. Your magic was great. But more than that, your timing and sense of humor were fantastic. I frequently glanced around the room during the presentation, and the attendees were very focused on everything you said and did. They were definitely having a great time. Two days later the folks were still talking about your presentation. Thank you for providing such an upbeat, funny start for the Convention."

 
"Tim not only had the room rolling with laughter the entire hour, but he related the importance of humor in our everyday work."


"As the emcee as well as the entertainment, you carried our message throughout the entire presentation. This was very powerful! Your talent of transitioning from one speaker to the next was instrumental in holding the attention of an audience of almost 1200 people."


"Based on the feedback of almost 1000 surveys that we received after the event, you were a resounding success! Thank you for your top notch customer service. We will definitely be calling on you again. In fact, next year's planning committee is already wondering how they are going to top our event! We couldn't ask for a bigger compliment and we realize that it was in large part to your talent!"


"Based on the feedback of almost 1000 surveys that we received after the event, you were a resounding success! Thank you for your top notch customer service. We will definitely be calling on you again. In fact, next year's planning committee is already wondering how they are going to top our event! We couldn't ask for a bigger compliment and we realize that it was in large part to your talent!"



"Tim did a great job. I think he connected to the audience, kept everyone entertained and delivered a message that hit home with everyone."