Effective Emceeing (Basic) The Shy Speakers' Guide

Learn the basics of emceeing an event from start to finish, and command the microphone with new found confidence
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Ever needed to emcee for an event, yet not know the first thing about being an event host or a master of ceremonies (MC)?

Public speaking itself is widely regarded as the number one fear of people across age, cultures and genders... and the additional pressure of taking the role of an event host as an MC (aka emcee), at important events such as a weddings/ roadshows/ seminars/ conferences/ recitals/ parties/ company-D&D by your family/manager/boss does little to ease the jitters.

Over the last 10 years, we've helped thousands of people overcome their fears of public speaking, and hundreds more become effective emcees with little or no hosting experience.

The Shy Speakers' Guide to Effective Emceeing (Fundamentals) is THE course to help you go from being a zero, to becoming a hero on stage.

More than surviving, speaking well on stage also has the following benefits:

  • Elevates your credibility (because you sound like you know what you're doing)
  • Helps you be more visible to important people
  • Opens up more opportunities for you (because people know who you are)
  • Builds your confidence even further (because you know what you can do)
  • Helps you increase your income (because good speakers are hard to find!)
  • Helps you increase your income (because you can charge other people as a pro)

Developed and taught by actual professional speakers, public speaking trainers and emcee coaches, we have helped hundreds of new emcees get started, and many more turn professional in the course of their careers.

The trainers have taught at some of the best educational institutions in the world, spoken at hundreds of events, and have experience helping others do the same. Now, they have condensed their years of experience to help people like you take the stage, and own it!

In this course, you will discover some of the super, key skills of what it takes to be an effective emcee at events. Whether you are a total newbie, or if you have experience hosting events, and are thinking about formalizing and enhancing your skills to take them to the next level, this course is for you!

What are you waiting for? Join us, to speak up, stand out, shine on stage now!

What are the requirements?

  • Pen and paper to take notes

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Feel confident enough to speak to a crowd
  • Understand the basics of emceeing
  • Emcee an event from start to finish
  • Regulate ourself during an event
  • Manage any mistakes while emceeing

Who is the target audience?

  • If you have no knowledge or experience with public speaking or emceeing
  • If you are going to emcee and upcoming event and do not know what to do
  • If you want to learn to host an event big or small

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome & Introduction to the programme

Welcome to The Shy Speakers' Guide to Effective Emceeing (Basic)

Before we begin
Section 2: Concerns of first-time emcees

Gary talks about overcoming your fear of public speaking or being on stage in front of a live audience. He gives 4 strategies on how to overcome your fears and gain confidence on stage.


An overview of what to say during an event.


If you do not plan, you plan to fail. You need to know how to prepare yourself and your script before the event.


Gary gives even more tips on how to build confidence on stage.

Quiz 1
5 questions
Section 3: Structure(s) to follow

Overview of the role of the emcee.


What you do at the start of the event. How do you start the event and relate to the audience.


How to introduce each segment of the event. Learn how to use the Tee-Up to do this effectively.


Learn the most basic way to transit from one segment to the next in an event.


Intermediate technique in how to transite from one segment to the next by using aprreaciation.


No performance is perfect and mistakes do happen. Learn how to manage mistakes when they do arise.


Learn how to end off an event in a simple and easy way.

Quiz 2
6 questions
Section 4: Technical Skills for Emcees

How to handle and where to hold the microphone


Learn where to stand and where to face while on stage.


The basics of creating a script and cue cards for use while you emcee.

Section 5: Bonus Beginner Tips

Tips on surviving hosting an event in front of a live audience for the first time.


The role of the emcee described with an analogy.


How to match the energy and mood of the audience, be it low or high. Essential for connecting to the audience.

Quiz 3
2 questions

Conversation about the most common mistakes of first time emcees. Spoiler: Emcees not using the voice, the microphone and trying to steal the show.


Conversation about body language while speaking and how to improve by observing other emcees.


Advice specifically for first time emcees and what to expect on your first time.


A quick conversation on where or what to look at on stage.

Section 6: Closing

And to wrap up...


Resources for taking the next step

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Instructor Biography

Gary Guwe, Award-Winning Serial Entrepreneur, Art of Influence Coach



Advanced Communicator (Bronze), Toastmasters International
Champion, Toastmasters International Impromptu Speech Contest 2010-2011 (Division)
Champion, Toastmasters International Evaluation Speech Contests 2010 & 2012 (Division)
Rated as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Bloggers on Public Speaking in the World

Gary is an award-winning speaker and serial-entrepreneur who specializes in the Art of Delivering Laser Sharp Presentations and the Authoritative Art of Influence. He has worked with business leaders and sales professionals representing 7 out of the Top 8 Fortune 500 Companies, such as Microsoft, Google, HP, Siemens, and Redhat. Among others, he has also worked with sales professionals and financial consultants from Prudential, AIA & TokioMarine in the area of enhanced sales excellence.

A highly-insightful, focused and results-driven individual, Gary has worked with Small Business Owners, Executives of MNCs and Government agencies in the area of influential communications, high-impact presentations, team-building and business development. He has also been appointed as a lecturer to post-graduate students at the National University of Singapore, and undergrads at ESSEC Business School (Asia Pacific) – two of the top universities in the world.

Gary is also an authority in the Art of Impromptu Speaking, with a solid track recording in coaching students to multiple, successful (impromptu) speech championships since 2010. He is the only coach in the world with a proven process and curriculum to help individuals speak off the cuff and deliver a desired, coherent, winning message across different contexts.

Since 2005, Gary has spoken to over 17,500 individuals in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, South Africa and the US. His insights have also been sought by the media, having appeared on Radio 938Live, The New Paper, The Straits Times, Today, New Age Parent, AsiaOne, Toastmasters, Presidential Update (South Africa) and Lifehack(dot)org.

Instructor Biography

Joshua Sim, The Businessman's Emcee, Emcee Trainer, Content Marketer

Hi everyone, I’m Joshua Sim, a jack of certain trades, master of some. My three love-to-dos include business, art and psychology. I’m the inventive sort, who loves creating things though may get bored after the creation process is over. Though, during the creating process, you would see me leading the charge!

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