Learn How to be a Great Wedding MC!!

This course will teach you how to pick up a microphone and talk to a crowd even if you've never spoken in public before!
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  • Lectures 15
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

Wouldn't you love to be one of those 'no fear' people that can effortlessly speak in front of a crowd?...You Can!

This FREE course is not only for those people that have been asked to MC a Wedding but also for those people that would like to over come their fear of public speaking and arm themselves with the tools needed to nail it the next time they need to speak to a crowd of people.

In this course, I will cover

    -The role of the wedding MC

    -How to prepare-

    -How to deal with nerves - Here you will learnt the fantastic tool that so many public speakers use to turn their fear into excitement.

    -I’ll cover the various duties you may need to perform

    -And all the hints, tips and techniques to help make the day go spectacularly well. We'll discuss the importance of Being Yourself - No One is better at being you than 'You' -Being Energetic -Being the Best version of 'You' -Smiling -Movement - What to do with your Hands? Where to Look? -Knowing the Audience is your Friend-Projecting your Voice -Not worrying when you make an Error -Trying what you're going to say, before you say it -Practicing, Practicing and Practicing-Not being Repetitive-Using Humour...or not using Humour - Using a Microphone Effectively - and Much, Much More.

    This is a course that absolutely anyone can follow along to and irrespective of your public speaking skills, you can not only become competent at speaking to a crowd but you can become absolutely great at it, and impress yourself and so many others.

    There are 15 video lectures to follow along to with over an hour of easily digestible and applicable content that you can review again and again. Also provided is the text version of all lectures.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no materials that students need for this course. All that is needed is open mind, a willingness to learn and knowing without a doubt that anyone and I mean anyone can learn how to talk in public.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to laugh in the face of fear and be able to speak in front of a crowd anywhere..anytime!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for absolutely anyone, even for those that are absolutely terrified at the thought of speaking in public..no previous skills or education is necessary to apply the information in this course

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
02:02

This video explains exactly what this course is about and what is covered

Section 2: The Duties of the Wedding MC and the Roles you may need to perform
02:10

This video outlines the various duties that a Wedding MC may need to perform and the various people he or she may need to liaise with on the day

07:20

This video discusses how critical it is to keep the various elements of the Wedding to time and how the MC plays a major role in doing exactly that. I will outline the different ways in which a Wedding can start to go off schedule and then outline a few ways to get it back on schedule.

This video will also discuss how vital it is for the wedding MC to communicate with the various players at the wedding i.e the DJ, photographer, caterer, the speakers etc..and the best way to go about doing this

Section 3: The Keys to Success
07:17

This video will discuss how incredibly important Preparation is to the success of your mcing and will outline the very first steps that need to be taken towards this.I will discuss the various questions that need to be asked of the bride and groom in the weeks leading up to the wedding and why they need to be asked.

11:48

In this video I will discuss what everyone feels before speaking in front of a crowd..Nerves! This video will outline how perfectly natural it is to feel nerves but more importantly How to Deal with Them. This is a life changing skill that anyone can learn.

I will talk about

-How to turn Fear into Excitement

-How to Use Breathing to Control our Nerves

-How to view the Audience and How to Use the Audience

03:24

This video talks about how hugely important it is to prepare for success and a big part of that is knowing what you're going to say.

Section 4: What are we going to say?
09:46

In this video I discuss how to go about introducing the various pieces of the Wedding puzzle, beginning with the Introduction and then Announcing the Bridal Party. I will provide examples on how to introduce yourself on the day and how to announce bridal party

03:26

In this video I will discuss the various ways to introduce the various speakers and also provide a few things to think about before the speeches begin.

01:18

In this video I will provide an example on How to Announce the Cutting of the Cake and also highlight a few things to think about before doing so.

00:52

In this video I will provide an example on How to Announce the Bridal Waltz and also highlight a few things to think about before doing so

01:49

In this video I will provide an example on How to Announce the Tossing of the Bouquet and also highlight a few things to think about before doing so

01:47

In this video I will discuss how you might go about closing off the day or evening and I will also review what we have learnt in this section.

Section 5: How are we going to say it?
13:41

Now that we know what we are going to say, it is time to talk about the very important 'How' we are going to say it. I will discuss the importance of..

-Being Yourself - No One is better at being you than 'You'

-Being Energetic

-Being the Best version of 'You'

-Smiling

-Movement - What to do with your Hands? Where to Look?

-Knowing the Audience is your Friend

-Projecting your Voice

-Not worrying when you make an Error

-Trying what you're going to say, before you say it
-Practicing, Practicing and Practicing - A practice tip will be highlighted here

-Not being Repetitive

-Using Humour...or not using Humour

- Using a Microphone Effectively - Try the Microphone before you use it

Section 6: Hints, Tips and Tricks
07:25

In this video I will discuss the top tips on How to be a Great Wedding MC

1. Get there Early

2. Learn How to use the Microphone

3. Dress Well

4. Make sure you have a Run Sheet or Schedule

5.Have your words or notes with you

6.Keep your Script Short and Simple

7.Be Animated

8.All Weddings are Different

9.Make the Day or Night Easy on yourself and Everyone Else

10.Talk to the Various Speakers

11.You may have to read Speeches

12.Expect the Unexpected

13.Watch your Drinking

14.Keep all Players in the Loop

15.Have Fun!

16.You Can't Go Wrong

Conclusion
00:35

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Instructor Biography

Chris Parsons, Life Hacker

Hello everyone my name is Chris Parsons, a Presenter and Producer from Australia. I have spent the last 15 years meeting, learning and hanging out with people from all walks of life - from bird of prey handlers to engineers to pole vaulters, fishermen, bakers and fighters, discovering how and why they do what they do and do it very well.

I've been fortunate enough in my role as a television host to learn from the very best in their various fields and use their teaching to enable me, a complete novice (in pretty much everything), to build, cook, fly, drive, and bake a whole host of different things.

You know how people say - 'If I can do it anyone can do it? - Yeah I'm that guy.

Its great to meet you!

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