Conference Facilitators / Master of Ceremonies (M.C.)
Every conference will benefit from the services of a professional conference MC. A great facilitator/M.C. makes the difference between the success and failure of your event. A great professional conference MC adds an extra asset to your team. He or she can be involved in the development of your program using their experience which can be used to help you shape your program for optimum effect.
Your MC is the linchpin in the running of your conference. They will provide a consistent standard in the introduction and presentation of speakers, ensure time schedules are adhered to, ensure sponsors are adequately recognised and maintain the audience are engaged.
A great facilitator is in control of ensuring the conference objectives are met whilst not being the main attraction.
Your MC becomes the public face of your conference and elevates it from just a conference to a professionally run event with purpose.
Facilitator / M.C.
- Welcome people, explain any housekeeping and more importantly establish ground rules.
- Introduce speakers adding humour and observations.
- Interpret and clarify speakers’ comments made that might not be clear to audience.
- Ensure audience engagement is kept as attention spans wander.
- Extract contributions from the audience and the speakers.
- Ensure speakers start & finish on time.
- Fill-in time when speakers are faster than the planned timetable.
- Manage audience involvement in various ways.
- Ensure any discussion topics stay on track and in the direction of interesting.
- Make sure the Conference overall message is constantly being referred to.
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The right keynote speaker adds something special to your event. They take your message, repackage it and deliver it back to your people with an unmatched power and vigour.
A Keynote Speaker will capture the essence of your conference and be able to highlight it to your audience in a short period of time ensuring all participants are left with the conferences’ underlying tone and core message.
A great motivational speaker will leave you with some wisdom that you can take away and use for the rest of your life, they should inspire you to be more creative and to communicate better, as well as making you look inside yourself and teach and encourage you to become a better leader, whilst also giving the message that you should have some fun at work and in life.
It is the job of the keynote speaker to lead the audience where they’ve not been before. Each speaker’s ability to do this is very individual, and may involve anything from a startling, rousing oratory to a simple story told with profound meaning.
A keynote speaker sets the tone and summarizes the core theme of an event. For a speaker who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience, these attributes are the key to a successful Keynote Speaker.
- Charisma – Must be instantly likeable, powerful and leave a lasting impression on the audience.
- Confidence – Must appear credible, believable and likeable to the audience so the message sticks.
- Personalisation – Must be able to tailor their own unique story/s to ensure the overall conference message and themes are met whilst also inspiring the audience into action.
- Originality – Must make the experience original to the audience using personal experience, humour and wit to trigger an emotional response from the audience.
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The facilitator’s job is to support workshop attendees to apply best thinking and practice to the subject. The facilitator encourages full participation from all whilst promoting a shared team responsibility. By challenging and supporting everyone to apply their best thinking, a facilitator enables group members to search for inclusive solutions and build sustainable agreements on the subject at hand.
We have a team of professionally proficient facilitators with experience facilitating in a range of formats including; workshops, meetings, planning sessions, team brainstorming, strategy meetings and training programs.
The facilitator is a guide for the group whose job is providing leadership without taking the reins. Essentially a facilitator’s job is to get others to assume responsibility and take the lead.
The Role of Facilitators
- To be a guide – provide a road map and detail tools and activities that enable participants to understand their task, engage with each other and help the group come to their conclusions.
- Assign duties within the group. E.g. reporting, recording, etc.,
- To manage the group dynamics: ensuring all participants are able to fully participate and be heard.
- To manage the environment: ensuring the team understand the tools and techniques to allow them to consider a range of information, identify options, measure benefits and choices between options.
- To be responsive: Able to flexibly adapt to the group’s needs throughout the workshop.
- To keep the workshop on schedule: ensuring time is adequately utilised for each avenue of the session.
- Reporting: ensure all decisions, tasks, and future steps are documented. Restate the key outcomes verbally as an accomplishment for the group.
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