On Thursday evening, I will serve as emcee for the Scott County Chapter of Pheasants Forever’s 26th Annual Banquet. I’ve functioned as the Master of Ceremonies for roughly twenty Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever banquets over the last few years, but what’s ironic is I don’t remember how I became an emcee candidate in the first place. Honestly, I think the fact that I co-host a radio show on Saturday mornings was all I needed to establish “mic cred.”
In an effort to “polish” my new found craft, I spent a little time Googling “How to be a Good Emcee” this afternoon. As you probably could predict; the guidance I found was obvious and basic; be funny, smile all the time, know the audience, etc. That’s when I had an idea.
The readers of my blog are exactly the audience I’m trying to entertain: Pheasants Forever Chapter Members who attend Banquets. So here’s the drill, I need your input and I need it by Thursday afternoon. In the comments section below, give me your advice on “How to be a Good Emcee at a Pheasants Forever Banquet.” Jokes are acceptable, but please keep them clean.
The Pointer is written by Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever's Vice President of Marketing. Follow Bob on Twitter @BobStPierre.