Book Review | How to Become an Emcee
Everything you need to know to turn your passion into a paycheck
Dhwani Rao, the author of this book, a popular and professional female Emcee in Chennai, shares tips and techniques to be an emcee. If you have a passion for public speaking and want to launch your career as an emcee this book is for you.
CONTENTS OF THE BOOK
How can you enter this profession?
How do you prepare to be an emcee?
What do you do after getting an event?
Overcome stage fear and nervousness
Command the stage and look the part
How to execute and manage a corporate event
Wedding events - preparation and execution
Managing glitches and difficult audiences
What organizers look for in an emcee
Brand building: create a hot brand with personal marketing
Having a mentor
How to charge, and fee negotiation
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 98 pages
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Target Audience: Ideal for students, upcoming and new Emcees, and those interested in public speaking.
Publication Date: May 2019
In the introduction, Dhwani Rao tells us how she began her career, bypassing her friend to become an emcee for an event after a successful audition, and the struggles and mistakes she went through in hundreds of events to get her to a position where she is today.
I didn’t just get lucky. I worked hard for it. I went to college five days a week pursuing an engineering degree, and over the weekends hosted day-long product promotional events in crowded places. I started my career hosting birthday parties for kids, promoting brands at malls, schools, and office cafeterias before venturing further into corporate events and business conferences.
I am not sure if those people who are wanting to become professional emcees or public speakers, would invest money in buying a book like this instead of browsing few websites for getting tips. But, since this is an easy read as it only consists of 98 pages, I would recommend people to buy this book as it can be a mere bible/guide.
****/5: Loved Reading It.
It is a really good book. There could be very minor improvements but that is okay. I loved the writing style of the book. The author thoroughly researched the topic before writing. This book made a little bit of impact on my point of view. But It didn’t fundamentally change my point of view about anything so I don’t find myself thinking about this very often. I can read this again and definitely recommend this book.
Thanks to Dhwani for personally signing and presenting this book.