A truth is that most business and community event presenters are not professional actors or Emcees. It's just us regular folk. Someone hands us a script or tells us to look at the teleprompter and off we go hoping not to look the fool.... Here are a few suggestions for injecting a bit more personality and fun back into scripted events:
- Hire a coach to work with your presenters for an hour or two. A good coach will offer valuable instruction on voice modulation, engaging the audience and working with the script, not for it.
- Don't put humor in the script word-for-word. Instead put a placeholder in the script and have the presenter practice his/her delivery.
- Place reminders in the script for the presenter to look at and talk with the audience.
- Have the presenters read through and rehearse BEFORE the day of the event.