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After some time of being hard to access, pleased to see that two excellent books for MC’s are available again and directly from the author. I’ll be doing a Video review in the new year, but they are available right now via the links below.

 

For Wedding MC’s you can’t beat this – How to be a Wedding MC. This book has launched the careers of many successful MC’s. It is a complete guide.

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For Corporate Work, Up Front In Control, by Peter Miller & Ron Tacchi is one of my favourite books. I’ve read it many times and I know you will too. Great advice from two experts in the field.

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Grow Traffic Emcee

“Publish it and they will come.”

Many Emcee’s seem to think that just by uploading a Promo Video onto YouTube, that it will instantly create a frenzy of views, increase the amount of traffic to their site and that the phone will start ringing with potential bookings.

In truth, unless you happen to hit on a viral gimmick that really works, most Master of Ceremony videos struggle to get views. But all is not lost. There are a number of simple tactics that many people overlook.

Now, these will not create a frenzy of views, but can definitely increase your traffic. And a good thing is, many of these simple techniques can be done long after the video was first published. Some of these simple steps have taken some of my older clips with views in the hundreds into traffic of the thousands.

Title

What are people searching for when they look for your act? This is SEO 101, but is often overlooked in Video titles. The first few words of the Title are important. Use Analytics, a tool like Long Tail Pro or even the YouTube suggested search results to get ideas on how to title your video.

Description 1

This one really is underused by many Emcee Videos. You are able to put a huge amount of text in the description box, so why not. Pay important attention to the first sentence or two as these will appear in many snapshot views of the video and entice people to click. Keep it relevant but Google like lots of info.

Description 2

In the description box, also include Links to your own website and any other websites that you feature on. Include links to your other videos. This also adds more weight to your page and will push you up the suggested video rankings.

Tags 1

Just as a webpage can be tagged, so can your Video. Add as many relevant tags as you can. Look at what other people are doing for ideas. The free VidIQ tool can help your research. Once again don’t spam the Tags.

Tags 2

If you have more than one video, add the same unique Tag to each of your videos. This could be your name. This helps link the videos and Google / YouTube will see this.

Thumbnail

YouTube suggests 3 Thumbnail images to pick from to be used as your Video Thumbnail. Often they are quite good, but you can upload your own image. Spend some time looking at what works or stands out in an array of video thumbnails. Keep it simple & bold. http://www.Canva.com is a free and easy way to make a custom thumbnail image.

Message to Subscribers

If you are lucky enough to have subscribers already, don’t forget to use the message box when you publish a video. You can only use it when you first make a video Public but it is an easy way to contact subscribers.

Annotations & Cards

These also can be added to older videos to enhance the impact, correct changes and add a Call to Action. Changed your Website URL? New email address or Phone Number? Add a large Annotation box correcting the information. There are plenty of online tutorials on how to do these, just search them out.

The Editor

The online Video Editor now allows plenty of changes to be made to an already published clip. You can shorten, split and enhance the video with many effects.

Shorter is Better than Longer

Google rewards videos that get watched all the way through by ranking them higher. But people tend not to watch videos all the way through, especially long ones. Taking this into account, if you are planning a new video or editing an older video, remember Shorter is probably better.

If you have any other easy to implement tips, or would like a fuller explanation,please leave a comment below.

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Mini Reviews of our 10 recommended books for MC’s.

Part 2 – The Wedding MC Jokebook

For more information and to purchase the book CLICK HERE




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Welcome to the first part of our Top 10 Books for MC’s video series.

Which books we recommend, why they were picked and a peek inside.

Part One

Click here to view more details or purchase book

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Seven Secrets to Grow Your Business!

Suitable for any MC, Full Time or Part Time. In fact these Secrets can be applied to many types of Business.

Includes ideas on –

  • Building a Prospect List
  • Gaining Experience & Confidence
  • Who to Target
  • How to work with other Masters of Ceremony
  • Ten X your Business
  • The Perfect Business Card
  • and more

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It’s such an important part of any MC’s role, at a wedding, conference or social event. Getting Names Right.

Join Timothy Hyde in this short Video as he gives you several Tips & Techniques plus some resources to put you on the right track.

 

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