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We are thrilled to announce we have partnered with the brilliant online course provider Listenable.
We have been asked to produce a series of Online Audio Training Courses and the first two are already produced..
Listenable is currently only available on Apple devices, but Android support is coming very soon. Rather than paying a Course by Course fee, Listeners pay a small monthly fee and then have complete and unlimited access to the 100’s of courses currently available. The courses are presented in short lessons which makes them perfect for learning at the gym, your daily commute, during cooking etc. Note – I have arranged a discount coupon code if you do want to sign up! See below.
I’ve been having a great time learning new skills from my fellow instructors. Motivation, Sales, Investing, Psychology and more.
Here’s a link to Listenable Click Here
Our first available course is an audio adaptation of my book – Kickstart Your Creativity. It guides you through a simple process to unlock a torrent of great ideas. Use them to Solve Problems or Create Opportunities in your life.
Here’s a Direct Link to that course Course: Kickstart Your Creativity
The second course is Motivate Your Memory : Remember Anything Easily!
Based on my live workshop, it is guaranteed to improve your memory skills by at least 10%. What would a better Memory do for your life?
You can find details here. Course: Motivate Your Memory: Remember Anything Easily!
We have several more courses already in Pre Production, including of course a specific MC & Event Host course and a Publicity Course.
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Thrilled to announce that I was picked some months ago to feature in a new Professional Speaking Mega Event!
The “Next Stage” Speaking Event is going to be held from April 26th 2021 and it’s all Online!
There are 40 Speakers ranging from superstar keynote speakers, dynamic marketing gurus, speaker bureau owners, storytellers and a whole lot more. I’ll be obviously sharing the Inside Secrets to working as an MC and hope to cram a whole bunch of info into the time I have available!
The great news is that I have a bunch of free tickets and you can grab them right now via the link below.
I won’t know or even care if you watch my segment, but with the range of talent on the agenda this is a unique opportunity to get a bucket load of Information & Inspiration.
You can apply this information to the Speaking Industry, MC & Event Host Work, your Entertainment Business or in fact any small business. If you ever have to speak in Public, via your Church, Community, Charity, Cause etc – you’ll get tips and techniques for getting your message across in a powerful way.
Speakers include – Patricia Fripp, Ed Rigsbee, Chris Brogan, David Newman, Darren LaCroix and James Malinchak.
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With Emcees working in every country on earth, I thought it would be fun to run a series of articles looking at different regions. Are there the same opportunities everywhere, what are the cultural differences and is there anything we can learn from other market areas?
I’m also interested in hearing about the journey other professional Emcees took to get where they are today.
To start the series, we travel to one of my favourite cities, the bustling commercial hub of Singapore, with a guest article from Lester Leo. There are some great insights here.
Being a professional Emcee in Singapore
My name is Lester Leo, and I’m a professional emcee based in Singapore. However, I’m not just restricted to events in Singapore. I’ve hosted events all across the region, in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Being an emcee is a job like no other. Every event is different, from the venue down to the audience, which makes this job really interesting!
It brings me great accomplishment whenever I’m able to deliver an event well. So in this article, I’ll be sharing more about my life as an emcee in Singapore.
First, I would love to share how I got into this business. The first time I held a mic on stage was back in school when I was 17 years old. I was scared out of my wits, and I was shivering on stage. Everything was a blur, but I remember vividly that when I asked the 1500 people to scream, all of them went crazy.
That was the first time I realised the power of the microphone. I continued hosting events for passion till I graduated from Business school.
I held a full time job and emceeing was something I did on the side. Slowly, more and more companies recognised what I was doing on stage and I was given more and more opportunities.
My side hustle then slowly became a full time hustle.
I’m essentially self-employed, and I am the business. So if you are thinking of becoming a professional emcee, remember that you are the main product of your business. Since you are the main product, conduct yourself well and proper, especially on stage.
To succeed as a professional emcee, you have to have passion. Being on stage as an emcee is not everyone’s game. But with passion, you have the motivation to make every event go well, and I hope to continue hosting on stage for as long as I can.
I emcee primarily in English and Mandarin. I’m fortunate that we have a good education system that teaches in English, and we also take a compulsory second language (for me, Mandarin) in school.
In Singapore, most events will be in English. When I use mandarin on stage, it will be for Singapore’s elderly population that mostly speaks only mandarin, or if there is a Chinese delegation from China.
When I host internationally, my neutral english accent would get the job done.
The events market in Singapore is very matured. Singapore is a MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) destination, with many conventions and exhibitions held here annually.
In addition, Singapore is a regional hub for many global companies, and these companies host many events locally too.
There are many events held in Singapore annually, and these events all require the services of professional emcees. Let’s explore them:
Singapore is one of the world’s top destinations for MICE events. Some accolades include the Best MICE Destination in Asia Pacific (Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2018) and the Asia Pacific’s Top Convention City for the 17th consecutive year (International Congress and Convention Association Global Rankings 2018).
We do have major venues in Singapore just for MICE, like Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and the Singapore Expo.
Professional emcees will find a big market just for MICE events alone.
With Singapore being a regional hub, many organisations host corporate events. An example would be a product launch, where the company launches a new product into the market.
If the company is a large MNC, it is also common where the company opens a new office or factory and as part of the launch they invite a government Minister to officiate the opening.
Corporate appreciation events are also very common, where the company would throw a party as a thank you to their partners for the support the past year.
Conferences and seminars are also organised to share knowledge of a particular topic/theme.
Corporate events would be the bulk of events in Singapore.
We have a type of event called Dinner & Dance. Having spoken with my regional counterparts, what happens at a Dinner and Dance is very unique to Singapore. It is organised annually by companies as a get together for their employees in a night of fun and merry-making. Most sizable companies would host a Dinner and Dance every year and a professional emcee would come in to spice things up.
The highlight of such an event would be the games played on stage with company employees and the lucky draw. These are must-haves in every dinner and dance.
So this being a fun type of event, I usually dress up according to the theme. See some of my fun costumes!
Governmental events are also a way of outreach to the public. I have hosted government outreach events and also events where government officials are the Guest-of Honor.
I have also hosted events with high level government Ministers from other countries. Usually, they come in for a bilateral meeting or as part of a diplomatic visit to Singapore. I have hosted Ministers from Poland, Japan, Malaysia and Philippines, just to name a few.
Protocol is important for such events. The good thing about such events is that because protocol is involved, what happens on stage will rarely stray from the script.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, most events this year (and probably the next) are now virtual. So being a professional emcee, one has to be versatile and move with the events. I’ve had the opportunity since March 2020 to host many virtual events. The skill set required is roughly the same, except for the fact that I can’t see and “feel the energy” of my audience. Being a host for a virtual event, we do what we can and should, even though we can’t see our audience.
So here’s a glimpse into my world as a professional emcee, and I hope you like it!
If you are thinking of becoming an emcee wherever you are in the world, remember that if you have passion for the stage, the stage will reward you many many times over.
The writer is Lester Leo, Professional Emcee Singapore.
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Note from Timothy Hyde June 1st 2022
Two years ago we created an Inner Circle Program for Expert MC Subscribers which was very successful, with nearly 100 people taking part. We had great feedback from members, with very few drop outs. However I was never very happy with the delivery technology I used. Added to this, using Patreon as the payment option was not without issues.
So in 2022 I have decided to relaunch the program, but rather than a monthly membership, I will be making ALL of these resources that Inner Circle Members received available again, but this time as a one time, low cost bundle!
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Mega Bundle Content
Here is an overview of the eBooks, Training Courses, Exclusive Reports & Bonus material included in the Bundle. You get access to everything immediately!
50 Niche Areas for MC’s & Event Hosts to Work In ! Exclusive Report
You will not find this insider information anywhere else. Updated in 2020 and Expanded to over 20 Pages.
Hints and Tips for getting work in each one. I bet there are a few here you have never thought about!
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Speaker Bureau Report – Exclusive Chapter from The Wealthy MC
Many large Corporate MC engagements get booked through this channel. Learn how a Speaker Bureau works and how you can get involved with one or more. Don’t make the mistake many people do when they first approach one!
Marketing & Selling Your Services
Brilliant guide from a guest expert on selling your professional services! The author speaks all over the world on this very topic. Reminders, Check Lists, Tips & Techniques
Get Publicity Now – Complete Course
Once you learn the simple secrets of gaining Publicity you can leverage every assignment you do to help build a career. You can also help your clients gain publicity and in doing so you become a more valued Event Host and can therefore charge more. We teach you step by step, with an additional Workbook & Cheat Sheets included.
Memory Training Course – Online
Having a sharp memory is a great benefit for any MC. Remember Names, Intros, Run Sheet Order etc. And it’s a skill that is easily learnt! You get access to my full, highly rated Memory Course on Udemy.
Note – You can also use these skills in everyday life. Just imagine … You’ll never forget where you parked your car again or the name of the person you just got introduced to! You can also teach these skills to your family or your students to help them study better!
The Ultimate Simple Productivity System – Complete Book
My favourite book on Productivity and I’ve read most of them! It changed the way I work. The author is a world renown Thought Leader in the field!
My Own “Sales Cheat Sheet“
This is the exact document that sits on my desk at all times. If I’m talking to someone on the phone, responding to an email or putting a proposal together, I can refer to it for phrases, words, snippets and reminders. These are my Secret Sales Scripts.
I’ve earned over a Million Dollars of MC work directly via the LinkedIn platform. I’ll teach you the tricks and techniques that I used over the last 20 years! A 2 Part Training.
Social Proof, or what we used to call Testimonials, Reviews and Referrals, has been incredibly important to my business.
This Mini Course explores Social Proof in depth. Course book, Workbook and additional Materials.
Kickstart Your Creativity
A Seven Day Mini Course that’s guaranteed to unleash a torrent of valuable ideas! Use these techniques to develop content, write speech’s, openings and introductions!,
Guide to Networking
I used to hate attending Networking events, but I knew they were essential to grow my business. I read many books, attended several workshops and took classes. Now, I enjoy them. This is what I found out!
What do you do if you suddenly need to fill 5, 15 or 30 minutes onstage! It happens a lot. A speaker is running late or they only do 20 minutes when you were expecting 40! Perhaps lunch isn’t quite ready or there is a major technical issue. This report gives you ideas, techniques and tactics to handle the situation like an expert.
Pre Program Questionnaire
This is the very document that I send out to clients before I work with them.
I will also show you how to use it to book more paid assignments and raise your profile!
Full Bundle Details
The 13 Training Courses, Manuals, Documents and eBooks listed above
are worth well over $350 if you bought them all separately!
But we haven’t finished yet!!!!
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Anyone who buys the Mega Training & Success Bundle is able to request a permanent Link in our new Find an MC – Global Event Host Directory. It’s linked from the Front Page of the Site!
Imagine getting more interested people checking out your webpage!!
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Note 1 – The Link we provide must go to an MC or Event Host website or Services page. If you don’t currently have one we can link you up at a later time. Alternatively you can link to a Dropbox or Google Drive document that offers your services! There is no need to miss out on this amazing opportunity.
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Similar Industry Directories will charge many hundreds of dollars each and every year.
Remember , this is included in the offer. You only pay ONCE and get all the other bonus items!
Some people joined our Inner Circle just so they could get a listing in the Directory!
I’ve put together some extra resources just for you.
An Index listing of the essential Articles on the ExpertMC Website so you can find exactly what you need quickly.
Plus, a similar Index of the over 40 Videos on the Website.
When you have a question just head to these two lists!
Plus, I’m including fantastic collection of Puzzles that I have used extensively in my work as an MC, Speaker & Trainer! These work really well as Ice Breakers, Team Building exercises or Filler material.
The Opportunity to publish a Feature Story on this website!
We have a number of possibilities for Guest Articles to be published on the ExpertMC Website.
You get recognised as the author and get another Link to your site! Imagine the Traffic and Opportunities that this could generate! Tell your own story of becoming an MC, perhaps describe the differences about being an Event Host in your own Country or give a few Insider Secrets about your MC Niche. Be seen as “The Expert” in – Fashion Parades, Ringside Announcements, Charity Auctions or whatever it is that you do!
This offer is limited to people who have purchased the Mega Success Bundle.
Who is the Expert MC?
You are probably wondering about now, who is the ExpertMC and does he really know what he’s talking about?
I have been a professional full time MC for over 30 years and an entertainer for over 40! I have had paid MC assignments in countries all over the world including USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia & Hong Kong. Most of my work is for Corporate groups, in fact one corporate client has booked me for over 100 different multi day events!
But I’ve also worked as an Event Host at large Association Conventions, Music Festivals, Community Events and more.
I love the MC lifestyle!
I get to spend lots of time at home in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia doing preparation, writing and marketing and then get flown around the world (often in the pointy end of the plane) to fabulous resorts and cities where these sorts of events are often held. Yes, the work is hard and intense but it is also highly rewarding in all meanings of the word.
I’ve also got to meet Astronauts, Prime Ministers, Sports Stars, Famous Musicians and some legendary Professional Speakers who’ve inspired my work.
Your Journey will probably be different to mine, in fact it’s guaranteed to be different, and that’s what makes it exciting!
“If you are interested in doing MC work at any level Timothy provides top shelf mentorship for every aspect of the craft. The Expert MC Inner Circle has provided benefits to me that provide the greatest return on investment of any development I’ve found for my technical skill as an MC as well as building my business brand as VCtheMC. Timothy’s combination of teaching prowess, experience and commitment to helping others truly allow him to garner the title Expert MC!“Vince Croci
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So, what’s this all worth to you?
You get the 13 Training Courses/eBooks, Scripts & Reports Valued at way over $350
Plus you get the Bonus Material!
1/ The Listing in the Directory – Value $500 per year
2/ The extra Index to save you time – Value $25
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That’s a Value of $1,425 !!!!
But you are not going to pay anything like that.
We are offering the Expert MC Mega Training and Success Bundle for just US$50
Note – September 2022 Special
As we are re-launching this program using a slightly different Payment and Delivery System
I wanted to do a “soft launch” to make sure everything was working properly
and offered an Opening Special when we launched in June 2022.
(Note – No issues have been encountered so far after many sign ups and downloads.)
At the end of each month after the Launch, the price has gone up slightly towards it’s normal pricing.
We have already increased the price four times and will continue to do so.
For the month of September 2022 the price is just US$30
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Because of a distribution agreement, our first Best Selling Book
the “Expert MC Toolkit and Resource Manual”
is not included in this Bundle.