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Hiring a good host to ensure that your event runs smoothly is a no brainer but how do you know what to look for?
Here are a few attributes that all good hosts should have.
This is perhaps the most obvious one on the list! Of course a good host should have great presenting skills.
Kicking off an evening with hundreds of guests is a pretty nerve racking experience so you need somebody who can do it well! Able to chat to attendees with a few light jokes and get the evening off to a brilliant start is no small skill and the best of the best make it look easy.
You can’t go wrong if you pick someone with good presenting skills.
Not only should they be able to present your evening, but a host should also be organised and know exactly what’s going to happen next. If something isn’t going to plan, they should have a Plan B and be able to ride out any difficulties. Research is particularly important for any host, particularly when it comes to linking various subjects and inviting guests onto the stage.
A host should not only be able to present but also be able to tell a fair number of jokes. I may not be a comedian but a good line or two can really help to loosen everyone up and ensure that everybody has a night to remember. Nobody wants to sit through a few hours of boredom, so hiring somebody who can make things light and fun is an absolute must.
It may seem like an obvious one but please, please, please ensure that whomever you hire as a host has a charismatic personality. Sometimes evenings don’t go to plan and a host might become stressed under pressure, or perhaps you’ve accidentally hired somebody who is as dull as dishwater. It doesn’t have to be this way! A great host will have the personality and charisma to make sure that no matter what, everyone will have a fun evening.