The Event Variety

Across the globe, in person events are back! 2022 is the year of The Event Variety. With options like virtual, hybrid, and real time events, keeping attendees engaged takes a tech savvy and charismatic entertainer.

As a Live Event Host, Will Gill has over 800 Five-Star Reviews on Google, making him the highest rated professional emcee for event attendees. Because of his talents on stage, Will Gill was named Forbes Next 1000 for Media and Entertainment. Because of his unique way of keeping the audience engaged online, Will Gill was named Wall Street Journal’s Virtual DJ-Emcee for Corporate America.

Will Gill The Event Host

Professional event emcee Will Gill works exclusively with event producers to bring high energy and engagement to corporate events. He hosts live events and virtual conferences with charisma and personality. His take on hybrid events offers an unrivaled performance. One where users are seen and heard, making them feel part of the event experience.

If you would like to make Will Gill part of your event strategy, please use our contact page. Please include brief event planning details and whether you need a virtual emcee or a live event host. Our team will get back to you right away. We look forward to being part of your event team!

Will Gill’s Portfolio

Although he is known as one of the top live event hosts in America, Will Gill is most often booked for corporate events as the all-in-one Emcee-DJ.

DJ Will Gill is an open-format DJ who plays a variety of genres, decades, and artists appropriate to the event’s environment. His ability to seamlessly blend music types while interacting with the audience makes him on of the most versatile event entertainers in corporate America.

Below is an ever-updating list of events and clients Will Gill has had the pleasure of celebrating with.

Paypal’s Global Virtual Conferences

Will Gill was named Paypal’s Virtual Event Emcee alongside his UK counterpart in 2021. Will Gill was awarded this after DJing for Paypal’s 29 hour “All Together Gathering” in 2020.

Lenovo Conferences

Will Gill has performed the role of emcee, DJ, and Voice of God for tech giant Lenovo since February 2022. He began producing engaging corporate events on various virtual event platforms like Event Mobi and Zoom. He then returned to the live world as Lenovo’s professional emcee, entertaining audience members at the Lenovo FY 2022 Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina.

7 Tips To Being A Professional Emcee

Have you been presented with the opportunity to emcee an event? If you are of the few and proud, what you do to prepare will make all the difference in how well your event goes. If you want to avoid performing awkwardly or embarrassing yourself with poor jokes, then you must to prepare in advance. To ensure your presentation captivates the room and engages with the audience, read below for seven tips to emceeing like a pro.

Understand Your Audience of Attendees

Knowing who you are performing for is vital.  This is because the atmosphere and demographic for an intimate wedding is much different than a virtual event or corporate conference. When you’re the emcee host, it’s important to realize what type of crowd you will be performing for and what they’d like to hear.

Plan and Prepare

There are moments when an emcee host must improvise on stage. However, for most of an event, an emcee script should be well prepared and rehearsed. To ensure moments go off without a hitch, one must make sure the order of events are set and tested before start time. An experienced emcee host will also carry a list of announcements needed to be made and emergency contacts in case of tech or medical emergency.

Start Out Strong

First impressions will make or break your entire set. The opening minutes of your speech will set the tone for the rest of the event. If an emcee starts with mumbles or terrible jokes, it will set an uncomfortable atmosphere for the rest of the event. An emcee host must present with confidence and engagement that establishes what the event is all about.

Introduce Yourself

Unfortunately, many emcees forget to establish themselves with a formal introduction. By not introducing themselves and explaining why they are hosting the event, the audience never fully connects. Let the audience know how you are connected to the event and why you were selected. This creates immediate connection with the guests.  If the audience deems an emcee important, they will continue showing interest in what the emcee host is saying.

Explain Why the Event is Important

As an event emcee, it is my job to bring life into the event. My role is to promote and showcase why the event is an important one. A wedding emcee may talk to uplift the bride and groom. An emcee hosting a charity event may speak on why the cause is one of the most important of its kind. It is the emcee’s job to give importance to the event and bring excitement to those in attendance.

Add Interaction

An emcee host who talks the whole time is bound to instill boredom in guests. Instead, getting the audience engaged through questions and chants is a great way to create a sense of engagement and inclusion. At a wedding, an emcee can ask for a show of hands for those married for X amount of years. The emcee could then ask for a round of applause. Audience interaction helps lighten the mood in the room, creates cohesive confidence, and keeps people engaged throughout the event.

End With A Big Closing

Audience attendees are more likely to remember your final words than your opening monologue, well after the event.  Make sure to write a big closing speech that will leave guests with something to remember you by. This can be a group activity, a chant, or as an emcee-DJ, a last dance.

Stage Emcee

Emcee is a phonetic abbreviation of the phrase Master Ceremonies. Emcee is also known by its initials “M.C.”.  The emcee is similar to the circus ringmaster, whose role is to introduce various acts of the event and guide the program to a climactic conclusion.

The professional emcee works the crowd from start to finish. When an event starts, a good emcee establishes stage presence and positive energy that sets the tone for a comfortable event. An emcee script can include comedy, dance, and call-and-response activities that results in the audience hearing themselves.

At live events, a proper sound system will determine how well a Master of Ceremonies will emcee love events. Volume and room acoustics play a factor in the audience hearing a stage emcee loud and clear.

Before taping a television show, many times the audience feels a bit nervous around the massive amount of cameras. Despite many of them sitting behind the lights and cameras, audience members can still have stage fright.

Never fully connecting with the audience is a stage emcee’s most painful experience. This happens when the emcee forgets to introduce themself at the start of the event.

The trick to being a professional stage emcee is mastering eye contact, presence, and the audience hearing you loud and clear.

Event Emcee

The professional emcee sets the tone for an informative, engaging, and entertaining event. As an event host, one’s duties involve making sure audience members are experiencing and comprehending all aspects of a corporate event. This includes crowd warmup, guiding of the run of show, and promotion of the keynote speakers to come.

The event emcee and event planners of a corporate event work together to make sure all aspects run smoothly. This ensures all audience members and virtual event attendees are left with a memorable and inclusive experience.

Since the pandemic, the role of host has evolved. Running an event now means event hosts have to engage those in person and those video conferencing. Since in person events now include virtual guests, a professional has to make sure the hybrid event is inclusive to anyone attending the best way they can.

Event Host Definition

The event host is a Master of Ceremonies who delivers information and guides event attendees through the run of show.

The live event host job description includes crowd engagement, Voice of God, and timeline management with corporate event planners.

The titles of the engaging personality on the mic are interchangeable. They can be called Emcee, MC, Master of Ceremonies, and live event host.

Event Host Responsibilities

The live event emcee is first responsible for warming up the audience. Their mic savvy and personality sets the tone for the program ahead.

Throughout the rest of the program, the event host will execute smooth transitions between event segments. If there are unforeseen changes or hiccups to the run of show, the event emcee can improvise on the mic and right the ship.

The event host’s job is to build hype for all other acts and keynote speakers. Will Gill executes this job description at every event. He has received over 700 Five-Star Reviews for his ability to deliver information and entertain guests,

The Professional Event Entertainer

A Crowd Warmup Emcee sets the tone for the event ahead. A real DJ uses turntables as a musical instrument. A Voice of God adds can act as a corporate “hype man” and narrator without ever setting foot on stage.

Will Gill can execute any and all aspects of event entertainment. Dont delay when you can book today.