This book is the first of its kind in the world. It took 7 years to comprehensively put together
an informative manual that covers every aspect or situation that an Emcee / MC might find
themselves in; whether that is a corporate business or social occasion.
Ron Tacchi and Peter L. Miller have co-authored Up Front In Control which reveals
the trade secrets of great MCs. Divided into three sections, The Job, The Rules and The
Business, Up Front In Control is a thorough and complete, easy to use guide to every
conceivable aspect of emceeing. Well written, well indexed and clearly presented, each
chapter in this work is interspersed with succinct sub-headings and highlighted quotes as well
as a chapter summary in point form to conclude.
The twelve chapters cover preparation, humour, how to deal with hecklers, acting
techniques to make you calm & cool, on & off stage, the difference between a Compere and
an MC, personal style including grooming, fancy dress & your voice, marketing your services
as a professional MC, acknowledging & Thank yous, the rise of female MCs, introducing
speakers, proposing a toast, presenting gifts, award nights, outdoor events, fashion parades
and retail promotions. There are also helpful templates that accelerate the entire process
and get you onto the stage without too much legwork.
Filled with tips, hands-on strategies, suggestions, short cuts, humorous cartoons,
practical checklists and samples, all delivered in a knowledgeable, friendly manner, UP
Up Front In Control is essential reading for anyone in the diverse and growing
business of public presentations.