Every event needs someone to keep it on schedule; a host, or MC, to make speeches, break the ice, introduce speakers, and keep the flow of the event going. Another creative way to achieve this goal is to hire a professional event voice-over artist.
To begin with, an event announcer, or voice-over artist, can be used instead of a traditional event MC, while still providing much of the same services for your event. However, the functional benefits of hiring a voice-over talent for your event are also significant.
A Voice-Over Artist has the advantage of being in the same room as your event’s AV team – meaning they are able to immediately and easily be notified of any possible AV issues or complications, and make real-time adjustments on the fly to accommodate. This also gives the VO artist a higher level of control over working alongside audio cues and smoother transitions.
Hiring a voice-over artist for your event creates a professional feel to your event, and is used for some of the biggest events in the world, such as the Academy Awards. Awards ceremonies often see an awkward and undefined period of time where the award winner is walking from their seat to the stage – with a voice-over artist, you will have the ability to fill this period of time with scripted introduction of the winner, their contributions, or the nature of the achievement itself.
A talented live voice artist such as ones from Applause Entertainment will be able to expertly and seamlessly time and deliver the script to cater to the timing of the winner’s arrival on stage. Your event’s professionalism and the audience’s enjoyment is elevated several fold when everything just clicks together.
The first thing you should consider when you want to hire both a professional event MC, and a voice over artist, is your budget, as you would be hiring two separate professional event hosts, but the cost-benefit for hiring both are quite high as well.
Consider the different functions and roles that an on-stage MC and a voice over artist can provide – the on-stage MC has the immediacy to engage the crowd and break the ice, while the voice-over artists works with the AV team to deliver seamless audio experiences. A professional double team-up could see your Awards Night, filled with VIP guests and your valued team, run seamlessly without a single lull in momentum.
However, if you are unsure between using just one over another, then send your enquiry to our consultant team, who will help you make the right choice by asking you a few more questions about your event needs. Our consultants are event veterans and professionals who can help you decide what is the best option for your event, and help you book the perfect performer for you.
If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!