8 Key Benefits of Booking an Awards Host for Your Ceremony
As leading suppliers of awards hosts, we at Champions Speakers have put our heads together to collate the key benefits of booking a presenter! Some advantages you may know, others you may have never considered before, either way the resonating impact an awards host has can be visible long after the curtains close.
With one of our top awards host, your corporate awards ceremony will be the talk of the office. For ceremonies honouring acts of bravery, our presenters will highlight the feats made by an individual or team, celebrating their achievements and inspiring audiences. From sports to comedic awards, our wide range of hosts can cater to ceremonies of all shapes and sizes.
WHAT IS AN AWARDS HOST?
Definition: An awards host structures a ceremony, naming nominees and announcing winners. They embody the theme of the event and add a touch of glitz and glamour.
Awards hosts are booked to ensure that a ceremony runs smoothly and stays on a structured schedule, guaranteeing its success. With their likeable personalities and celebrity status within a specific industry or sport, these presenters discuss their personal experiences to add another dimension to your awards evening.
Ultimately, an awards host is a celebrity, sports star or business leader, booked to honour the award winners and make a ceremony extra-special.
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1. TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF
When you organise an event, the pressure is on to ensure that everything runs perfectly. From the catering to the venue, there are several moving parts that play a hand in the ceremony’s success – and if one falls apart, it all falls apart.
When you book an awards host, one of the event’s key elements is completely taken care of. These consummate professionals are no strangers to the stage, which allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening!
2. PRE-PREPARED PRESENTATION
Like taking the pressure off you, awards hosts present with a pre-prepared script, ensuring that your event flows smoothly. Think back to John Travolta pronouncing Idina Menzel’s name “Adele Dazeem” at the 2014 Academy Awards - there is nothing worse than an unprepared host at an awards ceremony.
Our awards hosts will research each factor of your event, from your winner’s names to your industry and theme. Perfectly encompassing the purpose of your event, our hosts will supply a professional script tailored to your audience.
3. STRUCTURE THE CEREMONY
An awards host will make sure that each winner gets the time and attention they deserve onstage. By structuring the event with their script, they keep proceedings on time and well-paced, to maintain the audience’s attention.
If you have only booked a venue for a specific amount of time, and are concerned that your ceremony will run over, hire an awards host. Their balance of efficiency and entertainment value combine to produce the perfect event.
4. ENGAGE AUDIENCES
At any awards ceremony, there are the winners, the disappointed nominees, and the attendees who are there for a good time. Keeping every single member of the audience entertained is a skill that awards hosts have perfected, as they can balance their time between congratulating the winners and entertaining the guests with captivating anecdotes.
What makes an awards host truly engaging, is their background in entertainment, sport or business. Their confidence shines from the moment they step onto the stage, while their infectious passion for their industry or sport resonates with audiences.
5. ADD CREDIBILITY
As our awards hosts hail from business, sport, entertainment and more, they instantly add credibility to your event. For audiences, the ceremony is an opportunity to meet their favourite stars, adding another layer of enjoyment aside from the potential of winning.
At Champions Speakers, our booking agents will hand-select the perfect awards host for your event, chosen specifically to complement your theme and audience demographic. Our recognisable figures are booked with a pre-established authority, which strengthens your event’s reputation.
6. LIGHT-HEARTED ENTERTAINMENT
Naturals on stage, our awards hosts are as entertaining as they are engaging. If you require a presenter with a comedic edge, at Champions Speakers our comedians and celebrity personalities will keep audiences in stitches with laughter, guaranteeing a positive reception.
Every year, countless awards ceremonies honour the bravery and determination of inspiring figures. Though these events are essential, the heart-breaking topics can be heavy for audiences to process. Therefore, awards hosts are booked as comic reliefs, to supply essential, light-hearted entertainment.
7. PROFESIONALISM & EXPERIENCE
Many awards hosts have dedicated their careers to perfecting their craft, which includes building confidence, gathering comedic material and generating a respectable fan base. Such professionalism and experience will add authority to your event and guarantee its success.
When you book an awards host with Champions Speakers, you will also benefit from the professional qualities of our booking agents, whose vast experience hiring top talent allows you to book with confidence. With our vast amount of industry contacts, we have access to some of the most popular awards presenters on the circuit.
8. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Ultimately, awards hosts ensure that your ceremony is a night to remember. Their entertainment value and professionalism will both captivate audiences, and ensure that your event runs smoothly. If your event suffers an issue, whether logistically or structurally, these talented presenters will easily adapt to any challenge, leaving you to book with confidence.
Take the pressure off your shoulders and book an awards host to celebrate your audience’s achievements. They will turn an ordinary occasion into a ceremony to remember!
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Our vast roster of acts and speakers include some of the best awards hosts available to book. With their thriving careers, achievements and sparkling personalities, these special guests will honour the winners and increase interest in your event.
One of the newest members of the team, Chris Tompkins joined Champions Speakers as an After Dinner Speakers Sales Executive in October 2019. Chris worked as a Sales and Service Representative at James Boylan Safety Ltd and an Account Manager at Floga... Read more
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