Anchors can seriously transform an event from a general normal event to something spectacular. We often underestimate what anchors do and how much of an impact their presence can have. They are professional who know how to engage with the audience and make your event more inclusive. How do you get people to get involved, share stories, laugh and come of stage to show off their dancing talent? A good anchor can successfully do these things. It also depends on the skills of an anchor how well they can manage an event. Anchors usually specialise in specific fields: parties, pre wedding functions/wedding and corporate events. It is therefore important to choose the right person.
Anchors have a knack for taking centre stage and running through the programme as planned. This is not just great for entertainment but also for organisation of the event and keeping to schedule. This is the same for social parties, weddings and corporate events. Anchors come in various forms; some are able to conduct team building activities or games with the audience at the same time whilst others can humorously entertain guests. It is therefore important for people to understand what skills and experience they want from anchor.
Corporate events are hugely dependent on a good host/anchor to manage the event and coordinate this according to the schedule. As anchors vary in terms of their charge, skills and experience it is important to recognise the key things you want the anchor to take care of and these elements should be discussed clearly in the beginning. The anchor will work with you to understand your core objectives so they can pre-plan and deliver accordingly. Weddings are a huge event in most cases, we have started to see an increasing number of anchors services being used during pre-wedding events and weddings. They welcome guests on a continuous basis, relay messages from the family, engage with guests and get them dancing to the latest tunes, introduce the bride and groom for their first dance and run through all the happenings which also keeps the guests informed. Corporate function have a similar set-up with a greater focus on engaging people and ensuring each part of the event is introduced and summarised. For social events, the greater focus is on engaging with the audience.
Anchors are a great add-on for any event and can deliver according to the purpose you want their presence for. It is a great comfort knowing that there is someone entertaining your guests or keeping them posted whilst you might be busy yourself. You will have the reassurance that important messages are being announced and your guests are fully engaged whether they are sharing funny stories or dancing away.