An Event Emcee’s / MC’s job is to build continuity and consistency of the event’s brand equity and heighten the engagement, memorability, and impact on the participant – and therefore, how they value this industry trade show or conference. The conference emcee (MC) is the glue that pieces each piece of content together and makes it seem to flow perfectly, even though two speakers may have completely different content. Which means to the bottom line, that participants are more likely to return next year and bring more co-workers with them while also increasing the likelihood of innovative application of the learning and expanded networks of contacts.
Jon isn’t simply an event emcee that shows up to read a script you prepared. He is an engagement expert and can help as an event coordinator/producer when needed. While emceeing an event, Jon ensures that the event attendees are fully engaged in the program, informed of what’s coming up and are reminded of the importance of what has taken place. Jon has the unique ability to instantly engage your audience, reengage them after breaks or lunch, and then perfectly sum up your message so the audience remembers the key points. As an event emcee he delivers:
Jon Petz is an event emcee and conference emcee who interacts with the audience and effectively transitions speakers, honorees, media and other functional elements of the show to maintain proper flow and emotional balance. As the “Chief Engagement Officer” Jon understands how and when to use comedy, music and lighting elements to emphasize or minimize the impact of a message or objective. He is a professional, live event personality and entertainer that people can relate to, laugh with, and one that they can trust for timely, accurate information when needed.
Jon can be involved as part of the creative design and script writing process to add energy, engagement tactics or entertainment as part of the event seamlessly mixed with messaging components of the organization. Or, he can simply give your script the energy and engagement to keep your attendees involved throughout the program. Jon prides himself on being the returning host for multiple annual events locally and all around the globe.
After 22 years in this industry, I have laughed harder than I have ever laughed in my life. Jon made everything so funny, and yet, poignant and relative. He brought it back. He kept us engaged the entire week. Every time you saw him, you laughed, but more importantly he kept you focused.
— National Association Sports Commission
Your expertise ensured all elements were perfectly executed.
— Make-a-Wish Foundation 25-Year “Big Wish” Gala featuring Rascal Flatts
We have no idea how to top this next year. Thank you, Jon.
— Event Chair, National Philanthropy Day Awards
You have raised the bar to a whole new level, Jon. Simply amazing and just what we needed.
— Barbara Mandrell, Mandrell Sisters Celebrity Event
The amount of money that has been raised because of you is amazing. We don’t know what we’d do without you.— Chairman of the Board, Deerassic Classic
This was the best event we have ever had. Thank you, Jon. — Board President, Meeting Professionals International Annual Chapter Awards