During the summer months, workplace productivity drops an alarming 20%. When the heat sets in and vacations come a-calling, it’s easier for employee engagement to take a noticeable hit. Luckily, a fun and interactive corporate emcee is the perfect remedy to the summer slump your team has been suffering from!
- M – Maintain high levels of energy
- O – Organize fun and engaging activities
- T – Tailor unique content to your employees
- I – Instill a positive atmosphere
- V – Vary communication styles
- A – Amplify the recognition your employees receive
- T – Tackle any challenges
- E – Encourage a healthy work-life balance
As a master of ceremonies with over 25 years of experience, I can say for certain that social events and activities are the best ways to improve employee productivity and boost workplace morale. Staying focused and motivated this time of year can undoubtedly be challenging, but it’s far from impossible!
Keep reading, and I’ll share eight ways a corporate MC can help MOTIVATE your team, regardless of how searing the weather might be.
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#1. Maintain High Levels Of Energy
There are a couple of big challenges that come with working in the summer. For starters, the heat can weigh heavy on your employees and leave them feeling rather sluggish and slow.
Plus, everyone wants to go on vacation in the summer! In the warmer months, workers are 45% more distracted, as they’re likely daydreaming about sunny shores.
The key to maintaining high motivation in the workplace is to keep energy levels high. And that’s what emcees are best at!
The Power Of A Great Corporate Emcee
Whether you want to host a staff retreat or a company event, the right MC will ensure be the driving force behind it all. Emcees know how to bring enthusiasm and vitality to the forefront while creating a positive flow.
With an engaging presence and dynamic delivery, your event’s emcee will effortlessly help your employees stay motivated and attentive.
#2. Organize Fun And Engaging Activities
The best way to keep your employees motivated and interested is by utilizing fun and engaging team-bonding activities. That’s what emcees are experts at!
Summer is the perfect time to foster camaraderie within your workforce. A master of ceremonies will be able to put together fun team-building activities and social events that will help create lasting memories and stronger bonds among your employees.
#3. Tailor Unique Content To Your Employees
The right emcee will know how to curate unique content for your employees. After all, not everyone is the same!
One of the primary responsibilities of any event entertainer is to connect with the audience. By feeling seen, comfortable, and validated, your employees will finally feel a genuine boost in motivation.
#4. Instill A Positive Atmosphere
Positivity is the foundation of motivation and employee engagement. So, if you want your employees to beat that summer slump, you should focus on curating a positive atmosphere.
A great master of ceremonies can set the tone by creating an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement. By creating a positive work environment, an emcee will improve employee motivation and well-being.
#5. Vary Communication Styles
Oftentimes, employees can feel bored and stagnant whenever they deal with the same communication style day in and day out. So, if you want to make the workplace feel more energized in the summer, changing up communication styles will do the trick!
To keep employees engaged and attentive, an emcee will utilize a mix of communication styles. They will incorporate things like humor, anecdotes, and audience interaction into their act to ensure it’s always energized.
#6. Amplify The Recognition Your Employees Receive
Your employees deserve to be rewarded and recognized for their hard work. It’s easy for employees to start to feel complacent if they don’t believe their effort is appreciated.
And during the summer, this is all the more important!
Employee recognition is a powerful motivator. In fact, it’s probably one of the best ways to encourage your employees to be their best! An excellent emcee can play a key role in celebrating successes.
#7. Tackle Any Challenges
Perhaps the biggest challenge of the summer can be maintaining motivation when you’d rather be sitting on a beach. Knowing how to overcome this distraction is important for staying productive.
At a company event, an emcee can address these concerns and offer practical advice and strategies for overcoming obstacles. Whether your employees are longingly awaiting the weekend or looking to spend more time with friends in the sunshine, an emcee will provide the support and guidance they need to perform their best.
#8. Encourage A Healthy Work-Life Balance
What often kills workplace productivity is a poor work-life balance. And in the summer, your employees deserve to have enough free time outside of the office to truly enjoy the warm weather!
An emcee can help emphasize the importance of making the most of the season. Whether your employees want to spend time traveling or merely relaxing with family, a healthy routine can give your employees the support and motivation they need in the workplace.
Finding ways to maintain summer motivation isn’t always as easy as it seems. What’s even more of a challenge is knowing how to support your employees while improving productivity in the workplace.
Luckily, the right speaker will be able to make this seemingly impossible journey a piece of cake. By utilizing audience interaction, engaging activities, and plenty of humor, your chosen emcee will make the summer one that truly counts!
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Adam Christing has been called “The Tom Brady of emcees.” He has hosted more than 1,000 company meetings, special events, gala celebrations, and more. He is the author of several books and founder of CleanComedians.com. For more event tips, follow Adam Christing on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube.