Having your own emcee or DJ can be more cost effective, but for certain events, having a true professional can make all the difference. They have skillsets that can have them entertaining crowds for hours on end
What makes a good emcee or DJ?
- They can read the crowd and change their setup to adapt to the current mood
- They have multiple contingency plans in case of technical or physical failure
- All of them in the field are confident, but a good emcee or DJ makes you feel welcome, not overbearing or brash, remember that when qualifying vendors.
- Received positive reviews from all of his past projects.
Main price factors
- Length of hire
- Brand name of emcee/DJ – more famous hires command a pay that is significantly higher than their other counterparts
Rates can go from $500 to abut $2000 for an event.
Tips, tricks and challenges
- Talk to the emcees, ask them about random things that do not pertain to their line of work and see how they speak. They must be comfortable and confident
- Ask the DJs for samples of their work and see if it suits the mood of your events