How To Do A Good Job At Being A PA Announcer

by drjim on December 11, 2018

PA announcers have a special type of speech to give

PA announcers have a special type of speech to give
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So here’s an interesting question for you. How many times have you been at a large event, more often than not outdoors, such as a convention, a sporting event, an inauguration, a grand opening, or any type of civic event? How do you know what is going to be happening soon? How do you know where you should be going? The answers to both of these questions is generally that the public address (PA) system that has been set up at the event has told you what you needed to know. What you may not have realized is that the person on the other side of that PA system is really giving a speech. The PA system is showing the importance of public speaking. How do they do that?

What Goes Into A Good PA Speech

Although acting as a PA announcer may not strike you as being the same as taking the stage and delivering a speech to an audience, they really are the same thing. You need to view being asked to be a PA announcer as being both an honor and a privilege – just like when you are asked to give a speech. You do need to understand that giving this type of speech will be different than just about every other type of speech that you have given. One of the biggest differences is that although everyone in your spread out audience will be able to clearly hear you, you may not be able to hear yourself!

Since nobody is going to be able to see you as you make your PA announcer speech, you are going to have some extra work to do. One of the most important things that is going to matter in this speech is how your voice comes across to the people who are listing to you. You are going to want your voice to sound inviting, warm, and even just a bit sophisticated. Keep in mind that at events like this, often the only thing that you’ll be called on to say is perhaps a person’s name. This means that you are going to have to find a way to work in the correct amount of excitement in order to find a way to set the proper tone for your message.

I can only speak for myself, but when it comes to pronouncing people’s names correctly I do a horrible job. When you are called on to act as a PA announcer, this is one area where you cannot drop the ball (like I do). What you need to understand is that when it comes to being a PA announcer, accuracy is everything. When you know that you’ll be a PA announcer for an event, take the time to study the names that you’ll be called on to announce and make sure that you fully understand the correct way to pronounce them. Your ultimate goal as a PA announcer is to find a way to shine the spotlight of attention on someone else.

Tips For Delivering A Good PA Speech

If we can all agree that the faceless PA announcer is performing a critical and required job, then the next question is just exactly how should we go about doing this task when we are called upon to perform it? Hopefully it goes without saying that the first step in becoming a good PA announcer is that you are going to have to practice what you are going to be saying. You need to reach out to the people who will be running the event and get a copy of the script. Because things always change, you are going to have to make sure that you fully understand the big picture of the event and how the event’s various pieces all fit together.

The real challenge of being a PA announcer is going to be to get people to pay attention to what you are saying. In order to make this happen, you are going to have to make them want to listen to you. What this means for you is that when you are rehearsing for your big PA speech is that you are going to want to read your script out loud. What you are going to be looking for by doing this is for words that, although they may look fine when they are written down, end up not flowing well when spoken. It is going to be your responsibility to change them so that they become easier for you to say and come across to your audience as being more conversational.

We all want to come across as being excited about what we are saying and find ways to capture our audience’s attention. As speakers this is generally not a problem because we are standing on a stage in front of our audience. However, as a PA announcer you will probably have the opportunity to sit and speak. You may want to consider standing. When you stand you’ll discover that you generate more energy. Additionally, you’ll also be able to be more expressive. Although as a PA announcer nobody is going to be able to see you or any gestures that you make, this does not mean that you should not make them. By using body language you are going to be able to an extra level of vitality to the words that you are saying.

What All Of This Means For You

When we think about giving speeches we generally think about standing on a stage and speaking to an audience. However, it turns out that there is an entirely new world of Public Address announcing that also requires people who understand the benefits of public speaking and know how to give speeches. If we can find out how to master this different form of speech giving then we can open new doors to public speaking for us.

We need to understand that when you are a PA announcer you won’t be able to see your audience but that they will be able to hear you. You need to control how your voice will sound to the people who will be hearing you. Taking the time to master how your pronounce people’s names will become of the upmost importance. You’ll need to get a script for the event and spend some time practicing what you’ll be saying. When you are practicing read the words out loud looking for words that don’t flow together. Make changes to make things flow better. When you are speaking stand up and use body language to add more energy to what you are saying.

Becoming a PA announcer is a different form of giving a speech than most of us are used to. It is a very important job and if we can take the time to master the techniques required to get good at this, then we can add this skill to our resume. Spend some time polishing your PA announcer skills and then go out then and find an event who needs someone who can do a good job at getting the word out!

– Dr. Jim Anderson
Blue Elephant Consulting –
Your Source For Real World Public Speaking Skills™

Question For You: Do you think that it will be important for you to see what is going on while you are a PA announcer?

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Note: What we talked about are advanced speaking skills. If you are just starting out I highly recommend joining Toastmasters in order to get the benefits of public speaking. Look for a Toastmasters club to join in your home town by visiting the web site Toastmasters is dedicated to helping their members to understand the importance of public speaking by developing listening skills and getting presentation tips. Toastmasters is how I got started speaking and it can help you also!

What We’ll Be Talking About Next Time

Hopefully by now everyone knows that one of the best ways to tap into the importance of public speaking and make your next speech become more interesting to your audience is to include a story in the speech. We’ve got a lot of different stories that we can draw on: fairy tales, folk tales, legends, myths, you know the list. As speakers we run into a common problem when we use these types of stories: our audience has already heard them. Perhaps once, perhaps a hundred times. As speakers what we need are a new source of stories with which to thrill our audience.


1st Art Oil Painting Reproductions

by drjim on December 5, 2018

When we are creating a speech, we often sit down and try to come up with ideas for what we want to present to our audience. One of the biggest challenges that we face is getting inspiration. It turns out that one place that we can go to get inspired for our speeches is when we take the time to look at high quality art work.

1st Art Oil Painting Reproductions – What it takes to be the Best

With art masterpieces going for up to hundreds of millions of dollars as shown in this article, any attempt at reproducing these works must be top notch. An artwork can only be described as a copy if it truly is a copy of the original. An art reproduction is not something you look at and go “Ew!” A true copy is a work you look at and ask if it is the original copy because it looks exactly like the original.

There are only a few places you can get this quality of reproduction job done. If we are to go by the reviews and feedback from folks who have used reproduction services before, 1st Art appears to be on top of this list. This is clearly something they have excelled at for years.

Before we go ahead to look at what makes a company excel at art reproduction, let’s do a brief review of the subject.

What Is an Art Reproduction?

Here is the simplest way to define it. Art reproduction refers to the copying of a work of art by someone other than the original artist. This can be done by print or by hand painting.

The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503. There is one original which is on display at the Louvre Museum Paris, France. You cannot have this original even if you had the over $600 million which is what it was valued at in 2016 because it is currently not for sale.

That said, a master artist can paint this exact masterpiece for you on the same oil medium as the original such that it will be difficult to tell apart from the original. This painting of the Mona Lisa will be known as a reproduction regardless of how exactly like the original it is. You can go to this link: to learn the basics of determining if a painting is an original or reproduction.

What Makes a Great Art Reproduction Company?

From the reviews on Trust Pilot, there are a number of factors that made people review some companies more favorably than they did others. What are these factors and what do they offer that make them stand out? These are some of the issues we will be trying to address in this section.


The very first thing to consider is how much experience the company has acquired. The easiest way to ascertain this is to look at how long they have been in business for. In addition to this, find out their reputation among their previous clients, this will enable you know if they are likely to do a good job.

Quality of Clientele

Look at the quality and class of its clientele. Companies that serve high-class clientele are more likely to deliver top quality reproduction job. The simple reason for this is that this level of clients will not settle for just any quality of work.

Highly Talented and Trained Artists

The quality of a company’s staff will determine the quality of service they can deliver. Ensure the company you choose only works with the best of artists.

Hand Painted Reproduction

To get a really authentic oil reproduction job, look for those that do hand-painted reproduction.

Made to Order

Whether you are ordering a reproduction job or a custom job, each job should be done exactly to order. This can include size, packaging etc. Should be able to determine exactly what you want.

Number of Reviews Allowed

To ensure you get exactly what you want, you should be carried along all through the process of painting. You should also be given the opportunity to review the work. You should actually look out for companies that offer unlimited reviews.

Initial Deposit

What is the minimum deposit you are required to put down before work can commence? Companies that are sure of their quality take as little 10% before commencing work. This gives the client some confidence because the company bears most of the risk since you only get to pay at the conclusion of the job.


Guarantees are important in this business. Look for a company that will offer you some form of guarantee like no work is shipped out until the client has seen and approved it or a 100% money back guarantee. A top-quality company would always offer good guarantees.

The few points we have looked above are some of the major characteristics of top art reproduction companies. Any company that does not meet all or at least most of the above should not be considered for any serious work.

This is what it takes to be the best in the midst of intense competition. This is what the best looks like.


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