“The energy emitted by the crowd is picked up by me instantly. Intuitively I’ll know if the crowd is dead, difficult-to-handle, or filled with outrageously fun people. Based on that, I’ll work my way through them,” Sharlyn says with a confident smile.
Dealing with a “dead” audience is just one of the many challenges Sharlyn has learnt to overcome through her years of hosting experience.
“When audience is apathetic, it’s usually because they aren’t comfortable. So I break the ice; I’d play some games, or simply speak their lingo and blend in with the crowd. If all else fails, target a group of people or an individual to speak to and get him or her to speak up and rally the crowd to participate,” says Sharlyn.
Sharlyn’s quick-wittedness in impromptu situations and fast response to sudden changes has won her the respect of many clients.
“Strangely, I rely a lot on intuition and tweak my emceeing style spontaneously. I can’t describe much; it’s just a natural flair to pick up fast,” Sharlyn describes this gift.
It almost seems like Sharlyn was made for this job, and she agrees wholeheartedly.
“To borrow a line from Confucius, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Well, I know I’ve found it!” she laughs.