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Dave Tanner
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Dave Tanner - Professional Master Of Ceremonies
The Top 3 Reasons DAVE TANNER Should Emcee Your Next Event:
3. His music and ad-libs will keep your audience awake and entertained.
2. His carefully chosen, masterfully delivered stories will inspire and motivate your crowd.
1. He will make you look absolutely brilliant!

As an Emcee, Dave Tanner is unique. No one else combines his delivery, musical gifts, comic timing, and ability to thrill and inspire an audience. And Dave’s magic starts - as it should - at the very beginning, setting a special tone: Event Professionals call So Proudly We Hail© the “perfect” opening.
It’s a 5 minute, 50 second re-telling of the story of the Star Spangled Banner. Using words, pictures, and music, Dave uses color and drama to immediately grab his audience, then transport them back through the history of our great country. Dave concludes by leading the crowd in the singing of our National Anthem. By the time he introduces the first speaker, everyone is alert, engaged, and ready for a fantastic event. But Dave’s contributions don’t stop there. Convention and show planners know they can depend on his golden voice and uncommon “common sense” to guarantee a successful event. Such is their confidence in Dave that producers have hired him, even when: * the Emcee was supposed to be English — (he’s not) * the job required someone fluent in Japanese or Spanish — (he’s not) * an experienced sportscaster was needed — (he’s not)

What Dave is, is an articulate, quick-thinking, and genuinely personable professional who is equally comfortable in front of Maxxis 2000’s urban sales force and an international gathering of the Boy Scouts. Even for a Pro, Dave is also legendary for the preparation he brings to each assignment. He anticipates what he might be called upon to know or say, so that he is ready instantly with the right question or comment. Your next convention or show deserves this same high standard of talent and professionalism. Treat yourself (and your audience) to the best: Dave Tanner!

Programs by Dave Tanner
“The Stories Behind The Songs” “Tanner’s music is rollicking, fun, and GREAT!”
John Criswell, KDFW-TV

Dave Tanner’s 8 films as an actor include the Oscar-winning The Trip To Bountiful. He was worked in over 300 radio and TV commercials. Children know him as “Farmer Dooley” with Barney The Dinosaur. He has also been a researcher for Paul Harvey’s The Rest Of The Story. In his 35 years as a full-time entertainer, Dave has performed for European royalty, leaders of business, and 3 U.S. presidents.
A 5th-generation Texan from Gainesville, Dave now lives in Irving with his wife Gina and son Erik. Currently,

Dave’s programs include:
# HOLLYWOOD: The Stories Behind The Songs
# BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS, VOLUME I: The Stories Behind The Songs
# AMERICA’S PATRIOTIC MELODIES: The Stories Behind The Songs
# NASHVILLE: The Stories Behind The “Sound”
# AMERICA’S GOSPEL TREASURY: The Stories Behind The Songs
# Songs Of The Greatest Generation
# “That’s What I Like About Texas!”

Emcee Or Not To Emcee (That Is The Question) Posted by Dave
What does a professional emcee mean for your event? In a word, insurance. The same factors that led you to consider professional photographers and/or videographers (rather than your cousin’s brother-in-law), veteran caterers (as opposed to your mom’s bingo buddies), decorators, event planners, and musicians also apply to Masters Of Ceremonies - and for many of the same reasons. The Pros (in all of these professions) have experience that can benefit you. They have talent, a proven aptitude for their respective tasks (after all - they are making a living at them), and - as their references demonstrate - a track record of knowing what does or doesn’t work.

The professional emcee’s job is to get the audience’s attention, lead the applause, and keep the event moving smoothly. When the next person or item on the agenda is delayed, good MCs fill the empty space seamlessly, just as they invisibly push the program along when it is behind schedule. True pros bring an almost endless fund of jokes and stories, a well-honed sense of timing, and the gift of knowing which lines not to cross.

They even have their own tuxedos! Because they come from outside your company or organization, hired emcees aren’t subject to internal politics. And - because they are pros - they aren’t overcome with stage fright/amnesia when the beam of the spotlight hits them squarely in the eyes.

Not every event needs an emcee to warm up the crowd, waken them again after dull, dry speakers (also known as the “cool-down”), and remind them to get their valet parking tickets validated on the way out the door. And not every car you own will be involved in a wreck. But isn’t a little insurance a good investment - just in case?