Today’s tip, use music. Music is a powerful tool to set the mood and hold attention.
Use music to build excitement. Have upbeat music playing as the teams are announced. Have music playing in the background during the giveaway.
Use music to calm people down. When you are having a more serious moment, mellow music can help. For example, when you are having the response cards filled out (and you do use the cards, right?) play music in the background. It will help preserve the right mood, and help drown out distracting noises.
Music can fill “dead time.” Of course, the goal is to have something going on all the time. However, if there is a moment when nothing is happening, fill it with music. It will help hold people’s attention.
Background music sounds like a small detail, but it can make a huge difference in your event.
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(This is the third in a series of tips for making the most of your Upward™ Sports Award Night.)