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    Make announcements over loud speaker at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places

    Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons. Instruct and calm crowds during emergencies. Learn to pronounce the names of players, coaches, institutional personnel, officials, and other individuals involved in an event. Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants. Meet with event directors in order to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups. Provide running commentaries of event activities, such as play-by-play descriptions, or explanations of official decisions. Read prepared scripts describing acts or tricks presented during performances. Furnish information concerning plays to scoreboard operators. Greet attendees and serve as masters of ceremonies at banquets, store openings, and other events. Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue. Organize team information, such as statistics and tournament records, in order to ensure accessibility for use during events. Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system. Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event. Study the layout of an event venue in order to be able to give accurate directions in the event of an emergency.

    Communications and Media -- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people.

    Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance. Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Time Sharing -- The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).

    Performing for or Working Directly with the Public -- Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others -- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.