Event hostesses create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests and event attendees. Hostesses work at a wide variety of venues and social functions, including special or private events, conventions, wedding parties, fund-raising efforts, conferences and trade shows. They greet and direct guests upon arrival, provide them with information they need and answer other questions as best they can. Other hostess responsibilities can include acting as a spokeswoman or emcee for the event, coordinating with organizers, other staff members or featured guests–such as managers, artists and caterers–and mingling among the crowd to make sure the event is on track and people are enjoying themselves.
A hostess’s job title consists of the following:
Because there are so many different types of social functions- they all concentrate on making guests, attendees and participants feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. A guest’s first and last impression of an event will often be his interaction with the hostess. Hostesses must have confidence, a friendly attitude that helps them relate to all types of people and the ability to speak knowledgeably about the event they are hosting.
Hostesses spend most of their time making sure that they are entertained and enjoying the event. Event Hostess is best suited to women who are comfortable with and can easily relate to people of all backgrounds. Although they may appear at times to be guests–such as when they are conversing with people–hostesses are at the event or venue to work and to make sure others enjoy themselves. They must remain polished and poised and never behave as though they are guests themselves. This means always being polite, never dominating or interrupting conversations and, of course, never drinking to excess if alcohol is served at the event or venue.