The best hosts, like the best athletes, chefs, and chainsaw jugglers, make it look easy. They glide around, just handling things, while you watch and think, Man, that person has a gift. I could never do that. But don’t get blinded by the light of their hosting brilliance! Because while you’re right that they do have a gift, that gift is composed of multiple smaller skills—skills that you can learn. Which means, hey, you could do that, you could host like a champ. To get you started, here are a few easy upgrades to iron out some of the wrinkles in your game. Incorporate them into your repertoire, as baby steps on the path to making hosting look easy.