The Master of Ceremonies is the "conductor" of an event or meeting. The primary responsibility of the Master of Ceremonies is to serve as a genial host. An ideal MC is a person who has poise, presence and who can command the attention of an audience.
The Master of Ceremonies is responsible for ensuring that the program/event runs smoothly, runs on time and that all important people at the event are introduced in a complimentary, professional manner. Being a successful Master of Ceremonies requires, preparation, a friendly manner and ability to adjust to/ad lib as necessary to ensure a successful event
"It is an honour to
be asked to be the master of ceremonies at a function. It means that you
have a sense of humour, know how to project your voice, and can handle
audiences. It means that you have the gift of being able to "think on your
feet" so that you can react quickly in an emergency. (An 'emergency' arises
when the lead entertaining act has not arrived, when the main speaker falls
ill and has to be taken home, or when the air-conditioning ceases to
function and the microphones don't work!)."
Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to Executive Manners, Rawson Associates, New York, 1985
Welcome to my MC world...
I've had the privilede and honour to MC many many events ranging from friends birthdays, weddings and funerals; public and private events including competitions, fundraisers and international and national showcases. In recent years my love of Latino music and dance has provided the opportunity to share this passion on stage as MC for the following events:
2011: New Zealand South Island Salsa Championships, New Zealand Salsa Championships
2010: New Zealand Cuban Festival
2009: Salsa on the South Pacific Salsa Cruise
2008: Bay of Plenty Salsa Festival
I would love to MC your event!!!