Master of Ceremonies Definitions
The American Heritage Dictionary (4th Edition) – Master of Ceremonies (Noun):
“1. A person who acts as host at a formal event, making the welcoming speech and introducing other speakers.”
“2. A performer who conducts a program of varied entertainment by introducing other performers to the audience.”
At formal events someone usually conducts the festivities.
A Master of Ceremonies or “MC” (or also spelled “Emcee”) makes guests feel welcome.
Along with “Design” and “Decor” the Master of Ceremonies is the dynamic part of “Presentation”.
The function of a Master of Ceremonies puts him out front at an event. The MC represents the host or the family hosting the event. His performance/presentation will reflect on the host.
Academy Awards MC
Watching the Academy Awards you see the MC introducing the “presenters” and entertainment. Behind the scenes of a television show the “Director” cues cameras and the MC to start the next segment. At a wedding the wedding coordinator functions much like a television show director and cues the MC for the next announcement.
Many parts come together on a special event like a wedding. Everything is in place and looks great.
But what about the guy who has been hired to conduct the festivities:
What will he say?
Will he talk too much?
How to have control over your MC?
Also see: Relief From Wedding Stress
Planning, Coordination & Presentation
Planners and Coordinators working together with the Master of Ceremonies combine Design and Decor with Presentation to create a perfect event.
You are invited to explore the links in this article and learn how a Master of Ceremonies can contribute to the success of your event.
I look forward to talking speaking with you and hearing your ideas.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795