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 any formal occasion or special occasion someone should conduct the festivities. A Master of Ceremonies or “MC” (or also spelled “Emcee”). The MC makes guests feel welcome. Along with “Design” and “Decor” he is the dynamic part of “Presentation”. Choose your Master of Ceremonies well; he will be representing you. His performance/presentation will reflect on you.
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 like a television show director cues the MC.
Many parts come together on a special event like a wedding. Everything is in place. But what about the guy who has been hired to conduct the festivities; what will he say?
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Planning, Coordination & Presentation
Planners and Coordinators working together with the Master of Ceremonies combine Design and Decor with Presentation to create a successful event.
I invite you to read these helpful articles and I look forward to hearing your ideas.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Band Leader.
Elegant Music 3190 Crestford Drive, Altadena, CA. 91001 Phone: 626-797-1795