Here’s a little insight – you’d probably be surprised by how often we’re faced with a situation where somebody who has no experience as a Master of Ceremonies decides that they can pull off the job. And while there have been a few occasions where we’re been pleasantly surprised by the hidden presenting talents of our guests, MC-ing in general is far more complex a skill than most people assume.
The Benefits of Hiring a Professional MC
Hiring a professional Master of Ceremonies is an often-overlooked detail, but it really can make or break your event. As well as the obvious benefits of time management and organisation, an experienced professional can liven up proceedings with humour, provide insight and bring the whole event together, or even provide a wow factor that’ll keep your guests talking.
At the heart of their role, MCs are brilliant for setting the tone for your entire event, which is why they’re so important. While you can plan and organise until you’re blue in the face, it’s inevitable that things might go wrong on the night – from a small tech problem, to a huge award upset, and even an unruly guest, a professional MC will know how to handle any slip up to ensure that it doesn’t derail the entire event.
The key here is choosing the right MC from the get go. Once you’ve established your event goals and objectives, you’ll have a much better idea of the kind of tone you are setting, and the kind of Master of Ceremonies to take it to the next level. Will the night benefit from a comedian to keep things relaxed and casual, or are you looking for someone inspirational who will keep your guests thinking? Can you boost your event with a little screen star quality, or is a recognised business leader the right person to motivate conversation? No matter what you decide is best, the perfect MC is there to add to the show but not steal it, and to make every guest feel like they’re part of something much bigger.
We know that it can be tempting to cut costs and save cash by just using an internal resource or one of your other speakers as your MC, but we urge you to remember just how key a professional can be in really nailing your event. With training and experience behind them, professional MCs know what they’re doing, and at the end of the day, hiring a professional is always the fastest and easiest route to success.