What is the meaning of Event MC Emcee and Emceeing
This article is transcription of a Video I shot long back. My sincere thanks to my friend Sumana Perumalla who transcribed this video.
Thamizharasan here!! Actor, Anchor and Event Emcee from Chennai !!
Right now I am at my friend’s house; I am getting ready for an event. I have another 15 minutes time, so I thought I would take a quick video.
I love the ambiance here at my friend’s house and also I have my laptop with me. What else is needed for me to take a video? So I thought I would take a quick video, it’s going to be 2 or 3 minutes video.
And when I was thinking what’s the topic I am going to speak, something came to my mind, an article which I have written long back, a year ago, when I used to give my business card, people used to ask me, what is event emceeing.
So that is what I am going to answer in this video. As I said, I have already written an article in my website and also shared it in facebook. So the topic for this video is what is event MC? or what is event emceeing?
The word MC is derived from the word “Master of Ceremonies”, the one who hosts the show or the one who masters the ceremony. So it’s Master i.e. “M” and Ceremony, “C”. It’s written as “MC”, the letters “MC” and later we started writing it as “Emcee”. When we say “MC”, we started writing it as “Emcee”, giving it a proper spelling. Though it’s an informal usage, it has been approved worldwide.
So if you google it as “MC”, the letters “MC” or “Emcee”, both denote the same, which is nothing but “Master of Ceremonies”.
What is the role of “Master of Ceremonies / Event Emcee”?
The role is he or she needs to take the entire event in a flow, from the start till the end. He can just compere, be an announcer, be a presenter, can engage the audience and conduct games or he/she can maintain active engagement among the audience. That’s the work of an MC, from starting till the end, he or she needs to take care of the entire flow and engage the audience, keep them entertained and sometimes passing the information. This is the role of an MC!
What are the places / events where Event MCs are used?
Starting from as small as a get together i.e. family get together, a birthday party, wedding engagement, wedding reception to as big as a corporate show, reality show, whatever the show or how much ever the show is bigger. So this is where MCs are needed. As I said, MCs role is to just take the show in a flow and engage the audience.
So this is the small intro I wanted to give about, what is MC and what is emceeing. I will be explaining it in detail in later videos.
Thank you so much for watching my video!
Have a nice time!!