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A master of ceremonies (MC or emcee), or compère, is the official host of a staged event or performance. An MC usually is a performer who keeps the audience entertained at all times and keeps the event going. The MC sometimes also acts as the protocol officer during an official state function. An MC can be a music artist who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material (not to be confused with a DJ who plays party music and mixes music). Basically, an emcee is the life of the show. Since destination weddings have become a big business these days, the demand for emcees has been increasing.

Job Aspects : Analytical, Attention to detail, Communication Skills, Creative, People Skills, Travel

Job Pressure Medium

Academic Pressure Low

  • Early Salary

    1 - 2 L

  • Mid Level Salary

    6 - 7 L

  • Senior Salary

    8 - 10 L

What do they do?

As an MC your task will be to introduce performers or speakers. At some occasions you may have to interrupt tactfully to stop a guest who takes a lot of time to speak. You will have to prepare for an event ahead of time. You will have to meet with organisers to learn about the overall event. You will have to prepare a speech in order to entertain the guests present at the event and may also have to conduct games and quizzes to engage the audience.  

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