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Is there a set formula for thanking a Guest Speaker at a function or event? While there is no set structure or “correct” way to do a Thank You Speech, there are plenty of wrong ways! Thanking a Speaker is one of the important roles or duties of the Master of Ceremonies, although at some […] Read More

3 Step Guide to Writing a Great Master of Ceremony Opening Speech Over the last 20 years I’ve had to write an Opening Speech for hundreds of large events where I have been engaged as the MC. Some have been relatively easy, while others have required many hours of effort and thought. Rather than reinvent […] Read More

What is the Role of the Wedding MC? Have you been asked to be the Wedding MC at a friend or family members Wedding and you would like a quick start guide? Or perhaps you would like to start acting as MC at other peoples Weddings and get paid for it! This Quick Start – […] Read More

What is the role of an MC? While it is a bit of a “how long is a piece of string” type question, in this article we outline most of the major duties of an MC and provide hints and tips to accomplish each successfully. I’ll mostly use the term MC in this piece, rather […] Read More

Is it possible to eliminate Stage Fright altogether? I’m not sure. Even after 50 years of performing onstage I still get nervous! My performing career has taken me from Acting, Cabaret and Stand Up Comedy, through Magic and Illusion Shows to Professional Speaking and now mainly Corporate MC work. I tried to work out approximately […] Read More

What should an MC wear? What is good Master of Ceremony Attire? It is a great question and there are probably just as many answers as there are MC’s. We all develop our own style that hopefully reflects our personality. But I think it can boil down to this … Rule Number One of Master […] Read More

Dale Carnegie’s sage advice … “Remember, that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language” … has been trotted out by sales, networking and influence trainers for the last 80 years since his book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” was first published. And what great […] Read More

Panel discussions are a feature of many Conference and Convention agendas and it’s often the role of the MC to moderate or facilitate the discussion. Here are some tips –   # Remember, “it’s not about you!”  Your role is to  encourage the free flowing discussion, but also keeping it on track and importantly on […] Read More