Emcee – 47 Places you can get work as an Emcee or Master of Ceremony!
When most people think of where they can get work as an Emcee or Master of Ceremony, they immediately say, as a Corporate Events Emcee or as a Wedding Emcee. And yes, these are both great markets to work in, but they are not the only places!
If I think of all of my professional colleagues that I know personally, I think most of them have developed one or two niche Emcee markets that they dominate. This allows them to be “front of mind” when any client in that area is looking for an Emcee. As I’ve said previously, you can always bet that a client is going to book a specialist Emcee over a generalist Emcee.
We have assembled here a huge list of exciting Emcee niches that are ripe for exploring. While many of these are very well paid assignments, some of these clients will cry poor and claim they have no budget for the Emcee. We have often written about the “value” of doing unpaid assignments, so I will leave it up to you and each individual case. The argument is of course, you gain experience, you are getting your name out there, you raise your profile and you can obtain testimonials. The opposite argument is – the only thing you get by doing a non paying gig as the Emcee, is other offers of non paying Emcee gigs.
Now, a few of my ExpertMC subscribers are going to be a bit annoyed that I mentioned some of these market areas! There are a few here that are a bit “under the radar,” that don’t get talked about very much, yet are highly lucrative Emcee assignments.
In some cases I’ve clumped a couple of different niches together and the order is a bit of a jumble, so don’t just skim through the titles. There are also a few Emcee Ideas & Notes notes on each, including why you should possibly think about working there and other possibilities that might come from doing so.
I have not personally worked in all of these niches, but I know from personal experience that all of them they do require or sometimes use, outside Expert MC’s just like you! If I’ve missed any, please let me know via the comments section and I’ll expand this resource in the future.
Emcee Marketing – Action Steps.
So the next bit is up to you. Grab a sheet of paper and as you read through the list make a note of any ideas that come to you. For instance – do you know anyone who works in that particular industry? Is a particular venue close to you? Are any big stores / malls getting built near you. Do you have a local paper, bulletin board or internet forum where you can keep an eye out for certain events.
Often by the time you read about an event they may already have their Emcee in place, but make a note in your Marketing Diary and if the event is an annual thing, approach them in 6 months. Or go to the event and watch the Emcee at work.