Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tips for Master of Ceremonies

London, UK

Should you be asked to be an MC at someone's wedding. Here, in my opinion, are the most important tips when it comes to the speeches.

1. Ensure you and the various speakers are aware of how and where to hold the microphone. (As part of your preparation, you would have checked all the technical kit)

2. Make sure you understand how to pronounce their name. e.g Derek Sidebottom could be pronounced "sideebottom" with four rather than three syllables. (I kid you not)

3. Never tell jokes and keep your introduction short.

4. Keep close at hand during the speeches but do not be intrusive.

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