A Master of Ceremonies (MC) is the host or compare of an event such as a conference or awards dinner, meeting and other related function. Responsibilities include making the formal opening announcements, introduction of performers, speakers, special guests and any other interaction needed to be made with the audience to efficiently manage the proceedings. Depending on the formality of the event the Master of Ceremonies can inject light humour through comedy or storytelling or poise, professionalism and formality. The job requires a friendly demeanor, lots of preparation and an uncanny ability to adjust as necessary to ensure the success of the event. Overall the Master of Ceremonies makes sure that the program runs as smoothly as possible. A good MC is always in high demand for corporate events and conferences and can be the difference between a successful or disappointing event.