Master of Ceremonies
As a Distinguished Toastmaster Gant has been training as an MC for years. He’s MC’d events across the world with thousands of participants, and handled everything from missing speakers to technical difficulties.
As an MC he often leads technical panels, conferences, and speaker’s dinners.
Being an MC is about the speakers and the audience, not about me. It’s my job to make sure that connection is clear and friendly. An MC wakes up early, and goes to bed late with little to no recognition, and because of that, I’m pretty picky on which events I’m willing to MC.
The Virtual MC
The prospect of a virtual MC is relatively new with the uptick of Virtual Conferences. It requires that our MC have technical skills and hardware to match their in-person banter.
I have a professional sound and lighting setup with a powerful graphics card and software. While the quality of my past Virtual MC gigs were mitigated by conference compression, my output quality is extremely high.
I work daily in Zoom and I’m familiar with shortcuts/configurations needed to manage a large crowd.