Category: Barbershopping

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Emceeing: a Barbershop St. Patrick’s Day script

Welcome! Here is another Barbershop presentation script–for those eager to read Barbershop presentation scripts. Enjoy! I’m Gordon Burgett, blogmaster of my own blog, which you are now reading. 90% of the posts here refer to writing, editing, publishing, speaking, and related commentary about selling one’s ideas and information. The other 10% discuss emceeing, which is […]

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 in Barbershopping, blog, emceeing, Gordon Burgett, introductions, MC, MCing, party, public speaking, speaking | Comments Off on Emceeing: a Barbershop St. Patrick’s Day script

Emceeing: another modest example, from 7/5/15

(I was asked by a group of performers/students for some sample emceeing scripts four years ago, so here is my occasional response. This time I was asked by our Barber Shop interim director, Paul, if I’d do the emceeing for the Marin County Fair, in San Rafael, about 20 miles north of San Francisco. But […]

Monday July 6th, 2015 in articles, Barbershopping, emceeing, party, party giving, public speaking, speaking | Comments Off on Emceeing: another modest example, from 7/5/15

Emceeing: full sample script, 7/4/2014

Since we’ve received many requests for completed Barbershop scripts, as formats or models for similar club or organization presentations, here is the July 4, 2014, program at the Marin County (California) Fair. (The live rendition is on You Tube, though the sound capture is fairly poor, being an outside show [in a tent] and surrounded […]

Monday July 7th, 2014 in articles, Barbershopping, emceeing, keynoting, MC, Seminaring, speaking | Comments Off on Emceeing: full sample script, 7/4/2014

Emceeing: 7/5/13 script, Barbershoppers at Marin County (CA) Fair

(1) Happy Birthday! Yesterday was our country’s birthday, and today we want to help you celebrate it by singing some festive songs the barbershop way! We are the Marin Golden Gate Barbershoppers—and I’m Gordon Burgett. How many of you folks are from other countries or other states? Raise your hand, then shout it out. Great! […]

Thursday July 11th, 2013 in articles, Barbershopping, emceeing, public speaking, speaking | Comments Off on Emceeing: 7/5/13 script, Barbershoppers at Marin County (CA) Fair

Emceeing: the thinking behind writing the 11/4 two-hour show script

On 11/4/12 the Golden Gate Marin County Barbershoppers performed the two-hour show called “Barbershopping from Coast to Coast” at the Civic Center in San Rafael. (See the actual script on the blog mentioned below.) I wrote and emceed that show, so let me share the thinking that went behind its preparation and editing. —– First, […]

Friday December 28th, 2012 in articles, Barbershopping, editing, emceeing, public speaking, writing | Comments Off on Emceeing: the thinking behind writing the 11/4 two-hour show script

Emceeing: a full script for a two-hour show

This is the final version of a full two-hour show called “Barbershopping from Coast to Coast” and performed at the Civic Center in San Rafael on 11/4/12. I was the author of the script (with lots of help from the Golden Gate Marin County Barbershoppers) and I did the emceeing (as master of ceremonies). —– […]

Monday November 5th, 2012 in articles, Barbershopping, emceeing | 9 Comments »

Emceeing: how to write a script that works!

If you’re comfortable with your topic and audience and you enjoy speaking in public, there are just a few bases you must touch to hear a volley of “great job’s” later on. If you’re not, you may have to tape your script to your glasses and vary nary a whit from its message. Let’s assume […]

Thursday July 5th, 2012 in articles, Barbershopping, editing, public speaking, speaking | Comments Off on Emceeing: how to write a script that works!

Final Act in “One Way to Write a Script for Your Club or Singing Group”

Many of the readers of my blog “One Way to Write a Script for Your Club or Singing Group” (posted about a week back) have asked how the show went, so here’s a quick post-show report. The show was performed at 2 p.m. sharp this past Sunday in the Showcase Theater at the Marin County […]

Tuesday November 8th, 2011 in Barbershopping | Comments Off on Final Act in “One Way to Write a Script for Your Club or Singing Group”