Posts tagged: emceeing

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Little things not to say when you’re emceeing …

There may be a million things not to say when you are in charge of a program or ceremony. Let me share a half-dozen wee comments that, in themselves, aren’t going to get you hooked off the podium, but, done right, they will easily distinguish you as a professional who is comfortable and smooth… For […]

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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 , , , , , | Comments Off on Emceeing: another modest example, from 7/5/15

A paid speech you can book at every association any year…

I call it the “state of the art” speech, but it could have lots of similar names. And if you do it right, the sponsor is very likely to ask (perhaps even beg) you to give it again and again! (You can even build your own empire around it.) An example helps here. Let’s say […]

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 , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Emceeing: full sample script, 7/4/2014

Giving your own very profitable seminars (#6 of 15 )

Let’s see how offering seminars on your own differs from offering seminars with academic sponsorship, where you give up about 40-50% of the gross income paid by attendees in exchange for the school listing your title and description in a catalog, providing a room, and giving very little additional promotion. Nobody else must approve where […]

“How to Set Up and Market Your Own Seminar,” blog #1 of 15

Somewhere about seminar 200 three attendees independently asked me if I could tell them how to set up their own seminar. I was flattered–and surprised that there was nothing in print at that time about the topic, though seminars bloomed in profusion nationwide, on week nights and weekends. So I created a four-hour audio cassette […]

Emceeing: How to introduce a lot of people quickly…

Sometimes, as an MC, you are called upon to introduce a lot of people, most of whom simply must be acknowledged or their name must be mentioned. They may be sitting on the stage behind you, scattered in the audience (best if they sit at or near the front), or both. The dilemma is the […]

Monday October 14th, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Emceeing: How to introduce a lot of people quickly…

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 , , , , , , , , | 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). —– […]