Effective Emcee-ing!


I’ve learnt a great deal during my stints as Emcee over the last couple of months… and here are some insights for anyone who wishes to be an effective emcee or are just starting out emceeing themselves.

Role of the Emcee

As the Emcee, (or Masters of Ceremonies), you are the bridge between the audience and the “Stars”. These are usually the contest participants (if you’re hosting a contest), or the speaker/trainers (if you’re hosting a seminar, workshop or lecture).

You are the star maker, not the star! You are the grease that lubricates the flow of events of the programme. You are not there to hog the limelight, or steal it from the main characters of the night.

The role of the Emcee is to facilitate the event and ensures that programme materializes without a hitch (or minimise those hitches that come up).

Responsibilities of the Emcee – Remember T.I.M

Time – As Emcee, you are the king of the programme. You are the one in charge of the time and sequence of events. You are in CONTROL! You are responsible for ensuring that events start and end on time.

Introducer – Members of the audience may or may not know the speakers/participants as well as you do. Yet, the success of the entire event is very much dependent on them knowing the credentials of the speaker or background of the participants. This background knowledge is crucial in establishing credibility and rapport between the speakers and participants respectively.

Do your job well and the next person who follows will have a much easier time saying their piece. The event will move on smoothly. Otherwise…

Mood Setter – As Emcee, you are the participant’s leader. You have to lead them in applause and appraisal. You are their guide and you’ve to win the crowd over with your enthusiasm! Your enthusiasm is extremely contagious, and if you work it correctly, the audience will follow your cue at reacting and appraising the speaker/participants.

Some things to do as Emcee: 1 A 5Bs

Be Enthusiastic – Your Attitude’s Contagious! Infect the crowd with it!

Be Proactive – As the Programme Controller, you’re IN CHARGE! You’re the bridge between everyone (audience and speaker, speaker and organiser, organiser and timer etc). Know what has to be done and make sure it gets done.

Be Early – Reach the event venue before the first guest arrive so that logistical and technical (ie: microphone tests and the sound system) matters can be ironed out. Also, meet and discuss your concerns (if any) regarding anything that you think needs to be done. Arriving early will also give you time to settle down and observe and analyse the crowd to help you adapt your style later.

Be Professional – Do not eat, drink, or smoke on stage. As the Emcee, you’re part of the face for the event. The audience will not get a chance to see the backroom staff and technical assistants. As mentioned, you are the glue for the event. Maintain the decorum and leave a positive image for everyone to carry home. If you’ve got to eat, drink, or smoke, do it where nobody can see you!

Be Prepared – Know the programme and prepare notes if you must. Memorise the sequence of events if you need. No. It’s best if you memorised it! You’re allowed to hold some cards or the programme sheet or cue cards in your hand. But do not attempt to read from the script which you’ve prepared the night before!

Handling Apologies – Understand that mistakes may (and WILL) occur from time to time. Apologise and move on. Keep your cool and get on the with the programme. There’s no need to freeze or apologise profusely. The audience aren’t there to hear you apologise, they’re there for the programme!

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There you have it!

Some tips and strategies for effective emceeing!

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211 responses to “Effective Emcee-ing!

  1. hey folks…i never regreted the day the browsed this site and ask a help from gary…it was all about my hosting on a certain program…i asked his help about delivering the program well..he sent me his suggestions and i gladly considered them…as a result , the program turned out a great success..thanks again gary…

    am lester siscon from phils.

  2. you’ve got very informative site.. i hope to receive more helpful lines and tips in successful emceeing. thanks and more power.

  3. hi!
    I’ll be emceeing a 3 day seminar-workshop for newly hired teachers. This is my first time to do the assigned task. Could you please help me with some helpful lines in preparing my script?

    Thanks and more power!

  4. hi! this is helpful, I will bo emceeing in a national conference (1st time, hopefully not the last) amd I haven’t done any emceeing in a long while. I hope I could get more on emceeing tips (do’s and dont’s re language, humour and attire). I’m freaking out! Help!

  5. this is mary ann medillo from compostela national high school.I will be emceeing a big affair which is the visit of US Peace Corps volunteer, i would like to ask some help in preparing a rough draft like this one.Hoping for a positive response.

    • hi,

      this is mary ann….i have learned lots of things from your site, could you please give me a script or helpful lines because i will be emceeing a wedding affair.
      THAKS AND MORE POWER!

  6. Hi Mary Ann Medillo its a pleasure to me to see your name on the net…
    I just say thank you for we have the same family name…
    Im Jun Medillo from Mindanao,Phil…but now living in Ulaanbaatar,Mongolia….in between China and Russia.
    I give you my email add: mongol_2006@hotmail.com
    More info. about our family..Pls. feel free to email me.
    I count this a blessing….thanks
    Jun

  7. Hi Gary, this post is awesome! =)

    I’m really inclined to learn to speak well and host events too! Thanks! Hope to learn more from you!!

    Natasha ^.^

  8. Hi! I’ll be hosting/emceeing our Philippine Independence Day celebration 2 weeks from now. I haven’t emceed for a while now and I’d like to ask advices and suggestions or tips from you regarding opening a program . I’d like it to be a lively one as we will be opening the program with a dance number. A rough draft would be very helpful.
    Thank you so much.

  9. hi gary! i hope you can help me in the same manner you’ve helped the others. just need some tips on emceeing 50th bday party of my boss. it’s my first time. it’s just a short program which includes giving of token, an AVP and a live band.

    hope to hear from you! :-)

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  11. We will have our seminar tomorrow and I was chosen to be the emcee. I don’t know what to do! I mean I can speak in front of the people but my problem is I do not know how to open the seminar, to inject humor..etc… I think I’m gonna die.

  12. Hi Jehan,

    one full-proof way you can use to open the seminar is to talk about the significance of the event and what it can do for the audience.

    The key of an emcee is to facilitate a programme – that means introducing the seminar, it’s components and the speakers who will be speaking.

    Be positive and seek to elevate/heighten each segment by explaining the significance of each segment. Having ample background information helps!

    That said, remember this: your PRIMARY objective’s to facilitate. Humour is an advanced tool’s that good to have.

    Let’s work on the fundamentals considering the short time you’ve got to prepare.

    All the best!

    Gary

  13. hi I’m ralph
    you really help me. This page help about our incoming seminar of being a good emcee, your page really helps tnx :D

  14. hello!
    Im maria from cebu. this site is so cool. to the creator of this site, would you please please please send me samples of the format for an event an/or samples of what’s usually written sa cue cards. kudos!!!!!!

  15. hi gary
    tnx for ur tips, this site really helps/encourage me to do my first to emcee a seminar. dont have any idea how to start doing emcee. hope as others you could assist me for nice lines and tips for my script, thanks so much in advance.

  16. hello. i need your help. can you give me a special tips on emceeing a pageant.is that rigth to put some jokes on it bec its a school affair?pls repz as soon as possible.godbless you

  17. hi!

    i got the best clue from u..”saludo!”

    but, can u give me an example of a script to be used on literary musical contest?…’am gonna be the emcee in our town this oct. 3…help me please…thanks a lot.

    God bless you…

    Kindly send it on my mail…thank you again.

  18. good afternoon, sir! i’m farida from philippines. i would be emceeing in our upcoming national seminar which has the theme “soar high: boost your best asset in pursuing a career”

    can you help me, sir? you know, providing a draft regarding this please. thank you so much!

  19. thank you very much, really for this site that i have found… the tips had helped me so much… i made to think before hosting a program that i have to follow those suggested tips to make the program successful…and, i was too glad….many people were impressed of it….thank you very much…God bless and more power!

    mericel, from iloilo, philippines

  20. thank you very much for the tips!..

    i will be emceeing on wednesday ,.NUrses Week
    could you please send me samples of the format or a draft on how to conduct such program,..thank you very much….

  21. hi, I’ll be emceeing this coming friday and i’m a bit worried on how to do it since it will be my first time to host a program… i’m scared i might forget some words or worse thing is i might experience stage fright… please give me some tips on what are the most commonly used words in emceeing… i’ll be hosting an upcoming retirement program of our school principal… HELP!

  22. Hi Gary,
    It is a great pleasure to found your really informative website. I have tried to search for such website, but I found out yours is more helpful and make sense.

    2 more days, I will be the chairperson to a seminar, and this is my first time. It would be a great help if I can get a sample or draft for the event. thank you v much.

    siti, my

  23. Dear Sir Gary…

    hi! i’m Knoll from tagum city.. i will be hosting our convocation program on November 24, 2008… can you please enlighten or give me some format on a proper hosting of a program for all government officials and employees of davao del norte..thanks..

  24. Hello Gary,

    I am thankful that I have found an informative site. I have some ideas on the basic tips on how to maintain composure infront of the audience.

    If you can extend your help, please send me a sample of script of an emcee during formal program during the burning of evidence activity with the presence of judges and law enforcers(How to introduce the guests,the purpose of the activity, thank the guests,etc). The event will be scheduled two days from now.

    I hope I can count on you.

    Looking forward,
    Gail

  25. Hi!This is a nice website. I usually work as an emcee for Christmas and New Year’s Party in hotels here in Phuket Thailand. The tips here are very informative.Thanks.

  26. hi gary.., im a newbie in the world of emceeing..my friends and i just built a team for events coordination. we coordinate kiddie parties, debuts, weddings and other events w/c includes hosting services. last year i have been chosen to be an emcee for friend’s wedding and i got kudos afterwards. but i know there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. i want to be a better emcee… a lively and bubbly emcee!..esp for wedding receptions. our first client booked our team to coordinate her wedding and chose our package with me as the emcee this may 24,2009.. i hope u can give me tips or a sample script that i can use as a guideline..appreciate it a lot!!!! thanks so much.

    —CHERRIE

  27. Hi,

    Would appreciate to get some tips on emceeing for golf tournament to be attended by VIPs. What are the words to be used, to be avoided, jokes to be shared as I am not a golfer but requested to be an emcee.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards
    Mathilda

  28. helpful tips. i will be doing an emcee job this coming saturday for the induction of officers.

    can u send some samples or a flow of how i will start on it.

    Thank you

  29. hi gary! i had a great time reading this site. i gives me motivation and learned so much from it.

    i’m going to host a research presentation next week in our hospital, can i request a sample script or advice particularly in the introducing our speaker in the welcoming remarks, announcement and awarding of the winners and for the closing remarks?

    i strongly believe in ur capability and it is my fervent hope that u can help me on this.

    thanks so much!

    ian

  30. Hi! Thanks for the tip. It would really help in our next team building.

    Do you offer a workshop on this?

  31. Hi Gary,
    I read several of your posts, and they really make me appreciate the opportunity to speak in front of audiences. It’s a privilege rather than something to be scared of. However, off course the fear of public speaking does not that easily go away. No perfect, but we can make progress.
    Cheers

  32. Gary,
    Thank you so much for sharing this site. Its very helpful. Im one of those people who have stage fright but im force to emcee as it is part of my job. and your site greatly help me. i hope you can post sample words transition. I often say “now to give us an inspirational message….or..and now for the intermission” i notice the audience get bored with my “nows”. i hope you can email me some of your transition words or perhaps a sample of your script as my guide.
    Thank you in advance.
    More Power!

    remia

  33. Gary,
    Thank you so much for sharing this site. Its very helpful. Im one of those people who have stage fright but im force to emcee as it is part of my job. and your site greatly help me. i hope you can post sample words transition. I often say “now to give us an inspirational message….or..and now for the intermission” i notice the audience get bored with my “nows”. i hope you can email me some of your transition words or perhaps a sample of your script as my guide.
    Thank you in advance.
    More Power!

    remia

  34. hi!i am hoping you will help me, i will be an emcee of a one day seminar about family medicine and my participants are health care professionals . hope you can send me a sample draft.
    thank you so much!

  35. Hi Gary

    I am so delighted to have found your website. I would be the emcee of a scientific seminar, where scientists gather to present their research findings. This is my maiden attempt and I am concerned about the appropriate choice of words for my script; would certainly appreciate if you could send me a sample of your script for an event like this. :)

  36. hello….thank you very much for the tips but can you please give lines on how to start the program i will be hosting cultural competition in our school pls give me some lines and adlib lines

  37. heloo. i will be an emcee on a beauty pageant in an intramurals. hope you can send me a sample draft. thank you so much

  38. hllo.tomorow il be an emcee for our brgay festival. i read some tips here and it reralyy help me.thnx..hope to read some helpful tips..

    • i’m so thankful that i found your site…i am having problem at this moment since tomorow i will be emceeing the opening program of our sports fest pls help me,,,i badly needed it i dont know how to start writing my script, it is my first time and i feel very nervous’ the program will start with a parade headed by the drum and xylo followed by the students from 1st yr to 4th yr and finally the cheers and yells competition..plsss help me asap=>

  39. Hi Gary,

    I have to prepare a script for our company product briefing. Can you help me to write a better script for this event. Thank you on your information.

  40. October 4,2009
    Good evening Sir Gary!
    You have a great website. I found it very helpful. Could you please send me a detailed emcee script for a public speaking contest for school? I ran out of nice and colorful descriptive words on how to start and end the program.The program goes like this : opening prayer,conducting the national anthem,introducing our principal in the welcoming remarks,presenting the contestants/ speakers,introducing the judges,intermission number (dance and song),announcing and awarding of winners and for the closing remarks.l’ll be emceeing this coming Friday.Thank you so much sir! God Bless You and your family!

    • Hi Mr. Gary i’ll be emceeing the search for our Mr. and Ms. Intramural 2012 and this is my first time to hold such event. And basing the comments from this link I had learn many things about emceeing.
      I really need your help Sir.. can i ask some of your techniques in terms of hosting? or some strategy to make the event a successful one or not to have a dead air while emceeing? because i found it quiet difficult on how to make the event a very entertaining that will leave a history and so that the audience will still remember about the program or an unforgettable one either.

  41. hi,there! I think i really need your help. i’ll be hosting an event regarding our foundation day, could you please send me a samples of script on how to start the program. honestly speaking im really clueless when it comes to emceeing. i really have no background about it. and if God permits this will be my first ever doing the said task. i hope you could help regarding this.

    thanks and Godbless!

    • gud pm I’m esther..i’ll be hosting a high school beauty pageant next week… wud u mind sending me a sample of script for emceeing the pageant…thanks

  42. UHMM, I NEED UR HELP GUYZ, I’LL BE HOSTING AN EVENT REGARDING THE SCIENCE FAIR 2009, MAY I ASK SAMPLE OF SCRIPT PLEASE.. THIS WILL BE MY FIRST HOSTING FOR A BIGGEST EVENT IN THE PHILIPPINES. =)

  43. Hello Gary. Maybe you could be so kind to send me an example of the script. Like when to start if of and introducing the speakers. But before I could introduce the speaker, I would be calling upon the Minister to deliver his speech. Its kind like so protocol and I have less than a week to be prepared.

  44. Gary,
    Thank you so much for sharing this site. Its very helpful. Im one of those people who have stage fright but im force to emcee as it is part of my job. and your site greatly help me. i hope you can post sample words transition. I often say “now to give us an inspirational message….or..and now for the intermission” i notice the audience get bored with my “nows”. i hope you can email me a sample of your script as my guide for the incoming united nation celebrations.
    Thank you in advance.
    More Power!
    nem

  45. hi, there! need your help. please help me.. il be an emcee for the retirement honors pls send me lines or sample script…. thanks

    • Hi Gary,

      I will be emceeing a Safety Seminar this Friday. I am still not confident enough, especially where do I pause and change the tone and so on. I really need help.

      Pls assist me with the welcoming of audience script and some words that can helpful to make the event a success. Also introducing the guest speaker and giving away of prizes at the end of the Campaign.

  46. hi gary!
    my God! my boss assigned me to emcee d 4th quarter regional director’s conference on the 17 of nov. 2009 of our agency. my greatest problem now is – this will be my first time to be doing this thing and i’m kinda nervous about the idea. in short, im nervous because i don’t know what to do? i just don’t have any idea how to do it. i prayed so hard that my search in the e-net wont fail me. . . so it did! i just found your site. . . . . pls Gary help me? kindly email me tips and dialogues on how to go about the process of emceeing a conference?

  47. Hello! Have a nice day! Thank you so much for sharing this worthwhile information.It’s so nice and a great help. Hope to read more informative and enriching tips from you. God bless you and more power.

  48. Hello! Have a nice day! Thank you so much for sharing this worthwhile information.It’s so nice and a great help. Hope to read more informative and enriching tips from you. God bless you and more power.

    Gemma

  49. hi!

    This will be my first time to be an emcee. In 3 days time I will be one of the emcees in a thanksgiving party of our outgoing judge who has recently been appointed as associate justice. i still don’t know how i would compose myself before the audience. please give me sample of words and phrases that emcees usually would or might say….like expressions!

    MC

  50. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing info. I am going to be a MC in the Supplier Forum & it is the first time I do this job. Appreciate your help to send me samples related to the forum or a flow of how I will start on it.

    Thanks

  51. Hi gary! Hope you could help me.. Can you send me some sample scripts in introducing speakers for their welcome address, inspirational message, etc for a seminar workshop? I am anticipating for your positive response.. Thank you so much.

    faye

  52. Hi Gary,
    I am asked to emcee the company annual day which is to be held in a week I am baddly in need of your help/sugesstions and comments
    The cronology of events is given to me and i am left to decied how to take over.The programm include Lighting the lamp as a part of INDIAN Culture ,the adress to the stff by CEO & CMD. followed by cultural events and end with lunch and few games post lunch.
    Please help me with a script that help me start with a punch and leave a lasting impression on audience.

    Prashanth
    .

  53. hi gary! this site is very helpful…all the tips you have given are all good. I am going to host a debut this december ..is it possible to ask a sample script or program from you? i have no clue on what to do…please help me.. thanks in advance..more power & godspeed!

    Dian Lee

  54. it’s very nice…
    i will be d MC ds coming x-mas party on dec.19..,i dont have any idea.of.what would b my talk….plz..help me..send me a line plz…n my email…

  55. wow..it helped me a lot. thanks for such pointers. i’ll be hosting a christmas party in our office this sunday, can i ask for sample lines specially the introduction, transitions,and for the games portion. Im not used to host a christmas party..first time to have this task.

  56. Hi!
    I really appreciate your advice.
    Could you please do me a favor,to please send me a copy sample of script for emceeing a big event program.
    Thank you in advance..

  57. hi, its very informative. i will handling an emcee for the xmas party of our company could you send me my script or lines on this event. thank you! as soon as possible.

  58. Hello,i have read all of the comments that they have for your site and it seems you are really helpful..hope you can help me,I’ll be hosting on our christmas party this coming thursday (December 17,2009),there will be games intermissions and Guest that might be included.can you send some good sample of this kind of occassion,It will be my first time to host.Hope you can help me,please kindly send it to my email address.
    Thanks and have a good one!

  59. hello i’ll be hosting a christmas party this dec.19 2009..pls send me sample lines/ scripts pls…..pls..in my email….thank u very much…ot is much appreciated….

  60. Hello Gary,

    I found your site very helpful, but can i ask some favor too… on making some closing remarks in the kids and parents christmas party……

    I hope you could help me regarding this matter.
    Thank you very much…….God Bless!!!! More power!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!

  61. Hi Gary,

    I am tasked to host a christmas party for a company that my aunt works in. They have about 150 guests! I am freaked out! It would really calm me alot if you can send me samples of your script. I’d like it to be really fun since its a bash for the holidays. please email me at wishlist@consultant.com

    Hope I receive it just in time for tomorrow’s event! Thank you so much in advance! You inspire me! :)

  62. Hello, I will be the emcee for a robotics competition event called FirstLegoLeague, with participants aged btw 9 to abt 16. Throughout the competition, Im supposed to mingle with the crowd, get them involved and excited about the whole event. The setting would be a very fun and lively one. I would be doing it with a female partner =)
    Any tips on that? Such as for intro, during the phase of the competition, and perhaps towards the ending where most likely there will be awards ceremony and stuff. =D
    Would appreciate if you could give some pointers =)

  63. Hi Gary,

    wow at last I found u, please send me some sample I will hosting our flag raising if the LGU and its going to be the first flag raising of the year, year of the tiger.

    Please help.

    Kay

  64. hi! gary im ruth antonette.. i’m really thankful that i’ve found this site.. can you help me in doing my script in emceeing in our seminar? it’s all about integrated management in childhood illnesses..im a little bit of nervous. i don’t know how to start it. it’s my very first time in my entire life to do a hosting.. please help me..thank’s in advance..
    god bless U!…:-)

  65. hello? your site is very helpful esp. for me.

    i will be an emcee for our js prom can u pls give me some dialogues or some speech ?
    i really need it

  66. Hi Gary! Thank you so much for everything. The tips and sample lines you gave were such a great help when I did my first emceeing job. They might have noticed that I did well even when i was just a beginner because they are now inviting me to do another emceeing for a whole day seminar workshop about The Psychology of Power and Empowerment. If it is not too much to ask, could you please help me how to write or prepare a script? ……especially with more useful lines. Thank you and God bless all your endeavors!

  67. Thai medical students are holding International medical student’s meeting. On tomorrow night, there is a party in a pub. I’ll be an emcee during national show then leads them to dance. Could you please send me some script that leads them in applause and appraisal and also some sentences that make them drink ‘n have fun, make them pay attention at me? How to make jokes or comment on the previous country’s show? Should I make jokes and talk to another MC while we’re on stage? This is my very first time being an MC and it’s very difficult cuz I’m not a native English speaker and i’m a shy girl. please answer as soon as possible to my email

  68. hello! I’m king from Iloilo.. I’ve read the comments of those people who are asking tips from you.. maybe you can help me too…By the way I will be emceeing a grand case presentation about a diease process this coming wednsday on march 17,.. My problem is on how to present our case. Coz we do have a boring topic to present.. Hope you could help me. Can you please give me some sort of sample lines that i cud use for the presentation. Thanks in advance..

  69. can I request for a sample script from you? I will be the emcee during our Annual General Assembly on April 24, 2010. Please help me…..

  70. Hi Gary, Im hachi and I really really your help, I’ll be hosting my grandsmas 100th Bday this coming May and I don’t really know what to say.. is it okay to ask for a sample script or helpful lines from you? I dont have any clue what to say or do. Please help me..
    You can contact on my email

    Thank you so much.
    Hachi

  71. Please how can a win the crowd in a weeding reception, i ve been an emcee for 4 years now and i still feel i need to work on myself, plz help me with some tips and words that can enthize the crowd, i ve to utilize suggestion on this weekend’s event i’m to emcee on sunday 11th april, 2010. plz treat as urgent and thanks once again for the website.

  72. Hi sir gary,,

    I just want to ask for some few “lines” that I can be used in hosting a graduation ball..
    In the programme, video presentations for the soon graduates are to be presented..
    It is my first to do such hosting so I hope you could help me have an idea on how to introduce the said event and the graduates as well.

    thank you so much.

    just send your ideas in my e-mail add.

  73. hi gary!

    this is gee.. this site is very helpful.. this end of the month of april. i’ll be handling a graduation rites in our college, can you send me a sample script in emceeing the commencement exercise? this is my email address geemarierosal@yahoo.com.. thank you so much!

  74. this site is very useful. we are going to have this toastmasters meeting and i will be the incharge emcee hope you could help sample script on how to start and run the program.tks

  75. hi, i will be emceeing our monday flag raising program tomorrow..please send some sample lines. thanks so much

  76. hi there, i am going to host a pageant on friday. i need to know or at least gimme idea on how to start or any lines to deliver. the title for my event of friday is “search for hot mama” from a private company.

  77. Hi there gary!

    Your guide is enriching and useful but my problem is in preparing the script. I will be emceeing for my company in a full day seminar with 4 speakers scheduled to take the stage with 2 tea breaks and a lunch in between. The seminar is on Green Technology.

    Would really appreciate if you can help me out with a sample of script or advice particularly in in the welcoming remarks, introducing the speakers, going for tea breaks and lunch as well as for the closing remarks?

    Am really looking for your help as I do strongly believe you are the expert on this.

  78. great tips!

    it would surely help me on my hosting gig this coming saturday.

    kudos to you, sir!

  79. Hi Gary,

    I am tasked to be the emcee for a staff conference for the very first time of my life, in a newly joined company which I just joined 1 weeks ago. They have about 80 staffs will be there and I’m very nervous. It would really calm me alot if you can send me samples of your script for reference to a beginner to be an emcee. Appreciate that if you can email me at quque7@hotmail.com.

  80. Hi, there! On June 30, 2010 that is Wednesday, I will be emceeing the inauguration of our town’s re-elected and newly elected local officials. It’s my first time to be the emcee of a formal occasion and find difficulty on what will be the script. Can you give me samples so that I can prepare my script two days before the inauguration? I don’t know what will I say, how will I introduce and what will I say at the start and closing the program. Please send me sample or draft. Thanks. I’ll appreciate if you can send me a sample this June 27, 2010.

  81. Hi, there! On June 30, 2010 that is Wednesday, I will be emceeing the inauguration of our town’s re-elected and newly elected local officials. It’s my first time to be the emcee of a formal occasion and find difficulty on what will be the script. Can you give me samples so that I can prepare my script two days before the inauguration? I don’t know what will I say, how will I introduce and what will I say at the start and closing the program. Please send me sample or draft. Thanks. I’ll appreciate if you can send me a sample this June 27, 2010.

  82. hello gary,
    this coming 23rd of july, our new deped secretary will visit our district and i’ll be the emcee. i just want to ask for a help, could you please send me good lines for an introduction to the secretary. tnk u and may god bless you

  83. Hello there,

    I’m a masters students in the National University of Malaysia.. I’ve been appointed as the emcee for a national seminar on education. This is my first time being an emcee for such a big event.. I’d be grateful if you could give me a sample script and some helpful lines.. We have a lot of VVIPs and VIPs attending the seminar and i’m freaking out.. I hope you could help me do a great job.. Thanks a lot..

  84. hi gary

    i ll be hosting a school event, TALENTIME, thid monday 26 july. could u pls help me with interesting lines that i can use during the event? how do i start my lines? n how is the nicest way to call upon each of the participant? pls help me. i m scared. ;(

    • Hi Joezer,

      I’m really happy to know that you find this site helpful! Just a small suggestion, instead of seeing it as forced, how about seeing it as blessed? That you are blessed with the opportunity to share, and make events successful. That you are given the chance to change things for the better.

      Empowering thoughts help you perform better. It’s all in the mind, and the perspective you take! =)

  85. This is very helpful!! Well Hi Gary! I’m Adrian College Student from Phil. well also I have the same problem like the others I don’t have a clue and never experienced emcee-ing an event. I’m going to host the acquaintance party of our school but im little worried that i may end up crushed. any tips there for beginners like me?? i hope this is site is still active. well Thanks in Advance Gary!

  86. wow! very informative site…Mr. Gary I’ll be emceeing a beauty pageant and it’s my first time…please help! I would appreciate if you could send me sample script and some motivating lines to deliver…thanks a lot sir.

  87. gud pm ..i’ll be hosting a college beauty pageant next week… wud u mind sending me a sample of script and program for emceeing the pageant…thank you sooo much…

  88. it’s nice….
    i need a sample script in hosting a pageant and a concert ….i hope you can send me one..thanks it would be a great help

  89. when you’re an emcee, is it a must to introduce yourself? if yes, when is this best to do and how do you do it? thanks!

    • Hi Beth,

      the best time is usually at the start, when the audience is getting warmed up and when you’re the first person they’ll be seeing representing (and facilitating) the programme.

      A simple introduction of your name and “I’ll be your host for this morning/”name of event” will do.

      I hope this helps!

  90. hi, ‘ll be hosting an orientation on business process outsourcing for graduating college students. could you help me out with some lines? i dont want it to bet oo formal and boring but we have very important people attending the event..help!

  91. Hi Gary! I am in a bind. I have been asked to emcee the Teacher Convocation…..but I do not like to speak in front of large crowds! There will be about 20 schools in there. I am very nervous. Please help.

    • Hi Tina,

      you mention that you don’t like speaking in front of a large crowd. How about small crowds then?

      Just imagine the audience as being represented by a few groups of people and speak to them like you would normally to new people.

      Also, like speaking to any other groups of people, the basic thing is that they’re just there to hear what you have to say (it’s not about you – but your content)!

      So, for starters, here’s what I recommend that you can do:

      Introductions
      1) Welcome Them
      2) Tell them what they are there for
      3) Simply share why is it important for them to be there/listen/participate etc
      4) Introduce the next speaker/item and;
      5) Between each item, commend the previous item/speaker and repeat step (4)

      Conclusions
      1) At the end of the entire event, do a quick summary of important highlights
      2) Appreciate the Audience
      3) Wish them well and bid them farewell.

      All the Best for Event!

      Regards

      Gary

  92. Hey. I’ll be hosting a major examination seminar next week and it’ll be my first time. So I’m pretty nervous bout it. Can you please send me a sample script or something like that? Thanks. God bless. :)

  93. hi im anne..can u please give me a sample script,,il be hosting for our seminar..usg team building and leadership training for mayors and club presidents…hope u can help me…thank you..

  94. Hi mr. gary..
    good day..im appointed to be the emcee for the upcoming thanksgiving .this is my first time really dont know what to do..dont have any idea about it..can i ask some adviced how to be effective emcee.i dont what the audience to get bored.just wondering on how to get their attention …

    thanks so much..
    God bless you…

    • Hi Jing,

      For starters, do some research on the background of the programme and items that you’ll be introducing.

      Be positive – where possible, just share to emphasis the positive aspects of the item you’re introducing. Be careful not to hog the limelight because the emcees are not the stars of the show!

      Don’t worry about boring the audience – just look out for ways to have fun yourself. The audience get their cues from the emcee – the leader on stage – and they can’t have fun if you are not!

      All the best!

  95. hi, i am going to host a biological seminar. kindly email me some examples for introducing a speaker, when the speaker is phd student and my also my coleague.
    thank you

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  97. Good morning Sir! I’m jasz from Leyte, i’ll be emceeing the search for our Miss Intramural and this is my first time to hold such event. And basing the comments from this link I had learn many things about emceeing.

    I need your help Sir. Can you please send me a sample script about a beauty pageant.

    I really hope that you will help me Sir.

    Thanks

  98. hi gary

    read your emcee tips and it will be wonderful to put them to use.
    I’m going to be the emcee for a conference for 100 delegates and they are from all over the world.
    my 1st time emceeing and wondering if you have a sample script i can refer to so i cover all the grounds, thank them for coming, introduce and importantly, get their attention!

    thanks
    n

  99. Hi,
    I came across your website, thank god. I need assistance on preparing a script for a healthcare seminar. I will be introducing physicians with long biographies and this is my first time. Could you please email me a sample script/lines to ensure I will have a successful evening at the seminar. Thank you.

  100. hi… really apreciate ur idea of coming up this kind of website.this is such a big help for those who are in the field of hosting/emceeing…can u please send me a sample of emceeing script for school beauty pageant..thanx a lot …

  101. hi… really apreciate ur idea of coming up wiht this kind of website..this helps a lot to those who are in the fiel of hosting/emceeing.. can u please send me a sample of emceeing script for school beauty pageant…thank u very much..

  102. Hi Gary,
    I will be assigned to host the program for the High School Science Camp activity next week. I want it to become successful. Could you suggest me few scripts or lines for my hosting? thanks a lot!

  103. Hi.
    I am looking for a sample script about hosting Mr. and Ms. Sports Fest and i came across your website. I hope you can email me a sample script coz’ this will be my firs time… thn.

  104. hi i’m asked to be an MC on our upcoming user conference, the problem is i’d never done emceeing before. could you please email me a sample line or a scrip to help do the right thing on that event. Thank you

    PS. the programme is not yet done but the event is soon to happen.

  105. hi sir,

    Il be emceeing a two day seminar for librarians. Right now I am about to prepare my script. This is my first time and I don’t know where and how to start. May I ask for your help?

    Thanks in advance.

  106. hi… i like your website… I love it… Can i ask a favor? i will be hosting tom. Science Month. Please give me a script.. And please send through my email. Thank you very much…

  107. hi..i’ll be hosting a program on singing contest this friday..pls send me sample lines to my e-mail..tanx.. =)

  108. Pls. help me with my emcee role for Sunday’s Event ring Hop and hooding ceremony.

    Here’s the draft program

    1. Grand Entrance of Parents, Graduates, Dean & Faculty

    2. Inovcation, singing of national anthem

    3. Words of Wisdom

    4. Ringhop Ceremony

    5. Presentation/Surprise Number

    6. Tribute to teachers

    7. tribute to parents

    8. response from parents

    9. surprise number

    10. Acknowledgement of Special Awards

    11. Closing

  109. Hello I need your help for saturdays event.. i will be the emcee of the ringhop and hooding ceremony. pls help me.. here’s the program//

    1. Grand entrance of parents, teachers, dean and graduates

    2. invocation,phil.naitonal anthem

    3. welcome address

    4. Inspirational talk

    Ring hop ceremony

    6. Dance Number

    7. Processional of candidates for graduation

    8. Hooding ceremony

    9. tribute to mentors

    10. tribute to parents

    11. response from parents

    12. Acknowledgement of Special awards

    class song

    closing remarks..

    please help me..

  110. hi,,i’m going to emcee for a pre-service seminar for teachers, could you please send me some sample lines that i could use..thank you,,your website is indeed a very helpful tool for those who wanted to be successful emcees.

  111. hi, i will hosting for a United nations Day in a pre-school. my audience is obviously small children but it gives me jitters thinking that parents will be attending too. can you please give an example of intro that will lift up the crowd or maybe good adjectives that best describes the event. thank you so much!

  112. Hi Gary.I’m so surprised to see your page that had helped so many people.
    May I ask for a sample script from you as well? I hope I may host a official ceremony very well in the coming December ;) thanks

  113. Hi…good day!
    Just like the other emails you’ve got I really have a problem on emceeing. I will be emceeing our SCHOOL IN-SERVICE TRAINING tomorrow….can u please send me a sample of script..thank you very much. The following are the parts of the program: prayer, salute to the flag, attendance check, welcome message, intermission number, inspirational message and the conference proper. Hope you can help me as soon as possible.
    Gob bless you and more power….

  114. Hi there! I came across your website while looking for helpful tips on how to be an affective MC. In two weeks time, I’ll be emceeing a big event on my school where i”m currently working. It’s an open house with various audience to show off what our school is capable of and actually it’s prime purpose is marketing so I wouldn’t want to make a big mistake on it or else I’ll be in trouble! Basically, it’s a day program with lot’s of contest from sports competitions to cooking, also drawing, coloring and other stuff. Also, there will be bazaars and we’ve got to be moving around the area. It’s some kind of a fiesta. This will be one of the biggest events I’d be hosting and I don’t really have that much experience with hosting. Really, when in front of a lot of people, I still feel like I’m shaking and I’m not confident enough. I don’t know why my boss picked me to be the MC for such big event and it’s just been a while that I’ve worked here. I know by preparing, it can lessen my worries. I hope u could help me with this. Looking forward to receiving a reply from u. thanks a lot!

  115. good morning.. ill be emceeing a seminar on our school.. can you please send me a sample of a script which i can use? thank you so much.. :)

  116. hello gary..i found your website so useful especially like me-a newbie in hosting…
    our school will be having our JS prom, and i was tasked to be the host..can you help me?
    can you send me a sample script for the program through my email..thanks

  117. hi Mr. Garry.
    awesome advice!!i’m going to handling a program next week in my school and its my first time to be pointed as a master of ceremony.,i don’t have any idea on how to be an effective emcee thats why i’m here in our library searching for some info.
    could you pls. help me.
    thanks a lot..

  118. hi sir gary,
    i’m lona from phil..my profs asked me to be an emcee in our upcoming mr. and ms. chefs pageant. its an honor 4 me to be chosen in such a big event like this in our university..but the problem is that it would be my 1st time to do such thing…can you share some tips of yours?? i would really be glad if you will…thanks in advance and God Bless!!

  119. hi

    i’ll be emceeing a t shirt printing activity in our school five days from now, i haven’t experience emceeing. I would like to ask your help, can you please send me a sample script that i could use … thank you so much! God Bless and more power

  120. hi, could you help me in probz. im emceeing a foundation day in our town, could you help me send a sample of script. thank. it would help me a lot since this is my first time doing this job.

  121. Hello,, I was selected as Emcee in our Seminar about work ethics,can you please send me in my e-mail a sample script…I’ll be expecting your response.. Thanks and More power..God Bless.

  122. Please help me ,,,I don’t have enough knowledge about formal emceeing.. This seminar is all about work ethics. Students who are about to start their job training is the guests.. I hope you can help me to solve my problem.. I’m looking forward for it.. Thanks & God Bless.

  123. Mr. Gary, I need your help, It’s my first time to be an emcee, pls. send me a sample script for a seminar. Thanks again.

  124. i will be the emcee of the coming reading camp this coming summer & i dont how to make an introduction of the program , can you please help me. tnx a lot.

  125. hi mr. composer would you please post in the public a script or a generic script as an emcee?

    thanks and God bless,,,

    monica

  126. i will be emceeing our silver jubilee class reunion and i am getting nervous already about how my former classmates will expect me to handle such big event. can you please give me some lines and sample remarks for each number or presentation? pls help..thanks a lot..

  127. hello Mr. Gary

    good day!Can you help me?please….i’m appointed to be the emcee for the upcoming Dancesports competition for the charter day of or province,this is my first time to face in front of a large crowd.I really dont know what to do,I’m getting insane…I dont have any idea about it..can i ask some adviced how to become an effective emcee.?i dont what the audience to get bored and i don’t want to disappoint my boss .Can you give me some tips about it?

    thanks so much..
    God bless you…

    -Fheb-=D

  128. hi gary, good morning im diane, plz help me about the script for our mini seminar which will be held on our school.. . can you give me sample script for it.? its up for the flow. thanks
    Godbless .

  129. Hi, i will be the emcee at a church program. I’m so scared because i have not done this before. its on 29th July 2011. please give me some advice.

  130. Hi Gary I’m Ronald de Luna from the phils.. pls help me I was chosen to be the emcee on our recognition night,its gonno be happen on saturday Aug 13.. its a company event whom recognized those personnels and branches that excell and achieved their goal for the last fiscal year.. Can you pls send me script or lines to be used.. Gary this is my first time.. dont know what to do.. pls help me.. thanks and more power.

  131. Hi Gary I’m Ronald de Luna from the Phils.. pls help me I was chosen to be the emcee on our recognition night,its gonna be happen on Saturday Aug 13.. its a company event whom recognized those personnel and branches that excel and achieved their goal for the last fiscal year.. Can you pls send me script or lines to be used.. Gary this is my first time.. dont know what to do.. pls help me.. thanks and more power.

  132. Hi
    i will be the emcee of the upcoming seminar and i dont know how to begin the programme. The seminar is for the students about IT programmes. There are lots of sessions but i dont know what to speak?I would be grateful if u send me the script so that i can prepare for same. Thank u so much

  133. Hi Gary…

    Fyi, I will be one of the emcees for our Relaxing Borneo Games dinner next month. There will be 4 of us and I just want to ask for help from you on how to make an introduction of the program and speech. If you don’t mind, would you also give me example of any relaxing speech and if possible include some formal speech within it.

  134. Hello everyone…I will be the emcee of our upcoming “Fine Dining Party” & note for myself this going to be my first as an emcee of the party.Can anyone here please give me a hint what is the best preparation i can do to get this thing done well?

  135. I accidently fell into becoming an emcee at my own productions after having to let a less than savory (thought-he-was) go. A good emcee is the balancing act between good and great and anything other than that is BAD and unacceptable. The Shy Speakers Guide lends some very real foot notes to successful emceeing and there is no single person that is to polished to learn from your concepts. Thanks for helping me hone my own. Have a happy day, Chipa

    Know your subject and know your place, Chipa Wolfe (Cultural events producer)

  136. this is very informative. thank you for sharing this. Sir, i will be hosting a talent show. Can you send me sample lines of how to start and end the program at my email?Thank you so much!

  137. sir, i hope it wont be too much but could i have copies of the sample emcee scripts requested from you. i usually would emcee tributes, training programs, seminars and it would help me a lot getting your style and script, thank you in advance, more power

  138. hi Gary,
    I certainly need your help.You see ,a female friend of mine (one I haven’t seen for like ten years)
    suddenly invited me to her wedding..
    That’s not the catch of course.
    She wants me to be the emcee.Something I HAVEN’T DONE BEFORE.
    She’ll be marrying a guy I havn’t met before.Not a clue whatsoever.I declined
    but she insisted.Please help me.
    The wedding is on December 28, 2011! (in a world class hotel!!!!)
    I don’t want to ruin the event….help…help…help..

    Mikel

  139. Hello my dear, i just want to first congratulate you for the good work u arê doing. Please i will be having having a program this saturday to MC, i want u to give me some hints on how i can handle because it being long time i did this. Thanks. My regards to every one.

  140. Hello my dear, i just want to first congratulate you for the good work u arê doing. Please i will be having a program this saturday to MC an accassion, i want u to give me some hints on how i can handle it very well because it being long time i did this. Thanks. My regards to every one.

  141. I am so grateful for discovering your blog! I am an amateur host who is eager and ecstatic to continuously hone my communication skills. Thank you for helping me (and hundreds of others) learn how to speak effectively.

    Continue helping others reach their full communicating potential! :D

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  143. Hi
    I see everyone here is emceeing big events. I am emceeing my dad’s 60th party – and am nervous! Thanks to the suggestions above, I now have a good idea of how to do this!

    Thanks

    • Hello Raksha!

      I’m glad you found the posts and comments helpful. All the best to your emceeing at your father’s 60th birthday party!

  144. i am so glad and happy that i found this place. it taught me realy many things that i dont know about emcee, today i really learnt something thanks again

  145. Hi gary,
    I read all your post and i find it useful.I will be hosting a provincial event and important people form the higher office will be around. The thought of hosting the event makes me feel so nervous!
    I hope you can email me so tips to do.Thank you and am looking forward to read your post again!

  146. ill be hosting on a United Nation Day program ..pls send me sample lines especially for awarding to my e-mail thanks God bless…

  147. My boss proposed my name to the secretariat to be the emcee . The event will be next week on 21st sept 2012 and will be attend by some participants from japan, thailand, korea etc.
    .At first, i was taken a back with my boss proposal as I’ve never be an emcee in English.Iit always in bahasa. Im scared that my pronunciation will sound weird. I can’t say no to the secretariat as im carrying my boss image as well. By the way, i will take this challenge to move my self forward in this emceeing job. Wish me luck yar.

  148. Good Morning Gary!
    I found your site very helpful, I will be the emcee of the upcoming awards ceremony and i dont know how to begin the programme. The awards is for the incoming call centre assistants about their performances & compliments from the customers. I feel like I’m so nervous , shaking and I’m not confident enough when in front of a lot of people, I would be grateful if u send me the script so that i can prepare for same. Thank u so much..

  149. this is really great! thanks for the insights! i’ll be hosting a gender and development forum..i would appreciate if you could send me sample scripts and notes for the event..thank you and more power..

  150. i’m to be the emcee this coming Friday for our program in school.the program is a fund raising event and the participants will be some amateur bands from our province… it’s my first time to handle such event and i’m really pressured right now. i’d like the event to be as perfect as possible since it’s my last year in college and i want it to be memorable and great! ideas on how to make the program a success please :) thanks Gary

  151. Hello
    Thanks for the brief insight.
    I’ve been asked to mc a beauty pargent on my campus. I have been an mc before but at a handing over ceremony. This is my first time to host such a programme.
    Could you please take me through some few steps and tips?
    Thanks.

  152. Hi! Thank you for your helpful tips on emceeing…ill be emceeing the independence day celebration 2 days from now…can you provide me a simple script for it?

  153. hi can you pls send me a sample script of a beauty pageant..i’ll be emcee-ing it soon..please..thanks in advance :)

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