Monday, July 12, 2010

SAMPLE EMCEE SCRIPT


At the beginning, they just needed me to help and I cannot say no when someone ask me or help. Without any training or prior knowledge of how to handle event, I became an emcee for a sporting event. I was surprised how natural it was to be an emcee and I felt guilty accepting money for having lots of fun the whole morning.

Then I was asked to be the emcee for a formal function - an award giving ceremony. I felt awkward since it was to be done in Bahasa Malaysia. I was self-conscious of my own Bahasa pronunciation. I grew up speaking a local dialect and likened the formal Bahasa Malaysia to be a second language to me. To top that, I did not know much about the address system used mostly in Bahasa speeches. Yes, I'm talking about when to use the term Yang Berusaha, Yang Berhormat, Yang Berbahagia as such. That event went successfully but my lack of mastery in address system was glaring.

After a few years and many events, we've now become a faculty from just a language centre, I was sent for a course in emceeing. That was a great help really. I learned the arts of the trade in emceeing.

One thing I realise is that everyone has a potential to be an emcee. For many, the fear of facing the audience stop the from venturing any further. Then everyone has to deal with nervousness, but only those who can successfully controlling and managing it can do it. External factors such as the audience, formality of the function, the size of the room or hall, the location of the function, all of it play part in how well one can manage his or her nervousness.

Sadly to say that when searching for emcee script on the internet,I didn't find many. I also had calls from junior colleagues asking for a sample of emcee script since they were asked to be an emcee for some events. I did tell the Dean to pass the emcee job to newcomers as everyone benefits from the exposure. But I still get appointed to be emcee for national or international conferences, especially when an emcee to handle event in English language is needed.

So, my intention for this entry is really to share some of the emcee scripts that are in my collection through out the years.

For starters, I upload one from last weekend.



EVENT: UniSZA and INCEIF MOA Signing Ceremony
VENUE: Primula Hotel
DATE: July 10, 2010
DAY: Friday
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.
THEME: -

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME:

10:30 a.m. UniSZA, INCEIF and MEDIA Registration
11:00 a.m. Welcome and short introducton by emcee
11:05 a.m. Speech by Y. Bhg Dato’ Prof. Dr. Alias Daud, Vice Chancelor,
University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
10:15 a.m. Speech by Y. Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt, President / CEO
The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
11:25 a.m. MOU Signing Ceremony
Signees:
1) Y. Bhg Dato’ Prof. Dr. Alias Daud
2) Y. Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt
Witnesses:
1) Prof. Dr. Mohd Afandi bin Muhamad, TNCAA, UniSZA
2) Prof Madya Dr. Shahul Hameed Haji Mohamad Ibrahim,
Head of CIFP Deptartment INCEIF
11:30 a.m. Press Conference
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. end


VIP LIST:


UniSZA:

1. Y. Bhg Dato’ Prof. Dr. Alias Daud, Vice Chancelor
2. Y. Bhg. Prof. Dr. Mohd Afandi Muhamad
Deputy Vice Chancelor for Academic and Internationalization
3. Abdul Manaf Ali
Deputy Vice Chancelor for Academic and Internationalization
4. Prof Madya Dr. Nik Wan Omar, Registrar of UniSZA
5. Prof. Madya Dr. Ahmad Syukri Yazid,
Dean The Faculty of Bussiness, Management and Accounting
6. Deputy Dean,
Head of Departments,
Coordinators,
Assistant Registrar,
Media representatives

INCEIF:
1. Y. Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt, President/CEO INCEIF
2. Y. Bhg. Datuk Syed Othman AlHabsi,
CEO Academic INCEIF
3. Prof. Madya Dr. Shahul Hameed Haji Mohamad Ibrahim,
Head of CIFP Department INCEIF

EMCEE SCRIPT


Prepared By: Puan Hajjah Mahani Binti Mohamad

(1)
Pre - announcement
1. ASSALAMU’ALAYKOM WRT WBT

2. GOOD MORNING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

3. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL THE GUESTS TO BE SEATED AS OUR Memorandum of Agreement Signing CEREMONY WILL BEGIN SHORTLY.

4. ALSO PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT OUR HANDPHONES ARE IN SILENT MODE OR BE TURNED OFF


(2)
Greetings

Doa/salam pertemuan dan ucap selamat
BISMILLAHIRAHMANIRAHIM

ALHAMDULILLAHI RABB AL-ALAMIIN

WASSOLATU WASALA MU ‘ALA ‘ASROFIL ANBIYAA E WALMURSALIN, WA’ALAA AAA LIHI WASOHBIHI AJMAEEEN.

RABBISSROHLI SODRI, WAYSSIRLI AMRI, WAHLUL UQDATAN MINLISAANI YAFQOHUU QAULI…

ASSALAMU’ALAYKOM WRT WBT AND

GOOD MORNING LADIES AND GENTLEMEN


(3)
Protocol Honourable mentions


Y. Bhg Dato’ Prof. Dr. Alias Daud, VICE CHANCELOR of UNIVERSITY SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN

Y. Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt,
PRESIDENT
of INTRNATIONAL CTR FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE

Y. BHG. PROF. DR. MOHD AFANDI MUHAMAD
DEPUTY VICE CHANCELOR FOR ACADEMIC AND INTERNATIONALIZATION

Prof. Madya Dr. Shahul Hameed Haji Mohamad Ibrahim,
Head of CHARTERED of ISLAMIC FINANCE PROFESIONAL DEPARTMENT
(or CIFP Department ) at INCEIF


DEAR RESPECTED DEPUTY VICE CHANCELOR OF UniZSA,

REGISTRAR,

DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF BUSSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING

DEPUTY DEAN,

HEAD OF DEPARTMENTS,

COORDINATORS,

ASSISTANT REGISTRARS,

AND GUESTS FROM MEDIA



(4)
Welcome guests / Participants



WELCOME TO THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY
BETWEEN UNIVERSITY SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN AND THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE.




(6)
Background



USUALLY, MOA IS ENTERED INTO BY AND BETWEEN PARTIES WITH THE DESIRE TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE FOR MUTUAL BENEFITS.

THIS COLLABORATION BETWEEN UNISZA AND INCEIF WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO OFFER 8 COURSES UNDER THE CHARTERED ISLAMIC FINANCE PROFESSIONAL (CIFP) WHICH WOULD QUALIFY THE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE 2 DIFFERENT CERTIFICATES – THE BACHELOR DEGREE IN FINANCE MANAGEMENT WITH HONOURS AND CIFP CERTIFICATE PART 1. WITH THE ADDED VALUE, UNISZA GRADUATES WILL QUALIFY TO SIT FOR CIFP PART 2 CERTIFICATES, WHICH IS RECOGNIZED BY PUBLIC SERVICE DEPARTMENT AS EQUIVALENT TO A BACHELOR’S DEGREE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER INCEIF HAS ENTERED INTO MOU WITH A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA.


7)
Speech by VC



NOW, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE
Y. BHG DATO’ PROF. DR. ALIAS DAUD,
VICE CHANCELOR of UNIVERSITY SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN FOR A SPEECH

PLEASE WELCOME!


THANK YOU VERY MUCH Y. BHG. DATO’



9)
Speech by President /CEO of INCEIF



NEXT, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE
Y. BHG. DATO’ AGIL NATT,
PRESIDENT /CEO
of INTRNATIONAL CTR FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE

PLEASE WELCOME!

****************************************
THANK YOU VERY MUCH Y. BHG. DATO’


10)
MOU Signing Ceremony



NOW WE HAVE COME TO THE MAIN PART; THE REASON WE ARE HERE FOR: THE MOA SIGNING CEREMONY.

The Signee Representing UniSZA is …

Y. Bhg Dato’ Prof. Dr. Alias Daud, VICE CHANCELOR of UNIVERSITY SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN

And representing INCEIF is …

Y. Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt,
PRESIDENT
of INTRNATIONAL CTR FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE

and the Memorandum of Agreement is to be witnessed by :

Y. Bhg. Prof. Dr. Mohd Afandi Muhamad
Deputy Vice Chancelor for Academic and Internationalization

And

PROF. MADYA DR. SHAHUL HAMEED HAJI MOHAMAD IBRAHIM,
Head of CHARTER of ISLAMIC FINANCE PROFESIONAL DEPARTMENT
(or CIFP Department ) at INCEIF

PLEASE WECOME

A PRESS CONFERENCE IS TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SIGNING CEREMONY.


(11)
Closing




AS A SAYING GOES, “TO EVERY BEGINNING, THERE IS AN ENDING.”

AND NOW, THE MOA CEREMONY HAS COME TO ITS’ END.


ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR GRACING OUR MOA CEREMONY WITH YOUR PRESENCE AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!


EVERYONE IS INVITED FOR LUNCH DOWNSTAIRS AT BAYU RESTAURANT.



THIS IS THE END OF THE MOASigning CEREMONY between University Sultan Zainal Abidin, UniSZA and International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, INCEIF.



WASSALAM.

30 comments:

diana said...

Salam,

I find your sample emcee script very useful.. I am a masters student in UKM and have been appointed to be the emcee (english) for a national seminar in early August, just 2 weeks away.. I have never done emceeing before, and i'm freaking out now.. I hope you can help me by sharing with me a sample script for a seminar.. I'd really appreciate it if you could.. Thanks a lot.. Diana..
My email : dianaabdullah@yahoo.com

modXbom said...

Salam...

Hi! Thanx for the post, truth is i've been looking all over the net for some good script so to help me with mine. And honestly yours had enlighten me a bit but anyway, if you don't mind, is it possible for you to help me out to draft one good script? i'll mail you the details if it's ok with you (i don't mind paying the lunch though), thanx and many² thanx again! - xodd14@gmail.com

Kamaruzzaman said...

Thanks for sample very usefull for me

Appreciate your effort...cool

kita said...

thx for sharing... wish u all the best in your future...

nusrath said...

Salam,
your sample for MC script is really very useful.in a week time i will be the MC for a seminar program at IIUM..I hope u can help me by sharing some sample script for the seminar... it will be really helpful for me..My email is nusra22@gmail.com

Sidratul Muntaha said...

thank ummu..
very helpfull!!

Amirul Faiz Abd. Razak said...

This is very helpful. Thank you very much. :)

siti nur hafizah hazaipah said...

salam.. this is very helpful. thank you very much for uploading this sample.

Saheerudeen S.A said...

Jazakallahul Hier va shukran jaseela.. i got some point from ur script.. may Almighty makes u more bright in everthing..

liya said...

since i am a secondary school teacher, this sample of mc script can help my student a lot. if u have more and ready to share, kindly email me at gurl2905@yahoo.com tq dear

Auntie said...

Thanks!! You script helps me tons.

Lordiel Miasco said...

Hello! I'm Lordiel and I'm a college student. I found your article very useful and informative as well. I'm going to emcee a big school event two days from now and I would like to say "Thanks" to you. Your article gave me an insight on how I'm going to manage that event. I would be happy if you would send me some of your other emceeing scripts for my future resources. My email is lordiel@hotmail.com. Once again, Thank you... I'm greatly indebted.

acharakorn said...

Great thanks! That's very helpful for my prep as well.

sakuraNkasih said...

Thanks coz sharing this script. it's really help me. tq.

stef said...

The script is near perfect, except for the 'please welcome' part. I find it disturbing that it is a trend for local emcees nowadays to use that as a substitute for 'dipersilakan'. you do not need to translate every single word in bahasa to English. The sentence 'please welcome' is grammatically wrong on its own, and being an English teacher, that makes me cringe. Little mistakes like that can diminish the quality of the emceeing, so further emcees, please take note. It is enough to say 'I would like to invite so and so to present her speech'. that is all. English is a straight-forward language. it doesn't adhere to the rules of 'flowery' prose as bahasa delightfully does. It does no justice to simply translate one language to another, you have to be very aware or grammar and appropriateness.

Inspirational moments said...

Hi Salam, thanks for your generosity in sharing the script. Appreciate it!

azy said...

salam..thanks dear.. your script sample is very useful to me..:)

Angyee said...

Thanks alot for this sample. Its really good.

Rush Murad said...

terima kasih!!!

fatimah khoirunnisaa' said...

thank you for sharing.......

ghostr said...

And further to your sharing, it will be used as the template for the emcee for a malaysian-uk contract signing ceremony in mida london this coming monday. My sincerest appreciation on your generosity in sharing the script. I will do some ammendments over the script to fit the evnt though. Watch tv3 between 4-5 dec for the coverage. azmi@entiniti

IZZUL FAIZ A.M said...

Salam, Ya ALLAH I am so glad that I finally found this blog and I found it very useful. I am lookin for a sample of text as in 2 days time I'll be the emcee for an event in my college. I did emceeing before but it was in BM. I hardly found in the net basic emcee text. I am a trainee teacher in one of the teacher education institution in KL. Next Monday there will be an event for Palestin in my college and I am last minute been appointed to be the master of the ceremony. I am freaking out because this gonna be the first time the event will be done in bilingual. And I was the one emceeing the English part. I really need ur help soon. Can you send me ur email request so I can send you my sample of text and maybe later you help me in editing those. This is my email : write2ezoolpaiz@gmail.com . Send me a request then I send my text. Or if u have any sample for a formal event, just send me one. Your help is highly appreciated!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in advance!

Roger Dalfon said...

Jazakallah khair. Thank you for this. Very useful for emcees to be.

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Teri Yellow said...

thank you for sharing this.. I wanted to do be good in hosting programs, sad to say i don't have the gift. I can overcome my nervousness in front, yet i cant effectively communicate.
This will serve as a template for me.

shafina mohd shah said...

thanks for sharing. May Allah bless you and good luck for your future undertaking

Maryam oh Maryam said...

thanks a million!

dino cota said...

i appreciate this draft. may i ask for help to request a sample for emceeing a seminar or various events...? thanx!

Fabian Lua said...
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Fabian Lua said...

We have some beginner tips here too, hope it helps: http://blog.peatix.com/sg/seven-beginner-tips-for-emcee-scripts