Monday, October 27, 2008

Professionally Speaking-Who said you could?

Recently I attended an event where a high profile speaker was being introduced. The introduction started out great until the MC decided to 'spice' it up a bit and add his own (stupid) comments. Not only that, his remarks were way out of line, didn't fit the event and I felt the speaker was getting a bit anxious and probably annoyed as well. 

PS tip-An MC's primary role is that of service and support. An introduction is meant to set the scene and give the audience a taste of whats to come. It is not a vehicle to showcase ones clever, witty remarks. If you want to spice up a rather serious introduction, a safe bet is to ask the speaker for something unique or humourous you can use.
For more information on how to write an introduction: