Master of Ceremonies, Emcee, or
Announcements, opening remarks,
introducing speakers, smooth transitions between speakers, setting the tone for
the meeting, leading the audience applause between speakers, and announcements.
Opening remarks for Master of Ceremonies template:
— Your first and last name (yes, both)
— Your official title in the
organisation sponsoring the even
— Some sense of why you are excited
to be the emcee (in a few sentences) Relate it to the theme.
Keep introductions short, tell them
who you are, then tell a short story related to the theme, a lesson, a joke is
Introducing speakers: use first
and last names
In the professional speaking world speakers send you an introduction which means your job is easy!!!
When you are not dealing with the pro's go head and find out a few facts about each speaker that you can use to introduce them.
Example: when asked what her favourite comedian was, Kimberly replied, “Devin Bisanz!”
Get the speakers speech title.
Example Intro: I am pleased to announce our next speaker, Doug Henderson... Doug likes public speaking, fast cars, and going home to his beautiful family every night for dinner. Isn't that adorable? Doug's speech title is _________________. Let us give a warm welcome for Doug.
audiences applause between speakers:
When the speaker is done the emcee starts clapping first! When announcing the next speaker the emcee say’s something like, “Please give a round of applause for our next speaker!” Then, the emcee leads the applause. Once the audience is clapping, the emcee greets the speaker with a hand shake and a smile.
Smooth transitions between speakers:
Great emcees make insightful comments about the previous speaker. You
can mention a point that really stood out, an expression that you loved, or a 2
sentence story the speaker reminded you of. Then, start introducing the
Example: I loved that tip (name) shared. When you are about to explode count... one, two, three. Those three seconds can change your life. So true. Now, I’m excited to introduce our next speaker, (name). Name has a unique talent with magic. When asked who his favourite magician is? (name) said, “Myself!” (start laughing). All jokes aside, we are about to hear a speech titled, A Lesson In The Hands. Please help me welcome name! Start clapping.
After the speaker hands back the podium the emcee leads the clap, shakes the speakers hand, and I like to whisper a thanks to the speaker. Then say, “Thank you so much (speakers name). Training the right brain and left brain is equally as challenging.
Next, we have a young
man who’s done so much in so little time, its kinda hard to exaggerate his
accomplishments- but i’ll do my best!
Next, we have a young man who’s done
so much in so little time, its kinda hard to exaggerate his accomplishments-
but i’ll do my best!
Next, we have a young man/woman who
is excited to get up here! Please help me welcome our next speaker (speakers
name) and his speech title (insert speech title here).
Ladies and gentlemen, and those of
you trying to be. Wasn’t that a wonderful speech (speakers name)
Thank you for those wise/funny/witty
words! Next up, we have a speaker who likes (blank), (blank), and blank.
I’d like to introduce a man with a
lot of charm, talent, and wit. Unfortunately, he couldn’t be here tonight, so
instead . . .
It never ceases to amaze me …
Who amongst us has not …
You know, coming here tonight my
(husband)(wife) said... whatever you do don’t try to be too charming, witty or
intellectual…just be yourself.
It’s funny, as I was walking up here
I was thinking that we all have a lot in common today. None of us know what I’m
going to say!?
Let me just say this, the electricity
in the room is about to change for the better, help me welcome __________, and
his speech title:_______
Ladies and Gentlemen ...
Welcome to the …
It is my pleasure to welcome you to
You are about to …
Come with us …
Get ready to enjoy …
It is my pleasure to welcome you to
Let me begin by giving you a warm
welcome to the…
Thank you so much for being here …
Wouldn’t you like to …?
Are you ready for …?
Don’t you wish …?
Are you interested in …?
Will you be ready for …?
Isn’t it time you…?
It’s not every day that …
You’ve probably noticed that …
about this …
Believe it or not …
It’s never too late to …
First of all …
Do something extraordinary!
Delve into …
Sample the …
If you think you’re good enough …
If you’re seriously interested in …
Mr/Mrs … the floor is yours.
Would you please welcome...
Would you please join me in welcoming
It is my pleasure to welcome …
To show us how to …
It’s an absolute honour to bring to
the stage …
To get some of his insights into the
Now for the first time...
You’ll love …
Sit back and enjoy...
All this and more!
If questions like these intrigue you
And that’s not all
And there’s more
Last but not least
Now there’s an even better way
You’ll be glad to know that…
And we don’t stop there …
And that was only the beginning
And if that wasn’t enough …
Now that, was only part of the story
We have a very special guest …
To show you what we mean
Now for the surprise
We know you are a busy person
Thank you for taking time out of your
Thanks for sharing with us
Thank you for the insights
Plenty of food for thought
Your thought provoking
The truth about
Your frank discussion
Your valuable insights
I thank you for coming …
We hope that the programme …
Have a nice day
Have a great weekend
We look forward to seeing you at next
Hope you will travel safely home
Hope you will put into practice the
lessons from this event
There’s no point in coming to an
event like this unless you do something with the lessons
We hope you achieved what you came
here to achieve
We hope you met some interesting
The One & Only
Bucket loads of Information
A wealth of …
Chock full of
It’s finally here
Just when you thought …