Being a MC for a seminar

My heart’s still drumming at the moment when thinking of day I acted as a MC for my company’s seminar. It was the first time I was in the role. Yet everything has its beginning, and being well-prepared is a key to success.

Just want to share a MC script for those who might be in need in future

Enjoy 🙂

Time Activity
8.55am

Call for attention

Ladies and Gentlemen! May I have your kind attention please..

/ Ladies and gentlemen, as we are about to begin, please have a seat.

/ May I have your attention, please! Our program will star in about a minute, so please find yourself a seat to settle down. Thank you!

9.00am – opening My name is ___ and on behalf of _____I would like to welcome all of you to this seminar. It is our privilege to have you with us today. We are now ready to begin the proceedings of the seminar.

/ Good morning ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of _____, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of you. We appreciate you taking time off your busy schedules to join us today. We hope you will find the program we have lined-up for you to be fruitful and engaging.

Let me first of all introduce you to the agenda.

We will set the ball rolling with ______, the ______ of _____ saying a few words / having an opening remark

We had requested all the seminar invitees to participate in a short online survey. Vivek will also share with you the findings of this survey. That should take about 10 minutes.

At 9:15 we will have our guest speakers presenting their point of view on the seminar theme. We are fortunate to have two very prominent industry professionals speaking today, ______ and ______

At 9:45, ______our _____ based in Vietnam will introduce a new and fascinating aspect of the most beautiful organ of human body … our brain. This will be a 15 minutes presentation.

We will take a coffee break at 10:00 am.

We will reassemble at 10:15 / The seminar will resume at 10:15  and this is when we will present to you ______, our TVC enhancement tool.

At 11:15 am to conclude the seminar we will have a panel discussion /At 11:15 we will have a panel discussion as the final seminar item of the day. The audience can also participate in the panel discussion by asking questions or sharing their own point of view.

We will end the seminar at 12 noon / The seminar is planned to finish around 12 noon

I am sure it is going to be a great 3 hours of interaction and learning for all of us.

I will now invite  _____, the _______

9:00 – 9:15: survey result Mr ________, please.

<<<<Welcome note

Findings of a short survey amongst marketers and ad agencies regarding the availability of TVC evaluation / co-creation tool options>>>>

9:15 – 9:45: Guest presentation Thank you ______

We are privileged to have as our first guest speaker today, ______, _____at ______. Let’s hear from him his experience and views on the subject…advertising testing

<<<<________>>>>>

Thank you ______. It was a very precise and relevant presentation. I am sure all of us in this room relate to each and every word that you mentioned. Thank you for sharing.

I would now like to welcome our next guest speaker. We are extremely honored to welcome _______ the ____ at ____.

<<<<_______>>>>>

9:45 – 10:00: A beautiful mind Thank you very much ______. A very thought provoking and insightful presentation indeed. Your thoughts are going to stay with all of us.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, time for _______, ________of _________to share with us the story of our mind….

<<<<________>>>>>

10:00 – 10:15: Coffee  You have heard from _______how beautiful our brain is. After the break, you will find out more on …..

Ladies and gentlemen, refreshments will also be served in/at ______.

The breakout sessions will start promptly after the coffee break at 10:15am. Thank you.

<<<<Coffee Break>>>>>

10:15 – 11:15:

___ introduction

Welcome back Ladies and Gentlemen!

I hope all of you are enjoying the proceedings so far. There are more exciting things to come…

Just before we took our coffee break, _____ had left us with a question….

Let’s now hear from him the answer to that question.

<<<<_______>>>>>

11:15 – 12:00: Panel discussion Thank you, _______

I would now like to invite on stage members of our elite panel for a discussion to conclude this seminar.

Please welcome ______

The panel discussion will be moderated by ________

12:00 – Closing Thank you all.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope you’ve found this morning’s presentations informative and useful.

Thank you for spending time with us today.

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