Report on Emceeing Techniques
held its eleventh development program talk on Saturday, 2 February 2002 and this
time it was an interesting one indeed. Many of the YA' s were present along with
their parents. Encik Chuari Selamat, a very well known persoanlity in his field
was there to give the two-hour talk.
The talk started with the GKCs introducing ourselves to him and from there
we learnt about the different voices to use during an emcee ceromony and what
voices not to use. There were five kinds of voices all together, but the best
one to use is your natural voice. Other
than emceeing skills we were also taught about the proper way of presenting. It
is important to remember that in presenting,
we make things clear, our intonation, our speed, our pronunciation and
our style, all these affect the way we present. These pointers are very important
to us as TV hosts and presenters.
A good presentation always
comes from good breathing skills and we were also told that during a presentation
we should not wear tight fitting clothes as this will inhibit our breathing as
well as give us great discomfort. He pointed out that before every speech or presentation
we should always train our voice and go through the script for the last time.
Exercising our voice is very simple really as we can do it just by talking and
singing. Practising in front of the mirror can also help us see how we look during
SMILE- during a presentation this is the most important thing in happy
functions to ease the crowd we are talking to. Our facial expressions are also
very important. We also talked about
body movements, and learned that we couldn' t stand too still and to make sure
our movements are not too over expressive. When we are talking, people' s minds
tend to wander off for a while and to gain back their attention as En.Chuari suggests
we have to get the crowd involved.
We should also know what kind of functions we are attending, what we should
wear and what the correct expressions
and presentation styles are. Before any event we should always talk with the organizers
about the event. We should also remind the organizers to give us a back-up mike
and a replacement emcee incase of any mishaps during the show. En. Chuari also
reminded us that if we have to sneeze,
we must try to do it backstage and away from the mike, but never with our backs
to the audience.
If there are technical problems during our presentation we were advised
not to go on but stop and apologize
to the crowd and wait till the problem was rectified and then continue. We should
also make sure that the organizers give us enough time to do our presentation.
Another important point given by En. Chuari
was that we have to read through our scripts given to us and to understand
them fully so that we could make other people understand it.
During the talk, we had our laughs when En. Chuari shared with us all the
bloopers he experienced during his experience and shared with us jokes. This was
definitely a fun talk and would certainly help us when we have functions with
GKC. The notes will definitely
come in handy too. I certainly got plenty of tips from the speaker and hope to
use them in my future presentations and hosting jobs.