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Our speaker today is Patricia Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the Librarian at the Business Link : Business Service Centre.

In her job she deals with small business owners and those thinking of starting a business to help them find the information they need to start or run their businesses. In her spare time she has served as a Board Member with Edmonton Community Network, and as a volunteer trainer teaching people how to use the Internet and create web pages. Based on her knowledge, enthusiasm and experience she is eminently qualified to speak to us today about Business Resources on the Internet. Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome, Patricia Nelson. Example two: We are delighted to have a very special person with us today to give us a presentation. Jeff Singh is a Professional Engineer, a graduate of the University of Alberta. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard in 1995. Upon graduation from the University of Alberta, Mr. Singh worked for the Alberta Energy Department as an energy supply analyst. He then moved on to a position with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers as a policy analyst involved with negotiating royalty rates with the provincial government. Following that Mr. Singh has worked with Amoco Oil in numerous locations around the globe. He has worked on several international committees analyzing petroleum production and supply trends and forecasts. We are delighted to have Mr. Singh with us today to present his findings about royalty payment options in various countries and world forecasts for supply and demand in the coming decade. Please help me welcome Jeff Singh.

Spend the most time on the first and last two sentences of your introduction speech. To begin with 'Friends, you may never get a chance like this again' is much better than 'It is my privilege to introduce our speaker for the evening.' Yawn. To end with 'Since I can barely wait to join you by sitting on the edge of my seat for a while, allow me to introduce...' is a better introduction speech than 'let's give a warm welcome to...' ZZZZZZZ.

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'I have been eagerly anticipating this evening for months. Like many of you, I recognize that the opportunity to hear our speaker in person tonight is a rare and extremely valuable opportunity. She is the best selling author of numerous award winning books including Millionaires On Every Corner and A Life on Fire. What you may not know is she is an avid philanthropist and activist for the rights of enslaved children world wide and the end of malaria in our lifetime. Even though she might not admit it to you, her speaking calendar is filling up seven years out with an ever growing waiting list. Prepare to be inspired, motivated, and more importantly equipped to live the life you always wanted. I don't want to waste another moment of her time, so please give an energetic welcome to our speaker for the evening, Sheza Fakename!' Read more: How to Give an Introduction Speech for a Guest Speaker | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4893285_giveintroduction-speech-guest-speaker.html#ixzz1pC3LIP7x

After You Are on the Floor


The following is an outline of how the activities will take place once you march onto the main floor and stage area. Stage: The stage will consist of the university administration, guest speaker, members of the TSUS Board of Regents, academic deans, registrar, minister, song leader and faculty who have spouses or dependents graduating. Processional: Candidates remain standing throughout the processional. Invocation: Dr. Coers will begin: "Good morning and welcome to the _____ Commencement at Sul Ross State University. Please rise and remain standing for the invocation led by __________, __________ Church in Alpine. Following the invocation, please remain standing and join in singing "God Bless America" directed by __________. The words are printed on the back of the program." After Invocation: Dr. Coers will return to platform and say, "Welcome. Please be seated. I would like to introduce some special guests in attendance this morning. I addition to the individuals on the platform who will be introduced later, I would like to introduce: (He will name individuals and they will stand.)"

"Seated in the audience to your right are: (He will announce the names of any special guests in the audience)" Introduction: Dr. Coers will say, "To deliver the welcome is Dr. Ricardo Maestas, the 11th President of Sul Ross State University." Dr. Maestas will make several comments and then introduce the person who will in turn introduce the speaker, or he will introduce the speaker himself. Speaker: The speaker will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes. Explanation of Honors: Dr. Coers will say, "Please turn to page 11 of your program to the section on Baccalaureate Graduation with Special Recognition. Sul Ross State University is very proud to recognize ___ undergraduates who are graduating with distinction. These graduates will receive a gold cord which symbolizes academic excellence. The grade point averages for the various levels of distinction are shown in your program. Certification of Graduating Class: Dr. Coers will say, "We are now ready to proceed with the conferring of the degrees. Will the candidates for Masters degrees please rise and remain standing as your degree is called: (When your degree is called you will stand along with all others receiving the same degree.) Master of Agriculture (Pause while they stand),Master of Arts (Pause while they stand), Master of Business Administration (Pause while they stand), Master of Education (Pause while they stand), Master of Fine Arts (Pause while they stand), Master of Science (Pause while they stand)" Dr. Coers will then say, "President Maestas, I certify to you that each candidate presented on the official graduation list has completed all the requirements for the appropriate degrees and the degrees may be conferred." Dr. Maestas will rise and make a short statement. Dr. Coers will say, "At this time, master's graduates may move their tassels to the left. You may be seated." "Will the candidates for bachelor's degrees please rise and remain standing as your degree is called: (When your degree is called you will stand along with all others receiving the same degree.), Bachelor of Arts (Pause while they stand), Bachelor of Business Administration (Pause while they stand), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Pause while they stand), Bachelor of Science (Pause while they stand), Associate of Applied Science (Pause while they stand), Certificate (Pause while they stand)," "President Maestas, I certify that each of these candidates has completed all the graduation requirements." Dr. Maestas will rise and make a short statement.

Dr. Coers will say, "At this time, the graduates may move their tassels to the left. You may be seated." "Presentation of Class Graduates receiving a master's degree will receive a hood representing the attainment of that degree. Assisting with the hoods will be the Dean of the appropriate school. For the School of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the Dean is Dr. Rob Kinucan. For the School of Arts and Sciences, the Dean is Dr. Jim Case. For the School of Professional Studies, the Dean is Dr. Melanie Croy. For the Rio Grande College, the Associate Provost?Dean is Dr. J. Paul Sorrells." "We will now have the presentation of the graduating class of _____. Could the marshals please assist the graduates at this time." At this time the first row of graduates will rise and move to the right side of the stage. Each graduate will present their card to the Marshall who will hand the card to the announcer for reading. You will walk across the stage and be handed your diploma by Dr. Maestas. After you exit the stage you should return to your seat and be seated. Graduate students will be "hooded" by their dean as they step up on the stage. You should carry your hood draped over your right arm and hand it to your dean as you step up on the stage. Undergraduates, graduating with "academic honors" will receive a gold cord as they step up on the stage. The cord will be presented by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Singing of the Alma Mater: Dr. Coers will rise and say, "_____________ will now lead us in the singing of our Alma mater. The words are printed on the back cover." Recessional: Dr. Coers will say, "The audience may be seated. We invite you to a reception honoring the graduates immediately following the recessional. Punch and cookies are available on the upper concourse in this building. Please remain seated until the recessional has ended. Will the marshals prepare for the recessional."
Preparation, organization and collaboration are the keys for a successful event. Based from the gathered data, I made an outline to guide the host for a smooth flow of the program. Take note of the following:

There should always be program guidelines and script to be used in any events for a clear transition; There should be appropriate adjectives prepared in introducing the speakers.

For the speakers & hosts:

Establish eye contact with the audience as often as possible;

Voice should be well modulated (not squeaky, low or loud); Be optimistic and smile from the heart. =)

May this script be helpful enough. Prelude & Processional Music HOST: Welcome Good morning everyone, Im (NAME), the (POSITION & DEPARTMENT), Ill be your host for today.

Im delighted to be here to our 2009-2010 Commencement Exercise. We expect the Commencement Exercise to last approximately 2 hours.

Before we begin this ceremony, let me remind you to turn your cell phones to silent mode and be courteous to those around you by refraining from talking aloud. During the presentation of graduates, we encourage you to express your pride by applauding and cheering, but the use of air horns is expressly forbidden. Joining me today is (NAME OF CO-HOST), (POSITION & DEPARTMENT)

HOST: Thank you, (NAME OF CO-HOST), its an honor to be here to this dignified and special event, the high point of the academic year.

Because, today we celebrate the accomplishments and academic achievements of our students. Therefore, as mentioned, courtesy, attention, and decorum are important and expected.

HOST: National Anthem Now, lets all stand for the National Anthem to be led by our beautiful and talented Music teacher, (NAME).

Thank you (NAME).

HOST: Invocation Lets remain standing for the Invocation. To be led by (NAME).

That was heartwarming (NAME), thank you.

HOST: Opening Remarks

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct privilege to introduce to you our honorable (POSITION), (NAME) for the Opening Remarks. Thank you (POSITION). Now, (NAME OF CO-HOST), do the honor to introduce our next unbeatable speaker.

HOST: Inspirational Talk I am pleased to introduce (NAME), our unbeatable School Superintendent, for the inspirational talk.

Now, may we call on our dearly beloved (NAME), our School Principal.

HOST: Special Awards Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered today to celebrate the achievements of a group of exceptionally talented individuals. May we call on (NAMES) on stage for the awarding of certificates, and (NAME) to call on the teachers who will call on the names of our truly exceptional students. HOST: Slide Show Before we present the diplomas of the graduates, please relax and enjoy the slide show presentation by our creative and lovely (NAME). On screen, youll see the different activities and events that your child had experienced in school which surely are memorable for them. HOST: Presentation of Certificates & Diplomas I now invite back on stage, (NAMES) for the awarding of certificates and diplomas for the Kindergarten, and (NAME) to call on the names of the Kindergarten graduates of 2009-2010.

This concludes the awarding of certificates for the Kindergarten Graduates. Its now my pleasure to turn the podium over to (NAME) to call on the names of our Grade 6 Graduates. This concludes the awarding of certificates for the Grade 6 Graduates. Its now my pleasure to turn the podium over to (NAME) for the presentation of certificates and diplomas for the Grade 9 Graduates.

HOST: GRADUATE PLEDGE May I call on (NAME OF REPRESENTATIVE) to lead their fellow graduates in reciting the Graduate Pledge. Fellow graduates, please read the graduate pledge on screen and repeat after me. Let us make the pledge together with sincerity and respect: HOST:

Special Number Congratulations to our Graduates of Batch 2009-2010! We are all proud of you! During the talent show, we have discovered a talented student and I am proud to present a good role model for our Kindergarten and other students in the field of Music, our very own (NAME). HOST: Graduation Song Lets all sit back and enjoy as we watch the Kindergarten students perform to sing (TITLE OF THE SONG)