Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Round Table commissioners
Re: Round Table commissioners
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:05:11 -0400
I've had company which led to an overflowing mailbox, which means I
deleted Mike's original message and am only catching up now.
> Michael Bowman wrote:
> > Let's hear some great ideas on how to put a cork in windy, but well-meaning
> > announcers. :-))
Somewhere, sometime, from some source, I read this advice: "Announcements
should be two Short, declarative sentences that cover who, what, when,
where, and How Much $$. If three sentences are necessary, the 3rd should be
SEE ME AFTER THE MEETING." I've found very few meetings where that is
followed, but those that DO follow it are far more pleasant to sit through.
In some professional meetings -- er permit me please to reword that -- in
meetings of record for several work-related societies, it is customary
for the Emcee to simply switch off the microphone at the end of the
allotted 3 mins (or 5 or 8 or however many this session lets the speaker
have). After the 2nd inaudible to himself sentence, the speaker gets the
points and sits down. Not recommended for the speaker who holds a Nobel,
or the professional stage actor, but for all others, it'll work.