RTB holding 3-day MC workshop

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TUTONG

MORE than 20 officers and staff from the government sector are taking part in Tutong District’s Master of Ceremonies Workshop at the Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) station in Tutong.

The three-day workshop, organised by RTB, aims to provide them with knowledge and expertise to further develop their event announcer skills.

Throughout the three days, the participants will be involved in various sessions where they will learn about the procedures for announcing, the responsibilities of an announcer, methods of preparing a script and becoming an announcer for their respective departments.

They will also take part in a practical session where they will practice to become an announcer of an event. The officers and staff will also receive a certificate for their participation on the last day of the workshop.

RTB said the workshop was organised as part of their initiative as there was high demand for such a workshop from the government agencies in the district.

During the opening yesterday, Acting Tutong District Officer Hj Adnan Hj Adam was present to officially launch the workshop.

He said in his opening remarks that the workshop will teach the participants the important elements of becoming a successful announcer, including the protocol, pronunciation of names and use of tone.

He hoped the information and training will encourage the participants to be event announcers for government events.

“The master of ceremonies plays an important role in handling the country’s formal events, department events and more,” he said.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, Noraziah Kunchil, an officer with the Royal Brunei Police Force in Tutong, said she was happy to participate in the workshop as it’s an opportunity for her to gain more knowledge and understanding of becoming an announcer.

She said the workshop will also provide her with the necessary information, experience and skills that will be beneficial for her job and personal use.

“It will give me more information from the skilled facilitators. They will teach me how to handle a formal and informal event.”

Abdul Aziz Hj Hamdan, a member of the Tutong Destination tourism programme at the Tutong District Office, said he has done announcing before and believes the workshop will further polish his skills for future events.

He said the workshop will also help him enhance his knowledge and experience as they are learning from experienced and skilled facilitators from RTB.

“I’ve always been interested in being an announcer. This will develop my skills further, especially in overcoming my challenges of pronunciation.”

The Brunei Times