Elan Vital Today
This is what you'll hear before and after the video 'events', and the answers you'll get in case you have questions.
Good evening, and welcome. Tonight's video presentation is an introduction to M and what he is offering. The first video is _____. The second is _____. (Tonight we will see the video from an address M gave in New York last year.) The videos(s) is (are) of M speaking at an event(s) where many people in the audience where [sic] hearing him for the first time. The event will last approximately one hour. After the videos there will be a few announcements.
For those of you who would like to hear (learn) more or wish to decide if this Knowledge is something you would like to pursue, you are welcome to attend events held (frequency) called Learning More (Finding Out More) about Knowledge. At these events videos are shown of M speaking further about this Knowledge and occaisionally videos of him answering questions. The next Learnign More event will be held on (time and location). This schedule (hold up brochure) lists the time and location of these events as well as future Introductory events. Thank you and good night.
LEARNING MORE ABOUT KNOWLEDGE OPENING
Good evening and welcome. This evening's video presentation offers another opportunity to listen to M speak about what he is offering. _____ (number) videos will be shown in which M (give, such as M answers questions, or speaks more about the Knowledge he is offering). The first video is _____. The second is _____. This event will last approximately one hour, and at the end I will have a few announcements.
LEARING MORE ABOUT KNOWLEDGE CLOSING
This concludes this __(afternoon/evening)__'s event. I would like to take a few moments to make you aware of the resources available should you be interested in learning more. (hold up brochure) This brochure lists the different events. The Introductory events are ideal for people attending for the first time. Events like tonight called Learning (Finding Out) More, provide an opportunity for you to hear more and decide if Knowledge is something you would like to pursue. Videos of M speaking further about Knowledge and occasionally of him answering questions will be shown. Preparing for Knowledge events are for those people who have decided they would like to pursue this. These events are held (weekly), and videos are shown of M speaking specifically to people who are interesting in receiving the gift of Knowledge. This brochure is available at the information table. Thank you and good night.
PREPARING FOR KNOWLEDGE OPENING
Good (evening/afternoon) and welcome. This event is especiallyfor those peole who are preparing to receive Knowledge. Videos will be shown this (afternoon/evening) which feature Maharaji (give context, such as M speaking about what is needed to be prepared to receive Knowledge and/or answering questions.) The first video is __(title)__. The second is __(title)__. The event will last approximately one hour, and at the end there will be a few announcements.
PREPARING FOR KNOWLEDGE CLOSING
This concludes this (afternoon/evening)'s event. If you are interested in receiving the gift of Knowledge that M offers, the most important part of the learning process is to continue to listen. The next Preparing for Knowledge event will be held on _____ at __(venue)__. A schedule of video events is available at the information table (hold up brochure), as well as information on events that Maharaji will be attending. Audio and video materials are also available (if applicable). If you wish you may leave your name and phone number on a card at the information table. This information would only be used to notify you of events with M or events with instructors who would be meeting with aspirants in the _____ area. This usually happens when events are scheduled on short notice, so if you have already filled out a card you may want to keep it updated. Thank you.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ANY SCRIPT, IF APPROPRIATE:
- MENTION UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR VISIT AND THE PURPOSE OF IT
- MENTION ANY UPCOMING EVENTS WITH M (FOR WHOM)
- HOLD UP AVAILABLE PRINTED MATERIAL AS VISUAL AIDS
- READING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM A WRITTEN SCRIPT IS ACCEPTABLE AND MAY BE THE BEST WAY TO ACCURATELY AND SMOOTHLY GIVE THE INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY IN THE CASE OF THE ASPRIANT CLOSE WHICH IS LONG.
- ANY WRITTEN SCRIPT SHOULD BE NEATLY TYPED ON A SINGLE SHEET OR NOTE CARDS.
- THE ASPIRANT CARD IS ONLY TO BE MENTIONED AT ASPIRANT EVENTS.
- "INFORMATION ON AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPES" IN THE ABOVE SCRIPTS REFERS TO ALL INFORMATION REGARDING AVAILABILITY OF TAPES, INCLUDING THROUGH SALES, RENTALS AND LIBRARIES.
The Role of MC/Announcer
The role of the MC is to welcome and to provide information about the event itself and follow-up to it. The MC is not there to provide inspriational content or to attempt to clarify, repstate, interpret or add to M's message.
I. What is need:A. Respect for the purpose of event and the roles of the video and of the MC.
B. Being informed; know the video, the audience, schedules and information.
C. Being comfortable in the role; confident and neutral.
II. Personal Preparation:A. Rehearse with a script until you are familiar with the information.
B. Dress appropriately for the area, venue and audience; be neat and clean.
C. Arrive early to check set-up, sound, lights etc.
III. Personal Presentation:A. Be relaxed and confident. (It's okay to be a little nervous.)
B. Be patient. Pace yourself. Be aware of translation.
C. Be concise and precise and speak clearly.
IV. Things to avoid:A. Repeating, clarifying, interpreting or adding to M's messge.
B. Being a salesperson; coaching or encouraaging anyone.
C. Soliciting and/or answering questions from the audience.
D. Using example, stories, personal statements, humor.
E. Overloading the audience with too much information.
V. Opening: introducing the presentationA. Simple welcome: "welcome to tonight's presentation"
B. Explain the nature of the event ("this is an introduction...")
C. State the content of the event (4 basic points):number of videos(& guest speaker if applicable);
nature of the videos (Q & A; introductory excerpts);
approximate length of time of this event;
announcements after the videos;
VI. Closing: providing follow-up informationA. Provide general information:if interested you are welcome to come & hear more;
opportunities to listen include:at video events in the area;
when M speaks in person at events;
through video and audio tapes;
B. Refer to specific information as appropriate:context of videos at next follow-up events (M answers questions);
C. Closing: "Thank you and good night."
VII. Dealing with questions:A. Do not directly answer questions regarding M's message, such as, "What is thirst?", "What does he mean by Knowledge?". Direct them to continue to listen to M.
B. Respond to questions regarding informatin and schedules (be aware of any upcoming instructor visits and events M is attending).