We are excited about your interest in becoming a narrator for the 63rd annual College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Recognition Banquet. The position of narrator is of great importance in making the banquet successful, and much will be asked of you if you are selected for this position.
Becoming a narrator requires a significant time commitment. During late February and the first half of March, you will be involved in writing the script for the recognition program. From late March until the end of the month, you will be putting finishing touches on the script. Rehearsing the script the week of the banquet (April 4-6) will take place each evening, with the banquet being held on April 7th, 2016.
First and foremost, you are still required to be an active member in your original committee. You must balance responsibilities of both sub-committees. Being a narrator requires a great deal of time management by the entire committee. If committee work is not completed in a timely manner, the entire steering committee is affected. You will work as a team with the other chosen narrators to ensure flow and congruency in the script. You will be responsible for communicating with banquet subcommittees and other sources to obtain the information needed to compose a quality script around this year’s theme. In addition to writing the script for the banquet, we expect you to professionally and enthusiastically deliver the script to the audience. These qualities, among many others, will be evaluated as you prepare and present the script, using this given scenario, at the Narrator interview. While this is not an actual script used at the banquet, the way you develop the script and introduce award winners to the judges will be carefully evaluated. Dr. Trefz serves as the subcommittee advisor for the narrators and can answer any questions you might have.
Your interview time will last approximately ten minutes. Be on time for your interview; we recommend you dress in business attire.
The interview will go as follows. Once you have introduced yourself to the panel of judges, you will be asked to present your developed script. You will then read from a prepared script, and finally you will answer extemporaneous questions from the judges.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you on February 3rd.