Monday, January 30

Thirty participants attend one-day emceeing course


Ik Pahon (seated fourth left), Alim Mideh (seated third left) and Solosa (seated third right) with the course participants.

KUCHING: Thirty participants attended a one-day Professional Master of Ceremony – Foundation Course held at a hotel here on Sunday.

The course was organised by a local company, Creating Efficiencies in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Youth and Sports.

The participants comprising those with experience in hosting events and novices attended the inaugural course themed  ‘Let’s Put Smiles On People’s Faces’, a precursor to the Advanced Level Course.

Creating Efficiencies principal enabler Alim Mideh expressed appreciation to the ministry’s permanent secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik for closing the course and presenting the Certificate of Achievement to the participants.

He was also grateful to be able to collaborate with the ministry for the course, as it showed that the ministry was similarly concerned with the quality of MCs (Masters of Ceremony) at government functions.

“Emceeing is not just about running the programme and managing the time of the event.

“It is about putting smiles on the faces of the guests, about creating fond memories of the function for the guests.  It is business – displaying great customer service resulting in repeat business or referrals,” he said.

He said a follow up of the foundation course, the Advanced-level Course will be held next year, also in collaboration with the ministry.

In his closing remark, Ik Pahon reminded the participants to remember three points, namely practice makes perfect, no shortcut to success and no pain, no gain.

He said that in 2018, capacity building for youths would also comprise public speaking skills along with the master of ceremony course.

These courses will be conducted in Bintulu, Miri and Sibu.

He encouraged the participants to continue to perfect their hosting skill as hosting or emceeing is all about building confidence, networking and being happy.

The course was conducted by Chris Dripin Solosa, an event host, radio and television presenter with over 25 years of experience and who has hosted events in Singapore, Malaysia and internationally.

She is a Certified HRDF Trainer, specialising in the field of the Teaching of English as a Second Language, event hosting, media writing and public relations.

Creating Efficiencies will announce the next Foundation Courses to be held soon.  For more information and further inquiries, please contact Alim Mideh at 013 8044178 or email to