Guidelines for a Successful Event

Guidelines for Successful Programs

Following these guidelines greatly increases the impact of the program.
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  • Please remember, no audio or video recording of Craig’s programs is permitted.
  • If Craig is working with a group of 40 participants or more, inspect sound system thoroughly. Craig will be using his own wireless microphone during the presentation, but a back-up microphone is suggested in case of a problem.
  • If Craig is flying in for the program, and the sound system at the location is not of high quality, please consider renting a portable unit. Good sound is crucial to the success of the program.
  • Select a person to read the introduction, ideally a student. Please have the introducer read the introduction exactly as it is written with no “ad-libs.(Introduction is included in this packet.)
  • If the assembly program is to be held in the gymnasium, all students must sit on ONE side of the bleachers.
  • Teachers should sit with their students in the assembly program.
  • Listen for and eliminate disturbing noises before and during the program. (Ex: overhead exhaust or heater fans, loud speaker announcements, school construction, etc.)

Name Tag Guidelines

I prefer to call people by name and this can be a challenge from a distance.You can either recruit a few students to create neatly written name tags as students register or
prepare them prior to the program. Please implement this simple guide before preparing name tags.

  • Providing proper name tags helps me address participants by their name.
  • The simpliest and easiest name tag is a 2 X 4 sticky label. Participants simply write their name when they register.
  • Providing a few dark sharpie markers will also be useful.
  • If you are going to prepare name tags prior to the event, please have the name fill as much of the name tag as possible.

Please avoid the following

  • Lanyard name tags
  • 1 x 3 mailing labels
  • Light color, dry, or narrow markers
  • Using ink pens instead of markers
  • Using post-it notes as name tags