What makes a great Guest Keynote? Larry Romany from Trinidad offering alternative solutions!
The bane and blessing of Bajan Reporter is that while we have many online and overseas contributors, the Editor/Ad & Sales/ Videographer & Still Camera is really just one… Me! So items can take far longer to reach than intended… Nevertheless, let’s look at what the regular Dead Tree media ignored?
This is an excellent speech from Larry Romany from Trinidad & Tobago’s Olympic Committee on Breaking Barriers which was delivered at Hilton Barbados for the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), while you would have seen this in the papers – what they did not tell you is how their Asst. General Secretary did such a Horrible job as an Emcee!
Mispronouncing a Diplomat’s name (He’s now in Reykjavik)? Carruthers as KAH-REW-THEREZ? It rhymes with brothers, are you for real? Then the BOA’s Assistant General Secretary (AGS) forgets a Category and has to reinvite the Guest Speaker back to the Podium to make the Presentation? I wanted to crawl under the table…
The AGS of the BOA was on a roll that night; he acknowledges Digicel among the guests and then asks them over the Mic why haven’t they been more active as sponsors… One of the BOA’s executive quickly whispers to the General Secretary how Digicel is backing the 4G Sports Personality of the Year, which means the so-called Emcee did not even read the Programme which listed the Awards?
The only way the BOA’s AGS could Emcee another gala for me is if the only person available to host was Kim Jong-Un! I can understand now why the British declare after a number of gaffes if someone is a right berk?