Editorial: 5 tips for making a quality Morning Meeting announcement


As the school year reaches the end of the first semester, the overall quality of each morning meeting announcement seems to be on the rise. Although this fact seems quite evident, some students might be getting ready to perform their first announcement. With that in mind, here are a few tips in creating a memorable morning meeting announcement:

Tip #1: Make sure to provide all information that is necessary. A good morning meeting announcement if full of information that is easy to understand and follow. Make sure to provide all the necessary information on your subject. Remember to give the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” about your topic.

Tip #2: Have some form of media. Just like Gucci Mane once said, “If [someone] does not have the sauce, then [they] are lost”, it is important to begin your morning meeting announcement with a solid base. Weather this is a slide show, a short video or some sort of fact, a good “sauce” can lead to an even better announcement.

Tip #3: Keep it short. It’s a proven fact that interest degrades over time. And when making an announcement, you want to keep audience’s attention. Try to keep your announcement short while still presenting the necessary information. For a simple announcement, try to keep it within 20-30 seconds. For a presentation involving a video or slideshow, try to keep it within 60-90 seconds.

Tip #4: Be Prepared. Practice what you’re going to say the night before so you don’t mumble your way through it on stage. Know what you’re going to do before you do it, and it will make the announcement go so much smoother. If you’re not speaking and just presenting a video or slideshow, make sure there are no mistakes, and send it to the prefects as soon as possible. That way, you’re announcement will be less likely to get skipped in the event of an overly-crowded Morning Meeting.

Tip #5: Finally, be confident. LFA is an accepting community and is the perfect environment for someone who is new to public speaking to test the waters. With notes on your phone or Ipad and a good attitude, your well put together Morning Meeting announcement is sure to go as planned. Just remember, a factual, short and concise announcement is sure to get the job done.