''REMAIN CLOSE TO JEHOVAH!'' DISTRICT CONVENTION INTRODUCTIONS
[NOTE TO CONVENTION CHAIRMAN: Please study the following introductions carefully. They may be modified in harmony with what is stated in the letter to all district convention chairmen (S-329 3/10) dated March 15, 2010, page 4, paragraphs 3-4. The brothers you select as session chairmen should read these introductions aloud several times in advance so that they will be well prepared to convey the information with naturalness, clarity, and proper emphasis. Introductions should be handled with dignity, in a manner worthy of the program.]
[Thirty seconds before the musical interlude, step up to the live microphone and state in a loud, clear, and deliberate voice:]
9:19 Good morning, brothers and sisters! (Pause. Kindly repeat, if necessary.) What a delight it is to be here for this grand spiritual event! (Pause) The time has arrived for the first session of our ''REMAIN CLOSE TO JEHOVAH!'' District Convention. We invite you now to come and find your places in the main auditorium. As you settle in, enjoy the musical interlude that has been prepared for you.
9.20: [Be seated on the platform and refresh your mind on the introductions to follow. When the music stops, step to the microphone and begin speaking with a loud, clear, and deliberate voice:]
9:29: Welcome, one and all! (Pause) What a joy and privilege it is to be assembled here for the opening session of this ''REMAIN CLOSE TO JEHOVAH!'' District Convention! (Pause) [If the program is being broadcast on an FM frequency for the benefit of the hard of hearing, say:] For the benefit of those who need the provision, the entire program can be heard on FM frequency......... (Pause)
If you are carrying a cellular telephone or two-way pager, we kindly request that you adjust it to a setting that will not disturb others in the audience. (Pause) We would also like to direct that any recordings of this program should be for your personal use or for the benefit of those unable to be present; recordings should not be made available for general circulation or distribution. (Pause)