Corporate events

Whatever your corporate event, a professional master of ceremonies will bring flair and energy to the occasion, helping to maintain the right pace and keeping your guests interested and captivated.

Whether you are planning a gala dinner, an award ceremony, a product launch or a celebratory reception, Chris will take full responsibility for the front of house activities, lifting the weight from your shoulders so that you and your staff can concentrate on hosting your guests and maximise their enjoyment.

Prior to your event

Chris will:

  • meet with you or your planning team to fully understand the aim of your event and your company ethos
  • discuss the role you would like him to fulfil
  • discuss announcements and introductions
  • advise and guide as required on protocol and etiquette
  • assist on matters such as timings, sequencing, announcements
  • meet with the venue manager to discuss matters such as reception drinks, the public address system and seating arrangements.

On the day of your event

Chris will:

  • arrive in good time so he can liaise with your organising team
  • liaise with the venue manager and other contributors
  • check items such as the readiness of the washroom facilities, the seating plan, the positioning of display boards and reception drinks
  • cross-refer the recipients of awards with the prizes/certificates
  • confirm the correct name pronunciations of speakers and prize winners
  • meet speakers to confirm their titles, qualifications and how they wish to be introduced
  • run through the workings of the PA system
  • liaise with you and organising team for last minute changes to the schedule
  • call your guests to their seats
  • introduce your 'top table' if appropriate
  • make announcements and introduce your speakers
  • manage toasts
  • keep the event running to time
  • never be far from your side to take additional directives from you and your organising team

If you feel Chris can add value to your event, please contact him.

chris with guest

(C) Suffolk Toastmaster 2011
Photography by David Court,
Coastal Brides & Craig & Kate

Chris Woods
Suffolk Toastmaster
Tel: 01394 387260

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