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As a Director of Sport for well over 35 years in a leading North West school, I know the importance of good planning, relationships, teamwork, friendliness and trust when organising a high profile occasion. With a background in sport and vast experience working as a Master of Ceremonies at a range of sporting dinner and charitable occasions, my years of public speaking, middle management and sports event organisation now extends to that of toastmaster.
I live in Chorley in the beautiful county of Lancashire. Married to Lisa, we have a young son Ciaran. Having recently retired from the world of education, I am now very much looking forward to working with charming people in stunning venues, dressed in the traditional red toastmaster’s jacket. Away from work you will find me running (perhaps jogging these days!) along the back lanes of Lancashire, coaching cricket at a local cricket club, watching my son play sport or fronting the corporate match day home games for Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
My friendly, calm and personable approach makes me a good choice for your wedding. Having been recently enrolled into the Northern Guild of Toastmasters, a high quality of toastmaster professionalism with public indemnity insurance, is guaranteed.
‘The personal touch’
A good toastmaster should offer a level of personal service that allows the happy couple and guests the opportunity to enjoy their day by easing any worries and concerns. You want a safe pair of hands to conduct your day for you. That’s the job and that’s why we do it!
I will keep your day to time, ensure that your guests have fun, are relaxed and informed, and be on hand to pamper and cater for your every need. I believe that a warm and friendly persona is so important and the simple adage, a ‘smile goes a long way’, is so essential. From our first meeting, I believe you will find my calming and positive demeanour will help reassure even the most nervous of couples on their special day!
The secret to any successful occasion is in the planning and this holds true for your event. A lifetime of service in education, organising and hosting high profile sporting events, confirms that no stone can be left unturned. It’s the attention to detail that matters most. From experience, it is the more relaxed formal occasions that often demand the greater degree of attention to detail. Whether it be a low key wedding reception entry or a more bold and dramatic welcome, its your call. Dressed, as is traditional, in my red toastmaster jacket, this will add colour and convention. Rest assured that your day will be one that you can celebrate and remember for the rest of your lives. Everyone can relax and enjoy, rather than fret and worry.
Leading up to the event, I will ideally set up a face to face zoom call meeting to discuss your requirements. We will go through the whole day together and I may be able to offer ideas and guidance should you request it. Ultimately, the day is yours and I am here to ensure your wishes and requirements are fulfilled. Even in those crucial weeks or days leading up to your wedding, rest assured I will always be at the other end of telephone or email.
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Additionally, I can assist with the organisation of your bouquet throw, meet and greet your evening guests, and organise everyone to assemble for that particularly special moment where you take to the floor for your first dance. If you require me to provide additional music at any stage throughout the day, I do have a portable PA system. We can discuss such matters during our initial meeting.
Thank you for considering me as your Northern Guild Toastmaster. Let the fun times begin!