What do you see as the key function of a Toastmaster?
A Toastmaster’s key function is make sure the day runs smoothly and to work with yourselves, the venue coordinator and other key players to ensure that this happens.
How would you describe the difference between a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies and an event host?
My take on this question is that the host is the person in charge of the event. As the event host, you may choose to employ a toastmaster or an MC to assist you with your event. In both of those roles, I consider it my primary goal to ensure that the event runs smoothly and according to the wishes of the host.
My duties as your Toastmaster may involve introducing speakers, shepherding guests, making announcements and serving as a focal point for queries who can direct guests as needed and assist in communicating with the host and the venue coordinator. We can arrange in advance how you would like queries to be dealt with – what you would like to be kept informed of, and what I can deal with for you. If you wish me to, I can also help with planning a structure for the event.
How long have you been a toastmaster?
Professionally, since 2013 but I have fulfilled the role many times before that at charity dinners and auctions, weddings and Ladies’ Festivals.
Will you wear traditional toast master dress?
I will be dressed in a burgundy tailcoat unless you request otherwise. I could equally wear a morning suit or dinner suit if you wish. Let me know what you would prefer!
Can you help me plan / facilitate a surprise for one of the guests?
I will be delighted to work with you and the venue to ensure the surprise is planned and executed in the best possible way. Give me a call to discuss it.
We’d love a toast master for a certain part of the event, but not the whole thing. Can you accommodate this?
Of course, give me a call and we can discuss your individual requirements over the phone. It is your event and I look forward to working with you to make it a great success.
Will we be able to meet with you before the event?
Yes indeed. It is very important for me to get a clear picture of how you would like the event to go!