Whenever I am asked, “What does a Toastmaster do?” I describe myself as being “Your pressure cooker for the day.” It’s not just making announcements regarding speeches – it is caring for people; the elderly, infirm, young and very young. Keeping everyone informed.
Let me introduce myself:
My name is Noël Thompson; I am an experienced Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies. I trained and qualified with the Toastmasters and Masters of Ceremonies Federation of which I am proud to be a member and Past President. My style is friendly and courteous. Whether it is Formal or Informal – the choice is yours!
Let me briefly explain the role of a Toastmaster:
Most important: to make sure that you have a most enjoyable, happy and memorable day.
To be on hand to guide and advise you and to liaise with all the other professionals you have engaged. Assist the photographer with getting groups and photos. Keep guests informed.
I will make all the usual announcements at the Reception, arrange the reception line and introduce guests, if required.
I will announce those making speeches and give advice where necessary.
I will use my expertise and professionalism to ensure the smooth running of the reception and wedding banquet.
To be on hand in order that the wedding party, in particular the principal guests, the Bride and Groom can simply relax and enjoy the special day, secure in the knowledge that the event is being run smoothly and efficiently.
Generally to ensure the whole day runs to time and plan. This will leave you time to enjoy the company of your guests and thoroughly enjoy the entire day.