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Event Host/Emcee

As an event host, MC or Emcee, I take care of you and your audience, ensuring your attendees have a great experience, your event is professional and runs smoothly, and the goals for your day are exceeded.

 

Event hosting is a specific skill that is much more than entertaining a crowd or having a polished speaking voice. 

I bring my unflappable style to your event, plus 20 year’s experience as a broadcast journalist and panel host. 

Events I have hosted include: conferences, seminars, roundtables, engagement dinners, awards ceremonies, and networking events.

 

I solve the problem of how to present the event on the day, welcoming the audience and ensuring all the speakers get a warm introduction. I keep the momentum high and the attendees engaged bringing together all the different strands of your event into one coherent message.

 

I give you the peace of mind and support so you actually enjoy it, you get to talk to your attendees and clients, and actually do some business, feeling confident that I will guide the day and make sure all runs smoothly on stage. 

l ensure the continuity of the proceedings, keep your audience attentive and entertained, incorporate my own experience and flair on stage, and lend professional opinions to the running of the event. It also means any panel discussions you might include are moderated independently but with an informed voice used to live interviewing. 

I can help with pre, during, and post event social media promotion, if that is appropriate for you. I’m happy to record a video message for you to share to help promote the event, and also interview some of the booked speakers to further help promotion. 

I want you to bear in mind that ALL major decisions in planning an event should be about the attendee experience.

If the motivation around who is the host or emcee is not about how it impacts the audience, but about say cost, then you are undermining the success of your event. 

Overall, a good host will have a better chance on impacting your meeting than just about anything else.  Certainly more than the coffee and you wouldn’t think about not serving coffee would you?

 

You need this meeting to be a success, you have goals for it. So ask yourself honestly, can they definitely all be achieved if you try to do everything yourself without professional help?

 

If the answer is no then I’d love to talk to you about how I can help you meet all your goals for your event.

Please go  to my Contact page and send me a message.

Companies I have worked with include: KPMG UK, Women of A Certain Stage, PharmaFlow, Accenture, Dimension Data, Joyent, Anritsu.

Lauren Chiren,

Founder & Coach,

Women of A Certain Stage

Clare is an absolute superstar and consummate professional. Two weeks prior to a corporate event I was running in Bristol, I had been let down by my host and had the good fortune to meet Clare. This was when I realised just how much stress a true Presenter takes off your hands and the amount of preparation that is required to make that happen. We walked through the plans for the day, the speakers biographies, PR and photography expectations. Clare wrote her scripts, sent them over to me for approval and delivered them with panache and humour on the day. Clare is a sassy lady, absolutely willing to step in and help out and totally put my mind at ease. There is no doubt that I will book Clare for all future events & simply hope she is available!

Hedley Rees,

Managing Consultant,

PharmaFlow Ltd.

Thank goodness I hired Clare. She understood my messaging and goals for the event almost better than I did and it was wonderful to have her professional expertise keeping everything on track. I’m so grateful as I had no idea how much she would help keep the audience engaged and everything going with so much energy. She gave me the peace of mind to mingle with  my guests, deliver my own talk, and then relax while she handled all the timings and everything else on stage, and she made a really positive  difference to the energy and enthusiasm in the room.

Bart Freedman, 

Global VP Sales & Marketing, Anritsu

I had the opportunity to work with Clare at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2016 where she organised and hosted a hugely important executive customer engagement event for our company. I can say, without question, that Clare did an outstanding job ensuring that the executive engagement dinner was extremely successful, largely due to her overall professionalism, her attention to detail and her larger-than-life personality. Through these attributes, Clare was able to make the room come alive and create an "event for the ages" for our company that will always be remembered. Largely as a result of her efforts, we have elected to re-up for next year's event and hopefully repeat the success of the executive engagement meeting.