MC: Engage People; Improve Results
At events like yours, I grab attention, generate rapport and create memorable stories. Click here for video. My background in corporate training and people management gives me the commercial savvy to clearly convey your messages. I thoroughly research your organisation to ensure I grab the attention of your audience to both inform and entertain. I'm not crude. I'm no clown. I am an entertaining, business-savvy, effective facilitator who makes you and your event look good and run smoothly.
Contact me now to talk about how hiring me as a combo MC / speaker / entertainer can reduce your risk and workload, while saving you time, stress and money.
"Terry was recently the MC at our annual conference in Auckland. Both myself and the audience really enjoyed Terry’s professional high-energy during the day and his enthused humour during the conference dinner. But it’s what the audience didn’t see that sticks in my mind even more, the way he ensures the conference runs smoothly, the speakers are on and in time, and both myself and the audience has a good time. Terry is totally professional, and I totally recommend him." - Brett Jeffery, GM NZ Australasian Society of Association Executives
"We contracted Terry as our MC for the Annual eResearchNZ conference (and have invited him back for 2018). Terry has a natural gift of humour, and the ability to bring together a room full of strangers, and make them feel like a cohesive unit. He brings with him an ability to take charge of any situation and can take a muted crowd to being pumped and ready to go. From an organiser's perspective he gives the reassurance that everything you need him to do is taken care of. You do not need to give him copious amount of notes or direction, just an overall idea and he’ll run with it wonderfully. Nothing beats being busy trying to organize a million things to hear your MC say, "Don’t worry, I got it”. He goes over and above what other MCs do and for that I will always appreciate him. Undeniably, Terry's sincerity, professionalism, talent and wonderful energy will inject success into every conference or event he hosts!" - Dayrel Williams Organiser eRsearch Conference 2017, nzGenomics
"A true professional helping organizations achieve their objectives and amplify the impact of their mission through high-value events! Thanks Terry"! - Genevieve Leclerc, Caravelle Strategies
Purposeful Fun & Focus At Conferences
I gained skills as a comedian that I find beneficial in the real world of business. These include communication skills, rapport building, self-confidence and quick thinking. I help people in business learn from my 'serious comedy' experiences without even having to get on stage. I speak to corporate groups about HOW they can create value and change in their people and their workplaces. My presentations can both amuse and provide you with invaluable tools for leaders, managers and salespeople.
My motivational presentations to business groups receive rave reviews. Or, if you want a comedian for entertainment, I do that too. I performed in several New Zealand International Comedy Festivals. My style is interactive, with the use of entertainment to keep the sessions flowing, hold your audience's concentration and improve their recall of key information.
As seen on TV1’s ‘Good Morning’ and TV3’s ‘Sunrise’, I combine comedy with valuable business acumen to be a skilled and knowledgeable MC, speaker or facilitator.
"A class act... this new breed... charming, incredibly well prepared, has good material and, surprise of all surprises, he's actually very funny." - Theatreview (2013) More...
"A unique brand of comedy that inspires as well as entertains, with wisdom among some well-woven tales.” – keepingupwithnz.com More...
"He takes to the stage like a seasoned pro... some of the best punchlines I’ve heard. Terry’s superb comedic timing and innate ability to tell and build up a good story will have you hooked. His stories are engaging, well written and just downright funny." - Whimsical Banana More...
"Terry Williams provides some lovely comic moments throughout his time at the microphone, pulling laughs by chatting about his family life and his mid-life crisis trip to an Indonesian jungle away from civilization. He is very much at home on the stage, and from his entrance it is like watching an old friend: lovely jubbly, as Del Boy would say." - TheatreView More...
"Not unlike a jovial Hughesy onThe 7pm Project from across the ditch in Australia and has a charm of his own... remarkably good." - TheatreView (2015)
"Very polished." - MacAndMae
"...like a kiwi JFK..." - Reginald D Hunter
"A charm of his own... remarkably good." - TheatreView (2015)
Glenn Middleton, Manager Operations - Orix "The feedback I have received from our sponsors and media contacts re your performance last night has been 100% positive. I am confident your skills and most importantly "culture fit" will only but complement our desire to provide the most professional hospitality product within the series this season."
Debi Chalmers, Asia-Pacific Venue Management Association "Thank you, Terry. You are an ingenious performer who invigorated our audience with your rapid-fire repartee and observational wit. A skilled master of ceremonies, assured compere, and polished stand-up comedian.....you left our delegates screaming for more! Sincere thanks, for your commitment to our 2008 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress."
Jason Roberts, Marketing Manager, Zeacom "Terry is an engaging presenter and works well in small / large group situations. In my case we were wanting to use a comedy ‘bent’ to not only better engage with our customers, but also find innovative ways to consider issues, find solutions and of course ‘connect’ people. Terry did a brilliant job for us in this capacity and is highly recommended."
Roseta Jacobs, Auckland University Centre For Professional Development "A marvellous job... very professional, respectful yet still hilariously funny... It was the perfect end to a successful conference."
Brian Berry, Rothbury Financial Services “Terry’s session as Keynote Speaker finished our conference on the ‘high’ that we were looking for. His very humorous session gave us skills to apply not only in our businesses but also in our personal lives.”
Professor Alan Stenger, Business School, University of Auckland “The best corporate entertainment I’ve ever been to.”
Contact me now to find out how I can speak to or facilitate your event.