What clients just like you have to say...
MC | Speaking
Murray Bain, CEO TSB Bank
"Terry has recently facilitated/MC'd a day long conference of 100 leadership staff for me. The day was extremely successful due in large part to the way Terry carried out his role. He brought a unique blend of energy, humour, and focus utilising his skills as a public speaker and as a practicing comedian, and also his ability to think on his feet. This combination kept our team energised and engaged through the day and he capped it off with an excellent motivational talk that caused us all to reflect, in between the bouts of laughter. I can thoroughly recommend Terry for any event of this kind".
Chris Keeping, New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
"We recently engaged Terry as MC for eight different award ceremonies across the North Island. He adapted well to the different audiences and ensured that our programme was delivered within our tight timeframe while being entertaining and professional."
David Hillson, Director, Risk Doctors
"I do lots of conferences and have never before experienced a stand-up MC – it was good fun!"
Karen Clarke, President, Project Management Institute New Zealand
"Thanks for making the conference so successful Terry. I'll definitely recommend you to others!"
Eka Merdekawaty TALJI, Key Media, Singapore (HR Summit 2011)
"Among the many Speakers I have met, you are among the rare ones who can turn a conference to be an entertaining and enjoyable event for all."
Annette Vao , Organiser, Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2010 and 2011 and 2012
"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did as MC. It was great being able to get on with what I was doing outside the room knowing that all was under control inside! The activities with the delegates worked a treat and really helped with the overall feel of the conference. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a professional MC who is really cool to deal with!"
Jerry Ball, Convenor, Project Management Insitute Conference 2010
“Thank you for doing a great job as the MC at the Project Management Institute New Zealand (PMINZ) 2010 National Conference. You connected well with the delegates and speakers at our conference, and also got them engaged with each other in a most effective way. I’d be very happy to work with you again!”
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."
Megan Alexander, General Manager, Robert Half International
"Terry presented in a humorous manner very imperative information for business managers/leaders to use in their workplaces, to influence those people around them. He highlighted the importance of how your influence as a manager/leader is measured more on how your teams act while you as their manager/leader are absent from the workplace as opposed to how they act while you are there. He offered tips on how to achieve this buy-in from your team. 83% of attendees (senior finance managers) rated Terry as excellent."
Leigh Robinson, Product Manager, Zeacom
"You were a pleasure to work with, particularly because you easily picked up on the brief and ran with it – making our lives so much easier. The way you mixed serious business with humor and audience interaction provided great results and an extremely humorous and enjoyable evening. We’d be happy to recommend you for any corporate event. Thank you again."
Roseta Jacobs, Auckland University Centre For Professional Development
"A marvelous 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.”
Paul Dunphy, Manager - Event Attraction & Development, Auckland City Council
"Terry added so much value to my event. He was able to read the mood of the crowd well and ensured that the evening flowed to plan. I knew that by bringing Terry into the mix that the event was guaranteed to be a success and I went into the evening knowing that the event was in a safe pair of hands."
Glenda Harding, Harding Consultants (IPENZ07 Conference)
“Terry you were a pleasure to work with – your ease at understanding the brief, and willingness to fit into the brief for the conference was fantastic. You had a complete appreciation of how a conference needs to run and you earned the respect of conference delegates quickly. I particularly enjoyed your ‘ice breaker’ that you used at the start of the conference. We look forward to working with you again.”
John Rogers, Trimble Navigation New Zealand Limited
"Terry added spice and life to our conference. He educated and entertained us with examples of how to communicate with humour, and showed how breaking out of the day-to-day patterns of the workplace can make everyone’s work more enjoyable, and thus more effective."
Professor Alan Stenger, Business School, University of Auckland
“The best corporate entertainment I’ve ever been to.”
Beverley Rogers, Rotary International District 9910 Conference 08
"The presentation was great - lots of good feedback!"
Rowena Richards-Orange (JazzFest07)
"Thank you for making 'Jazz In The Park' such a success!"
Bryan Ward, NZ Biotechnology
"...a very good performance... pushed the envelope but knew where the boundaries were."
Andrew Reese-Jones, Macpac
"... thoroughly enjoyed the show - plenty of favourable comments afterwards..."
Martyn Dawson GM Mercedes Car Group
Lani Christensen, Tauranga House of the Year Co-ordinator / Master Builders Association Manager
"...singing your praises... adamant that you must join us again next year and do it all again. ...exceptional professional presence, delivery and approach..."
Janice Beban, Franchise Association
"Terry was very entertaining and delivered his message in a very professional manner."
Fraser Galloway INGENIUM 2005 Conference Convenor
"...the right mix of fun and not over the top."
Donna Kerrison - Marketing Manager, Drake International
"...nothing short of manic... wondrous..."
Linda Stansfield, Northland Regional Council
"I'm not sure that we have ever had such positive and enthusiastic comments from our staff on evaluation forms... This was the best staff meeting we have ever had."
Ian Foy, Head Of Broker Business, NZI
"It was a pleasure working with you. The NZI Team found you to be professional, reliable and well organised. We appreciate the extra mile you went in providing relevant activities, particularly the 'Sale Of The Century' quiz, as well as more than few gags!"
Kay Phillips, Ministry of Education
"Terry's presentation was excellent."
Shayne Duncan - SOLGM Business School
"Terry was responsible for keeping the conference flowing, introducing speakers, summarising sessions and adding humour and energy to the proceedings. He did this with confidence and sincerity. He judged the audience well and adapted where necessary to keep the energy levels up. His addition of short, quirky activities where appropriate was excellent and very well received by attendees. Terry's humour is subtle. He has an easy, natural style which people warm to readily. His experience in the 'real world' of business, I believe, makes it easy for him to relate to any audience and for them to relate to him. I am happy to recommend Terry as a facilitator, speaker and entertainer."
John McClintock - Executive Director Magazine Publishers Association
"Many thanks for the work done - worked well for us and kept the slick professional aspect we wanted. Very professional MC - just what we wanted to ensure Awards recognition was the main focus. Pre-event involvement ensured the industry was well understood and our 'on night requirements were met' - strong recommendation to other organizations."
Christina Cambie - APL+ Software
"What a difference it makes having a professional MC! Being quite a diverse group I was unsure how the evening's entertainment would be received but once you had broken the ice and warmed up the crowd, it was obvious to everyone that we were in for a good night. People have been coming up to me and saying that this has been the best APL+ event ever attended. Terry, thank you so much for a wonderful evening... I will certainly be recommending you to all others for future events."