Andy Dodd - Toastmaster
Andy Dodd’s gift for seeing potential problems before they arise is just one of the reasons why his skills as a Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies are in demand at weddings and functions in Hitchin and surrounding counties.
No matter the occasion, private or business, a professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies like Andy can make it a more memorable, special and stress-free event, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the occasion by carrying out their duties with authority and dignity, without being overbearing.
Andy can act as Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies for all kinds of private and business functions, including:
- Wedding receptions (for all cultures)
- Bar Mitzvahs and parties
- Corporate dinners and dinner dances
- Themed banquets and gala balls
- Masonic Ladies Festivals
- Rotary Club and Round Table functions
- Cocktail parties, civic lunches and banquets
- Award ceremonies and conferences
- Official openings and product launches
An Associate of the National Association of Toastmasters, Andy offers his services to people in businesses in Hitchin, the surrounding counties and London.
Toastmaster - Weddings & Private Events
On a wedding day you need someone who is that one step ahead, thinking about all the smaller details to make sure the event is going along smoothly and running on time.
As the Toastmaster at your wedding, Andy will allow you to relax and enjoy your very special occasion, knowing it is in capable hands. He will liaise with banqueting managers, wedding coordinators, bands, discos and photographers to ensure it all goes to plan, whilst engaging with your guests and calmly making sure everyone is having the best possible time.
Not every Best Man or Chief Bridesmaid is up to the task of managing a wedding while it’s in full flow; many can handle the speeches and not much else! Andy’s quiet authority, tact and experience mean he can keep everything on track so that your wedding runs like clockwork, with things happening when they should, and inevitable hitches being dealt without fuss.
Andy starts with a face to face meeting well before the big day, ideally at the reception venue. On the day he will arrive early at the venue, check it is set up as you require, help out where necessary to keep things on schedule, receive and greet guests, assist the photographer, organise a receiving line, welcome the Bride and Groom into the room, organise the cutting of the cake… you get the picture!
His aim is to be the "unsung hero" in the background so that your special day is indeed truly special.
Master of Ceremonies - Business Events
The Professional Toastmaster has been part of the Social and Banqueting scene for centuries. Nowadays, experienced Toastmasters are being utilised at conferences and company presentations, as they have that rare combination of tact, diplomacy and management skills for the effective direction of large numbers of people.
As your Master of Ceremonies, Andy will help to:
- Keep the event flowing
- Keep the energy and enthusiasm of the audience high
- Help the attendees feel welcomed
- Help the sponsors feel proud to be involved
- Smooth over problems that arise
- Keep the event to time no matter what happens.
In fact Andy will do whatever is possible to help the organiser make it a great event.
As well as functions in and around the Hitchin area, Andy has assisted with prestigious London events including the TES Awards and Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, both involving over 1000 guests.
As your Master of Ceremonies, Andy will use his experience to enhance your function whilst leaving you available to look after your attendees, helping you to achieve that extra "touch of class" and make the right impression with your employees, guests or VIPs.
Andy Dodd – Toastmaster
Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies