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Master of Ceremonies (MC) Service

You are getting your people together for a reason. Make sure the “make or break “element is covered off. 

Toddy’s experience as a professional Master of Ceremonies (MC) will ensure the smooth running of your event. His attention to detail both in planning ahead of time, and on the day, are such that you can rest assured things will run smoothly. 

Setting the tone at the outset, keeping to time and having an intuitive sense as to what level of humour, or sincerity, is appropriate are things that Toddy is renowned for. 

From awards ceremonies, one to three day conferences to panel discussions - you name it - Toddy has the experience to deliver for you.

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A fabulous professional contribution to Conference

"We engaged Toddy as our MC for the 2019 FANZ Conference held in Rotorua.  Toddy’s preparation for the Conference was marvellous, he thoroughly researched our association and the speakers.  Our conference had a very full agenda and timing was imperative.  Toddy was able to keep the event to schedule without making the Keynotes/Speakers feel pressured.  Toddy had a great knack of summarising the speakers whilst injecting humour where appropriate. Toddy ensured he met every speaker prior to their keynote and personally built rapports with sponsors and delegates during the business sessions and at the social events of the Conference. We all enjoyed his many humorous stories and jokes. Thanks Toddy for your fabulous professional contribution to our Conference and in helping to make it the success it was!" 
- Susan Mott - Franchise Association of New Zealand.

Franchise NZ 2019 Conference

Toddy ensured he met every speak prior to the keynotes and built rapport with sponsors and delegates throughout the Conference.

Giving our event the gravitas that it deserved

"Toddy recently joined the NZ Young Grower of the Year to MC the awards night, on the recommendation of the Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers Association – and what a spot-on recommendation it was! Toddy was communicative in the lead-up to the event and clearly did research into the competition and the competitors. He was so cool calm and collected and gave our event the gravitas that it deserved. His rural background and understanding of our sector was obvious in the humour he engaged and was the perfect blend of comedy and formality for the evening. Toddy is extremely professional, relaxed and easy to work with, and I would not hesitate at all to thoroughly recommend him to MC any event."
- Eve Williams - Horticulture New Zealand.

Toddy MC NZ Young Fruitgrower

Toddy's rural background and understanding of our sector was obvious, he's professional and easy to work with.

Grasping the importance of our occasion

"The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society needed a key person to run proceedings for the launch of its 150th HB Show and History Book release, a very significant milestone in the Society’s history. David immediately grasped the importance of such an occasion and spent a considerable amount of time before the event researching key dates and the people involved. On the night David was brilliant, gave the formalities the respect they deserved and added his own brand of subtle humour that made for a very memorable celebration. Absolutely outstanding, thanks Toddy."
- Robert Pattullo - President, Hawke’s Bay A&P Society.

Brendon Pongia, David Todd - Toddy Talks

Chatting with Brendon Pongia during the Hereworth Celebrity 20/20 Cricket match.

Photographer: Joan Chatfield www.chatfield-photography.co.nz

A huge success, professionally run and to time

"Farmlands recently engaged David Todd (Toddy) as MC for an awards evening held in Christchurch. Planning for the event started early and it was a huge advantage to have Toddy involved and actively participating in the preparation work. His input and collaboration into short movie clips, shown during the event, all contributed towards the success of the event.

We found Toddy to be extremely professional and easy to work with. He has a great sense of humour and remained calm under pressure. Our awards evening was a huge success, professionally run and kept to time!  I have no hesitation in recommending Toddy for any MC role.”
- Helen Shrewsbury, Sponsorship & Events Manager, Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited. 

An amazing asset to our conference

“We employed Toddy as the MC for the 2012 Landcorp Biennial Farm Manager Conference. We found him to be an asset to the conference as a whole; quickly determining the communication style required, introducing speakers with the right mix of information and humour, and keeping proceedings flowing at the right pace. His end-of-session summaries were well received and appreciated for their concise capture of the information presented while reinforcing the relevance of the speakers to the conference theme. Toddy mixed well with both presenters and attendees and we have had many positive comments about him.”
- Al McCone, National Manager, Staff Relations and Training, Landcorp.

HB Health Awards - Toddy Talks

The Hawke’s Bay Health Awards dinner and ceremony held at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings in 2012.

Photographer: Glenn Taylor www.GTP.co.nz