Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters
Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy


Why use a Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies? Firstly, a Master of Ceremonies guarantees the hosts a stress-free day, leaving them free to relax and enjoy the occasion alongside their guests, be it a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Masonic festival, or a corporate, civic or charity dinner. Secondly, a Toastmaster in his hunting pink livery lends gravitas and style to any event.

In the months leading up to the function, I will consult with you on every aspect, agreeing all necessary procedures, timing and protocol. I will take your plan and make it work, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and on time, and that announcements and introductions are made using the appropriate etiquette. After several months planning and preparation, this is the day when you want everything to be just right. I will liaise with the Function Manager, all other suppliers and my watch throughout, so that I can make your day stress free.

A Master of Ceremonies is not a wedding or event planner, but he does complement the task in hand. It is very tempting to cut costs and employ a member of your family, a friend or colleague as a Toastmaster. This is one time when it really pays to have an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the pitfalls rather than ‘winging it’ on the day. As a Professional Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies, I have the training and experience to ensure that your function is a success.

Please contact me to discuss your event without obligation

John Ashmele FGPT