About

john diploma

Receiving my Graduation Diploma from the Chairman of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters, Paul Tredgett FGPT

About John Ashmele

Having pursued a successful career as a freelance information systems consultant for over 35 years, and having organised many social, community and fund-raising events, I have now branched out in a different direction as a Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies.

On the square, a keen interest in matters of procedure and ‘the done thing’, as well as an eye for detail, enables me to offer advice on etiquette and protocol for a wide range of different events, from family celebrations to corporate, civic and charity dinners.

Great care should always be taken when selecting a Toastmaster for any kind of function, and I am proud to have been trained to the high standards of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy.

diplomaAbout the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy

By engaging the services of a Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy, you can be sure that the person who will arrive on that very important day is fully trained and qualified and more than capable of smoothing the way through the stages of your special occasion.

My journey to acceptance as a Professional Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies began with an interview by the training officers. An intensive full-time training course then followed, consisting of classroom tuition and practical sessions performing scenario based exercises; a two and a half hour written examination with a high pass mark is required. Attachments to more experienced Toastmasters were arranged.