Anybody planning a function these days, be it a family celebration or anything else, will be presented with a bewildering choice of packages and suppliers. I recommend that they draw up a check list to prioritise their requirements using the MoSCoW Rules: Must Have, Should Have, Could Have, Will Not Have. The ‘Must Haves’ will without doubt include a venue, food and drink, and the ‘Could Haves’ of additional styling, décor and entertainment is a matter of choice and budget. However, there are several ‘Should Haves’ that will ensure the success and smooth running of the function, and a Toastmaster / Master of Ceremonies is one of them – but I would say that, wouldn’t I?

From time to time I shall be posting short blogs which I hope you will find interesting; please follow the links below:

Wedding Blogs… including  Changing Names  //  Breaking the Glass  //  Waistcoats for Bridegrooms  //  Wedding Speeches  //  Who Goes Where at Weddings  //  Mixed Faith Weddings  //  Cutting the Wedding Cake  //  Bridal Favours  //  Wedding Cheese Cake

Other Blogs…  including  History & Role of Toastmasters  //  Challah  //  Grace and Loyal Toast  //  Raffle Tickets  //  Address to the Haggis

Be assured that I will always work with your best interests in mind, so please contact me to discuss your event.

John Ashmele FGPT
Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters
Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy
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