Event HostMCConference HostPanel Chairman
Success in the conference game can be a challenge. The demands are getting higher and the budgets seem to be getting smaller. The worst thing about having an amazing event is that the client will want a better one next year! One of the secrets to conference success is having someone who can hold everything together while adding extra value.
Warwick Merry is an accomplished business person, exhibitor, performer, host and facilitator. His clients call him “Australia’s best MC”
Warwick’s clients refer to him as Australia’s Best MC. That is a big call, but as we know, the customer is always right! Even Wikipedia has an entry for him under Voice of God.
So why is Warwick a Master MC? He knows that the event is not about him. It’s not even about the speakers; each event is all about the delegates. In his role, he knows that he has to manage their energy levels throughout the event, show them why they should be interested in the speakers, and ensure that the organisers aims are met.
He does this using his stage presence, improvisation skills, plenty of jokes (not all of them funny), characters and plenty of preparation.
Warwick has hosted events all over the world and combined his MC skills with his business skills to facilitate “Fish Bowls”, round tables, and working groups as well as large scale award nights.
His humble approach makes him very engaging and his willingness to do whatever it takes to make the event a success can and does bring out the extraordinary.
He has hosted three course meals on the Great Wall of China, Gala Dinners in Dubai and on multiple occasions TEDxMelbourne in … well … Melbourne.
You are sure to laugh, have fun and celebrate the success of your next event with Warwick at the helm.
""Warwick, I want to thank you for the fantastic job you did as MC for our Breakfast Club event. In particular I appreciated the way you kept me informed prior to the event and your early arrival. As the organiser it gave me one less thing to worry about! Your ice breaker was perfect. It was a load of fun and directly linked to our brand in a way I could have never imagined. It was so easy to deal with you and you really contributed to the success of the event. I highly recommend your MC services and look forward to using you again in the near future.""
""Thank you for the amazing job you did yesterday as the MC for TEDxMelbourne. It was always going to be a challenging day with our decision to stream vision from the USA. Your ability to get back on stage at the right time and fill in with relevant and thought provoking questions and facts was fantastic. The fact that you held and even enlivened the crowd during this difficult moment did not go unnoticed. Our AV team were so impressed with how you dealt with the situation as well as the rest of the audience. Your flexibility on and off stage just made the day so much easier for us as event organiser. I look forward to working with you again and highly recommend your MC services to others.""