Michael Pope

MC

Based in Melbourne

Host

With his training and emphasis on improvisation and flexibility, Michael has mastered the ability to read an audience and deliver exactly what they want at the right time. He has performed for everyone from the ‘man off the street’ - to the Prime Minister and is very conscious to treat them all the same; with respect and appreciation so that everyone feels included.

If you need some guidance in the format of an event, Michael can also help out here. Having MC'd at hundreds of events over the years, his suggestions of what might work best for you can make the difference you’re looking for. He will meet with organisers well in advance, and together create an event that guests will remember, often because of the ‘you had to be there’ nature of Michael’s style. Drawing on his network of actors, writers and stage management, Michael can assist to create a unique experience.

TESTIMONIALS

We couldn’t have asked for a better conference. We worked hard through a lot of heavy sessions & Michael kept it all flowing & used great techniques to highlight key messages in the most fun & entertaining ways. His unique skills helped make our conference work to its best … a true professional, flexible & easy to work with.

- RHEEM

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you have done in hosting a variety of Master Builder’s events over the years. The entertainment that you have provided our members, both at regional and state events, where numbers range from 150 to 600 has been outstanding. Michael your brilliant wit and wide repertoire has charmed the various audiences that have attended these events. From pre-function to stumps, you are always ‘switched on’. Our guests speak highly of you well after the event. A true professional who is a delight to work with!

- BRIAN WELCH : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

As MC for our 3 day sales and service conference, Michael was AMAZING! He suggested catching up a few times before to understand our company, meet everyone and make suggestions for the event – something which a lot of other MC’s are too busy to do. Michael went above and beyond for our event ensuring that everything ran seamlessly. He also arranged and ran team building activities for the group which were a huge success. Feedback was awesome – the best we have ever had. He is engaging, energetic and surely knows how to make any event amazing! Thanks so much Michael, you’re a superstar!!!

- MYOB

Michael Pope is indeed a Master of Ceremonies, making our Community Transport Organisation Annual Conference one to remember. He engaged delegates and our keynote speakers, lead our panel discussion, energised the room, and kept everyone entertained. Michael came to the event with a wealth of experience. He was the consummate professional with our keynote speakers and culturally respectful. I can confidently attest; Michael Pope will add value to your conference experience.

- THE COMMUNITY TRANSPORT ORGANISATION TEAM

From me personally, as events manager of a team of one, your presence took enormous pressure off me. You provided great humour and quick wit, a genuine interest in the subject matter of the other speakers and you worked exceptionally hard to make sure we ran as close as possible to the schedule and adjusting on the fly. Any other host and we’d have fallen of the rails. You are the difference between just an emcee and an event host. And you can print that. I would go as far as to say that you are the best host/emcee that we have employed in the 8 years that I have been involved with TIR’s conferences.

- GLENN RAINSFORD: TASMANIAN INDEPENDENT RETAILERS

We were lucky enough to have Michael as our MC for our Annual Awards dinner at our conference this year. He was a delight to work with! He has a real ability to engage and entertain the crowd, shine the light on the award winners, all while keeping the agenda to time. Clearly a seasoned professional, with Michael as your MC you can rest assured of a great night. Thanks again, Michael!

- ANNA CROSS - FASTWAY COURIERS

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Pope on a number of occasions and I consider him to be one of the most experienced and professional comperes, hosts, producers et al that I know. His interaction with people is fantastic and his public speaking is interesting, knowledgeable, humorous and reflects many years in the entertainment industry.

- BERT NEWTON - ENTERTAINER

Michael was the MC at our Annual Conference this year. He was AMAZING! From the get-go, he immersed himself in our program, and from there proceeded to offer suggestions for improving the flow and impact of the speaker program. He made a wonderful effort to genuinely engage with our members, and delighted them with his industry knowledge and his genuine interest in their businesses. As the organiser, I appreciated that he never stopped working for us. He made sure that sessions ran to time, he chaired forums and panels with great distinction and some welcome humour; he greeted each speaker and updated them on the program, and just generally took control in the most unobtrusive way. He is supremely professional in this role. We will be using him again!

- ELIZABETH WHITE: CEO, Victorian Caravan Parks Association

Thank you, Michael, for contributing to what was another outstanding conference at Hamilton Island. As MC your ability to manage the agenda with a perfect blend of humour made for a memorable conference for both the delegates and the plenary and break out presenters. Should you wish to ever promote the plenary session you delivered on Presenting Skills, I would gladly offer myself as a referee. The content of the presentation was outstanding and the talk amongst the room afterwards was that it will surely help our franchisees to run more effective seminars and customer meetings.

- MICHAEL RUSSELL - CEO MORTGAGE CHOICE

Michael’s a true professional. He has the knack of commanding the attention of all the people in the the room can quickly convey to the audience the purpose of the function and what is expected of them as an audience. All this is done with authority and a wonderful sense of humour. Michael is a master of thinking on his feet and is always on hand to add more than required to make any event a great success.

- PAM BARNES: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - THE LOGIES

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