What a fantastic idea, to hire a toastmaster for your wedding and help take the stress out of your day. A professional toastmaster can make all the difference to the smooth running of your big day, leaving you free to relax with your family and friends.
We’d like to introduce Tim Podesta a member of the National Association of Toastmasters. We were particularly touched to read the part of Tim’s answer to memorable wedding moments when he notes how rewarding it was to coach a nervous father of the bride who then went on to deliver a stunning speech. Talk about going the extra mile for your clients, Tim, we’re impressed and over to you now to tell us more.
Tell us a little about yourself and your business
A Toastmaster is a master of ceremonies for special events, and what could be more special than a wedding. I am qualified through training and examination with the National Association of Toastmasters.
What motivated you to start your business?
I wanted to use my planning and facilitation skills as a master of ceremonies for special events; to provide a valued service and sustain the wonderful tradition of Toastmaster.
Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business.
As a master of ceremonies for special events I attend wedding fairs, and look to offer my services for weddings.
If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?
The service I aim to provide is to make the special day for the bride and bridegroom run smoothly and be as stress free as possible for them.
How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?
The best way is to talk to the supplier about what they offer and get to know them before making a commitment. I am always available to answer questions that brides and bridegrooms may have.
What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?
The most moving moments from my recent weddings are the entry of the bridal party at the civil ceremony and the wedding breakfast speeches for which I make an extra effort to offer advice and guidance.
The most moving moments from weddings can be are the entry of the bridal party at the civil ceremony, for the last one I did the sight of the one year old son being led by his 2 year old cousin down the aisle to lead the bridal party.
And the wedding breakfast speeches for which I make an extra effort to offer advice and guidance. It was rewarding to coach a nervous father of the bride deliver a stunning tribute to his daughter and welcome his new son in law into the family.
The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more.
As a master of ceremonies for special events I also offer a service for conferences, dinners and receptions ; such as annual events, charity balls and awards ceremonies.
What have you got planned for 2017?
This is my second year as a professional toastmaster and I have a series of bookings for weddings and dinners. This weekend, on Sunday 14th May, I am toastmaster for the Bisham Abbey Wedding Fair.
And finally, what or who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by the people that I provide a service for and the pleasure they get from their special event which I have helped run smoothly.
Images Courtesy of Tim Podesta