Event Hosting and Moderation

Event Hosting and Moderation
Press Conference Facilitation
Product Launch Hosting and Trade Show Facilitation
Awards Ceremony Hosting/Facilitation
Professional Interviewing

Event Hosting and Moderation

No matter what your industry, to put on a great event virtual or in person and have it run to schedule , it pays to use a professional host, moderator and emcee / MC.

Using James’ experience as an MC gained in 28 years in industry, attending and working at numerous trade shows, product launches, symposia and events, both live and live streamed / virtual, he uses the insight and skills gained to host and moderate a high impact event. Additionally, in his role as emcee James is also perfect for live announcing and customised “Voice of God” recording and voice over prepared in advance in his home studio.

Key services offered as a host, moderator and emcee include:

  • Client pre-briefings
  • Speaker guidance (including speaker presentation coaching if required)
  • Delegate guidance 
  • Delivery of key messages and summations
  • Panel discussions, fireside chats, as well as audience Q&A
  • Pre and post event interviews of speakers, celebrities, executives, industry leaders and delegates to camera (for corporate filming)
  • Ensure sponsor promotion.

Benefits to you of using a host, moderator and emcee:

  • An event run to your specifications – smoothly and to schedule
  • Your targeted message(s) delivered with high impact
  • Great interaction with your audience
  • Reduced stress all round – especially for the organisers

For more information about how James as an MC can help you with event hosting and moderation, both virtual and in person, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Press Conference Facilitation

Press conferences can be challenging and somewhat daunting to navigate. A good press conference requires a strong facilitator who can “control” the speaker(s) and the audience, including journalists, by guiding the process so that the right messages come across.

James uses his extensive event hosting and moderation skills in conference management and moderation to facilitate press conferences in an impactful way, ensuring the desired messages are delivered.

Benefits to you of having a press conference host include:

  • An event run in an organised way to your brief
  • Key messages delivered
  • Questions and answers facilitated

For more information about how James can help you with press event hosting and moderation, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Product Launch Hosting and Trade Show Facilitation

Making the biggest impact when it comes to your product launch is critical. James has led and been part of numerous product launches and trade shows, particularly in the automotive sector, and has knowledge to a very high technical standard. He has used this to his advantage when running product launches and trade shows in electronic engineering, manufacturing engineering etc. Critically, he is equally at home in either business to business/dealer network, or business to consumer environments. 

By using James to moderate your product launch event or trade show stand, it means that you will be able to concentrate on your audience, without worrying about running the event itself.

Benefits to you of using a product launch moderator include:

  • Keeping to schedule 
  • Giving clear and concise messaging about the product(s)
  • Running Q&A
  • Providing a full product presentation if required
  • Ultimately, freeing you up to spend time with customers, contacts etc.

For more information about how James can help you with launch or trade event hosting and moderation, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Awards Ceremony Hosting/Facilitation

As an experienced awards ceremony and professional qualification graduation ceremony host and emcee / MC, James uses his knowledge in event hosting and moderation to provide a seamless and warmly delivered experience, either as the lead host, or frequently in collaboration with a celebrity and/or the event organiser.

Benefits to you of using an awards host and emcee include:

  • Pulling together a seamless, high impact event
  • Keeping things on schedule
  • Paying particular attention to the pronunciation of names
  • In a themed environment, James is also happy to “robe up” to match any theme your ceremony may include
  • Acting as “Voice of God” informing all they need to be aware of or providing an overheard CV of those receiving awards. 

For more information about how James can help you with awards event hosting and moderation, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Professional Interviewing

Interviewing is a true art. James has substantial experience providing interviewing services for corporate films, podcasts, live-streamed events – interviewing key client(s), industry experts and business leaders to your brief to ensure the best possible results. 

As an interviewer, James uses his skills as a trainer and his experience both behind and in front of the camera, to deliver a natural feel and result. His, insightful questioning, good listening skills, and warm approach put his interviewees at ease.

The major benefits to you of using a professional interviewer include:

  • Interviewees – especially inexperienced ones – are put at ease and guided to provide a better end result
  • Tough questions can be asked in an insightful manner

For more information about how James can help you run and insightful interview using his event hosting and moderation skills, please get in touch via our Contact page.

If you are looking for assistance developing a programme and content for your virtual or in person event, check out our content development service. We are also able to offer meeting facilitation (including virtual meetings), for more information on this service please check out our facilitation service

Event hosting and moderating

How do you work with your clients when providing your corporate event hosting and moderation services?

Typically, as a first step, we would organise a zoom call to discuss the brief as a first step and to explore the experience and cultural fit to better understand how we might work together. The next step would be to develop a written proposal response to your brief for you to review and if you are happy to proceed to sign off. If pre-work is required for your event(s), we would factor that into the proposal along with travel time and any expenses. If there is no pre-work involved, then typically you would provide us with the agenda and your requirements in writing up to 3-4 days in advance of the event and typically we would have another zoom call to work through the running order and finalise any outstanding issues.

How much do your corporate event services cost?

We are able to provide our services to fit most budgets and are always happy to discuss. Depending on the type of event, location and preparation, we may need to charge for travel and expenses, but we always try to be as reasonable as possible in our approach. The key question for you as a prospective client is how much do you value the service? If you are investing heavily in an event, then you need to ensure the individual fronting it represents appropriately your investment. If you are interested and have a budget in mind, please contact us to discuss how we can help you further as we would love to explore working together with you.

Do you work just in the UK?

We work both in the UK and internationally. Most recently we have worked in the US (Las Vegas), Austria, Belgium and Germany. We are used to supporting international events and happy to travel. Increasingly, we are also asked to moderate and host virtual events using a range of different technology. This works best when we are involved in the planning and curation process to enable a truly interactive, quality audience experience.

Are you able to provide the full corporate event planning and production service?

Our expertise lies in event hosting, moderation, facilitation and curation. We concentrate on delivering the best service possible based upon our expertise. We are able to recommend event planners and productions if this is requested by clients. Other services that we are able to provide include pre-recorded Voice of God announcements, voice over for promotional films for events and themed event hosting.

Event Moderation and Hosting