Dean the Toastmaster
Trained and educated at both the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and The Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Dean understands the importance of getting things done right with precision and etiquette. Coupled with further training from the world famous 'Guild of International Professional Toastmasters', of which he is a Fellow, he is more than capable of providing you with the best Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies services.
Helen & Luis, Wedding, Kempton Park Racecourse
Dean completely held our big day together and ensured that it all ran as planned and more importantly on time.
Michelle & Sam, Wedding, Hampshire
Thanks a million Dean it was like having our own personal butler for the day - you were superb.
Catherine & Mark, Wedding, Berkshire
Thank you for dealing so well with all of the unfortunate mishaps that occured which were out of our control. Due to you being there we could both relax and enjoy our day without having to worry about the organisation of it.
Dean the Toastmaster
Trained and educated at both the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst andThe Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Dean understands the importance of getting things done right with precision and etiquette. Coupled with further training from the world famous 'Guild of International Professional Toastmasters', of which he is a Fellow, he is more than capable of providing you with the best Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies service.
Having organised and coordinated numerous functions and events for both military and civilian organisations, Dean has a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you with any type of event which you are planning. As your Master of Ceremonies Dean has a confident but unobtrusive style that varies to suit the protocol and requirements of the occasion. He will work closely with you to ensure that you receive correct advice and the right level of attentive service.
Clients, guests, delegates & diplomats, on business & pleasure, have benefited from Dean’s skills as an event producer. So when you hire him as your Toastmaster, you get more than a professional Toastmaster. He's also a master of logistics with an eye for detail, a sympathetic ear, a strong clear voice and a safe pair of hands.
He is available for any type of function including Civic Functions, Masonic Ladies Nights, Civil Ceremony Weddings, Weddings of any faith or culture; Conferences, Corporate Dinners and Charity Events.
Dean is also an accomplished magician so he is always available to advise on how magic can best enhance your event.
Dean lives in Shropshire but he is pleased to offer his professional services at any event throughout the UK and internationally.
Dean was a fantastic toastmaster, we had great communication before hand and he provided us with his itinerary a few days before the wedding and contacted our photographer as well. He was a complete gentleman on the day, performing all the tasks needed and providing a bit of fun along the way. I don't think our day would have run as smoothly as it did without him.
Dean is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Toastmasters. He has a great, modern approach to being a Master of Ceremonies and his organisational skills ensured that our Annual Dinner ran without a hitch.
- Blenheim Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Woburn Abbey
- Tatton Park
- Crown Paints
- Hempel Group
- Travel Options
- The Royal Air Force
- The British Army
- Numerous weddings, functions and corporate events.
Is there a difference between a Professional Toastmaster and an MC?
Most definitely YES. An M.C. (Master of Ceremonies) is just that, and will just make general announcements. They will rarely personalise announcements to fit the occasion, or the Bride and Groom, nor will they liaise with your photographer, videographer, caterer, hotel staff etc to ensure your very special, once in a lifetime day, runs smoothly and on time in order that YOU don’t have the worry about anything and who does what and when. A Professional Toastmaster will take the time to discuss with you, PRIOR to your wedding day, exactly what YOUR requirements are, and also, offer helpful advice on the running order of your wedding day, and the correct etiquette. I will guide you through the day’s events whilst also looking after your guests and paying attention to the finer detail. All this will enable you to enjoy your stress free, memorable and magical once in a lifetime wedding day. I do it all in a very warm and caring way, with smiles and good humour, but don’t be fooled by my relaxed demeanour, my attention to detail and attentiveness to you and your guests is second to none.
My Venue has included a toastmaster in my package
My advice would be to check with the hotel/venue and ask if it is a bonafide professional toastmaster, and enquire if he is a member of a recognised guild or association which has a code of conduct and ethics. In most cases it will be a duty manager, so enquire what his role would be, would he for instance announce a receiving line, correctly introduce the bride and groom into the room at their wedding breakfast, would he be on hand to advise on etiquette etc. and is he experienced at carrying out the formal announcements etc. You only get ONE chance to get your special day right.
What are the benefits of having a professional wedding Toastmaster at my wedding?
There are many benefits to having a professional Toastmaster at your wedding. A professional toastmaster, in his distinctive red tail coat, adds a flair and splendour to your special day. My experience in looking after the Bride and Groom and their guests on such occasions, and the special skills I put into play ensure the smooth running of the day. I will discreetly go about my duties with an air of calm and efficiency, and I am an expert on wedding etiquette and protocol. I will ensure everybody carries out their personal roles during the day in the correct order and manner, thus avoiding any hitches or embarrassment.
When would I be best advised to book a wedding Toastmaster?
Once you have booked your Church/Venue book your wedding Toastmaster with out delay. Many of the best are booked several years in advance. Some venues will tell you that they have a Toastmaster as part of their package, PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS, this will not normally a professional wedding Toastmaster who will do all of the above with style, it is more likely to be a duty manager who will act as an M.C.
How do I know that my choice of Toastmaster will be the right one?
Here are some helpful questions for you to ask:-
- Is the Toastmaster professionally trained?
- Is the Toastmaster part of a professional body of Toastmasters?
- Will he/she contact you to discuss the fine detail to discover what you want for your event.
- Will he/she give best advice without predudice?
- Will the Toastmaster work with you to achieve the day that YOU want?
Mostly, after a chat with your chosen Toastmaster you will know instinctively if you and he/she is the right person for you. Don’t choose your Toastmaster by price alone, cheapness is often an indication of quality and commitment.
Why does a professional wedding Toastmaster wear a red coat?
Ask me, a true professional will be able to give you the correct answer.
Is a Toastmaster really needed at my wedding / function?
In my personal opinion, most certainly, the Toastmaster will be your eyes and ears and your personal assistant for the day, to enable YOU and your guests to relax and enjoy a stress free and wonderful time. The professional Toastmaster will assist with every part of your day/function.
What if I need additional announcements?
I’m happy to make any announcements you wish, even if they are only decided on the day.
Will you be able to assist with the preparation and delivery of the speeches?
Yes, I’m happy to advise on the content of the speakers speeches, and if necessary help them to practice the delivery.
- Dean will arrive at least one hour before the agreed function start time. He will also be on hand many weeks prior to the event should you require any advice or guidance.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.