Andrew Klein is one of the most sought-after professional MC’s on the conference circuit in Australia – and yet because he’s not a celebrity, you’ve probably never heard of him !!!
But judging by the comments from his many clients below, your conference attendees will not be disappointed – and the impact he’ll have on your conference will be huge.
If you are looking for a fun, humorous, dynamic and highly experienced professional MC (or some team-building activities or Presentation Skills training) for your next conference or event, Andrew is always happy to have a chat to discuss how he might be able to assist.
This Sydney based ex-lawyer (he got better!!!) has been MC’ing, speaking, training and team-building for almost 15 years, and is widely recognised as one of the best in the business.
Andrew brings his casual yet corporate style to proceedings, adding an extra element to your event with his humour, creativity, high energy style and interactive energizer activities.
His aim is to simultaneously entertain, inform, introduce, coordinate, communicate and make your job much easier by ensuring the smooth running of your program. He has become well-known in the conference circuit for his ability to involve the audience in the proceedings, adapt to vastly different audiences and his improvisational and ad-libbing skills.
For each MC role, Andrew researches the company intricately; he writes humorous, tailor-made introductions for each speaker and delivers the role of MC with a stylish mix of sophisticated humour, authority, wit and warmth. The comments from his impressive list of clients (see below) are testament to his prior planning and unique style of delivery.
• Master of Ceremonies
• Team Building
• Presentation Skills ("How To Awe Them Not Bore Them")
• Pitching Skills ("Life's A Pitch!")
In short, he brings that special something that makes your conference different and memorable for your delegates and staff. As his clients attest below, the research Andrew does and his MC’ing style (sophisticated fun) gives the conference an added “personal" and “warm" element.
"The level of professionalism that resulted from your involvement and the response of our delegates to your style ultimately delivered significant value to Ernst & Young. Our delegates were fully engaged in the conference messages from the outset and I believe your involvement was a key factor in achieving this".
Ernst & Young
"Within seconds of commencing you turned a room of 150 semi-sceptics into enthusiastic participants. Your energy & enthusiasm, not to mention fun activities won them over and set our conference off to great start. People immediately relaxed and the 'Oh no not another conference' feeling immediately dissipated. Your humour and ability to engage the team made the conference one of the best ever held by us. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other organizations."
Andrew has just hosted our annual Conference for the 8th year running…. and we wouldn’t use anyone else! And it’s not just his ability to MC – which he does brilliantly - but his homework on the speakers and willingness to be involved in activities, to the point where he is now ‘one of us’. His humour (always appropriate to the audience) is also appreciated. Surveys of our franchisees and staff consistently rate him 9 out of 10 (he’d be a 10 but we don’t want him getting a big head!) with one commenting ‘how good is this guy!’ To answer the question – he is good, very good".
Howards Storage World
“Andrew brought an exceedingly professional and entertaining style to his role as MC at our Aged Care Assessment Program conference. We were delighted with his ability to engage the audience from the beginning and then sustain such a high level of positive energy throughout the whole conference. Both conference delegates and presenters have commended Andrew on the wonderful rapport he developed with his audience - a rapport that generated an extremely interactive and fun response."
Department of Health & Aging – Australian Government
“I would have absolutely no hesitation as describing Andrew as the best corporate host I ever worked with in more than 12 years of running corporate functions in Australia and Britain. Grand praise indeed, but absolutely deserved! Andrew’s preparation for this event was just fantastic. He went out of his way both prior to and during the conference to understand our organisation and culture, and used this knowledge to unite the speakers and the audience, and build a fantastic, collaborative atmosphere and rapport amongst a group of more than 260 employees, the majority of whom had never met."
“Andrew’s active involvement in our business to understand our needs and our people, is what differentiates him from other speakers and MC’s. Onsite Andrew’s observations and insights on the overall conference experience for our people goes beyond the brief of his role. His ability to communicate in an engaging and uplifting way to his audience sets him apart. He is now part of the fabric of our organisation balancing his professionalism with building strong personal relationships, so much so our people look forward to seeing Andrew each year and our executives advocate him as our MC."
"Once again, Andrew delivered a sterling performance as MC of our 2011 annual conference. This is the third time in a row we have used Andrew, and he once again managed to come up with new and exciting material. Our team love him and expect to see him again next year, and we have no intention of disappointing them".
Like last year, you delivered on our brief which was to keep the Convention on track, all while adding in a mix of humour that did not offend. You did both with ease. Thanks again on a magnificent effort".
"One of the key determinants of a successful conference is the professionalism and energy of the MC. With Andrew Klein’s preparation and humour, speakers are at ease and ready to perform well, and the vibe of the event is lifted. With Andrew’s contribution, the Financial Planning Association’s National Conference was a great success".
Finance Planning Association Australia
“Your role was so important to keep the day flowing and your extra duties of introducing Speakers and facilitating the Q&A were much appreciated. You had everyone entertained as well as informed. You made my job that much easier knowing I had a professional keeping the event flowing."
BT Financial Group
“An outstanding job"
"Andrew is an outstanding MC who we have used at Dymocks for three conferences and as MC for our charity fundraising event. He brings energy and intelligence to his role and very importantly - insightful humour! We will certainly be working with him again."
A man for all seasons – Andrew Klein - sincere and thoughtful when the subject matter dictates and just as capable of projecting an easy, light style that informs, entertains and charms a diverse audience. He facilitates with insight, delivers distinguished commentary, and provides timely linkage in his management of conference material and process."
Greenland Resources Council
“Andrew is a consummate professional and an absolute dream to work with. As an event manager, having a reliable, punctual and personable MC can be tantamount to event success. Andrew ticks all of these boxes. I'm looking forward to working with him again this year"
“Andrew would have to be the most engaging and connected MC we have ever had at our Conventions. He effortlessly works the room and brings to life the individual experiences of 450 attendees into a united and excited whole. Andrew is also able to create intimacy and safety for small groups when sharing his knowledge on how to be a world class presenter. What people are capable of once they spend time with him is often more than even they hoped for".
Andrew - you made our Conference ‘happen’ - I received so much positive feedback about you it was almost boring hearing it in the end - they all loved you and deservedly so - you have a job for life with our conferences. I am still laughing at some of your one - liners - absolute magic. The conference will be remembered for the way in which you held it all together and made everyone feel good. I am indeed indebted to you, if you ever need a recommendation or verbal reference, just give my name".
OAMPS Insurance Brokers
Great work!!! Your ability to engage the audience and keep the energy levels in the room high throughout the forum is truly an art. I was very impressed by the preparation you did before the forum, personalizing the introduction of the speakers and your knowledge of the subject".
Department of Family, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs.
“As always Andrew, a masterful job. The only feedback I have is good – thank you. I believe that maintaining flow and interest (and introducing some humour and levity into an otherwise fairly dry affair) is critical, and you do that job very, very well."
“Andrew, I would like to personally congratulate you on yet another simply exemplary performance’ as MC for our franchisee conference. Like you did last year, you have lifted the bar. The feedback on your performance from this end was amazing".
“It is now the 3rd time that I have been involved with working with Andrew Klein in the capacity of MC, everyone of those with the same acknowledgements from the delegates, "Bring him back, that MC guy was fantastic," "he is funny and seems to relate to our business". Andrew's approach has been one of understanding, and adding his own flavour to the role of MC at our conference. In the past we have tried to MC ourselves, but after Andrew's latest efforts we will always use an MC - and if our franchisees have any say in it, more than likely they will ask us to bring Andrew back. Anyone who is looking for an energetic and involved MC, I would be happy to recommend Andrew Klein."
“Feedback from attendees and our Managers was that you were great and really demonstrated the value that a professional, fun and imaginative MC can add to large corporate events".
"Thanks for doing a fantastic job both on and off the stage. The feedback on the job you did has been superb. It was a pleasure to work with you. We will cer- tainly keep you in mind for future events and would be happy to provide any refer- ences or testimonials for you".
Colonial First Estate
“We have now worked with Andrew many times, in fact ever since he had hair!! Over this time, we have been delighted with the professionalism, intellect, humour, passion and energy that he has been able to deliver and engage to the various audiences. Andrew is amazingly quick-witted, can deliver a funny anecdote about the night before and then host a serious business panel with professionalism and enthusiasm. Andrew’s warmth both on and off the stage has seen him adopted by our franchisees and his humour and communication is always tasteful and inclusive of everyone in the room. To get an audience
to feel part of one team, have fun, and also deliver key messages, Andrew has proven to be an asset at all of the conferences for which we have worked together".
"Outstanding job Andrew!!"
“Andrew is a master MC and presenter. He orchestrated the proceedings with wit and insight, gaining and maintaining delegates’ interest and engagement. Feedback on Andrew from attendees was overwhelming. As a MC he made people feel comfortable, relaxed and got them involved, and proceedings ran well and with the energy level you need in a two day conference. As a (Presentation Skills) presenter, Andrew also delighted delegates and rated highly for both content relevance and delivery. In fact, in the whole two days there was only one person who topped Andrew in delegate ratings and that was Ita Buttrose - Worthy company for a great MC and presenter."
Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.