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Gerry Gannon

Topics

After Dinner - Current Affairs - Emcee - Facilitation - Inspiration - Inspirational - Journalism - Keynote Speakers - MC's & Facilitators - Master of Ceremonies

Jounalist / Broadcaster / MC

Gerry Gannon is a specialist conference MC and panel facilitator. A former ABC Radio Current Affairs broadcaster he has facilitated over 150 conferences, conventions, workshops & seminars in the past five years. Gerry is also in demand as a corporate MC for awards nights and other special occasions.

Gerry’s background as a radio and television current affairs broadcaster lends itself to his proficiency as a panel facilitator/moderator. As a specialist conference MC and panel facilitator, he is a much sought after corporate MC and has worked in every city in Australia and overseas. He provides a refreshing dimension to conferences with his quit wit and his ability to quickly grasp some of the complex issues presented at conferences.

Following a 10-year career as a journalist and broadcaster with ABC Radio, Gerry Gannon left to pursue a career that would bring him closer to audiences and allow him to explore parts of the world he could not do from a radio studio. He spent a time in PR, which allowed him the opportunity to travel and to get to know “business" both in Australia and SE Asia. It was at this time that he established Indonesia's first English language radio station in Bali for a Perth/Indonesian joint venture partnership.

He also took an interest in the not-for-profit sector and was elected to the Council of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and served as President for two years. He also served on the Board of Tourism Council WA, Access 31 Televisions and Kids Help Line. He is now a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gerry has also been providing media skills training to government, not-for-profit and industry for over 10 years and in recent years added speech and presentation training courses.

Duties Of An Mc

  • Ensures the programme runs to time
  • Introduces and thanks speakers
  • Ensures sponsors and others are acknowledged
  • Facilitates question & answer sessions
  • Provides housekeeping information to delegates
  • Ensures the presentation of the conference runs smoothly
  • Provides a professional & humorous dimension to the conference
  • Hosts social functions & gala dinners

Panel Facilitator

Gerry’s background as a radio and television current affairs broadcaster lends itself to his proficiency as a panel facilitator/moderator. His research is thorough and meticulous, leading to a lively and informed handling of the issues. He quickly grasps concepts and leaves audiences feeling that they have been informed as well as entertained.

Testimonials

“A message of thanks for doing such a wonderful job as MC for our Technology Park 20th Anniversary Conference. You helped generate the discussion and make it really interactive... plus you were very entertaining!" 
DOIR, WA

“Gerry puts considerable effort into his preparation for an event so that he is fully acquainted with the subject matter" 
Managing Director, Promaco Conventions.

“Thanks for making a great conference even better. So many people had positive comments about your involvement. It was brilliant." 
ISAS

“Thank you so much for your efforts at the Western Rescue Symposium. Your professionalism, wit and great sense of timing was appreciated by us all. Feedback from the symposium has been extremely positive and there have been many favourable comments on the role you played in making the tight program such a success. Thank you!" 
Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA (FESA)

“At the recent Babies to Blokes Conference Gerry did an excellent job as MC. He was well informed on the presenters and subject material and his wit and knowledge kept everyone engaged and focused on the program" 
Convenor, Babies to Blokes Conference.

“Gerry Gannon is the best MC I have worked with. He is funny, professional, vibrant, engaging, extremely accommodating, supportive and knows how to generate audience participation and is a fantastic interviewer." 
Nikki Graski, EventEdge International

“Outstanding job! You get marks for making my job so much easier. Look forward to working with you again" 
Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care.

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