Mr Paul Deacon(*)

Chantry
Broomfield Hill
Great Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP16 9HT

T: 01494 862868
M: 07590 913444
E: paul@pauldeacon.com
Web: www.pauldeacon.com
 

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National Association of Toastmasters Member

Fellow. President 2012/2014

DON'T let the name fool you: a toastmaster has nothing to do with bread, and little to do with making rousing speeches either actually. In Britain at least, a toastmaster is more an event organiser than a speech maker. Essentially, their job is to be an event's organisational heartbeat. They are hired to make things run like clockwork, and they must appear to do this effortlessly.
Their duties can vary a lot from event to event: at times their priority might be ensuring that the flowers, cake and chefs are ready at a wedding, at other times their primary duty will be introducing guest
speakers and every now and then they might even have to do a bit of crisis management.
Yes, being a toastmaster is a varied and challenging job and over 25 years I have enjoyed looking after Brides and Bridegrooms and corporate events all over the world while representing the NAT and have worked in palaces and temples and venues varying in size from a badminton court to inside the Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner to
managing charity events at the Grosvenor House Hotel with more than a thousand guests.
I have been honoured to officiate at royal events both in the UK and overseas and co-ordinated the millennium night celebrations in Monaco in the presence of HSH Prince Albert of
Monaco.
I was delighted to be the 2012/3 President of the NAT and love the buzz of a successful celebration. I am an experienced and reliable MC skilled in looking after multi-faith weddings and International dinners of all sorts. You can find more information about me at www.pauldeacon.com and I look forward to hearing from you.