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The London Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies Welcomes You

Richard Birtchnell, the London Toastmaster and Master of Cermonies

Hello and welcome to my Blog.

As a Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies I will keep you posted of events and venues that I have attended in my capacity as a Toastmaster, provide you with helpful hints and tips for making your event run more smoothly and give you an idea of what the role of a Master of Ceremonies is.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask via the blog and I would love to hear your comments.


About the Author: Richard Birtchnell+ is The London Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies.

His role at a function is mainly:

  • To ensure guests are welcomed and kept advised what is about to happen.
  • To introduce the set-piece moments, such as speeches and presentations
  • To work with Banqueting staff, photographers and entertainers
  • To run the event to an agreed timetable

Richard has been a Toastmaster for 12 years and acted at over 1,800 events in approximately 200 venues. Before he became a Toastmaster, Richard was running an events production company and as producer and director, has a wealth of experience in live presentations, fundraising Balls, diplomatic and civic receptions and of course, social events such as weddings of all cultures.

He has a sharp eye for detail, a clear voice and a safe pair of hands into which you can trust the smooth running of any event.

Richard is a Past President of the highly regarded Society of London Toastmasters, the original and most prestigious of Toastmaster organisations. To be accepted by the Society, a Toastmaster must demonstrate, through a challenging application process, that he can operate to the highest possible levels of skill, diplomacy and presentation. Richard Birtchnell is proud to be among this elite group.

If you require one of the best Toastmasters around, why not contact him.