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Michael Pope

Michael Pope is the ultimate Master of Ceremonies and facilitator having spent over 30 years entertaining audiences in the television and corporate worlds. A thorough professional, Michael has made hundreds of public appearances as an MC or after dinner speaker for private, corporate, government and charitable events around Australia.

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Testimonials for Michael Pope

We recently returned home from our Annual Conference on the Sunshine Coast. Michael Pope was our MC for the entire three days and nights of Conference, and his contribution helped to make it our best one yet. Michael was dynamic, entertaining and professional. He worked closely with the venue’s AV team to ensure the visuals ran correctly and our conference sessions ran perfectly on time. This was particularly important on the very full middle day, but Michael moved things along smoothly, and with flair! Michael is incredibly gifted when it comes to getting the audience revved up and excited. He used magic, audience participation and some great one liners to get everyone involved, and had the whole group laughing and cheering together. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone seeking an outstanding MC, someone to add a little something to your next event. However, I don’t want him to get too swamped, we want him back for next year’s Conference too!

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Michael was the MC at our Annual Conference this year.  He was AMAZING! From the get-go, he immersed himself in our program, and from there proceeded to offer suggestions for improving the flow and impact of the speaker program.  He made a wonderful effort to genuinely engage with our members, and delighted them with his industry knowledge and his genuine interest in their businesses.  As the organiser, I appreciated that he never stopped working for us.  He made sure that sessions ran to time, he chaired forums and panels with great distinction and some welcome humour; he greeted each speaker and updated them on the program, and just generally took control in the most unobtrusive way.  He is supremely professional in this role.  We will be using him again!

ELIZABETH WHITE: CEO, Victorian Caravan Parks Association

 

Thank you Michael for contributing to what was another outstanding conference at Hamilton Island. As MC your ability to manage the agenda with a perfect blend of humour made for a memorable conference for both the delegates and the plenary and break out presenters. Should you wish to ever promote the plenary session you delivered on Presenting Skills, I would gladly offer myself as a referee. The content of the presentation was outstanding and the talk amongst the room afterwards was that it will surely help our franchisees to run more effective seminars and customer meetings.

MICHAEL RUSSELL - CEO MORTGAGE CHOICE

Michael Pope Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Michael Pope's Biography

With his training and emphasis on improvisation and flexibility, Michael has mastered the ability to read an audience and deliver exactly what they want at the right time. He has performed for everyone from the ‘man off the street’ - to the Prime Minister, and is very conscious to treat them all the same; with respect and appreciation, so that everyone feels included.

 

If you need some guidance in the format of an event, Michael can also help out here. Having MC'd at hundreds of events over the years, his suggestions of what might work best for you can make the difference you’re looking for. He will meet with organisers well in advance, and together create an event that guests will remember, often because of the ‘you had to be there’ nature of Michael’s style. Drawing on his network of actors, writers and stage management, Michael can assist to create a unique experience.

 

Michael Pope is the ultimate Master of Ceremonies and facilitator having spent over 30 years entertaining audiences in the television and corporate worlds. A thorough professional, Michael has made hundreds of public appearances as an MC or after dinner speaker for private, corporate, government and charitable events around Australia.

 

Whether it's warming up a huge crowd of 30,000 for the televised Australia Day awards, MCing a black-tie dinner for a company's award night, or hosting a golf day, Michael has the unique ability to turn a crowd into an audience. Along with superb improvisation skills, impeccable timing and one of the quickest wits in the business, Michael has the enviable ability to read an audience, swiftly engage with them and then deliver exactly what they want. Every person is treated with respect and appreciation, whether a VIP or one in a crowd of hundreds.

 

Michael Pope has worked with many leading charities over the years as an MC or featured act. His particular forte is live auctions, where his powers of persuasion work wonders on generous donors. Brainwave, Canteen and The Cancer Council are just a few of the charities who have employed Michael's sparkling wit and inimitable skills to keep everyone entertained and digging deep all night long.

 

Michael's game of Shuffle is an interactive, dramatic battle between two players, a pack of cards and luck that gives the players - and in fact the whole audience - the chance to be Winners. Played out in about 60 minutes, this is the perfect multi-functional strategy that will get your audience warmed up or close your event with high energy. Shuffle also encourages people to open their wallets at fundraisers while at workshops, the game quickly initiates discussion about leadership and risk taking. Shuffle can be designed to fit within your budget and timings and is perfect for any group of 20 - 150. Simple to facilitate, it can be played by everyone at the same time via the internet with handheld devices supplied by Michael who will run the game. Your people will walk away having had a fun and engaging time - win or lose!

 

Michael has worked with Australia's best-known names including LG, AMP, AFI, ANZ, CPA, Crown, Freehills, Fuji Xerox, Guardian, HIA, Mack Trucks, Master Builders, NAB, NRMA, Optus, Orlando Wyndham, Shell, Smorgons, Star City, Toyota, Telstra, , Sydney Swans, Mobil, Lighthouse Foundation and more.

 

Highly entertaining, highly professional and a brilliant MC and host, Michael Pope's undoubted expertise and years of experience will make the difference you're looking for, ensuring that your event will be memorable and successful.

Speaking Topics Include

Presenting Matters - A flexible and interactive address that reveals tips and tools to become a more confident public speaker

Do your people have to present in front of a group ? Are they nervous? Hesitant? Uncertain? After 30 years of being the loudest voice in the room, Michael has distilled the lessons learnt in presenting before a crowd and has packaged these into a keynote presentation called: Presenting Matters.  

 

Covering such topics as:

 Focus and Fear

 Status and Story

 Keeping the Audience Engaged ...and much more

Whether it’s a keynote to a group - or one-on-one coaching, Michael can guide and enthuse anyone to be more confident when presenting. It might be a crowd of 10 or 10,000, in the flesh or on camera- there are common tips and pitfalls to avoid, that will leave your group fighting to be the next on mic.

 

Shuffle - An interactive battle between two players on a stage, a pack of cards and Lady Luck. Hosted by the creator Michael Pope, Shuffle gives the players - and in fact the whole audience - the chance to bet against the odds in this simple but addictive game. Taking about 30 minutes to play, shuffle is the perfect ice breaker, after dinner entertainment, or Friday afternoon distraction. Flexible in its playing, Shuffle can be designed to fit your budget and timings. Perfect for a room of 50 or 250, Shuffle can be played by everyone at the same time!

 

Top Team Hot Spot - trivia game in the style of Millionaire Hot Seat with reinforcement of company messages