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Speakers and Toastmasters are talented and confident talkers who use humour and charm to give superb speeches and beautifully clear announcements, helping your party to run smoothly and giving a professional feel to work-based events. They are known for their impeccable comic timing and a will provide a wonderfully warm welcome to all of your guests.

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If you are not a confident or natural speaker, a professional can deliver your speech with perfect timing, and hit just the right tone for the occasion. Many also offer assistance with writing and / or performing speeches, giving you the helping hand you need to deliver the words yourself, with confidence.

WHAT KIND OF EVENTS ARE PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS BOOKED FOR?

Parties

Boost your birthday party, retirement bash or anniversary celebration into the big league with a professional Speaker or Toastmaster. With elegance and charm, they make the perfect host as they welcome guests of all ages into the venue and make everyone feel at home.

They can also deliver a funny and entertaining speech, including plenty of anecdotes and stories about the guest of honour. Just make sure you meet with your speaker in advance, to give them the low-down on the person in question!

Weddings

It’s something of a time-honoured tradition to hire an official Toastmaster at your wedding and one that remains popular with couples today. They can play a vital role in the smooth running of the day, so why not take the pressure off and let a professional take care of things?

A Speaker or Toastmaster can perform many functions on your big day, including welcoming guests as they arrive, signalling when music should start, announcing speeches and hosting games. If you’re struggling to write your speech, fear not, an experienced Toastmaster will be able to help you, especially if you talk to them ahead of the day so that they can make it personal and heartfelt. For those with incurable stage fright, they will even read your speech for you.

Toastmaster at a Wedding

Toastmaster introducing speeches and entertaining guests at a wedding.

They can also help manage things by overseeing the schedule, advising guests on where they need to go and what to expect from each part of the day, and acting as a useful point of contact between the wedding couple, family members, the photographer, entertainers that you have hired, staff and guests. So relax and let one of our friendly, reassuring Speakers take care of the nitty gritty, so that you and your guests can enjoy a seamless and magical wedding day.

Corporate Events

A Speaker or Toastmaster will liaise with the host to ensure the smooth running of any ball, gala dinner, banquet or private function. With grace and professionalism, they will make sure that everything runs like clockwork. Acting as compere, MC, host and after-dinner speaker, they wear all hats, welcoming guests, handing out raffle prizes, introducing the entertainment and making announcements throughout the evening.

Whether you’re looking for entertaining anecdotes, observational comedy, a witty presentation or fascinating real life story to engage guests and add interest to your staff conference, annual meeting or VIP reception, our charming and eloquent Speakers are available to make your event shine.

HOW MUCH WILL A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER COST?

Typically, you can expect to pay £400 - £600 in the UK ($400 - $600 in the U.S. and €470 - €700 in Europe) for a professional Toastmaster or Speaker.

Celebrity speakers such as well-known comedians, journalists, broadcasters, authors and politicians, will charge higher rates, and usually provide quotes on demand rather than advertising their prices. As with all entertainers, prices can rise at certain times of year, such as summer weekends, Christmas and New Year, when their diaries get very busy.

Since prices vary, we recommend getting in touch with your chosen Speaker for a free, no-obligation quote. Our easy-to-use directory allows you to search for professionals in your area and contact them via their profile page. Feel free to ask them what packages they offer. Some will add a rough price guide to their profile for your convenience.

HOW LONG CAN I HIRE A SPEAKER FOR FOR?

Speakers and professional Toastmasters can tailor their performance times to suit you and your event. However, on average, they will perform for around 45 minutes. A professional Speaker can be hired to attend your event from the moment it begins unit the moment it finishes. Just use our personal messaging service to enquire with the individual act about your event requirements.

WHAT SET UP REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE?

Speakers will need a microphone and PA system, plus a lectern and sufficient lighting for them to read, and to be seen by the audience. They will also require a private or backstage area in which to get ready and prepare.

HOW MUCH SPACE DOES A SPEAKER OR TOASTMASTER NEED?

A Speaker and Toast Master will only need enough space to comfortably make a speech, and possibly room for a microphone stand and lectern.

HOW DO I MAKE MY SHORTLIST AND HOW DO I BOOK?

The quickest way to find an experienced Speaker in your area is to use our simple search function. Just add your location and click search. On their profile pages, you will find details of their experience, testimonials, links and contact information. Once you’ve found your ideal speaker, just contact them direct! Even better, if you would rather they came to you, you can request multiple quotes, and this service is completely free.

SEARCH NOW TO FIND A SPEAKER OR TOASTMASTER FOR YOUR EVENT

Hiring a Speaker or Toastmaster can make all the difference to your event, and we know we have just the person on here waiting to add a bit of magic and sparkle to your party or event. We hope you enjoy your search but do contact us if you need any help.

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