James Hasler

Compere

(14 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Speaker/Toast Master, Voice Over Artist
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Forest Hill, London
Performs: Worldwide
From: £750
An experienced professional event host/compere/MC/Charity Auctioneer & Voice of God with over 1000 events behind him. No matter what the event, formal or otherwise, his style is personable but authoritative. London-based, he is prepared to travel anywhere.
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James Hasler is an event host/compere/ MC, auctioneer and announcer who has a background in both customer service and the performing arts. He spent the best part of his 28 years in industry working for some of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers, including Jaguar and Aston Martin and he was a champion for customer service with Saab.
However, throughout those years in the industry, he performed regularly at many live events, as well as acting on stage in his spare time. Following his extensive acting career as a successful semi-professional, James furthered his skills at City Li ...

Reviews     (14 Reviews)

James Hasler - Compere - Forest Hill, London Event Location: City of London Event Type: Corporate Event 15th February 2023
I've known James now for some years now since he became The Beadle for my livery company, The Worshipful Company of Marketors. The phrase cool, calm and collected was invented for James. As an event organiser myself I know what it takes to put any event on, never mind something as high profile as, for example, a banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London. He works in tangent with our Clerk to provide a 'seamless service' at these events, whilst maintaining a very good humoured and professional demeanour. I liken him to a swan. He appears serene on the surface but you know he's paddling furiously underneath to make sure everything runs smoothly. I would highly recommend James.
Reviewed by: Annie Brooks
James Hasler - Compere - Forest Hill, London Event Location: Birmingham Event Type: Trade Show - Stand Presentation 15th November 2019
I have known James for more years than I care to mention. We have worked together on many occasions over those years and I continue to hire him regularly on a consultancy agreement. He is trustworthy, reliable and not frightened of a hard days work. However, what sets him apart from the average is his vast researched knowledge and his personable style, with which he never fails to engage with his audience.
Reviewed by: Alastair Flack
James Hasler - Compere - Forest Hill, London Event Location: Supernova - Embankment Gardens London. Event Type: Corporate Event 4th December 2015
James confidently and competently managed a somewhat noisy room of over 1000 mortgage industry professionals and made sure that he had everyone's attention when necessary. I look forward to working with James again.
Reviewed by: Agi Donovan - UK Finance

Experience

Over 1000 Events
Over £2.75m raised as a charity auctioneer
The first person to be made up as Albus Percival Woolfric Bryan Dumbledore in the great hall of Hogwarts since Sir Michael Gambon had played the role. This was for moderating a corporate awards ceremony where he remained in character all evening.
As a toastmaster, he has vast experience of formal events and dinners and this includes at least 6 dinners a year at Mansion House with the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
He has conducted over 20 Greek Weddings, 35 Jewish weddings, 35 Muslim Weddings, and over 100 Hindu weddings.

Previous Clients

Unilever
Laithwaites Wine
The Royal Society
The Royal Academy of Engineering
The British Medical Association
The Association of Accounting Technicians
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technicians
UK Finance
Timber Development UK
The East Anglian Timber Trade Association
Travis Perkins
Goodacre
Liberty Global
Schroders
Babcock International
Barratt Homes
The British Ports Association
Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association
BNP Paribas
Securitas
The Aviation Club
Asian Media Group
Global Capital
Hamilton Classic
British Bottling Institute
Bestway
Bangladeshi C ...

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Birthday Party (Adult) Charity / Fundraising Event Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Dinner Party Engagement Party Funeral/Memorial Service Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Physical Characteristics

Height: 197cm
Weight: 94 Kiles
Chest: 44"
Waist: 38"
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown and Salt & Pepper
Shoe Size: 10.5UK

Meet the Act

Ex rally driver and navigator, who has enjoyed being the "Master of Ceremonies" in the playground since 1969 (according to his grandparents). Married to Rebecca, father to Madeleine and owner of a campervan. Loves travelling, skiing and working with people.


Virtual Services Offer

Presentation Skills Training

As a professional compere, I also preach what I practice.
For those wishing to obtain the confidence to speak clearly and confidently in public, or lead sessions at work, then this is for you.
We can either just concentrate on a particular presentation that you need to give, which could be something for work, a best man or head bridesmaid's speech, or even the most difficult of all, a eulogy. Or we can concentrate on presentation skills in general. We can also tailor the course depending on whether you will be presenting/speaking virtually or in person

We look at the following;
Why do you have a concern in the first place
Tips to help minimalise anxiety
How to structure your presentation/speech
Tips on the actual delivery
How to best use microphones (if applicable)
Tips on setting up - if presenting virtually

Depending on location - this course can be done via Zoom or in person.

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