James Hasler

Speaker/Toast Master

(14 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Compere, Voice Over Artist
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Forest Hill, London
Performs: Worldwide
From: £595
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 - Speaker/Toast Master - Forest Hill, London Event Location: Greenwich Event Type: English Wedding 7th October 2023
James was an extraordinary addition to our wedding day. He was incredibly helpful in herding guests to and fro, getting people to where they needed to be on time, and spoke beautifully. He absolutely allowed us to just sit back and enjoy the day without any worry about timing or where to be, and we'd highly recommend using him!
Reviewed by: Emmy Falvey
James Hasler - Speaker/Toast Master - Forest Hill, London Event Location: Surrey Event Type: English Wedding 23rd September 2023
We met James at my friend's wedding in August 2022 and immediately wanted to book him for our own wedding in September 2023. It was the right decision, as James took all the pain out of coordination on the day of our wedding, and made everything run so smoothly. He was easy to deal with in advance, super helpful with suggestions around speeches and extra little touches for the day, and he thought of things we wouldn't have. He worked really collaboratively with all the suppliers on the day, and many commented how fantastic he was at the master of ceremonies. A real highlight of our wedding, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thank you!
Reviewed by: Nicola Shaw
James Hasler - Speaker/Toast Master - Forest Hill, London Event Location: London Event Type: Hindu Wedding 27th August 2023
James was our toast master at our wedding in August. What can I say about James? He was just amazing. He really made us feel comfortable, he was on the ball and the day just went really smoothly. He was very caring and funny and helped us get through the day. Things can always go wrong but no one knew and James helped coordinate everything. We were on time for everything and it’s exactly what we wanted. He made our day so much easier and better I wouldn’t have even thought of a toast master but it’s 100% worth it and so is James! Thank you James for making our wedding special.
Reviewed by: Seema Anand

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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