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David Thomson, Professional Toastmaster

David Thomson, Professional Toastmaster

Other Occasions

Other Occasions

Society, Institute, Civic and Political Occasions

David officiating at a Labour Party dinner
 
David with William Hague
Having received a formal training and having passed the necessary exams, David is well versed with the correct form of address either announcing guests to the President of the occasion or announcing speakers, be they Royalty, Peerage, Prime Minister, Secretaries of State, Ministers, Members of Parliament, professional people, or at a County or Civic level, Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor, and Mayor, and indeed has officiated at functions for both the Labour Party and Conservative Party.

David will discuss with the function organiser, either face to face in advance or on the phone all aspects of the evening with a view to fine tuning the event to ensure a smooth-running occasion.

Having arrived at least an hour prior to the start, David will liaise with the organiser and the banqueting manager of the day the programme for the function, including of course the grace, loyal toast and speeches, auction or raffle if necessary.

As part of his duties, David will:

Charity Banquets & Balls

David with Jeffrey Archer In addition to the duties stated above, David will assist with auctions and raffles, and other forms of fundraising, and will also liase with the band to start the dancing if required.

Masonic Ladies' Festivals

David was educated at the Royal Masonic School, is a member of the Craft, and therefore understands what masonry is about and is naturally familiar with Masonic protocol and rank. David has officiated at over 500 Ladies Festivals since 1989 and also sings the ladies song if required.

If you are a Festival Secretary, or are simply interested in what David can offer, please contact me to discuss your particular requirements.